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

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Have to press Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard shortcut after upgrade to 14.04

My Fn+Volume up/down key on a MacBook Pro late 2011 used to be functional as usual in Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I have to press the Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard combination to ...
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Remap side touch button on Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse

I recently purchased a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse. It uses Bluetooth to connect to my laptop and all regular mouse buttons work perfect under both Linux and Windows 7. What's different about this ...
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Copy current terminal prompt to clipboard

Is there a way to copy the currently written content of the bash prompt? Say I wrote: ping www.google.com so that the lines in terminal looks like: petr@sova:~$ ping www.google.com and didn't ...
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xte called from xbindkeys is not working

I am trying to setup xbindkeys in Kubuntu, since I got a new mouse with some useless buttons. I was trying to bind the F5 key to the windows-logo button on my mouse, which I identified as c:134. ...
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How can I set a certain keycode to a key and bind it to the right action?

I have a laptop with Swedish keyboard layout, everything works well with the keyboard. Due to injuries I am using an external ergonomic USB keyboard, this is where I am experiencing difficulties. The ...
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Launch Rhythmbox using a Keyboard shorcut

I use Rhythmbox all the time in my Ubuntu. Is it possible to have a custom shortcut like Ctrl+R in Ubuntu, which can launch the Rhythmbox window, even if it is playing in the background ? Since, the ...
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Emacs GTK keybindings theme in 13.04

I'm trying to enable Emacs GTK keybindings in a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't seem to take effect. What I have already tried: enabling it in gnome-tweak-tool executing gconftool-2 --...
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Finding volume raise/lower command(s)

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and am looking for the command to raise and lower my volume in increments so I can add that command to my lubuntu-rc.xml file thus binding it to my XF86AudioRaiseVolume (i.e. ...
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Command for find in page (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm keybinding some shortcuts and I just want to know what the "find in active window" command is. <-- windows equivalent is ctrl-f
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Bind command lines to keys

Is there a way to make this command line to activate every time i press a certain button? xdotool key XF86MonBrightnessDown I mean how can I bind it to a key? Also, which one of the keycodes are ...
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How to run .sh script with keybind

I have small script that makes screenshot of selected area and then updates it on imgur function uploadImage { curl -s -F "image=@$1" -F "key=486690f872c678126a2c09a9e196ce1b" https://imgur.com/...
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Alt-Gr key binding not working, Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Compiz, but not sure if that's the problem or not. My alt keys are working fine, but I'm trying to do something particular with the Alt-Gr key for a custom Russian keyboard layout. Glad to ...
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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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How do I set ctrl+e to be “end of line”?

I have recently gotten a system 76 gazelle lap top with ubuntu 12.10. So far a I very happy except with one feature. I am use to ctrl+e for end of line. ctrl+a for beginning of line. These ...
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Double-tap on ScrollLock key fails to change KVM target machine

Using a Belkin KVM switch. Normally, I'd be able to double-tap scroll-lock and choose a number corresponding to the machine I wish to switch to, however, since I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 Beta 2, ...
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Assign hotkeys to paste predefined text

I am looking for a program that runs on Ubuntu 12.04+ x86_64 which allows pasting pre-defined text based on hotkey combinations. For instance: Ctrl+Alt+V+U: pastes my username Ctrl+Alt+V+E: pastes ...
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How can I remap Control+m to Enter?

I'd like to remap some key behaviors globally. For example: Control + m -> Enter Control + [ -> Esc Is there any tool equivalent to Keyremap4Macbook ? Or is it possible to remap by using Xmodmap? ...
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How to bind Ctrl+arrows to Home and End keys? xmodmap does not work

On Windows, I used to bind Ctrl+Left to Home and Ctrl + Right to End via ahk. Now I'm struggling to achieve this behavior in Ubuntu. I've tried editing /etc/inputrc: "\e[1;5C": end-of-line "\e[1;5D":...
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How to bind Alt+Arrows to PageUp/PageDown?

I just tried it using loadkeys and this map file: alt keycode 73 = Prior string Prior = "\033[5~" alt keycode 81 = Next string Next = "\033[6~" But it doesn't work.
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How to unassign Alt key from window context menu in GNOME

When I use GNOME Shell, and GNOME Connectin Manager program, and trying Alt+S in MidnightCommander (all inside GNOME Connection Manager), I get window context menu opened, instead of "search action" ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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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 Esc. If it is pressed & held together with another key, it acts as Ctrl (no change in behaviour 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 this,...
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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? ...