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unlock screen from command line

I was using virtualbox on a laptop and closed the lid which locked the screen and sleep the computer. Now it came back from sleep, the screen is locked, but I can not type my password. The mouse work, ...
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1answer
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How do I stop Ubuntu from overriding my setxkbmap settings?

I have put the following in my .profile: rm -f executed.log echo ".profile starting" >> executed.log if [ `whoami` != "root" ] then setxkbmap -v >> executed.log setxkbmap ...
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1answer
30 views

Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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0answers
21 views

Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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1answer
27 views

Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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23 views

Keyboard shortcuts do not save after reboot on 14.04

Is this a bug? I assign my keyboard shortcuts (i.e. F4 to close program, F3 to toggle maximization of window, & F2 to minimize window) they work for 2-3 boots then reset spontaneously after ...
0
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1answer
65 views

Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + VMware 6: Left Ctrl and Right Shift not functioning

Before I launch a virtual machine in VMware, all the modifier keys function properly. Even when I launch VMware, but before I start the virtual machine everything works great. However once I start a ...
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0answers
57 views

keyboard remapping lost after keyboard layout change

I see similar questions have already been asked before on this site, by I found no satisfactory answer so far. So here's my exact situation in detail. I recently installed and customized Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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0answers
14 views

How to modify application-specific keyboard shortcuts?

In Unity, can I modify the keyboard shortcuts specific to a particular application? For example, the Google Chrome shortcut for "Full screen" is F11 by default. Suppose I want to change it to be F12 ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Keyboard shortcuts involving Shift and digits

I am trying to set Shift+Ctrl+Alt+1 to Move a window to workspace 1. Settings->Keyboard->Navigation->Move window to workspace 1 When I type the new accelerator, what shows up is Shift+Ctrl+Alt+!. ! ...
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1answer
34 views

Can not use keyboard on unity

Dear Ubuntu Community, currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and few hours ago, an update notifier prompted to install an update. After update finished, it ask for system restart, I think there is some ...
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0answers
21 views

Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
0
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2answers
114 views

[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
2
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0answers
149 views

Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
3
votes
1answer
196 views

Password field of login screen is disabled

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, here in the 'login screen' the password field is disabled, this issue also occurs sometimes during 'lock screen'. I don't want to remove password from my account nor do i want ...
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1answer
409 views

Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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3answers
94 views

Keystroke error in Unity after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 a strange error occurred: keystroke on c has no effect, whereas a longer stroke gives a lot of c's (as expected). The error is reproducible, but appears in Unity only, ...
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0answers
35 views

Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

14.04 alt key conflict after changing HUD and Window menu shortcuts

In 14.04 I changed the keyboard/shortcuts settings so that: Launcher/"Key to show HUD" is now ALT Z However, when I press ALT, the application menu shows up. That is specially a problem with ...
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0answers
197 views

Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
0
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2answers
137 views

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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0answers
23 views

“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 ...
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0answers
77 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
votes
1answer
34 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
344 views

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

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 ...
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0answers
97 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 ...
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0answers
9 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
97 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
20 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
361 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
88 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
131 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
43 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
votes
1answer
39 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
109 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
134 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, ...
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2answers
3k 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
104 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
votes
0answers
147 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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0answers
148 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
113 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
votes
0answers
74 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
votes
1answer
165 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
vote
1answer
38 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 ...
2
votes
0answers
57 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
673 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, ...
7
votes
3answers
5k 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 ...
3
votes
0answers
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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 ...