1
vote
1answer
18 views

Choose Window with Keyboard from GNOME Activities?

Just recently I switched from Unity to GNOME and I must say I (mostly) very much enjoy it. For example the Activities menu is pretty fancy - I reach it usually by using the Super-Key: The activities ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
1
vote
2answers
110 views

Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Alt-Tab works only for the current active application on 14.04 gnome+metacity

I've just installed a fresh 14.04, I use Gnome with metacity, (after trying Compiz...) but I can't get the Alt+Tab keyboard to have the standard behaviour. When I use it, it only displays the windows ...
0
votes
0answers
96 views

compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

When I use Super+Prt Scr I get a transparent file

I am using Gnome 3.12.2 This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised). This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Gnome-Screenshot GUI: Which command launches that?

I'm interested in setting up a keyboard shortcut that will launch the graphical user interface for Gnome Screenshot. I am however unable to find the command that launches the GUI. Executing ...
0
votes
3answers
329 views

I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Alt+Tab changes the circular order in app switching popup

I've configured my extra mouse buttons to perform app switching using xbindkeysrc & xte. On executing xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Alt_L' once, the focus is switched to the app next to ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Reasign Super Key Ubuntu Minimal GNOME 3

How can I reassign the Super Key in Ubuntu with GNOME3? Hello. I installed, today, Ubuntu Minimal. Further I've installed gdm, gnome-shell, Firefox, gnome-terminal, gno-menu, gnome-tweak-tool and ...
3
votes
2answers
28 views

more than 10 program icons

On the Gnome shell by pressing super, on each icon some numbers appear from 0 to 9 based of the all number of icons which are located in there. So if have more that 10 icon what should I do?
0
votes
0answers
121 views

Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
2
votes
0answers
88 views

How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
2
votes
2answers
344 views

How to alt+tab between more than 2 windows in GNOME 3?

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04. Soon I have noticed that the most commonly used short cut, Alt+Tab, had changed its meaning. It switches now only between the current and the ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
7
votes
7answers
4k views

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
0
votes
1answer
240 views

How to disable F1 for Help in GNOME?

I often accidentally press F1 when in GNOME which opens Help Center. Quite irritating. I tried disabling it in key bindings but search through all the places they are stored in GNOME according to ...
3
votes
2answers
785 views

Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
3
votes
2answers
426 views

Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
0
votes
1answer
287 views

GNOME Input Source switching - I can only switch once using shortcuts?

I have GNOME installed on Ubuntu 13.10, and I enables several input methods (Japanese Anthy, Korean Hangeul and Chinese Pinyin) in addition to my English (US) keyboard. I set the shortcut to ...
2
votes
1answer
130 views

which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
1
vote
1answer
383 views

Kazam shortcut keys not working in Gnome 3

I am using Gnome 3.10 on the top of Ubuntu 13.10 and the stock kazam screencaster coming with Ubuntu (1.4.3-0ubuntu1). Kazam works properly, however the start/pause/finish shortcuts are not working ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Gnome3 Win+M in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Is there a shortcut in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04) for showing the open windows for the current desktop similar to what in Gnome 3 is achievable by "Win+M" shortcut (the image below is an example of this)? ...
2
votes
0answers
482 views

Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
0
votes
2answers
179 views

How do I disable <Control><Alt>S to allow myself to launch Sublime?

I've been using Sublime Text 2 quit a bit lately and want to make it as easy to launch as Terminal. I've done the following so far: I went into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows ...
4
votes
1answer
222 views

Unable to set a shortcut to grab screenshot area

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10. At some point the default shortcuts Shift+Prn and Ctrl+Shift+Prn stopped working. Simply pressing Prn (captures the entire screen) works, pressing Alt+Prn to capture ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

My left control key won't work properly under Gnome 3

I decided to install the Gnome 3 Desktop Environment/Shell originally in 12.04 and didn't use it because it was slow. I upgraded to 13.10 and the Unity/Ubuntu Desktop was getting a bit buggy and old ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to remove alt+shift from hotkeys?

After i has upgraded to ubuntu 13.10, i encountered broken language swtich problem. After i installed the fix, i was able to switch using hotkey combination for :ho to next source" (which is Super + ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

How to fix keyboard shortcut toggle for keyboard layout? [duplicate]

I use both German and US American layout. For convenience, I defined a shortcut to toggle these via Scroll. I also have an indicator on the top gnome shell bar that shows the current layout. Yet ...
0
votes
0answers
107 views

Disable changing keyboard layout with Shft_l+Shift_r

I'm using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu 13.10. I always used layout switching with Alt+Shift. After upgrade to 13.10, the layout can also be switched by pressing both shifts simultaneously. How do I prevent ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

How to auto-run a script each time a Global Keyboard Shortcut is used in Ubuntu?

I don't want to reassign the Global Keyboard Shortcut keys. They should be doing their what they were meant to do. But in addition to that, I would like a bash script to run every time the particular ...
3
votes
1answer
189 views

Keyboard shortcut for input language change works in only one direction

I Use 64-bit ubuntu Gnome 13.10. Currently I have 2 input languages: English and Russian. When I wanted to switch between them I use standard Alt-Shift shortcut. When the Russian is selected Alt-Shift ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
1
vote
1answer
727 views

How to make a shortcut to set title in gnome-terminal tab (ubuntu 13.10)?

I remember that in gnome-terminal there used be an option to set shortcuts in Edit menu. I've upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 and installed gnome3 and I have tried to make shortcuts for gnome-terminal, ...
0
votes
1answer
336 views

How to disable unity panel focus keyboard shortcut Alt+F1

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and trying to disable Alt+F1 shortcut as I need it for usage in Pycharm. I have already gone through How to disable alt-f1 / alt-f2 shortcuts?. But it is not working for me. Any ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

change screen orientation shortcut?

In windows I can change screen orientation by "Ctrl + Alt + Arrow" as Arrow can be up, left, down or right. What is the shortcut on Ubuntu? thanks!
3
votes
1answer
878 views

Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
1
vote
1answer
438 views

Create a shortcut key to toggle Airplane Mode On/Off

I want to create a shortcut key that toggles Airplane Mode On/Off, but do not know what command to use. To create a shortcut I go to Settings> Keyboard> Shortcuts and then specify a command to be run ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Add/remove keyboard layout by console command

After upgrading to 13.10 it looks like we have no more deal with XKB for layout settings and input language switching, so I have a question. Some times I need to add one ore two more input languages ...
0
votes
0answers
160 views

Unable to set keyboard shortcut for gnome-screenshot -a

I'm using Ubuntu12.04 with xfce-desktop. I can apply a keyboard shortcut successfully for gnome-screenshot gnome-screenshot -w through Settings Manager->Keyboard->Shortcut. The weird thing is ...
1
vote
1answer
506 views

Where I can find the GNOME key binding scheme files stored?

I want to personalize my system wide key bindings, where I find these files and what package has them?
3
votes
1answer
427 views

Unlock Gnome 3 without mouse

When I want to unlock my screen in a Gnome 3 session, I have to use my mouse to "drag up" the screen and uncover the password input. I would prefer to not use the mouse for that action since I am ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

Keyboard shortcuts work ONLY in qwerty layout

I am running Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04. Gnome 3.6. I have three keyboard layouts: Us, Dvorak and Hindi WX. All the keyboard shortcuts in all categories (system, windows, etc.) work ONLY when US layout is ...
18
votes
1answer
6k views

Typing “↑” (upwards arrow) with a keyboard shortcut

When I'm programming, I find useful to use some unicode symbol like ← ↓ → to indicate in comments different things. In ubuntu I can type ← ↓ → respectively with ALT GR + Y, ALT GR + U, ALT GR + I. ...