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

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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can not type \, | and ~ on Ubuntu inside Virtualbox

I have installed a Virtual Box Ubuntu 14.04. I run into two very basic problems: Somehow I cannot type \ | ~ characters in terminal or textfile. It is a clean and fresh install under Virtual Box. ...
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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" ...
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Delete Line GTK Keybinding

How do I bind a key combination (alt-backspace) to delete the current line of text? For example, bind "<alt>Left" { "move-cursor" (display-line-ends, -1, 0) }; in gtk-keys.css moves the cursor ...
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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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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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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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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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Xfce4 keybinding and logout randomly not working since Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my ubuntu installation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS a few weeks ago. Everything works fine except Xfce4. Since the update, I'm sometimes unable to use my custom keybindings (like alt-F1 in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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~/.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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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 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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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 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 to add fn+key binding [closed]

My old laptop had some nice keyboard shortcuts Fn+Left-Arrow = Home Fn+Right-Arrow = End Fn+Up-Arrow = PgUp Fn+Down-Arrow = PgDn On my new machine the Fn+Arrow keys does nothing. How could I add ...
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Keyboard Layout. Alt GR +

So I moved from Windows to Ubunut. I looked around but couldn't find. I'd need to add keybindings: Alt Cr + ] woult bind to 'õ'. Shift + Alt Cr + [ to 'Ü' etc. How would one achieve this ...
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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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Emacs keybindings in Lubuntu

Is there a way to enable ubiquitous emacs keybindings in Lubuntu? I've seen solutions for Ubuntu and Xubuntu, such as emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04, but I haven't found one for Lubuntu.
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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Bind keyboard Alt+Tab to logitech M705 extra button

title says it all. Logitech doesn't make software to do this on Ubuntu, so what am I to do? I'm brand new to linux, so any response needs to be step-by-step. I run Ubuntu 14.04.
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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. ...