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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

15
votes
5answers
6k views

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 ...
14
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I enable Emacs keybindings in 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 ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
974 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
886 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
662 views

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" ...
5
votes
1answer
553 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
4
votes
2answers
413 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
300 views

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? ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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. ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

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.
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
113 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
274 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
736 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
299 views

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" ...
2
votes
1answer
590 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
7 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
716 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
166 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
185 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

~/.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 ...
1
vote
1answer
653 views

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
1
vote
1answer
643 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
966 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
507 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
197 views

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? ...
1
vote
0answers
189 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

Changing ESC to ALT-F4 While running sh script?

Is there anyway to change ESC to ALT-F4 while running a shell script that is run by Advanced Launcher(XBMC) it then runs Google-Chrome in kiosk mode? But since I am using a controller with limited ...
1
vote
0answers
278 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
551 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
362 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
445 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...