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

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How do you save time with gnome-session-fallback and hotkeys?

As a developer I love to work with my keyboard. Not only do I save time with hotkeys when developing. Which hotkeys could I use in addition, to the ones I use, to get quicker in working on my ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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Make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04. The keyboard doesn't have the "Delete" key. How can I make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete? I was able to remap some other single keys in ...
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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disable automaic update for texmaker [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 15.04 and I experienced problems with Temaker, namely the keyboard shortcuts did not work after some time. However, manually installing the version compiled with Qt4 fixed the ...
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Xubuntu 15.04: Can no longer navigate with Ctrl + left/right on MySQL shell

In previous versions of Ubuntu (and other Linuxes), I was able to jump word-by-word in the MySQL shell with Ctrl+←/Ctrl+→. This does not seem to work in 15.04. Instead I get ;5D (Ctrl+←) and ;5C ...
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Change behaviour of fn + f1-12 on Toshiba

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-135 and Ubuntu 14.04. This laptop came with Windows 7, so it's dual boot. My issue is that in windows 7, f1-12 keys were in default mode (I mean, I didn't have to ...
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AppKeys Ubuntu Gnome extension opens news instances of chrome

Ave! I normally pin my chrome on (Super+1), Editor ( Super+2) and Firefox ( Super+3). And thanks to this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/413/dash-hotkeys/ i dont regret switching ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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How to display correct keyboard backlight levels?

I have a DELL latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When pressing Fn+right button, I am able to change the keyboard backlight (works good), but on screen, this on screen notification (notifyOSD), ...
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How do I bind Windows key using command line?

I want to map Windows key (without any additional key) on Ubuntu to be able to launch Terminal (xterm). I've already went through this information but I don't know how to go from there. How can I ...
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Logitech M545 button mapping

I bought a Logitech M545 yesterday, and it's not behaving as it should. With my old M705 I could use the thumb buttons to go back/forwards in Firefox, Thunar, etc, but with the M545 they don't even ...
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Run commands “without” terminal

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Ubuntu 15 Hotkeys Are Broken

I have been searching around and not totally sure how to approach this issue with the Ubuntu Hotkeys. For example CTRL+ALT+T, my custom Hotkey SUPER+E for nautlius don't work. There are a few others. ...
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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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Is there a program which can assign whole words as shortcuts?

I would like to type entire words (using modifier keys) for every key on my keyboard. The desire is to increase typing speed by using less key presses. For Example: mod + A --> The mod + Q --> ...
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Xbindkeys & xte - keybindings not works

I have problem with .xbindkeysrc config. First line works as expected, Mod4+Space change language layout. But other configs won't work, if enable Mod4+w 'w' not works. What I can do to make this ...
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From OSX to Ubuntu: I need help on common shortcuts

I installed ubuntu on my macbookpro... I'm already comfortable with the bash and apt-get tasks, and the OS seems pretty easy to understand and use, however since I'm used to use a lot of shortcuts in ...
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How can I detach a tab from my main chrome window (into a new window)?

I want to be able to move the current tab from the window (with other tabs) to a new window, in the foreground, keeping all other tabs open. I'm using Google Chrome, always up to date, on Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu - remap copy/paste and language switch

I am using Linux (Ubuntu) with XFCE at work. At home I use Mac Os with Cmd+c etc shortcuts. This is very useful because you can use Control as regular key in terminal without stupid remapping like ...
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How do I get Shutter to open the GUI after taking a screenshot

I configured Ubuntu 14.10 to run shutter -f when I press Print Screen. But that just saves a file. How do I get the hotkey to not just run Shutter, but also place the screenshot in the clipboard and ...
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Ctrl + Shift + U not working in MS Office 2007 under Wine

I have to deal with this problem on another family PC on which I forced Linux installation over Windows. I'm well aware that Alt + Number doesn't work on Linux, that's why I was relying on Ctrl + ...
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How can I quickly re-enable fn shortcuts that stopped working?

On 15.04, sometimes (fairly often) my fn shortcuts stop working. The problem is in the OS, they are still able to change brightness, but no notification is displayed and I cannot change the volume ...
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How do I reset the binding of Ctrl+Tab?

I was using gnome-tweak-tool and momentarily bound Ctrl+Tab to one of the window-switching navigations. After clearing the rebinding, it didn't go back to doing what it used to do: switching tabs ...
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Some shortcuts are missing (Ubuntu 14.04)

I always use Win+Ctrl-Left_Arrow Win+Ctrl-Right_Arrow keys to send the window to the left and to the right spliting the screen in two. Some days ago this shortcuts were removed. How can I enable them ...
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Ubuntu terminal: How to change ctrl + c (interrupt) to something else?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity right now. I've changed my copy and paste keys to Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V respectively. The command I've used is this: gconftool-2 -t str -s ...
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Key shortcut Super+S in Gnome-Classic

In Gnome-Classic, I happened to find that by default, Super+S can expands Applications menu. This isn't listed in System settings -> Keyboard -> shortcuts, so why does the shortcut work? Note that ...
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How can I disable the Super button so that it won't bring up the Search window?

I know this question may have been asked before but the solutions are all out of date or don't work. I am running Ubuntu as a VM in VMWare on a Mac. If I try to switch from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to the ...
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Nemo shortcut for custom ation [closed]

I'm on Linux Mint 17.1. I created a "full-path.nemo_action" in ~/.local/share/nemo/actions. This action is displayed in the drop-down menu, and done properly on click. There is one trouble. How do I ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Channel Fn Keys to Chrome Running in Background

I recently started using Google Chrome on my Laptop primarily for Google Play Music. My keyboard has some Fn keys which are great for controlling music players (like Rhythmbox), even when the screen ...
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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...
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My fn keys to change brightness/volume stopped working on Ubuntu

Suddenly I started getting a black screen on startup for a few seconds and a few lines show up there before they vanish and it boots. I haven't been able to find any other problems except for the fact ...
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How to program F Keys - UBUNTU 14.10

I would like to program the F keys for commands I more often use in Ubuntu. For example, say I want to program F1 to open a directory I use quite often, F2 to Open the Terminal Window which then ...
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How do I keep change in keybaord configuration even after keyboard change and/or sleep & awake?

I wanted to change Caps key to Ctrl which I did by the following command setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps The problem is the change remains for the session only. I even added the command to startup ...
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Function keys and numeric keypad problems on packard bell tk85

i've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my packard bell tk 85 but i'm having problems with the built-in keyboard. Looking at the keyboard setting i can see that the keys from F1 to F12 are mapped correctly. ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ? ...
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How to show the list of shortcuts produced by super key using command line

What is the command that shows the same result of holding the super key?! I.e. What is the command that list all shortcuts in system...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts in LxTerminal?

Is there a way to change or add keyboard shortcuts within the LxTerminal application? My specific desire is to change the bindings for previous and next tab so they match the shortcuts in my other ...
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switching keyboad layout disables setxkbmap customizations

I use this command: setxkbmap -option "lv3:caps_switch" to customize my keyboard shortcuts (home, end, left and right arrows). Configuration resides in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file. Everything ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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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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How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position?

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: #! ...