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

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How can I assign an accelerator key to LXDE's start menu's Run?

I use LXDE (as part of Lubuntu 15.04). When I press Win, I get the 'Start menu', which has a 'Run' entry. I would like to press r and have that entry selected... but r currently does nothing. How can ...
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Certain keyboard shortcuts stop working when closing laptop lid with external monitors connected

I have an Asus Zenbook UX303LA laptop and I'm working with two external monitors connected to HDMI and mDP ports on Ubuntu 15.04. When I close the laptop lid, I get the error that ...
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Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation)?

Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation) ? I've the following problem in Emacs when writing Python scripts: As the image below ...
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ibus, xkb and Hebrew/English keyboard layout

I write both Hebrew and English. Also, I want Ctrl+(letter) and Shift+(letter) etc. to work essentially the same for both layouts, so I don't have to switch layouts in order to, say, copy and paste. ...
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How to enable gmusicbrowser's plugin Gnome mmkeys in Xubuntu?

Gnome mmkeys is a plugin for gmusicbrowser which allows gmusicbrowser to respond to multimedia keys on the keyboard (play, pause, etc.). I tried to enable it via the Plugins tab in the Settings window ...
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How to I write “å” on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?

I can write "æ" and "ø" by pressing down Alt Gr + "a" and "o", respectively. However, trying all keys on my keyboard using Alt Gr, I've not yet found a way of writing the letter "å". I've been ...
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Navigating in the Nautilus 3.10.1 side pane using the keyboard

I would like to be able to navigate the main file manager window as well as the Nautilus (3.10.1) side pane using just the keyboard (arrow keys etc.). How do I switch between being able to navigate ...
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From xubuntu to ubuntu then from 15.04 to 15.10, cant login on unity, got a xfc4 error [on hold]

So after testing the upgrade on my laptop and seeing that my softwares were still updating I decided to migrate my main PC to 15.10. So after the reboot, i end up on he login page, i can only choose ...
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How to set keyboard switch with Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 etc

In windows in keyboard switch settings there is an option that you can switch keyboard language with unique combination for each one. For example, Ctrl + 1 - for english, Ctrl + 2 - for russian, Ctrl ...
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Why do some Poedit hotkeys not work on Kubuntu (e.g. Ctrl+Enter)?

I installed Poedit on my Kubuntu 14.10 and some keyboard shortcuts do not work. Most noteably the most important shortcut Ctrl+Enter to go to the next item does not work. Also Ctrl+Up/Down does not ...
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xbindkey delete suggestion makes the shift key constantly pressed

I have xubuntu on an Acer c720. This means that there is no delete key on the keyboard. After googling for a while i find that everyone has solved this by adding "xdotool keyup shift+BackSpace; ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut doesn't work with Calculator + modifier

In Ubuntu 15.04, I can set a custom shortcut for the calculator button (after disabling the built-in shortcut for opening the actual calculator). However, I am unable to get a {modifier}+Calculator ...
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Just switch from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, my ALT, CTRL, and WINDOWS key acts like the SHIFT key, only uppercasing letters

Not sure if this is normal with Ubuntu, but the keys that I have said in the title for some reason are acting like the shift key, rather than the keys that they should be acting as when I press ...
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How can I get a numberpad on my laptop keyboard when I hold down the fn key?

When boot my Mac into OS X, I am able to use the numberpad on my laptop keyboard whenever I hold down the fn key. If I want to turn off the numberpad then I just release the fn key. Is there a way for ...
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Special keys shortcuts Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1

I've bought a Thinkpad Yoga 12 S1 that runs quite well with Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 but when I try to define special shortcuts where it seems Ubuntu doesn't see them the same depending on whether I use ...
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How do I create a shortcut to initiate Tracker search?

Akin to ctrl + F for web browser's search function, rather than moving my mouse over to the icon in the system tray. PS. I'm new to Linux, so if you provide instructions please provide step-by-step ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [closed]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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Use Caps Lock as arbitrary shortcut key in KDE5

I'd like to run a bash script when I press caps lock in KDE5. I had this working just fine in KDE4. I can easily assign Caps Lock as the trigger to a command in system settings -> shortcuts -> ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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cli command to run keyboard shortcuts, e.g. Alt-F2

i want to use hot corner for run dialog window. what is the name and command of that tiny box (program) which is called when i press Alt-F2? This is cinnamon related question. for example, under lxde, ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen?

In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen? Can I just modify the Ubuntu settings? update: Using Vmware Fusion
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fn keys starts to work after resume from sleep

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. After fresh installation none of the fn keys didn't work except for fn+f3 combination - which is sleep. After resume from sleep all fn keys (brightness, power, ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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Make gnome-screenshot save when I press Enter

gnome-screenshot used to save when I pressed Enter on my keyboard. Since 2015.04 it does not work anymore. I have to press Tab three times before pressing Enter. How can I make it save when Enter is ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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Remove a 'bind' entry from terminal

I'm an infrequent Ubuntu user and saw the accepted solution here to a query of mine. I'm wondering how to restore default keybind (only newline, no '&' at the end). Where exactly are these ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut for wine application? [duplicate]

I know that launchers can be made, but is the same true for keyboard shortcuts? I've tried myself, with just a copy and paste of the directory to no avail. I apologize, but I'm new to linux, can ...
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Xdotool does not work with xbindkeys

I want to use xdotool with xbindkeys but it does not work. This is what I tried first: "xdotool type a" m:0x1 + c:50 Shift + Shift_L this is not a duplicate as I have tried the solutions ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press <escape> to get out of INSERT mode. How can I apply this to Gui implimentations of Vim?

Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press Esc to get out of INSERT mode. For example, Open up a terminal and set its editing mode away from emacs, to vi set -o vi Now ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Remove <Super>L lock screen shortcut

I'd like to repurpose Super+L, but it locks the screen and I can't figure out where to disable this. I'm using Unity. Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System shows the keybinding for Lock screen is ...
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How do I get 'Run' on the Lubuntu Start menu to respond to the R key?

I'm using Lubuntu (15.04). The Start Menu has a 'Run' item for, well, running a command. When I open the menu, I want to press the R key and have the 'Run' item highlighted. How can I do this?
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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KDE Hotkey-Volumecontrol stopped working

After installing a fresh Kubuntu (15.04) the hotkeys for volume-control were working out of the box. (Also making some nice "blob"-sound when I used them) I had to install a few codecs and other ...
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Open terminal shortcut

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal if none is open or switches to it if there is an open one (not open a second one as Ctrl-Alt-t does). How can I accomplish this?
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in 2015/10/5 alongside windows 8. The keyboard seems to working fine except the 'ctrl','alt' and probably other that i couldnt tell without those button. I cant even ...
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how to change system shortcut

default shortcut key for copy is ctrl + c but it is'nt good enough while typing fast. I think it's better to be alt + c. in keyboard setting , there isn't shortcut for copy or paste. how should I ...
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CTRL+ALT+5 behavior changed in 14.04

I'm using stock Ubuntu with Unity installed, and this problem is totally annoying... In 12.04, CTRL+ALT+5 (Toggle Maximization State) would maximize/restore a window's state. E.g.: Open a terminal ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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Custom shortcut for “My Computer”

I'm having problems creating a custom shortcut for "My Computer". Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I used to press the combination Super + E to open "My Computer" on Windows and I would like to ...