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

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fn+f-keybindings no longer working, Dell Inspiron N5050, Ubuntu 14.04

The fn-f-keybindings used to provide me with all kinds of settings: volume, screen brightness, touchpad on/off. These could all be triggered by using fn plus a designated f-key. fn+f3, for example, ...
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Ubuntu workplace switcher doesnt work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Problems with TTY and ALT+F4

so I don't know why but when I type ALT+F4 Ubuntu firstly pass to TTY4 and when I go back to TTY7 to login in my previous screen, after entered, it'll close the window (that I was trying to close). ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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Ubuntu 16 - Holding Volume Up key on keyboard not working

I'm trying to change the volume level on my Ubuntu 16. If I try to mute via holding the notebook's "Fn" + "volume down" key, the volume decreases 1 level and then it quickly decreases the rest of it, ...
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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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fn + t-pad not woking to disable touchpad on Alienware 17R3 for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to figure out why Fn+F11 (T-PAD) does not disable the touchpad. Other Fn combinations seem to work. The touchpad can be disable through the system window interface. However, it is annoying ...
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Logitec k120 keyboard problem in Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I am using logitec K120 wired keyboard. After a fresh install I am facing a rare issue. When I press left ctrl, the Page Up button automatically pressed. On the other hand, when I press right ctrl, ...
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Change behaviour of F1-12 keys

I just installed Ubuntu on my new Dell Chromebook 13. I know that many of you don't have experience with it but my question is very generic, so please help me out anyway. The keyboard doesn't have an ...
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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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making go terminal default terminal

How do I make Go Terminal default terminal instead of Ubuntu's original terminal? Also changing all shortcuts to open Go Terminal(ctrl+alt+T)
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What does Ctrl-| (pipe key) do in a terminal?

For example, when I press Ctrl+Shift+\ (a. k. a. Ctrl+|) in a IPython session I get a Quit (core dumped) message. Where is this keybinding bound and how can I deactivate it?
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Any not maximized window in focus disappears when I hold Ctrl+Alt

The menu is displayed, but the application isn't visible after holding Ctrl + Alt (and any shortcut-keys with) I can focus on it and I can view menu, but can't view self window when use Alt + Tab. ...
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Volume shortcut does not work anymore on Lubuntu 16.04 but brightness works

I had the shortcut working and set up using xbindkeys on Lubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade to 16.04 it does not work anymore. The brightness shortcut Fn + Left/Right works perfectly. I checked with ...
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Global paste without copy

I want to be able to insert a given text template into arbitrary textboxes system wide. Similar to Copy+Paste but without copying the text to the clipboard beforehand. Any ideas or suggestions how to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 change shotcuts

I want to change the next/previous tab shortcut of tabs that lie within windows for all applications, e.g. browser, terminal, etc. How can I do this? Settings->Keyboard->shortcut doesn't list these ...
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How to only append to clipboard (but not overwrite current data)?

I have a rather large file, I need to copy the entire contents somewhere, but when I scroll down the page all the data I have selected becomes unselected. I could just copy and paste block by block, ...
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How to use CTRL+HOME in the terminal?

When I use emacs in graphic mode, I can go to the beginning of the buffer with Ctrl+Home. When in bash, emacs won't recognize the combination and only sees the Home. I checked like here and, in ...
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Change the number of workspaces with keyboard

I tend to "mistype" a lot when, for instance, in emacs or such. And by some unfortunate coincidence, I happen to change quite often the number of workspaces in xubuntu, and I end up reorganizing all ...
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How to Assign a keyboard shortcut to a different combination?

I have an issue where my copy and paste keyboard shortcuts are assigned to ctrl + insert and shift + insert instead of ctrl + c and ctrl + v. Now that I am too used to using ctrl + v and ctrl + c, I ...
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Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V not working in 16.04

I am not able to copy paste using keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+V and CTRL+C). It is not working globally on my Ubuntu 16.04. CTRL+A is working fine however. How can I fix it? I would be able to add a ...
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How can I enable brightness hotkeys for Asus ROG 752 in Ubuntu 16.04?

The brightness hotkeys have no effect in Ubuntu 16.04. My laptop is an ASUS G752VL-DH71. I'm running proprietary graphics card drivers (after enabling, I could at least toggle brightness manually.) ...
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Shortcut to unminimize window

I find myself accidentally hitting Ctrl + Alt + 0 which minimizes the current window. How do I quickly unminimize it? I would prefer to leave the minimize shortcut enabled since I do use it ...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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Remapping only 1 key to another [duplicate]

I rarely use '^' (Shift+6 or Unicode U+005E) and use '⁓' (Unicode U+2053) all the time as part of my signature on emails and so forth. I realize the Swung Dash (⁓) and Tilde (~) are very similar, I ...
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Enable backspace to go to the previous page in Firefox [duplicate]

I want to enable or use Backspace to switch back to previous page that I visited previously in the Firefox browser on Ubuntu. For example, if I am using any browser on Windows, I can use Backspace ...
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How to assign a certain keyboard shortcut to paste specific item?

I regularly need to paste a certain bit of text or a file (probably an image), but it becomes rather long and annoying to keep going back and putting it into my clipboard as I have to copy and paste ...
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Problem to select multiple non consecutive files only by keyboard in Nutilus. I don't have a file selection

Nautilus Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus list view Ambiance Theme I want to only use the keyboard, not the mouse For example if I am in the Downloads folder, when I hold the Ctrl key and move down or up (...
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Unable to Use Ctrl-keyboard Shortcuts in any application

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl Keyboard combinations (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Right, Ctrl + T ...) in applications anymore (neither left - Ctrl nor right - Ctrl). I'm ...
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How can I find a specific custom key binding via its name?

i can retrieve the list of custom key bindings by: gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings which return something like: ['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/...
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Keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the modified filename

In Ubuntu GUI, to change the name of a file we can press F2. Then the name of the file will highlight, excluding the file extension. What is the keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the ...
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Hotkeys not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101. A few weeks ago I was running windows 10, and it froze, so I did a hard shut down. Afterwards it wouldn't turn back on. So ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “Reset and clear” shortcut doesn't work

I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and as in 12.04 which I have before, I set in Terminal preferences the shortcut: \/ Terminal Reset and Clear Shift+Ctrl+E Under the 'Terminal' item in the top-...
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keyboard shortcut for accessing notification area like sound/empathy

is there way to access notification area elements like calendar/Sound/Empathy/Keyboard/Network through keyboard shortcut?when i play songs using vlc, vlc icon will be added to notification area i ...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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Ctrl modifier key not working

I have just installed a fresh new Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am having a weird problem. The left and right Ctrl keys are not working as modifiers. I can see them both doing what they should in xev but if ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Why are there keyboard shortcuts active that aren't in the settings menu?

I have the key combo Ctrl+Alt+left, Ctrl+Alt+right, Ctrl+Alt+up and Ctrl+Alt+down set to switch between workspaces in ubuntu 14.04. However, I can only ever use those shortcuts if I have focus on the ...
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How to re-create the x-terminal-emulator alternative?

I've just installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and while tryng to add "terminix" as the default terminal emulator I've messed up really bad the x-terminal-emulator alternative, totally my fault! I'd enter ...
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Better keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I'd like to press, for example, the Menu key and the output be as if I pressed Ctrl+R or another combination of keys. In other words, I'd like to set aliases for combos using the same graphical user ...
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alt key shortcuts in pycharm are not working on ubuntu 16.04

Shortcuts involving "Alt" key is not working on pycharm. For example the shortcut for "finding usages" on my machine is "Alt +f7". But whenever I press this key, my cursor changes from arrow to the ...
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Rotating monitor with a shortcut key [duplicate]

My Dell two in one laptop can be opened beyond 180 degrees to make an easel. However thi inverts the monitor. This is my prefered way of working with it at my desk at work where I have an external ...
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How do i put 3 windows side by side using keyboard shortcuts in 14.04?

Work gave me a new monitor - which is a 21:9 screen, so I would like to be able to put 3 windows side by side, but ctrl + alt + keypad shortcuts can only be used to place 2, and with this monitor ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to launch Activities Overview?

The SUPER key is currently the default key to launch the Activities Overview, however due to an incident involving large amounts of chocolate cake the key no longer works properly and does not always ...
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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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Where does Ubuntu Gnome store the keyboard shortcuts configuration file?

I am looking to copy the keyboard shortcuts file to another PC to avoid re-binding the keys again. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In Xubuntu there is a simple location with the keyboard shortcuts in ...