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

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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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How to delete catalogues with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to delete catalogues or files with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking and then clinking 'remove' or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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How to make the shortcut « alt+tab » display over the opened windows?

I use the latest stable version from Ubuntu. When I use the shortcut Alt+tab, it works (it still selects the differents applications opened, and switch between them), but when I have a window ...
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...
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Scrolling through tabs in Firefox without opening them

When we have many tabs open in Firefox we get one arrow on each side to scroll through the tabs. What I usually do is to use the mouse (yuck!) to click on those arrows to do the scrolling. How can I ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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Where has the hotkey for “Insert” -> “Cross-reference” gone in LibreOffice Writer?

I use cross-references a lot when writing documents in LibreOffice. I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 (can't remember the LO version, sorry), but I used to be able to do "Alt-i", "e" to get the ...
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key shortcut to show own terminal

I have a terminal already open among a bunch of stuff open and I am looking for a key shortcut to get the terminal right away. I am aware of the alt+tab combination but it's to painful to repeatedly ...
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Asus G56JR-CN169D problem with keyboard fn command [closed]

I've just made my fn keys to work, but the only 2 which are not working are f3 and f4, corresponding to setting the keyboard brightness. Can you help me, please. Thanks
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Keyboard Shortcut is @as []. What does it mean?

What does this keyboard shortcut mean? Is there a list of definitions for shortcut binding symbols? velociraptor@JurassicPark:~$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings ...
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How to scroll to the top of the terminal buffer with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a keyboard command to scroll to the very top of the terminal buffer? The closest command I could find is Shift + PageUp, which only scrolls up one page of text at a time.
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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Print Screen in AWesome WM

I'm trying to make it so I can do a screen shot with with the PrintScrn button in Awesome WM. I found an ImageMagick script with keybinding in the Wiki, but I'm not able to make it work. The script ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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Hot-key support for second language on LibreOffice

After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier. Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to ...
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Make CapsLock J work like Pos1

How can I make hitting CapsLock and J on my keyboard behave like Pos1 (go to beginning of the line)? I don't need the normal CapsLock behaviour. It is quite seldom that I need to type several upper ...
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Shortcut functions of Libre Calc

I am new to Ubuntu as well as Libre Office. I find it bit difficult to use Libre Calc without shortcut keys. Since I am used to shortcut keys in MS Excel, I tend to be very fast, but in Libre Calc I ...
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Set F1 to close windows

I try to optimize everything. One thing I do frequently is closing windows and closing tabs. Is it possible to set the F1 button to close windows in ubuntu 14.04? (i.e. same behavior as ALT+F4) And ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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IBM Keyboard Features on Ubuntu How to Fix?

I have just migrated to the wonderful world of Linux using Ubuntu and am slowly finding my way around. I have an IBM KB 9930 raid access keyboard which mostly works OK, apart from some of the ...
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how set different key for showing the mouse location?

I need to use the feature: show the location of the mouse; by pressing the CTRL key. But this key is widely used and it is a mess. Does any one know how to change the the key that triggers the mouse ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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is there a hot-key to activate a second monitor?

A recent update caused problems with my multiple monitors. I have a laptop with a broken screen that i have completely removed. Ubuntu 14.04 is on the laptop and i can hear the sound where i should ...
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Disabling one video output with a keybinding

I currently run a dual monitor setup. When I only need to use one monitor, I leave the second monitor turned off. However, when I launch certain applications, they open on the second monitor since ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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after update alt+<key> shortcuts do not execute [closed]

for instance alt+t is set to "terminal" in keyboard shortcuts and no longer works This is across all alt+ shortcuts however best regards
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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shortcut to automatically paste a specific string in terminal

I have to connect to several ssh connections daily and they all have the same password, which is really complicated (enough that it is virtually impossible to memorize it). So what I have to do ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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Modify Super Key to act like Command Key in Mac

I'm a mac user and I want to map the Ubuntu super key to act like the mac command key. Some like: SUPER + C = Copy SUPER + V = Paste SUPER + X = Cut But I also want to use the Super key for some ...
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14.04 Unity accessing application menu with keyboard

I need to be able to access the applications menu using only the keyboard in unity as my mouse pointer has started to get stuck on the hand icon and I can't click anything. As the keyboard shortcuts ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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How to change mapping for the «PowerOff» key on keyboard?

I've bought the ROG G551JM Asus laptop which proven to be Ubuntu-compatible. The computer's keyboard is ill-designed with the key "Poweroff" being an ordinary key, placed in the spot, where one ...
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How to disable Alt key mnemonics in Firefox?

I'm using the Firemacs addon with Firefox 35 in Ubuntu 14.10, which provides Emacs-like key bindings for composing text in the browser. Unfortunately there is some global system behavior that keeps ...
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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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Xfce keybindings of Super

I have Super+1,2,3,q,w,e as switches for my workspaces. Now I want to bind Super (release event) for xfce4-appfinder. The idea is that if I press Super key and release without any other key presses in ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using 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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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 (in 14.04) 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 ...
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Deleting input forward to the next space

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, terminal recognizes "." ...
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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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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.