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

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FN keys not working on Asus X550Z

On my Asus X550Z with Ubuntu none of FN keys are working, nothing from FN+F1... to FN+F12. I tried to open System Settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts and it is not recognizing any FN combinations. Tried a ...
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wrong reference to home user shortcuts in 'unity launcher

in my unity launcher the default Files icon points to the correct home directory; but if I try to reach the standard folders (Desktop/ Downloads/ etc. -) through the right-click shortcut it points to ...
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Plasma5 (kubuntu) Global shortcut (input keyboard) alt+ key

I think every one using plasma5 has this issue : we can't add a global hotkey using only Altotherkey I have a msigt60 with its strange keyboard layout specially for the key < and > So using ...
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failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

Use : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+F4 in ...
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How can I synchronize my user settings between my desktop and my live USB?

I've got a persistent-storage live USB (with a separate casper-rw partition), with Xubuntu 14.04 on it. I've got the same OS on my desktop, and I'd like to be able to synchronize my settings between ...
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Obkey not fully working in lxle 32bit version 12.04.5

I have a strange issue. The keyboard shortcut to change from 1 workspace to another (shortcut = ctr + alt + right or left or up or down) is not working well. I mean; when press (whether it is up + ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Configure behaviour of Ctrl+Left/Right moveing the caret/cursor over words in kate

The behaviour I expect is, for example, ctrl+right should do the following, placing the caret at the end of the word: 1> H|ello world! 2> Hello| world! However kate does this, placing the ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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ubuntu mate nemo select with keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04, desktop environment Mate, File manager Nemo. Before wiping out my system, I was using Ubuntu 12.04, with Cinnamon and Nemo, and I could select a group files on Nemo using only the ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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Shortcuts not working

Contorl + Alt + T for terminal is not working after the most recent update. I am very new to Ubuntu, so I am not sure what to do. Are there any solutions for this? Thank you.
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Custom Function Keys

The brightness keys don't work on the UX305 so I managed to bind Ctrl+F5/6 to execute xdotool key --clearmodifiers XF86MonBrightness{Up/Down} While this works fine and even shows the visual ...
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(14.04) How to disable ALT (Hold) - “Reveals application menu”?

I looked at How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? and the accepted solution doesn't work for me. The second-best solution uses ccsm which seems to be recommended against. I ...
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fn button invert (without bios) on virtual machine

Actually, I'm working on osx besides I like to use ubuntu using by virtual machine. Because screen switching is possible and when virtual machine open, both operating systems are useful. I don't need ...
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Need more help Key Binding

Alright, so let me make this very clear, I am an entry level user on Ubuntu, I am still getting very used to it and I require help. See I finally solved how to swap my Super L key on my laptop (which ...
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Alt + F2 shortcut does not work on openbox when lxpanel is not present

I am aware that https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lubuntu-default-settings/+bug/1313355 has been solved, but I still cannot launch the default launcher in Openbox. However, once I launch ...
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Media keys from external keyboard ignored

I connected my external keyboard and tried to use media keys and keys from f13-19, but these keys are ignored by my system. I tried getting the keycodes using evtest and xev, but these apps also ...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Where to find shortcuts to 'Search' in Ubuntu 14.04

Sometimes when I enter Alt+D (the address bar shortcut), the Search app opens from the launcher as if I pressed the Super key (which I'm sure I haven't). This only happens around 20% of the time I use ...
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How to remap keys with different functions?

Karabiner on Mac have this great feature, it can map a single key with two different featuers, I'm wondering if I can do this on ubuntu. The feature is that it can map enter to control, and when you ...
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Unity Panel not showing in 14.04

when I log in to my account, it only shows the wallpaper and one folder I have on the desktop. I found some answers where they tell me to open a terminal and reset unity settings, the problem is that ...
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Shortcut(s) for refreshing/reapplying AutoFilter in LibreOffice?

Googling didn't yield anything conclusive (yet). So here we go: This is as far as I got: (not very far) Starting from https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26178#p202739 and ...
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Open terminal keyboard shortcut not working, launcher and top menu disappeared.

Ubuntu Version 14.10: My Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared. I cannot open terminal like they said to open the terminal using the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+T, but it didn't work. I install ...
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How to get multiple clipboards

I have been using Ubuntu for some time, but still haven't found what would be the most useful thing for me, a way of having multiple clipboards. So is there any software out there at all, or a ...
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Multiple keycodes not working at the same time

I'm using xubuntu 14.04. I'm having a problem when pressing some keybinds (specifically with some keycodes). Thus, show you the result of xev when pressing first Alt_R and then Alt_L. KeyPress event, ...
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How can I assign an accelerator key to LXDE's start menu's Run?

I use LXDE (as part of Lubuntu 15.04). When I press Win, I get the 'Start menu', which has a 'Run' entry. I would like to press r and have that entry selected... but r currently does nothing. How can ...
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Certain keyboard shortcuts stop working when closing laptop lid with external monitors connected

I have an Asus Zenbook UX303LA laptop and I'm working with two external monitors connected to HDMI and mDP ports on Ubuntu 15.04. When I close the laptop lid, I get the error that ...
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Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation)?

Emacs & Python: How to indent to the previous level of identation (go back one level of indentation) ? I've the following problem in Emacs when writing Python scripts: As the image below ...
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ibus, xkb and Hebrew/English keyboard layout

I write both Hebrew and English. Also, I want Ctrl+(letter) and Shift+(letter) etc. to work essentially the same for both layouts, so I don't have to switch layouts in order to, say, copy and paste. ...
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How to enable gmusicbrowser's plugin Gnome mmkeys in Xubuntu?

Gnome mmkeys is a plugin for gmusicbrowser which allows gmusicbrowser to respond to multimedia keys on the keyboard (play, pause, etc.). I tried to enable it via the Plugins tab in the Settings window ...
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How to I write “å” on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?

I can write "æ" and "ø" by pressing down Alt Gr + "a" and "o", respectively. However, trying all keys on my keyboard using Alt Gr, I've not yet found a way of writing the letter "å". I've been ...
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Navigating in the Nautilus 3.10.1 side pane using the keyboard

I would like to be able to navigate the main file manager window as well as the Nautilus (3.10.1) side pane using just the keyboard (arrow keys etc.). How do I switch between being able to navigate ...
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How to set keyboard switch with Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 etc

In windows in keyboard switch settings there is an option that you can switch keyboard language with unique combination for each one. For example, Ctrl + 1 - for english, Ctrl + 2 - for russian, Ctrl ...
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Why do some Poedit hotkeys not work on Kubuntu (e.g. Ctrl+Enter)?

I installed Poedit on my Kubuntu 14.10 and some keyboard shortcuts do not work. Most noteably the most important shortcut Ctrl+Enter to go to the next item does not work. Also Ctrl+Up/Down does not ...
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xbindkey delete suggestion makes the shift key constantly pressed

I have xubuntu on an Acer c720. This means that there is no delete key on the keyboard. After googling for a while i find that everyone has solved this by adding "xdotool keyup shift+BackSpace; ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut doesn't work with Calculator + modifier

In Ubuntu 15.04, I can set a custom shortcut for the calculator button (after disabling the built-in shortcut for opening the actual calculator). However, I am unable to get a {modifier}+Calculator ...
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Just switch from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, my ALT, CTRL, and WINDOWS key acts like the SHIFT key, only uppercasing letters

Not sure if this is normal with Ubuntu, but the keys that I have said in the title for some reason are acting like the shift key, rather than the keys that they should be acting as when I press ...
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How can I get a numberpad on my laptop keyboard when I hold down the fn key?

When boot my Mac into OS X, I am able to use the numberpad on my laptop keyboard whenever I hold down the fn key. If I want to turn off the numberpad then I just release the fn key. Is there a way for ...
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Special keys shortcuts Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1

I've bought a Thinkpad Yoga 12 S1 that runs quite well with Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 but when I try to define special shortcuts where it seems Ubuntu doesn't see them the same depending on whether I use ...
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How do I create a shortcut to initiate Tracker search?

Akin to ctrl + F for web browser's search function, rather than moving my mouse over to the icon in the system tray. PS. I'm new to Linux, so if you provide instructions please provide step-by-step ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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Use Caps Lock as arbitrary shortcut key in KDE5

I'd like to run a bash script when I press caps lock in KDE5. I had this working just fine in KDE4. I can easily assign Caps Lock as the trigger to a command in system settings -> shortcuts -> ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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cli command to run keyboard shortcuts, e.g. Alt-F2

i want to use hot corner for run dialog window. what is the name and command of that tiny box (program) which is called when i press Alt-F2? This is cinnamon related question. for example, under lxde, ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...