Questions about keyboard shortcuts: both which ones to use and how to create custom shortcuts.

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Activate Meta as a modified key

It seems that because Meta key can be activated alone so some shortcut as Meta+F can't work (some, not all). Since I get used to use Alt+F1 instead so I want to disable activate Meta key alone. How ...
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Key combination for each language

I want to have a combination for several language layout. Ctrl + 1 - English US Ctrl + 2 - Romanian STANDARD Ctrl + 3 - German Ctrl + 4 - Swedish However, I can't find the Romanian STANDARD one. I ...
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Can anyone tell me what the key shortcut is in Ubuntu 14.04 to activate/use scale/expo?

I am wondering if the keyshortcuts change in ubuntu 14.04...and wondering what they will be for scale and expo. Any ideas?
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How to create a keybord shortcut for toggling mouse touchpad?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for [enabling] or [disabling] my mouse-pad, since it is very annoying to have it while typing especially when you have a mouse. I have tried with xinput ...
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hotkey to maximise window on 2 screens

I have 2 screens and it appends frequently that I need to expand a window on both screens. Is there a way to avoid dragging and expanding manually? I am lookingfor something equivalent to Ctrl+Alt+5, ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [on hold]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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Returning to host machine from linux container

I have installed lxc on my server, then created an lxc container (ubuntu template and name is master). Next I started my container master, then logged in by command lxc-console, then I logout from ...
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Scrolling Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard on 14.04 [on hold]

(This question is a follow up to how to get Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000's zoom slider (and other buttons) to work? ) On 14.04, the suggested steps to get the scrolling key on the ...
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How can I lock AND blank the screen from the keyboard in 14.04?

In older versions of Ubuntu when you pressed Ctrl+Alt+L it would lock and blank the screen (start the screensaver). In 14.04 it just locks the screen. How can I get it to lock AND blank the screen? ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu. But they are other shortcuts which I don't know how to disable, ...
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How to decrease step of XF86KbdBrightnessDown and XF86KbdBrightnessUp handlers on Ubuntu

My hardware supports full 256 steps of screen brightness. Unfortunately Ubuntu's default brightness driver uses wrong steps: I need to increase granularity of steps in the dark end of the spectrum, ...
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What to do when the keyboard and mouse no longer respond normally on Ubuntu

What do you do when the mouse pointer disappears from the screen, or stops moving and regular keyboard shortcuts such as switching between apps or different desktops stops working and the only thing ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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Bash/zsh: Undo erase backwards (ctrl+w)

In Bash and Zsh ctrl+w erases backwards from where the cursor is. Is it also possible to undo what I had erased? Thanks!
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Is there any manual to get the list of bash shortcut keys?

There are many shortcuts that I use while interacting with bash command line to make the work easier and faster. Like: ctrl+L: to clear the screen ctrl+a/ctrl+e: to move start/end of the line ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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how to see the keyboard shortcut list lens using Cario Dock (without Unity)?

in Unity i simply held-down Super-key, is there some way i can install only this feature from the Unity experience? (as i have since switched to Cario and disabled Unity) also asked this question ...
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Is a reboot the only way to get back into the GUI after pressing “CTRL+ALT+F12”? [duplicate]

I just read What does "Ctrl + Alt + F12" do?. It was helpful, but I'm left with the question: If you accidentally press "CTRL+ALT+F12" is the only way out of the virtual terminal to reboot ...
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Fn key for touchpad xUbuntu

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. All is well except for a single fn key that doesnt' seem to work. I have an Asus n56vz which has a huge touchpad. So I'd like to disable it when I have a ...
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12.04 -Mute microphone key not working under Cinnamon

I am runnning ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T430 and I recently installed Cinnamon 2. Unfortunately the mute microphone button (which I use a lot on conference calls) on the keyboard is not working even ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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Disable fn functions on keyboard

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T540p) with dualboot Windows and Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I need to make frequent use of the F keys (F1 through F12), but I must always press in the combination fn + ...
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ubuntu 13.10 - language toggle keys don't work

I've read some people have been having trouble with switching between languages and I'm also experience something similar. In my case I can successfully change the key combination to switch languages ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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Thinkpad W540 specific keys (F1-F12)

Does anyone know how I can get the keys specific to the Thinkpad W540 keyboard working on Ubuntu? I'm thinking of keys such as those increasing or decreasing screen brightness; displaying all open ...
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Change shortcuts on gthumb

Si there a way to change keyboard shortcuts on gthumb image viewer? I have mouse with mouse 5 and 6 buttons (the ones you click with a thumb) Is possible to change shortcuts somehow on gthumb so i ...
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Cairo dock workspace switcher and weblet dissapear on minimize

Today I discovered that there is a keyboard shortcut (by default) for minimizing windows in Ubuntu 12.04. The shortcut key is Ctrl + Alt + 0. I was trying to minimize windows and suddenly I minimized ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Booting into black screen, must press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get into GUI, every time [duplicate]

Hoping for a quick and easy answer to (perhaps) a noobish question. I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto my desktop with multiple GPUs. It seems that for some reason, after I installed the AMD ...
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Can't zoom out in Ubuntu desktop [closed]

Running a dualboot Ubuntu with Windows 7 I boot up Ubuntu for the first time and start to mess around with the desktop to personalize it. I opened up a window and it was showing me key shortcuts for ...
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Bash history keyboard shortcut for !*

In Bash, there are some handy operators to repeat parts of the last command: !^ expands to the first argument of the previous command, e.g., $ echo one "two three" one two three $ echo !^ echo one ...
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How to quickly find unused keyboard shortcut combos?

Tool or code to quickly find unused keyboard shortcut combos? Corollary: How to list duplicate keyboard combos, i.e. different combos which do the same thing?
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Need to reasign shortcut keys after every restart to switch language

I have searched all related question but no chance. So it doesn't seem to be a duplicate of any question. I'm using Ubuntu 3.10 and I got to Text Entry Settings and assign Shift+Alt L to switch to ...
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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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How to set Ctrl+Alt+Del as the keyboard shortcut to open lxtask or htop [closed]

I was wondering what command I need to put in the command field in the "custom shortcut" window to open lxtask or htop with Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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Metacity not showing up in gconf-editor

I just fresh installed 13.10 on a laptop to test out some new stuff. I installed gnome-panel and selected gnome flashback (no effects) at log in. I would like to set some key-bindings using ...
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Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts

Unity (I'm using Ubuntu Trusty if it matters) has these very handy shortcuts where you can press ctrl+alt+numpad to place a window in one of 8 predetermined positions. For instance, ctrl+alt+7 will ...
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Enter key not working after xmodmap change

Mistook key number for another key, now i cant get it back to working. tried: xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return NoSymbol Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Enter NoSymbol ...
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Moving windows between workspaces with keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Since the upgrade to 13.10, there is an annoying bug: when I try to move a window to a different workspace using the ctrl + shift + alt + arrow nothing happens. However if I press ctrl + alt + arrow ...
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Can't move windows vertically with CRTL+ALT+Shift in 13.10?

I am using multiple desktops. I can move windows horizontally from one desktop to another using the CTRL+ALT+SHIFT method. However, I am unable to move windows vertically from one window to another. ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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How to launch program on lock and close it on unlock [duplicate]

Have siblings who like to "play" with my laptop by waking it from suspension and then typing random keys on the keyboard into the password field. Afterwards, they always deny it. I plan to install ...
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How to erase a complete line left of cursor?

If I want to erase a complete line right of my cursor, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Delete. But what if I wanted to delete a line the other way? Ctrl+Shift+Backspace deletes only one word - the same behavior ...
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Add “open in terminal” shortcut

I would like to create a Keyboard shortcut in order to open the terminal when browsing a given folder. I am using nautilus and Ubuntu 12.04.3 If we right click in a folder there is the option "Open ...
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Problem on Cinnamon keyboard shortcuts

I installed Cinnamon on Ubunutu 12.04 by terminal. Now all keyboard shortcuts work on Unity but do not work on Cinnamon. For example sound volume up is not active for Cinnamon. Despite to check ...
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Ctrl+L in terminal

I accidentally typed ctrl + L in terminal and my terminal window jumped one 'screenful' size. I looked at the keyboard shortcuts in "Edit"->"Keyboard shortcuts" and didn't find that shortcut. What ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Is there a terminal commands cheat sheet application?

I stumbled upon a terminal cheat sheet here and I started wondering if there was anyway to display this in Ubuntu 12.04, much in the way that holding the [Super] key displays tips for window managing ...
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ubuntu installation

I just tried to install ubuntu 13.10, everything starts normal , language: english, have internet connection, enough HDD space, select downloading updates and third-party software and when I click on ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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xdotool key XF86AudioMute/RaiseVolume/LowerVolume not working

Decided to open this question after a days worth of googling around related posts/guides/etc. to no avail. In ubuntu 12.04 the media keys stopped working for a particular user account although they ...