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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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58 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 ...
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48 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. ...
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87 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 ...
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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)? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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114 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 ...
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359 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 + ...
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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 ...
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53 views

How to access the Keyboard Layout Options in 13.10

I have the problem with change hotkey for keyboard layout at Ubuntu 13.10. I have already read the How to access the Keyboard Layout Options in 13.10+ Also I try to use gnome-tweak-tool Typing tab. ...
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51 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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51 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 ...
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442 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, ...
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207 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 ...
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404 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!
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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 ...
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176 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 ...
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497 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 ...
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101 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 ...
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Screenshot Context Menus/Popups

I want to be able to take screenshots of Context Menus and Popups when I hit my hotkeys for taking a selection Screenshot, I use the keys Alt+Shift+$ for Selection Screenshot or use my other setup ...
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1answer
210 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?
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1answer
245 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 ...
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1answer
108 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 ...
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51 views

Whats wrong with my KeyBoard Shortcuts?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my Dell Inspiron 1525. Mine KeyBoard Shortcuts are not working properly. Properly in the sense Alt + Tab Works, but Alt + F12 not working and many more ...
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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. ...
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Assigning Gnome overview mode to custom keyboard shortcut

How can I assign Gnome's overview mode to a custom shortcut? What would be the command that I need to call with my keyboard shortcut?
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Gnome: I cannot use the Screensaver key for a custom command

I wanted to reassign the FN + F2 (Screensaver) keyboard shortcut to use a custom shortcut with it. I got the warning that this will disable the default keyboard shortcut to lock the screen. However, ...
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Print Screen button is not working [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and as a shell, Gnome 3. After I have updated Ubuntu to 13.04, the Print Screen Button does nothing, though in the System Settings at the Keyboard Shortcuts, in the Screenshot ...
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Configuring Screen brightness permanently

After booting Ubuntu I encountered an error that said something like "serious error found in /boot/efi". It gave me the option to skip mounting (S) or to recover manually (M). I pressed M, and ...
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13.04 - more than four workspace shortcuts in GNOME Flashback (No effects)

I'm using GNOME Flashback (No effects) on Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got six workspaces however when entering System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Navigation I only see options to address the ...
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AutoKey inserts blank lines

Situation GNOME Shell AutoKey / autokey-gtk it has a predefined shortcut "adr" which should write an address after hitting space and a shortcut "date" which should write the current date (after ...
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Always show keyboard shortcuts in Gnome — take effect without a restart

I just discovered that many Gnome dialog boxes do have keyboard shortcuts to reach controls or tabs with Alt+letter — only they are not displayed. The shortcuts do appear in the form of an underlined ...
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1answer
224 views

How can I have both alt + shift to change the keyboard layout, and alt + shift + tab to do reverse window switch?

On a previous version of Ubuntu/Gnome, I used to have alt+shift toggle the keyboard layout and alt+shift+tab do the same as alt-tab but in the opposite direction. Right now, I can't do this: If ...
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1answer
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Add a cut-run-paste shortcut to gnome shortcuts

I have a program that gets text from the clipboard, does some operations on it and returns it to the clipboard. Then, the program shuts down. Can I make a shortcut ---like a gnome keyboard shortcut, ...
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Full screen windows (applications) moved last position

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome and I used some applications in full screen mode. When I tried to switch over the applications using the keys (Alt + Tab) full screen applications are moved last ...
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Move window to workspace without changing workspace

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+ArrowKey moves the active window to an other workspace and then "moves" the user to that workspace. Is it possible to just move a window to the next workspace while staying at the ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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794 views

Keyboard shortcut to access Gnome Panel like Unity

In Unity the sortcut Alt + F10 allows to access the Unity Menu, including AppMenu and AppIndicators. Does Gnome Shell have a similar shortcut to manage the panel with the keyboard?
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Brightness control Fn keys vs Gnome extension

So I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio Laptop and have been sometimes having a strange "laggyness" in the brightness control with the standard Fn keys (Fn + F5 and Fn+ F6), which I guess is ...
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378 views

Disable keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F11 (Gnome?)

Consider FILE to be very old and don't remake it.I'm a Ubuntu noob. Appreciate you time. I came across this situation where pressing Ctrl+Alt+F11 brings up a blank screen with a flashing cursor. I ...
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Binding alt, altgr, ctrl in XRDP session doesn't work

For some reason I cannot use alt, altgr, ctrl (maybe there are some more keys) to bind them together with some other keys to create a shortcut. For example I cannot create a shortcut using ...
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ubuntu 12.10 gnome 3.6 suspend option in the ctrl+alt+del pop-up window

I am running ubuntu 12.10 with gnome 3.6 shell and I wanted to know if it is possible to add a suspend button to the pop-up menu showing when you press ctrl+alt+del? or if there's a shortcut for ...