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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (6)

2
votes
1answer
6 views

Byobu: Disable Shift+Arrow keys when in zoomed mode

Firstly, love byobu. Kudos to the developers! After using it for a while, I have started into this workflow pattern where I zoom into the main pane and work on it in vim for a while, and then move ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Problem rebinding isearch key in Emacs

Hello I am trying to rebind the Emacs key for isearch (C-s) to the more CUA like C-i becuase C-s is bound to save. I did the following: (global-set-key "\C-i" 'isearch-forward) (global-set-key (kbd ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
1
vote
1answer
33 views

How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views
+50

Disable power-off button on NVidia Shield controller (joystick) in Unity

I have an NVidia Shield Controller, that is detected by Ubuntu as a standard joystick. Unity seems to react to some of the special buttons of this controller such as Volume Up, Volume Down and more ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

How to Disable Alt+` Key Combination

I was wondering if there was anyway to disable the Above_Tab key combination that switches the windows of a program. I've tried going through CompizConfig and disabling the Switcher there with no ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

How to set up hotkey for toggling wireless

After messing around with gnome desktop in ubuntu 14.10 (I went back to unity), my WLAN key doesn't work anymore. All the other keys (volume up/down, turn off screen, mute, etc) work except for the ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

“Search your computer” widget get overlay by other views?

There are times that every view/window that is opened is overlaying the search widget that you open with "Super" key. No matter what window you open or set true/false for "Always on top". This is very ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Guake terminal: Shift+Ctrl+Arrow key to select a word (to copy)

I read it is possible installing and executing GNU Screen within the Guake terminal: Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys in shell? However if I push Ctrl+Arrow key (or Alt+Arrow key) to move ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How can stop tab wrapping in terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and when I have a terminal open with multiple tabs I can cycle through them (for me, using Shift + arrow keys). Currently it will wrap around the edges, meaning ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

How can I make a keyboard shortcut to turn off and turn on the screen?

I changed my laptop from a Lenovo U310 to a Dell Inspiron 7537. The Lenovo had a special key for turning off and on the screen, but the Dell doesn't have it. I want to know if there is a command for ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

My keyboard layout is all wrong.. And hotkeys aren't working!

I'm very new at Ubuntu (I'm a recent Windows convert) Basically when I first set up the OS I chose the keyboard layout as "English (UK)" and it's got the @ and " keys messed up! I have no idea where ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Remmina rdp session - no toolbar and keyboard shortcuts don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I copied over my .remmina folder from my old 14.04 install and all my connections are there however when I connect to remote windows computer through rdp which is ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Bricked media shortcuts used with rythmbox

I am running 14.04 on a mbp. After the installation of Ubuntu the play media key would play and pause a song in Rhythmbox, but it wouldn't start the application. To achieve this, I went to ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Mouse personalization program with layers

In Windows there is a program called X-Mouse-Button-Control. With it, you can remap the mouse buttons to perform personalized actions including creating a whole new layer, so you can press 2 buttons ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Super key (“The Windows Key”) not working in i3wm in 14.04.1 LTS

I just installed i3wm but I can't configure the $mod to be mod4 (Super aka "the Windows Key" in other OSes). I can only choose to use the mod1 (Alt). I've tried reinstalling i3, and deleting the ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

list alphanumerically but hidden first

Is there any Combination of OPTION possible with ls which (in UBUNTU 14.04) For ease, I took below annotation to let you tell the situation H == Hidden directories (folder) and hidden files (name ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

fn volume keys no longer working after installing VLC

When I first had ubuntu in vanilla state, all my fn keys worked fine. After recently installing VLC media player, however, the volume fn has stopped working. Everything else seems fine, it's just ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How to customize/add keyboard shortcuts for evince

I'm using evince 3.10.3 shipped with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't like some of the default settings for keyboard shortcuts. However, I cannot figure out how to customize them. Following this question, here ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Can't modify the behavior of the function key

I am hitting my adaptive Fn key by mistake and want to make it harder to hit it (by adding shift) or completely disable it. xmodmap -pke |grep 151 shows keycode 151 = XF86WakeUp NoSymbol ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
15
votes
8answers
1k views

How do I type an 'æ' character? [duplicate]

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu?
0
votes
2answers
35 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce

Anyone knows how to bind Alt + Tab shortcut to a mouse button on xfce?
1
vote
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 + ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

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 ...