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

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How do I type an 'æ' character?

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu? Copy-pasted for my title :)
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change or disable modifier key (alt) which activates the application menubar?

Is there any way to either globally change the modifier key which activates the application menu bar from alt- to something else, or if not, at least to globally disable it? I use a mac for work and ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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Alt-v stopped working in emacs!

Emacs alt-v stopped working, but alt-b works well. I could not figure out the reason. Can anybody give me some hint? Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome-shell desktop Kde does not work too. Emacs 24.3, 24.4 Edit: I ...
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Tried to assign F11 to volume down, now if I lower the volume chrome also goes into fullscreen mode

I have volume up/down stickers on my F11 and F12 keys. Usually I use these by pressing fn + F11, but I tried to cut out the modifier key by assigning volume control to F11. However, this didn't ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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Usability problems in Ubuntu [on hold]

1) I've disabled HUD keyboard shortcut because it was useless and was getting in the way. But now I want to change it, so that a single alt (tap) shows it, instead of holding it; how do i do that? 2) ...
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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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Hotkeys and Menus when screenshotting

Why's it so difficult to take a screenshot of something say like a menu and hotkeys disable themselves whenever a menu or popup is on the screen? When I want to take a specific screenshot of ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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How to add fn+key binding [closed]

My old laptop had some nice keyboard shortcuts Fn+Left-Arrow = Home Fn+Right-Arrow = End Fn+Up-Arrow = PgUp Fn+Down-Arrow = PgDn On my new machine the Fn+Arrow keys does nothing. How could I add ...
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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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Missing new tab shortcut

I added a custom keyboard shortcut using xbindkeys-config for Ctrl+T. I then removed it but now I cannot use the default action for Ctrl+T - opening tabs in browsers. I cannot find this command in the ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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Launch a music player using play/pause key when player is not running

I would like to acheive the following behaviour: If a music player (Banshee in my case) is running, the Play/Pause media key on the keyboard causes the music player to play/pause the music. If the ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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Alt brings up “run command” and breaks key bindings for Lyx?

Alt brings up "run command" and breaks key bindings for Lyx? When I tap Alt it brings the "run command" dash. This behavior breaks many key bindings in Lyx. Is there a way to make Ubuntu recognize ...
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Bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce

Anyone knows how to bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce?
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How to achieve Mac-like use of CTRL and CMD keys on Apple Keyboard?

I'm very used to emacs-like ctrl+a to mean "home," and cmd+a to mean "select all." Similarly ctrl+e is "end", ctrl+d is "delete", ctrl+c does what I expect in Terminal, and probably a few more ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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Moving windows left/right/up/down between multiple monitors on KDE

Is there any way to configure a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the left/right/up/down monitor? The only action I see in System Preferences -> Shortcuts and Gestures are "Window to previous ...
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Binding the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click

How can I bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click? Hitting the meta key should trigger a left click, and pressing down on it should allow me to drag and drop (just like it ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Suddenly Unity went haywire, e.g. application switcher and selection of Chromium tabs do not work

This strange behavior began suddenly while I had Eclipse open and after watching a Youtube video in the Chromium browser. I hadn't changed any Unity configuration nor installed any new packages for ...
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Running gnome-terminal with alt-f2 doesn't set the SSH_AUTH_SOCKET env variable

I've set gnome-keyring to unlock my ssh key on login, and usually first thing I do after logging in is to run a gnome terminal via the Alt-F2 shortcut, gnome-terminal --geometry=90x40 -e byobu ...
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is there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the “Videos” app?

I'm using 14.04 ubuntu with the default video player called "Videos" version 3.10.1 (which seems to be "Totem" re-branded with an even less search engine-friendly name.) I know keyboard shortcuts ...
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hot key to jump into a virtual machine?

I do most of my work in Ubuntu, but there are some Windows programs that have no good Linux equivalents and don't work in Wine, so I run those in a VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7. ...
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Is there an equivelant to windows+p hotkey (change between mirrored/extended monitor) in Ubuntu?

In Windows, Windows Key + P changes how an attached monitor is attached. I primarilly used it to swap between mirrored and extended views. Is there a similar hotkey in Ubuntu 14.04? To clarify, I'm ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Xubuntu: Ignores my function key bindings until I reset them

I bind function keys to workspaces (using Settings -> Window Manager -> Keyboard), overriding the default of using Ctrl+F[N]. However, when I reboot and login, these bindings are ignored. When I look ...
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I can NOT change Alt Tab shortcut in ubuntu 12.04

My ubuntu is 12.04.5 amd64 kernel 3.13.0-39-generic . I want to use Alt Tab in Emacs , so I must disable it in unity. I cancel Alt Tab shortcut in system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts ...
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technical question about remapping keys to multiple keypresses

I have 4 physical buttons on my tablet (Lenovo X200) screen and I have succeeded in programming 3 of them to function the same as the keys Up, Down, End. I want to program the fourth to be Alt Left ...
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Toshiba u840: Hotkeys don't work after upgrading to 14.10

I've already tried the solutions presented here: Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400 and here: Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite t110 with no ...
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gedit: how can I define a snippet shortcut Ctrl-9?

I use gedit for LaTeX with the LaTeX and snippets plugins. I try to make snippets to put the selected text (or, if none is selected, the cursor) in curly, square and round brackets respectively. From ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard layout rotation

I have Gnome3 and two keyboard layouts (English and Russian) installed. When I try to switch between these layouts, I am able to switch with Alt-Shift to the Russian layout, but not back to the ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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Asus N56JR laptop, can't change screen Brightness using Function Keys

I have an Asus N56JR laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I check what graphics I use for brightness it says "Intel". I have tried using commands to ...
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Why does pressing shift sometimes break input?

This is a problem that started occurring when I switched to 14.04 from 12.04. What happens now is that sometimes when I do something that requires me to input data I sort of get booted out of the ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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How does the command system for shortcuts work?

I would like to use some shortcuts for my macro keys in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit distro. In the settings there is in the keyboard tab an option to configure your own shortcuts. But I don't get which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With alttab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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Shortcuts work only for the first time in Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have tried to modify the shortcut to minimize all windows from ctrl+super+d to super+d. I modified the shortcut key by navigating to system settings -> Keybord -> Shortcuts. However, the change I ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default keyboard shortcuts and a script found here, but neither methods work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the ...
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keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.10

I was trying to setup Super+d shortcut for returning to desktop. I changed it in keyboard navigation but still this shortcut is not working. The old one Ctrl+Super+d is working although in keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language doesn't work on Gnome shell

I currently assume Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. I mostly use Gnome shell (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) which I installed (I didn't install the whole Gnome desktop package). I recently noticed a problem in changing ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...