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

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cubuntu ctrl + arrow keys not working

I have a msi CR70 laptop and ubuntu 15.10. When I press {Ctrl + left} or {Ctrl + right} keys, it does not move the position I'm typing at by a whole word. It instead decreases or increases ...
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Bash terminal : Revert change of 'interrrupt' (CTRL-C) shorcut key

I changed something on my system/terminal to change the shorcut key for interrupt the process in my bash terminal, I switched from CTRL+C to CTRL+J. However, stty -a gives: $ stty -a speed 38400 ...
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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Bash script not working with shortcuts

My bash script is working flawless when i call from terminal. However, when i create shortcut to it acts weird. #!/bin/bash url="" function uploadImage { url="$(curl -s -F "file=@$1" ...
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Media keys do not work on Amarok

in previous versions of Ubuntu, media keys used to work on my computer to control Amarok. But they don't anymore. The play/pause button works for Totem. A have already checked the shortcuts ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Notify-OSD and multimedia keys

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Notify-OSD has stopped showing any indication that I have changed my volume or toggled my touchpad. I know that these keys work because the system updates ...
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Keyboard shortcut for ruby script

I have some problem here when I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for my ruby script. So the first step I've do for it was to make a alias and add that command for alias on file .bashrc alias ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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key board combination to recover from frozen screen

I have had a problem with my kde screen freezing with a kwin_x11 kde bug taking 100% cpu I cannot get another getty session with cnt-alt-f2 for instance There is a direct boot that by passes every ...
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Change key shortcut to write a specific character

Currently, when pressing Alt + Shift + - results this character: – (rendered: –). This is cool, but what I want is to write is a wider dash that looks like this: — (rendered: —) How can I change ...
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Where to find complete AltGr symbols map per keyboard layout

I have an italian keyboard layout, if I press this shortcuts I can display strange symbols Alt Gr+x = » Alt Gr+SHIFT+, = × etcetera... My question is, where can I found a complete visual map of all ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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How to hide cinnamon screensavers from albert launcher [migrated]

I am trying to use albert launcher on linux Mint 17.3. It was showing a lot of applications for almost anything I typed in it, application that did not launch, did not have any icons, names I was ...
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Black screen and beeping.

I've tried booting everyway I know how. Ctrl,alt, delete will sometimes stall it out until I release them. The 3 utility button at top right of keyboard panel (Dell Inspirion) will flash one after the ...
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Select ONLY the address bar in Chrome using Alt + D on Linux?

It's quite easy on Windows to go to the Google Chrome's address bar using Alt + D. Whenever, I was trying to use the same on Ubuntu Linux, not only the address bar is getting selected but also the ...
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Remove Cinnamon Home Folder Launcher Key Binding

Cinnamon 2.8 Ubuntu 15.04 I have a key right above my backspace key that launches a home folder and changes my background. I would like to get rid of this keybinding. Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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Keyboard shortcut

I very often need to change a MAC address in my job, so I would like to make two keyboard shortcuts: When I press a shortcut terminal opens with pasted command sudo ifconfig eth0 down && ...
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Can I change the contents of the Keyboard Shortcut List that shows up when I hold down super?

It occurred to me that this could be a very convenient way to keep a little bit of information sitting just in the background, ready whenever I need it. I am referring to this list
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How to search through all keyboard shortcuts that use a certain key?

I sometimes set keyboard shortcuts, but as there are so many keyboard shortcuts set on my system, it is hard to know what other keyboard shortcuts you might set off when setting and using a new one, ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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How to set Copy and Paste in ubuntu

Running: Ubuntu desktop 15.10; Recently, somehow, my settings for normal copy and paste keybindings have changed. I've searched through and through and found only people asking how to copy and paste ...
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keybind to toggle touchpad in lubuntu (openbox)

I'm using lubuntu. I want to add a shortcut to toggle (turn on and off) my touchpad. I know I need to edit the xml file in ~/.config/openbox (in my case it's lubuntu-rc.xml) as described here and ...
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How can I change key bindings in GwenView permanently?

For reasons that are beyond me, authors of GwenView thought some of most useful functions should be accessible through control+key, even if the key alone is never used in that app. I'd like to bind ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on Alt+Tab

Not always. Sometimes. When I click Alt+Tab it freezes and then log off. After that I need to login again. It really annoys. I found this question but answer is not worked for me. It's already checked ...
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HELP Shift key not working

I can't use 'shift' on my Asus x201e notebook. It's a fresh install of Ubuntu. After some time, the key doesn't work anymore. It's a 'qwerty' Portuguese keyboard. I tested keyboard key listeners ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with fullscreen window

So I will make this short and sweet. Is there a way or package that makes it so I can use keyboard shortcuts even if I am using a full screen application? For example DosBox does not allow any ...
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Problem with Shift, Caps Lock and F keys

The problem is with the Shift, Caps Lock and F keys The problem occurs only with the letter F. I'll describe the problems: (1) I press the F key is not working. (2) I press Shift+F: the result is ...
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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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Can't turn on wireless Lan on Lenovo E31-70 80KC! Key Problem?

I am new to the forum and I hope that I don't violate any rules. Two days ago I bought a new laptop (Lenovo E31-70 80KC) and directly installed ubuntu on it. During the installation process I was ...
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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Cannot use Tab in an accelerator for shortcuts in System Settings

When I am trying to set my keyboard shortcuts in System Settings, I cannot use Tab in it and I am wondering if I am missing something or if there is just no way to use Tab? Thanks for any help!
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Ubuntu 15.10 Alt Above Tab shortcut for Guake

I can't get Guake to use <Alt>Above_Tab (or "`", or sometimes called tilde?) for hide/show shortcut. I first disabled the original actions of both <Super>Above_Tab and <Alt> ...
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Hotkey problem - some keys not working

Ok, so the problem WAS : I got a hp laptop with ubuntu (12.04) and out of the box everything worked fine...until one update that somehow interupted the wi-fi on/off togle which is located on the f12 ...
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How Ubuntu UI is better/easier than Lubuntu?

I am a web developer coming from a Windows environment. I recently decided to switch to Linux to enjoy better shell scripting and to be able to use certain Linux only tools. I chose Lubuntu ...
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Bring BackSpace back to nautilus (3.18+) once and for all!

With regards to this question, the solution provide to get backspace for going back in nautilus does not function any longer. I would like to know if there is a functioning workaround for nautilus ...
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How to remap combination of keys to combination of keys?

On my laptop, I want to map menu + up to shift + pageup so that scrolling in terminal can be easier. It is not a duplicate of How to remap a key combination to a single key?
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Why can not the Bash script file run by shortcut get the content of a file?

I have a script that starts a new activity for hamster (activity tracker). This is my current script: ACTIVITY=`zenity --entry --title "Enter new activity name" --text "New activity name:"` hamster ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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How to prompt for argument and than run the program with the argument

I am not sure if is my question clear enough so here is some explanation what I am trying to achieve. I need to create custom shortcut to run hamster (time tracker) to track new activity. The ...
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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Text Keyboard Shortcuts

I know that in Ubuntu you can use keyboard shortcuts to do cool things like open programs - which is what I believe all of the questions that are similar to this focus on. Except for, a question on ...
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How can I use the gtk3 file chooser with keyboard shortcuts?

Here's the use case. I want to navigate in the file chooser using only the keyboard. For instance, typing Alt-F, then selecting Open with arrow keys usually brings in the file chooser, but there I ...
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change keyboard layout with Ctrl

I am trying to create a workaround for a programming dvorak qwerty layout. I have accessed the change layout option, but is there a way to map it to "Left Ctrl (while pressed)" (the option is ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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How to undo setkeycodes or Fix 'x' key not generating KeyPress events

While trying to fix my fn+F11 and fn+F12 keys so that they adjust my screen brightness (failing miserably doing so), I used setkeycodes and broke my 'x' key. (I used copy paste to type it in this ...
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How can I map ALT+F4 in ir-keytable?

I am using ir-keytable to map buttons on my xbox remote to use on my media centre (kodi and mythtv) and want to be able to map alt-f4 to a button so I can close any other programs (I will have ...