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fast move window in ubuntu with keyboard

yes i know about alt+f7 shortcut, but moving with arrows is too slow. also it used to work (fast move to the left/right) with shift-left/right on previous LTS 10.04, but currently on 12.04 doesn't ...
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“super” key and vmbox

I have recently installed vmbox and have win7 on it. I would like that my "super" key doesn't trigger unity interface, but works only in guest OS. Found the setting "catch keyboard", but this doesn't ...
1
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31 views

Make the menu keyboard key act as a right mouse click in Unity

What: I have a keyboard key called "menu" that does successfully pull up a menu, but it doesn't correspond with where the mouse pointer currently is. Rather, it is a menu relative to what seems to be ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Launch Keyboard Config GUI from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the LXDE desktop. I would like to launch the standard keyboard configuration GUI tool but cant seem to find it in my menus. Can anybody let me know whats the name of the ...
0
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0answers
102 views

Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10?

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
0
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0answers
69 views

Unity: keyboard doesn't work

I was just thinking to myself that I was finally getting on OK with Unity when all of a sudden my keyboard stopped working. It's not a hardware issue: I've made no hardware changes, and the keyboard ...
0
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0answers
8 views

ctrl key rolls app to title bar only

Merely hitting the ctrl key alone is rolling up the application window to it's title bar so that only the title bar is showing. I can't find any keyboard shortcut anywhere that could be causing this. ...
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0answers
62 views

Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Keyboard shortcuts are unreliable

Running natively, I'm noticing often that Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts for things like workspace switching and terminal are unreliable - that is, sometimes they have no effect and it will stay that way ...
12
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2answers
282 views

How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel?

I am a KDE user thinking about moving to Unity. Due to manual disability, I use sticky keys and in KDE I have an applet in the system panel which shows which modifier keys are active. I remember that ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Mapping left ctrl+right ctrl to switch-windows

I'd like to add left ctrl+right ctrl to the switch-windows keybinding. Is there a way to distinguish between the left and right ctrl keys when typing that command? Maybe something like: gsettings set ...
1
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0answers
83 views

Built in keyboard not working properly 13.10

I have a really annoying problem with my keyboard. After upgrade to 13.10 the built in keyboard on my Lenovo W520 does not work as expected. Some times I cannot even input my password at login. What ...
0
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0answers
38 views

How do work unity keyboard shortcuts

I want to have custom shortcuts, but although I gave trails with keyboard options in settings center, I can't reach my goal. I only reached to get Super+L for lock work OK. Strangely, Super+D to ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Problem with workspace switching

In Ubuntu 13.04, to move an application from one workspace to other, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ the side of switching used to work. Now, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+-> and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+<- work, but ...
0
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0answers
77 views

The ALT key in Dwarf Fortress (13.10)

I am trying to play DF adventure mode, and when I press ALT + (Direction) to navigate dangerous terrain, it does not register the action. I have tried disabling the key through the ...
4
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2answers
1k views

keyboard shortcuts - how to see a list of them?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
1
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1answer
123 views

How do keyboard shortcuts work in Ubuntu?

Whenever someone launches file manager from launcher /usr/bin/nautilus is executed through nautilus.desktop. Now, in nautilus, if the user presses ,Ctrl+T, a new tab is opened. For this to happen, ...
1
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2answers
2k views

After upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 keyboard input not working

I just upgraded ubuntu to 13.10 but the keyboard input works fine only until I open whatever program is not part of Unity. ( No problems on the unity menu or at login ) Everything works fine under ...
0
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0answers
88 views

Screenshot Context Menus/Popups

I want to be able to take screenshots of Context Menus and Popups when I hit my hotkeys for taking a selection Screenshot, I use the keys Alt+Shift+$ for Selection Screenshot or use my other setup ...
0
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0answers
117 views

Switch keyboard layout on left control while pressed

I'm using dworak, and I'd like to switch to qwerty layout when I'm using shortcuts (like ctrl+c etc). The problem is that I press the shortcuts with my left hand (e.g. left Ctrl), and in ubuntu ...
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136 views

Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
0
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0answers
105 views

mouse and keyboard work weirdly until switching the terminal

I've seen similar questions, but they seem to be somewhat different from what I'm experiencing. And the solutions don't work. First, it begins right away. I log in and I usually I can't drag the ...
0
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0answers
66 views

ctrl button is hijacked

I just installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 for the first time and was trying to customize the keyboard shortcuts to move between workspaces. I used ctrl+ arrows to move between workspaces. After doing that I see ...
2
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1answer
148 views

How to map <Right Alt> to <Left Alt> + <F1>?

Putting the following into a .xbindkeysrc makes my keyboard irresponsive after reboot, with only control keys responding: "{ echo KeyStrPress Alt_L; echo KeyStr F1; echo KeyStrRelease Alt_L; } | ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Is there an app for keyboard status

I have a brand new laptop, well it's only 3 weeks old, so nearly brand new. The only problem I find with it is that there is no visual display, light or sound, fitted to tell me whether the Caps Lock ...
0
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0answers
377 views

Ubuntu 13.04 fails to load properly after login

For some reason the 13.04 amd64 version is not working right for me. Previous versions worked fine on this machine, but the 13.04 doesn't. The problem takes place if I try to do 'Try Ubuntu' from the ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

Is it possible to open everything in a Unity drawer by a keyboard shortcut?

I have started using Drawers. I have a drawer that contains dragged and dropped files. I want to open everything in the drawer via a shortcut key. Is this possible? I tried to select all items in ...
2
votes
1answer
458 views

How to invert Ctrl and Cmd on a Macbook Pro keyboard?

using Mac computers for few years, I got accustomed of using the Cmd key on the keyboard as a standard Ctrl key. With Ubuntu 13.04 on my Macbook Pro 5,3 (2009), the Cmd is used for Unity controls, ...
6
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3answers
4k views

workspace switching via ctrl + alt + arrow not working after upgrade to 13.04, how to fix this? [duplicate]

So, my update to 13.04 didn't go very well. Due to the lack of a decent driver (Yes, i'm unlucky to have a legacy driver which doesn't play nice with the new Xorg.), I had to mess around with stuff to ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
3
votes
0answers
152 views

Missing keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

This has only been a problem since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.10. For some reason, when typing I lose lots of keystrokes. It doesn't seem to matter which application I'm typing in. It ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
7
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3answers
2k views

How to simulate keyboard input?

This is the biggest thing keeping me from enjoying Ubuntu/Linux. Ideally I'd like to just be able to run my AutoHotKey script on Ubuntu, but I didn't have much luck getting that working with Wine. ...
2
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0answers
37 views

Possible to have “yes” as a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Many times a day do I have to type yes, so is it possible to have it as a shortcut on F12? I have see gnee and xmacro but they seam very complicated to use and over powered for my purpose.
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Menu: highlight as you type

In windows (or other linux environments like openbox) , when you have a program menu, context menu, applications menu, start menu or whatever you can press any key on you keyboard to highlight the ...
0
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0answers
235 views

How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
1
vote
0answers
246 views

Ubuntu 12.10: Window switching using key combination Alt-Tab changes behaviour when using Alt specified by xmodmap

Alt-Tab normally lets you cycle through open windows and changes focus to the window that is active when you release Alt. This is all fine, but I want to use another key for Alt_L so I've specified ...
2
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0answers
231 views

Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
3
votes
1answer
368 views

Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 12.10

Noticed today that the default Unity setting for keywords to partially maximize windows to left or right partially works in my laptop. My Ubuntu is totally updated. Any idea on how to fix that?
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votes
0answers
41 views

Unity launcher: launch second app from results

How do I quickly (using keyboard) launch the second result of unity's launcher. Example: How do I launch Advanced Settings? The fastest way I found is to do Down Down Right and that is SLOW.
2
votes
0answers
33 views

How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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votes
1answer
632 views

Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
2
votes
1answer
316 views

Must double-tap Windows key to open Dash

I'm experiencing some strange behaviour of the Unity Dash and the Windows/Super keyboard key. As far as I know, normal behaviour is: Tap: Open Dash Hold: Show keyboard shortcut overlay However, ...
1
vote
1answer
138 views

Are the default keyboard shortcuts changeable and does the shortcut help change accordingly

Are the keyboard shortcuts shown in the image changeable with a GUI or Terminal way and does the Keyboard Shortcut help (The one that appears when you hold the SUPER hey) show the updated keyboard ...
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0answers
314 views

Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I worked this out for myself, but I wanted to post it as a question because I couldn't find anything when I was searching. Lots of people talk about the "menu access key" problem, but this is actually ...
6
votes
0answers
227 views

Dash Previews - Keyboard Shortcut? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? In 12.10, there is a "preview feature", which shows a preview upon right-clicking the result in the dash. I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

How to reset keyboard after running windows in vmware

Each time I start windows XP in vmware-8.0.4 on my ubuntu 12.04 machine the keyboard status is corrupt. The super-key no longer works, all the icons in the dock show the shortcut tooltip, the right ...
1
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0answers
165 views

Cursor seems to freeze in the first attempt of typing - Unity 3D, 12.04 [closed]

It happens in the first attempt of typing, no matter is after the startup, or 5 minutes later, or then after. The cursor (or maybe it's the system) seems to freeze, no matter the application I use, ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I assign the key Super+M» to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.04?

Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears. I have tried changing this behaviour using System Tools ▸ Keyboard ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Navigation ▸ Hide all windows to assign Super+M but it does ...