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

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Add a delay to a keyboard shortcut

To put my screens on standby, I've defined a keyboard shortcut: xset dpms force standby This causes the screens to go into standby mode immediately. However, I'd like the computer to wait for 2 ...
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new shortcut keys?

did an update go out the added shortcut keys? it could be the application, but that is manually updated, so I tend to think it is ubuntu as that had yet another update this morning. if so, is there a ...
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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the create shortcuts feature for Chrome Apps and would find the apps available in the Ubuntu launcher with icon, giving a native ...
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Bash script cannot run with keyboard shortcut

I have this script in my /home/username/ And I can run it via terminal with the following code ./script.sh or sh script.sh it works (it has executable permissions) but I cannot assign it to a ...
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Strange toggling behaviour in Tilda

I'm using Tilda terminal emulator on a fresh Xubuntu 16.04 setup with Calc key being the toggle key. I've always used it this way on other PCs (of course after disabling the calculator global ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: ...
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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Don't Work Properly After 14.04 -> 16.04 Upgrade

I recently did an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and after the upgrade keyboard shortcuts stopped working. Not just ones I set, but all of them. After investigating/messing around a little bit I figured ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Can't edit anything in settings editor (xubuntu)

Even with root privileges when I open settings editor->xfce-keyboard-shortcuts, I am forbidden to do any changes. More precisely, I cannot type anything in property field of any shortcuts. I tried to ...
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screen brightness keys stopped working — ubuntu 14.04 LTS — HP notebook

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week on my HP Pavillion DV6700 notebook. It was working perfectly until last night when I turned on the notebook and noticed the screen brightness was set to the ...
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ctrl-alt-numpad8 without numpad?

I want to run this shortcut on a keyboard without numpad: Ctrl-Alt-Numpad 8 - Place window in top half of screen. Question1 How to configure this for a keyboard without numpad? Question2 I ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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ctrl + alt Change window size

When i press i shortcut-key that contains ctrl + alt like ctrl+alt+L in ubuntu 14.04 the os change active window size, So in my application like android studio i can't use shortcut-keys because this ...
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Fix letters with random shortcuts

When ever I press the S key it activates my 'screen Keyboard' in the 'Universal Access'. And when pressing L it opens Gnome Help. This is a very weird bug and super annoying as I need to copy and ...
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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Wacom intuos 3 assign map bottons in Ubuntu 16.04

I can't assign 'shift' 'ctrl' or 'alt' key on so I use script #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pad pad" Button 1 "key ctrl" xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pad pad" Button 2 "key ...
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XEV doesn't detect my key - is there any hope?

On my keyboard, there are three keys - Cut, Copy, and Paste: However, I cannot assign these as xev doesn't detect them. What can I do?
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Brightness Fn key slow to change N3700 ( I've tried everything! )

I have an Acer R3-131T with the new Broadwell Intel Pentium N3700. My brightness works if it is adjusted in the system settings but when I use the combo "fn+brightness key (in this laptop are the ...
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Pressing esc in a terminal window

In a Terminal (whether it be UXTerm, Mate Terminal, or a non-X/window system based terminal (not sure if it has an official name) like you get by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1), if you press the Up arrow, you ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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How can I make an icon which presses a key when double- clicked?

Is there any way to make a document/file when double clicked presses the Super key for example. I have no idea if something like this is possible on Ubuntu.
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Can I make a screenshot and directly open it in Gimp?

Common use case for me and printscreen: Hit printscreen and save .png Open up Gimp Find file I've saved Edit file (crop and highlight regions) It seems like the first three steps could be combined ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Sometimes keyboard shortcuts don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media buttons, so I use scroll lock to lower volume and pause/break to increase. Works out pretty great since I don't use these buttons. But sometimes when I reboot, these ...
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Xfwm4 settings “Maximize window” hotkey won't save

OS: Xubuntu 14.04 trusty; WM: Xfwm4 Whenever I change the "Maximize window" hotkey in Xfwm4 settings > Keyboard, I can use that hotkey to maximize my windows, until I restart my computer. The next ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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How can I get the Insert key never to overwrite in Kubuntu 14.04?

I have read Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key? asked in 2011 but I can't find the Add button in System settings. I want my Insert key to insert, but it keeps ...
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Global Shortcut not working 15.10

I have a keyboard with media shorts and they work to pause music playing in chrome globally. My Global Settings: My Chrome Shortcut keys: However when I hit Cntrl+Alt+Z the audio won't pause. ...
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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My Super key is dead

My Super key is dead. I mean really dead. It does nothing when I press it by itself, nor when I press it with other keys. It wasn't this way before, and I am not sure what I did to alter it. How do I ...
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Terminal - Selecting commands I've entered using the keyboard

I can highlight text I've entered in the terminal with my mouse and then use ctrl + shift + c to copy to the clipboard and that was fine for a while. But I've tried highlighting text by pressing shift ...
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How To Program A Bash Script That Presses A Certain Combination Of Keys?

Please, i need someone to help me in making a very simple bash script. The job of this script is just to press a certain combination of keys on the keyboard. My objective is to create a script that ...
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What's the difference between the keyboard shortcut commands and bash ones?

When I type in a terminal : gnome-screenshot -a -f /home/manuel/Desktop/"`date`".png I have the intended result, a file named "dimanche 10 avril 2016, 23:36:50 (UTC+0200).png" is created. However, ...
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Audio mute button not working in KDE Plasma 5 Kubuntu 15.10

How do I get the audio mute button on my keyboard to work on Kubuntu 15.10? I read somewhere that changing global shortcuts for KMix in Global shortcut settings would work, but I couldn't find KMix in ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent for OSX Super+Backtick

In OSX you can hit Super+` (backtick) and it switches between multiple windows in the same application. Is there an Ubuntu equivalent (currently I'm running stock 16.04)? And yes, I'm aware I can hit ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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Shortcut keys not working on ubuntu acer c720 such as brightness, forward, delete, etc

Whenever I press Backward, it just come ups as F1, I heard about a post but somehow, I have to erase my system and do not have a chance to post this post (with answers). After you fix it, it should ...
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Using keyboard shortcut to paste a text

There are lots of websites which only allow signing in with email address and password and I am tired of typing a large email address. I don't want my browser to remember my email. Can I set this ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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Binding arrow keys in GNU Screen

I'm a newcomer to GNU Screen and so far I'm liking it. However there is something I can't quite get to work the way I could in tmux. I want to make it so that Ctrl-a "arrow key" changes focus between ...
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Ubuntu15.10 make a screenshot with keyboard shortcut no save option display?

I have to take a Screen-shot icon from left favorite bar to open a Copy to clipboard ----------- save window. When I was using ctrl + Alt + print shortcut in setting in the All Systems -> Keyboard, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for end of line

I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for. I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut ...
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Changing backspace key binding

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with unity 7.2.6. Currently, my backspace key is a shortcut for going up from a directory. This is a bit of a hassle for me, so I want to be able to go back to a visited ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Unable to assign custom keyboard shorcut in Gnome on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using Gnome flavor of Ubuntu. I've been trying to assign a custom keyboard shortcut for Shutter. I opened Keyboard>Custom Shortcut>+> Name: Shutter capture Command: /usr/bin/shutter -s ...