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

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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key using setxkbmap or xkb?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Pausing YouTube with keyboard shortcuts

A lot of the time, I have a YouTube video playing. I am also normally playing a game that captures my mouse. However, I can quickly escape from it and use a keyboard shortcut - maybe to mute or unmute ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce from GUI by choosing between Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? - so that I associate it to a ...
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Deleting input forward to the next space

This is my question: When in terminal I can use Ctrl+w to delete a whole word or IP (. is separator for each octet) when going leftward of prompt. However, if I try Alt+d to go rightward of prompt, ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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Unity keybindings interfere with IntelliJ. Will switching to gnome desktop let me see all keybindings?

Several of the keybindings on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity interfere with the keybindings in IntelliJ. I can see most of the Ubuntu / Unity keybindings with this script gsettings list-recursively ...
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LXLE 12.04.5 on Sony Vaio VGN-T150, Fn keys and volume keys don't work

I have a Sony VGN-T150 ultrabook that I've had since 2005; it's a Pentium M 1.1ghz (ULV 733) with 1GB RAM, running LXLE 12.04.5. It came with WinXP, but I've transitioned from Windows to Linux about 6 ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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Why is custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete special and not working?

This question is pretty much a duplicate of this question. However I'm starting this question, because all the answers in the other question seem to focus on how to setup a custom shortcut for ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash? [duplicate]

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Problems switching keyboard layouts

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. I selected System Settings… Text Entry and have added the Dvorak UK keyboard. My partner still uses the UK QWERTY keyboard, so we switch between layouts. Since switching, ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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f4 key sends alt+f4

On my Lenovo laptop, pressing the f4 key sends alt+f4. All other function keys send the key that are. Some of the function keys actually send a key combination when I press them in combination with ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
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GUFW from desktop icon

I am trying to launch gufw from an icon on my desktop. Now gufw requires sudo to run. I found an application that did the same thing but for nautilus ...
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How to log out a locked down user remotely

I've set up a load of kiosks to run in a custom desktop environment - I've added the code below. I need to remotely control the kiosks using TeamViewer, and I need to be able to log them in and out. ...
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Program buttons G7 and G8 on the Logitech Gaming Mouse G502

I wanted a few extra programmable buttons on my mouse to assign shortcuts to, so I picked up a Logitech G502. I am using xbindkeys and xev according to numerous tutorials available to find the button ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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How to make CTRL+F4 to close the current tab in Firefox?

On Ubuntu Studio 14.10, the CTRL+F4 seems to work as a shortcut for opening the 4th desktop (tested using a live DVD, without any customizations). However, I only need two desktops, so I reduced the ...
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How to have 'delete' key simulate 'fn+delete'

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook Air(6,2) and I need to edit the xmodmap so that my keyboard will simulate a 'fn+delete' everytime I press the delete key. Could someone show me how to use this in order to ...
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Layout change on Ctrl-Down/Up: a way to solve “QWERTY-shortcuts in Dvorak layout”

There are several related questions: Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active? Dvorak layout with Qwerty hotkeys (Dvorak — Qwerty Ctrl) Why ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...
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Brightness Fn keys suspend the notebook

In Ubuntu 14.10, everytime I press any of the "Brightness Fn keys" the notebook suspend, by the way the "Sleep Fn key" does nothing at all. Is there a way to remap all the Fn keys manually? Thanks!! ...
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Mouse Buttons Press Same Key

I have a Razer Taipan mouse. It has the normal left click, right click, and scroll wheel, as well as 4 additional side buttons. 2 of the side buttons are on the left side of the mouse, and two are on ...
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Lenovo hotkeys not working

I have a Lenovo Z570 IdeaPad laptop with Kubuntu 14.04 installed.It has 5 touch hotkeys.Among them 3 are for controlling volume(mute,decrease and increase).They works fine.But the other two are not ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Alt+F4 in Ubuntu 14.04 permanently?

How can I disable Ctrl+Alt+F4? The instructions already given on the site don't work for Ubuntu 14.04 desktop Unity. The command xmodmap -pke | sed -n 's/ = .VT_4./ = /p' | xmodmap - which is ...
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Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C doesn't work in intellij IDEA 14.0.2

I can't copy and paste code in Intellij. I've been googling for a couple hours now. Every forum where there is a solution does not work. Ctrl+X works. Ctrl+Z works. Ctrl+V does not work. Ctrl+C does ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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How can I change the functionality of the keys on my Ubuntu laptop?

I got a HP 255 G2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change the functionality of the F2,F3,F4,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11 and F12 because F2 and F3 are used for changing the luminosity,the others are ...
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Proper Usage of Num Lock

I come from windows, and there I had the habbit of selecting the entire line by using SHIFT+Home. Now, when I press this combinations, I get just a 7. No matter which is the state of the Num Lock key. ...
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Checkout only between two last languages [duplicate]

Hi on my OS i have three languages. When i change it by shortcut i get next language. English -> Russian -> Hebrew And again start from first language. But most of the time i use only two ...
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Key/shortcut-remap Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook

I am dualbooting OS X and Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (5.1). I can not find out how to remap the at (@)-shortcut from alt+2 into alt+*. That is, the asterisk button also contains the @-symbol on my ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...
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14.10 gnome classic metacity unable to hook up keyboard shortcut to binary

I am trying to get the Aero Snap effect working on an Ubuntu 14.10 using Gnome Classic Metacity. I found a command that works if I execute in on a terminal window: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b ...
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xubuntu keyboard shortcuts don't save

I use xUbuntu 14.04 and found some troubles with keyboard shortcuts. For example, in window-settings is action "show desktop". keyboard shortcut for this action is "Super+d" but really it work when i ...
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Short keys to make a line comment in shell script Emacs?

I want to write shell scripts by using Emacs. I have already known to turn shell-script-mode on, but still don't know which short keys to make a line become comment. For example, which short keys in ...
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ccsm not offering key bindinds, just mouse actions

Running ubuntu 14.04.1, I've tried to use compiz config setting manager to modify the default behviour of ALT-TAB. I've ended up with a reboot, and now, when I try to define a key binding in ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Detect right and left shift keys pressed together from within Awesome WM

I want to have Awesome WM run a command when both Shift keys (left and right) are pressed together. I know Linux can differentiate between the two shift keys (e.g., one can tell Gnome to change the ...