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

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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Back several years, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't replicate now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding both mouse buttons down ...
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Thunderbird 37.1.0 disable Send Now keyboard shortcut

I would like to disable the Send Message Now shortcut (Ctrl+Enter) in Thunderbird 31.7.0. I have installed the Keyconfig add on as described here. However, this particular shortcut is not on the ...
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Clementine Visualization Keyboard Shortcuts

I can't seem to figure out any keyboard shortcuts for the Clementine Visualization (Clementine 1.2). Normal ProjectM shortcuts have no effect. A Google search on the topic was surprisingly fruitless! ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to minimize a window?

I'm looking at the window manager keyboard settings but I don't see it. There are shortcuts for maximize, hide, move, and so forth, so I'd think I was on the right page.
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon? [on hold]

I have virtualbox in my linux mint box, my virtualbox always running so when I want to change my windows using ALT+TAB I always redirected to virtualbox window. I want to know how can I skip window or ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts [on hold]

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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What are the Enlightenment (e17) shortcut keys?

In particular, I'd like to launch programs from the keyboard. I expected the windows key (Super) to launch the launcher ("Run Everything") The launcher built into e17 looks really nice, so you can ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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Terminal shortcut to SUPER key

I would like to use the Super key to launch the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04.2 I installed compizconfig settings manager, removed the Super binding from launching the dash. In compiz I cannot find a ...
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Does bash (or any shell, for that matter) have an 'overwrite' mode?

I'm running similar commands on (e.g.) a set of files. As an example, let's say I'm doing something like this (this isn't what I'm doing, it's just an example): > cat path/to/dir/file01.txt ...
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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Register custom shortcut during package installation

My goal is to register a custom shortcut during installation of a debian package for a specific software. After doing some research it seems that gsettings key ...
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Map Ctrl+c to one button to stop a script on terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to remap the functionality of Ctrl+C to just one button (e.g b) such that whenever I press that button in terminal it forces the script running in it to stop (kinda ...
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Keystrokes activate random and unintended functions like “Find” and “Escape”

I've installed Ubuntu Mate on a new laptop (Asus Zenbook 305FA) and it runs well except for one thing: When I type certain characters I get undesirable responses. For example when I type the ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have currently disabled the trackpad of my laptop by turning it off in "System settings -> Mouse & Touchpad". Can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the trackpad on and ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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Trouble typing in Ebay search field with certain letters

I changed my keyboard but I still have trouble typing in Ebay general search field. I can type in Goggle and everywhere but the ebay search tool with Ubuntu. Numbers work fine. z, w, f, and a few ...
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cairo-dock: system keyboard shortcuts not working

Cairo-dock worked fine, until one day mysteriously some shortcuts stopped working. I can still press super+enter to show the dock, but, for example, Fn+Volume Up or Super+space (change keyboard input ...
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How can I disable Alt-Tab application switching in Cinnamon when a certain program is open?

I use emacs and have fill commands set to Alt-Tab in certain modes and, as a creature of habit, would like to keep it that way. Is there an easy way to disable application switching via Alt-Tab when ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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'Launch terminal' launches terminator instead of terminal [duplicate]

I recently installed terminator in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but when using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt +T it launches the terminator instead of the terminal. I'd like to regress back to having the shortcut ...
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Custom shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome fallback session not working

The custom keyboard shortcuts I set using the keyboard preferences windows is not working. As per this link I am able to assign custom shortcut for "show desktop" only. But my shortcuts for "File ...
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shortcut for shut-down not working in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome as the DE. Back when I was using gnome with Arch, I could configure keyboard shortcuts for shut down and restart from Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts I don't ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from version 12.04 to 14.04, now with gedit 3.10. Previously I had managed to customize some shortkeys, e.g. block commenting to Ctrl+r and block uncomment to Ctrl+t (instead ...
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Disabling a Function (Fn) Hotkey on a System76 Laptop

I have a System76 Gazelle Professional which is running Ubuntu 14.04. The fn+F4 toggles volume down which I use all the time, but its directly next to fn+F3 which makes the computer go to sleep ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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Laptop Volume media keys stay pressed

This is a problem I've had before on an old HP laptop. Now I have a Lenovo Z470. These are the keys I mean: They seem to be capacitive buttons. When I press volume down for example, the volume goes ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Stop Working (After 1-2h)

Dell XPS 13, Installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04, Updated Gnome to 3.16. 10: I start up, everything works 20: After ~2h, brightness, volume (Fn+?? keyboard combos) stop working 30: Reboot 40: Goto 10 I ...
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How to cause xfce4 whiskermenu to invoke when super is pressed?

I have installed Xfce4 Panel and its whisker menu plugin onto my instance of Unity. I want to make the whisker menu appear when I press the super key instead of Unity Dash. How might one go about ...
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Volume, Media, and Terminal Hotkeys stop working at random times?

Seemingly randomly after a resume, my keyboard hotkeys for volume, pause/play, and CTRL+ALT+T for terminal stop working. Brightness and other hotkeys still work. I've tried the steps described in this ...
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Screenshot shortcut key error

For more than a week or so whenever I use one of the cursor keys, page up or down, home, end or delete, it takes a screenshot and asks if I want to save to clipboard. I checked Ubuntu Keyboard ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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How can I set up a key spamming macro?

I'm trying to find a program that functions as an analogue to AutoHotKey on Windows. I need to constantly send virtual keystrokes to any application window by pressing a button. Ideally, I should be ...
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Inverted question/exclamation marks

I am trying to type inverted question marks and exclamation marks in Ubuntu 15.04 and have tried AltGrt + ? and AltGrt + ! but all I get is: ? and ! respectively.
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Map firefox refresh to multimedia keyboard

Sorry for this question, I think I'm missing something really easy. In firefox I can refresh with F5. Groovy. I have a multimedia keyboard with forward/back/bookmark/refresh/search/close buttons, ...
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VirtualBox traps CTRL-ALT when focused, interferes with workspace switching

Setup: I have VirtualBox running, my guest OS is Windows 7. I also have multiple Ubuntu workspaces which I navigate with CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys. The problem is that when the virtual machine window gets ...
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Numpad for shortcuts

I try to assign shortcuts which includes numpad number keys e.g. Ctrl.+alt+5. But the numberkeys of numpad won't work only the numberkeys over the qwert keyd I found out that this seem to be an ...
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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Map Mouse Button To Keyboard Key only in One Program

Quick backstory: I'm a recent migrant to linux. I use Kodi, formerly XBMC, and in the Windows version, it recognized the 'back' mouse button (button8 on my logitech M510 wireless mouse) as backspace ...
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Starting Dolphin with shortcut Meta+E

I'm used to open a file manager with the shortcut meta+e from Windows. Now I would like to have the same behavior under Plasma 5. I've edited the shortcut here: But when I use the shortcut ...
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Is there possibility to remove all ALT modifier keybinds?

I got quite annoying bug. Many programs what I use (Blender, Unreal Engine4) uses modifiers Alt + mouse but Unity got also. I have removed all Alt + mouse keybindings in Unity but still it won't let ...