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

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How to map Mouse1 to zoom button xmodmap ubuntu 16.04

I want to replicate the left mouse button functionality with the zoom key on a Logitech Performance MX. I have remapped zoom, but I am unable to drag and select text or use Control+zoom to open new ...
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How to Fix *Spread All Windows* to Super-W by One-liner?

There is something in my 14.04 systems that make Spread all Windows unstable: Super-, but sometimes Super-W and Super-Z. I think this can be fixed by gsettings... one-liner. System: Ubuntu 14....
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Unbinding mouse buttons in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

My mouse (a Logitech G700) has a broken button that continuously depresses. I'm looking for a way to tell the computer to ignore that button, it's currently bound to the dash key and it makes things ...
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Remap Dell L502X touch keys on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Dell XPS L502X which has 3 touch keys. Touch keys (image) In Windows, the first one is supposed to bring up Windows Mobility Center or on newer versions, Windows + X. The second is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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how do i bind the § key to insert on my keybord?

I Have been trying to bind § to insert xmodmap -e 'keycode 118=§' but it wont work I keep getting. xmodmap -e 'keycode 118=§' xmodmap: commandline:1: bad keysym name '§' in keysym list ...
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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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Where is key binding for Ubuntu Desktop help?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My audio mute button has recently stopped working. The volume down button now starts the Ubuntu Desktop Help window. The volume up button works just fine. The mute and ...
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“Mark as read”-button in Claws Mail?

As I prefer to manually mark my email as read, I turned of the automatic marking. But how are you suppose to mark message as read? In KMail I have an "Mark as read"-button in my tool-bar. In claws I ...
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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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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imwheel refuses to “window spread”

currently I have my ~/.imwheelrc ".*" , Thumb1, Super_L|w Super_L|w from the keyboard works and invokes the window spread. But in imwheel it just prints the letter "w". I tried , Thumb1, ...
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Multiple keystrokes in 1 macro script with xmacro

Okay so my situation is that i am trying to make a macro for a video game i know that macros work inside the windows emulator because i have had 1 batten things work in my testing i am using this ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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Can't disable a ctrl+alt+h keyboard shortcut

On ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to use ctrl-shift-h in intellij IDEA (call hierarchy). However this combination is apparently bound to "maximize window horizontally". The latter overrides the action in ...
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How can I do Key Bindings in Ubuntu?

Should we manually do the key bindings from the source coses or are their any tools for it? Can I get learning materials for learning to do key bindings in my Ubuntu? Main purpose of doing key binding ...
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Mapping a keyboard key to a combination of two

I'm a PHP programmer and I would like my ² key to print ->. I've looked into xbindkeys but it seems to only launch commands. Is there any way to accomplish what I'm trying to do?
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How to lock keys in Ubuntu?

I am looking for a way of locking some keys (from the keyboard) because hitting those keys while launching a particular apps make it crash. Practical example : When I start my application, I want ...
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Weird on screen keyboard appearing when pressing ctrl+alt+b

Whenever the focus is on a text edit element, the key combination ctrl+alt+b brings up a weird on screen keyboard: I wanted to remove this binding (or delete the program), but I can find neither! ...
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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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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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Replace between 2 keys in keymap

My keyboard Shift keys do not work and i need to replace one other key by Shift, Same Menu or R Win. How can i replace Menu to Shift? I want bind and reference Menu to Shift. Notes: Before i ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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How can I swap the Fn key for a Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard?

I have a Microsoft Keyboard N9Z model. I am using it on Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is, F1, F2, F... keys are by default act as media player keys. Fn key is required to be pressed to get regular ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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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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How to create a condition based keybinding?

At first, as a sort of prologue, lets say that this is not a question for faint hearted. Meaning, that I'm not a beginner with configuring Ubuntu MATE. I have created a script which I launch with META+...
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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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key word remap enter carriage return vim command line

In my .vimrc file I have :imap ii <CR> which allows me to hit ii for enter/carriage return in vim but now i would like to set that same configuration in my .inputrc so that i can just hit ...
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Need more help Key Binding

Alright, so let me make this very clear, I am an entry level user on Ubuntu, I am still getting very used to it and I require help. See I finally solved how to swap my Super L key on my laptop (which ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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~/.inputrc is missed in ubuntu 14.04 => Cannot create a key binding

I want to add this key binding in the suitable conf file : Control-t: "top -Ss \C-m" Which means : Bind Ctrl+T keys to top -Ss command line . i enter on terminal sudo ls ~/.inputrc to check ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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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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Add a custom keybinding with gsettings in ubuntu

I can modify existing custom keybindings like this: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys.custom-keybinding:/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/custom-keybindings/...
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Can't map Esperanto characters to <kdb>Alt</kbd> Gr in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

In previous versions on Ubuntu, I was able to type Esperanto characters with the Alt Gr (right alt) key. I think it was under Keyboard > Shortcuts > Esperanto circumflexes. In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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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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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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Key Binding for Music and Fn Keys

I've been trying to figure out the key bindings for xbindkeys and it hasn't been working very well. I'm trying to bind the 8, 9, 10, and 13 keys of my Logitech Performance MX mouse (those are the ...
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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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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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How to make the “Steam key” on ASUS ROG laptop work

The dedicated steam key on my ASUS ROG G751 laptop does not do anything. What do I need to do to make it launch steam?
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Losing KDE desktop when switching

This is probably something simple but it's quite frustrating. I have KDE set up to have two desktops set under "System Settings->Virtual Desktops". I can type ctrl-left and ctrl-right to switch ...
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Configuring hotkeys for Fn combinations not recognised by acpi_listen

Some of the Fn combinations of my laptop work, some do not. I tried to manually configure the missing key bindings, but acpi_listen has no output when I hit the keys. Is there any possibility to ...
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What program is using CTRL+SHIFT+2 in GNOME?

I want to find the GNOME configuration item of the program (built into GNOME or something installed into it) is consuming CTRL+SHIFT+2 such that it is not "seen" by other X programs such as Firefox. ...
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Keybinding Alt+Right Arrow to Function Key

I know how to keybind a terminal command to a function key, but how would I keybind a keyboard combination to a function key. For example in Chrome the command Alt+LeftArrow acts as moving to your ...
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Map my menu key to fn or achieve similar functionality

I'm using an Lenovo Ideapad y410p and (hoping someone at Lenovo sees this) for some stupid reason, Lenovo decided to put the Fn key on the left side of the keyboard while most of the keys with extra ...
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Bind the Ctrl + <number> keys to firefox in Ubuntu

In Firefox on Windows, I can cycle through tabs using the Ctrl+1(2,3) etc. However Ubuntu (with cinnamon) seems to not allow this binding - how can I restore it?