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

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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04, how does one enable 'p' shortcut key for the (terminal) context menu?

Because CTRL + V doesn't work in the terminal, I got used to MENU + P combination. Now with Ubuntu 15.04, this doesn't work anymore (by default anyway). How do I re-enable this functionality?
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Command equivalents of Unity keyboard shortcuts

I'm wondering is there any way to achieve the affect of the Ctrl-Alt-Keypad shortcuts in Unity using terminal commands instead? I want a command that sets a gui window to half the size of the screen, ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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Why does the more command not work when bound to a keyboard shortcut?

I have two commands that both work in terminal: notify-send "$(more /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" and notify-send "$(cat /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" putting them in a script like this: #! ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS having problem with Brightness and Touchpad hotkey

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my IdeaPad Z570 Laptop. Initially, when the system is fresh, all hot-keys except the brightness control was working perfectly fine. I went through various solutions ...
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Keyboard shortcut responds very slow

The shortcut for print screen became very slow on my Ubuntu 14.04.2. It takes about 10-15 seconds after pressing the key to showing a print screen region selection controls. I tried to use shutter as ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Left, Down, Right Arrow keys, Insert, Delete Keys Not Working

I am using Acer Aspire V5 Touch updated to Windows 8. I learned that recently the left, down, right arrow keys are not working. And then today I checked on the Filter keys which is to be found on ...
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us keyboard not working in 14.04 after removing *.xkm files from /var/lib/xkb

I wanted to customize my keyboard shortcuts and followed the advice given here: Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout? I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file and deleted *.xkm files ...
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How can I disable the Mac Command key triggering the big HUD coming up in 14.04? [duplicate]

This applies to Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMWare environment on a OS X host. Everytime I press the apple command key to e.g. command-tab to another (OS X) application, the HUD comes up in Ubuntu. Not ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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How to make an icon to enter terminal commands

Let me start by saying that I'm very new to Ubuntu in general, so I realize this may be a basic question. I'm using xubuntu 14.04. I recently got a wireless usb working by following the steps here. ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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Change Keyboard: Default Close/Cancel/Save

When I want to close a file with ALT+W on Ubuntu in any text editor. It says: Close Without Saving - Cancel - Save I'm using to the keyboard mapping: N - C - Y Is there a way to do this? Command ...
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System ignore selected keyboard layout

After my experiments with keyboard layots (to achieve this thing) I lost ability to switch them. Only available layout is En(us). I can switch it and icon in top bar changes but it not affects to real ...
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How to switch the left ctrl key and the left alt key?

I've been trying to do this for 6 hours but my efforts were of no avail. I tried make changes to the pc and winalt folders in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ but couldn't figure out the correct changes.
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From within Steam, how can I automatically disable the HUD hotkey upon a game's launch, and reenable it upon that game closing?

I've looked at this question but there's nothing automatic about it, I'm not trying to open a GUI and fiddle with settings everytime I start and stop playing a game. In Steam, it's possible to edit ...
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CTRL + ALT + L and CTRL + ALT + DEL are not working in ubuntu 12.04?

I have re installed ubuntu-desktop. After that Ctrl+Alt+L and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts are not working. If I click on the button on the top right side of the desktop (where things like logout, switch ...
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Get previous commands in Terminal that match the currently typed command [duplicate]

In some terminals you can do something like this... Type some command nmap -sn 192.168.1.1/24 Then go on to do other things in the terminal for a while. Then later you can type nmap and then ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for safely closing a responsive application Ubuntu 14.04?

I've recently switched from OS X to Ubuntu and although I'm enjoying the new experience, I'm still trying to find equivalents for some of my favourite OS X features. Do any of you know if there's a ...
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Firefox: make ctrl+enter submit a form, even if cursor is in a textarea

How can I make Firefox submit a form by hitting ctrl+enter even if cursor is in a textarea? There are some work arounds to enable this, if you create web pages with jquery. But this short cut should ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...
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Restore lost keyboard shortcut

I lost my shortkeys Ctrl+Super+⇐ and Ctrl+Super+⇒ for juxtapose my windows : how to retrieve them ? I have installed Unity tweak tool, which made my ubuntu freezed many times (with the snap ...
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How to install AutoHotkey in Ubuntu?

I used Auto Hotkey software to make Shortcut keys that activates most of wanted things. And i would like to do something like that in ubuntu too. so my question is that How to install Autohotkey? Or ...
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Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly

I am trying to find out how to close all windows of Terminal (quit all instances of gnome-terminal) at once, cleanly. By "cleanly", I mean that it doesn't just simply kill all the instances at once, ...
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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Gaming macros on ubuntu

I've been able to run League of Legends on wine, and now i'm trying to associate macros to my mouse buttons. I've used xbindkeys+xte to simulate keystrokes. For example: # Press mouse button 1, will ...
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Keyboard shortcuts - ignore Caps Lock

I have mapped Super + R to launching synapse. This does not work if the caps lock is enabled. I tried assigning another shortcut whilst the caps lock was enabled, and it resulted in Shift+Super+R ...
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Shortcuts doesn't work with notify-osd stopped

Whenever I stop notify-osd using pkill -SIGSTOP notify-osd all shortcuts doesn't work anymore (or at least doesn't work well). I mean, sometimes for random periods of time they works well. Other ...
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xbindkey: press key two times in a row for a different output

I recently discovered xbindkeys and xdotool. I was wondering if there is way to remap a key to a different one if pressed two times in a row? Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: I want to start ...
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Key Binding for Music and Fn Keys

I've been trying to figure out the key bindings for xbindkeys and it hasn't been working very well. I'm trying to bind the 8, 9, 10, and 13 keys of my Logitech Performance MX mouse (those are the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Workspace Switcher Hotkeys Stopped Working

The hotkeys for Workspace Switcher stopped working after yesterday's 14.04 update/upgrade. Any thoughts on how to get this working again? I already have reviewed other similar posts concerning ...
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Can i use a window like the unity shortcuts window to show a message?

Unity shortcut window appear when holding the super key on the keyboard: Wow a pretty good look glassy transparent window. So Is there any way to show a welcome message in a window like it to me when ...
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Chrome thinks that I am holding down CTRL when I am not

I have not had this problem in a long time with Google Chrome on Ubuntu. But as it keeps on coming back now, I thought that I should ask a question here. So the problem is that suddenly for no ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Custom Keyboard Shortcut for “gnome-screenshot -a(--area)” not working right

I put this command in terminal and it works fine, allows me to select an area and all, but when I assign a shortcut to this command, I have to spam the keys for few seconds before it actually works, ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: Cannot assign alt+“ctrl or shift”+'key'

When creating custom shortcut keys (Which are necessary to get screenshots to save to the location specified in dconf) When I press ctrl+alt+'a key' it only allows ctrl. Alt does work, as I've made a ...
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How to uninstall Cockatrice in Ubuntu

I installed Cockatrice from Github with the help of people in this site. The problem now is that the shortcuts aren't working. I searched Github, and one user had the same problem and says the ...
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Free text editor with comment/uncomment shortcuts

I really like Sublime Text, but since I use the free version, the popups are annoying me. What I liked about it really was the comment/uncomment shortcut key independent of the file type. Is there ...
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Run shell script on keyboard shortcut

I would like to run a shell script on the press of a button. The script works if I run it like usually: sh script.sh. But assigning a shortcut to it doesn't work. How would you do this in Xubuntu ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.