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Key-binding refer to keyboard shortcuts that are customised by the user to be different to the default.

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XF86WakeUp keys - where do they come from?

$ head -1 /etc/issue && emacs --version | head -1 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l GNU Emacs 23.3.1 From time to time I get undefined messages in the echo area (that do not show up in buffer ...
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Default folder deleted - can not change back keybinding theme

I accidently removed Default folder from /usr/share/themes and now can not change the Keybindig theme back to default under advanced setting -> theme. Default option is simply gone, not there anymore. ...
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CTRL key locks in until I press it again or a shortcut is triggered

When I do press my CTRL-key it seems to lock in the pressed state, even after releasing it. Symptoms of this are for example that if I press CTRL, release it and scroll in my browser window the size ...
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how to remap Ctrl to Escape if pressed and released on its own

I want to remap Control, so that: If it is pressed and released with no other key, it acts as Escape. If it is pressed & held together with another key, it acts as Control (no change in ...
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Override key binding

I use Inspiron 1460 which need to press fn key to enter F4. This thus make my Alt+F4 more difficult because I need to press 3 keys instead two shorter key combination. I want to change the key binding ...
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Using the Insert key as a hotkey

I recently started using parcellite, I love the program but can't get the shortcuts working the way I want. I want 'insert' to bring up the history menu, I tried setting it to but it didn't work. I ...
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How to override some key bindings using Quickly

I am developing a native application for Ubuntu using quickly. How can I disable few key bindings such as prevent Ctrl + F4 from closing the window, and other key combinations?
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Make terminal use pageup/pagedown instead of shift-pageup/shift-pagedown?

I've grown quite weary of shift-pgup to page up in gnome terminal, the command line, terminator, and guake, etc. Any way to easily make these apps use the straight page-up and page-down keys for ...
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Can I use bash aliases in a keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to use an alias within a custom shortcut? For example, suppose I have the alias alias cal="google-chrome --new-window calendar.google.com" Can I create a custom shortcut that binds ...
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Why does ctrl + left arrow not skip words?

I'm on my Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I'm editing text, I use ctrl + left/right to move/jump between words. Recently, I installed xscreensaver and changed keyboard shortcuts to activate my screensaver. ...
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Bash script not working as required with xbindkeys

I made a simple bash script to display a notification whenever my capslock key is pressed. It works fine when I call it like bash capsnotify.sh. The problem now is when I bind my above script to ...
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how to bind two keys, like Control+z=“<” with xev and xmodmap

Im trying to find how to something like : Control+z="<" Control+x=">" Is this possible? my keyboard doesnt have the ISO missing key that in Portuguese matches the <> key. the keycode for ...
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How to make unity unresponsive?

Recently I wanted to test a keyboard shortcut, which is supposed to kill X server (hence very useful when you have a crash). That shortcut is not dependent on any particular window manager (like lxde, ...
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Keyboard-shortcut key-press-detection sensitivity settings

last week I switched from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04 and after setting up my keyboard shortcuts, e.g., CTRL+ALT+E for my favorite editor and CTRL+ALT+X for the terminal, I noticed that the behavior when ...
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Change Default TTY shortcut

I would like to change the default shortcut to switch back and forth to the tty. By default it is ctrl + alt + F#. I have tried making a custom shortcut using Ubuntu's keyboard settings but it only ...
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How do you bind the Fn key to the Ctrl function?

My laptop has a Fn key right where I always expect the Ctrl key to be. I would like to make the Fn key behave just like the Ctrl key so I stop trying to Fn+C and Fn+V and Fn+Tab instead of Ctrl+C ...
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Super key combinations for media keys don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media keys and I've always used Super shortcuts for media keys. However in Ubuntu 12.04 they no longer work. I want: Super+C - Play/Pause Super+X - Stop Super+Z - Previous ...
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Emulate Keypad on Laptop

I have a laptop without a numeric keypad on which I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I very much enjoy playing roguelike games. Such games tend to require a numpad for movement, targeting, &c., as one ...
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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in apps, such as Google Chrome?

Can anyone tell me how to enable Emacs keybind on Chrome? I found some links but they are either not clearly mentioning how to do so or not what I want (I don't want external tools to be run for this ...
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Compiz command plugin won't register keyboard shortcuts

Per this discussion I've enabled the Compiz commands plugin in order to try to bind some keyboard shortcuts to wmctrl actions. CCSM captures my keystrokes just fine, but no matter what keystroke I try ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event?

I have a laptop with a broken Spacebar and I want to map the alt (right), or controlkey to emit a space character? I am running Ubuntu 11.10
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How can I get Kubuntu to use my Multimedia keys?

I have tried to get Kubuntu to use my multimedia keys, and I cannot figure out how to do this. This feature is default in Ubuntu and in Linux Mint. They just work. I have followed the KUbuntu wiki ...
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How to access favorites in gnome-shell with keyboard?

In Unity, I can press Super+1, Super+2 and so on to access favorites. What is the key-shortcut in gnome-shell and where can i customize it? Edit: I mean favorites in Activities Menu (after bringing ...
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Remap Ctrl+PageUp, Ctrl+PageDown (switch tabs in gnome)

In gnome-shell, if you do Ctrl+Page Down, you can switch to the previous tab. However, when I'm on a laptop, there are no Page Down and Page Up keys. So, I would like to map this key combination to ...
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Where does Ubuntu store its keyboard shortcut configuration?

Is there a place in "Ubuntu" that stores a complete list of what keys/combinations/shortcuts are bound to what? What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? list some "Unity" shortcuts to the ...
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How to remap Emacs evil-mode toggle key from Ctrl-Z?

I'd like to remap the toggle key for emacs evil mode. From Ctrl+Z to something that won't confuse me like the CUA bindings (I'd like Ctrl+Alt+`, but I think that terms don't recognize that one). In ...
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Swapping function and special keys on HP Pavilion DV6?

On my HP Pavilion laptop I have to press an additional fn key and the corresponding function key to get a function key, e.g. fn+f3 works as f3, f3 alone only increases the brightness of the screen. ...
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How can I change what action is caused when the power button is pressed?

I want know if there's a way to change the action when the power key is pressed. I use Ubuntu 11.10 and when it is pressed it opens a small window with shutdown options. I want know how to change ...
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How to set Fn+F2 to show battery's status throug OSD and not power statistics?

In natty pressing Fn+F2 on my Samsung NC10 opened a new notification with the remaining battery power. After upgrading to Oneiric, it opens the power statistics. Is the a way to revert this change? ...
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How do you swap the caps lock key to control key in lxde?

I know it is easy to this in Gnome, but how can I do it in LXDE?
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How do I set Xmodmap on login?

As my keyboard layout doesn't suit me, I run xmodmap on login. The script is named .profile and it runs OK, but it breaks the Unity interface. I want to know where to put the xmodmap line so that it ...
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making any key into a modifier key

When one presses and holds down certain keys like Control, Alt, Super, no release event is generated while with other keys multiple release & press events are generated simulating the key being ...
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Unity Launcher Hotkeys doesn't launch a new instance of my application

I'm not quite sure, if i can pinpoint what caused this, but now the Super+1, Super+2, etc.. hotkeys to launch applications on the launcher don't respond at all. Nor do Super+a and Super+f, but ...