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

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How can I bind a keybord shortcut on my Thoinkpad X220 Tablet?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220T (or X220 Tablet). I have set up two scripts to enhance the screen rotation, and I would like to bind them to a keyboard ...
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Disable left alt?

I don't want left alt to do anything, I still want combos like alt-tab to work, but pressing alt shouldn't do anything. By default it focuses the menu, and sometimes makes my cursor flicker. I ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Custom keyboard shortucts not working on fresh 14.04 install

After a fresh install of 14.04, I tried to customize the keyboard shortcuts to be similar to the customized ones I used before in 12.10 like Super+Eject = Lock Screen (Macbook keyboard). ...
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Super key does not work in latest gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 to open activites

I installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 (from software center). If I click on the activities tab in the corner the activities manager opens (that may not be the actual name of it). Other shortcuts like ...
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Fullscreen hotkey bind not taking

My problem is I can't get the following setting to "take": I read on ubuntu forums (and unfortunately I can't post more than 2 links in this post) that the bind may be overwritten by compiz settings ...
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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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Multimediakeys don't work after upgrade to 14.04

I updated my ubuntu to 14.04 (from a 13.10). After the update, my multimediakeys (next, play/pause, prev, mute, vol up, vol down) don't work. I'm on a dell latitude. Edit: worked fine after a ...
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14.04 alt key conflict after changing HUD and Window menu shortcuts

In 14.04 I changed the keyboard/shortcuts settings so that: Launcher/"Key to show HUD" is now ALT Z However, when I press ALT, the application menu shows up. That is specially a problem with ...
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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language

Is there a way to make standard keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+C for copy or Ctrl+A for select all) work while the input language is not than English? For example, while writing in Word on Windows you ...
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Unwanted keyboard shortcut after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10, pressing the key "a" on the keyboard always started the file browser. After removing a duplicate file browser entry in the main menu (via Alacarte menu editor), ...
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No keyboard input after 'Caps Lock' press

I live in Russia so I have Russian and English keyboard layout enabled on my Kubuntu 14.04 desktop. I use 'Caps Lock' and 'Alt+Shift' shortcuts to change layout It worked fine, but today my boss ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 change removable media back to appearing at the bottom of launcher

All of a sudden in Ubuntu 14.04 newly connected removable media appears at the top of the launcher instead of at the bottom. The main problem with this is that it changes all of the launcher ...
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14.04 - keyboard layouts switching with only “super”(“windows”) key

Can I do it? I want to switch keyboard layouts as I did it before (13.04) with this button. FIX: it's possible 1) install ccsm - sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager 2) remove shortcut ...
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Is is possible to change Super + T to terminal?

So now that 14.04 was released and the most active questions on this are from 2011 to 2012 ([1] and [2]), I'd like to ask again just out of hope: Is it possible to change <Super> + T from ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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How do I display keyboard shortcuts overlay while workspaces are enabled in Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

My keyboard shortcut screen (press and hold the super key) will not display when I have workspaces enabled in system settings. It will display when not workspaces is not enabled. The keyboard ...
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Trusty's first login keyboard cheat-sheet: Can I see it again?

After upgrade to 14.04 trusty I got a nice "cheat sheet" for unity keyboard shortcuts. I saw it briefly after login. Changing the display brightness on my laptop made it disappear already. Can I see ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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How to open the gnome terminal? [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to learn how bash command line works, but unable to access it. It seems that I can use Super-T to access monitor, but my keyboard does not have Super key. ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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How to bind F-keys to shortcuts in 14.04

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 Keyboard shortcuts using F-keys no longer function to activate keyboard functions. For example, f16 binded to Home folder no longer works. Nor does alt-F16 ...
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How can I show all non-minimized windows?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with Unity. It has some great keyboard combos for navigating about my various windows. Super + W shows all open windows. Alt + Tab lets me scroll through ...
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No Navigation under keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 under Gnome flashback I don't see the former Navigation menu under Keyboard under Settings. I want to define shifts between workspaces (not CNTRL+ALT+cursor but only CNTRL+cursor), ...
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Ubuntu 14 - Nautilus Opens Beneath Windows [closed]

It appears the issue with nautilus not opening in the foreground is back with Ubuntu 14. I made sure to check that my focus and raise behaviour is the same as in that answer. Here is a video I took ...
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Sound indicator issues after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded t 14.04 yesterday and now the sound indicator disappears every time I run Pithos. Also the media keys don't work. I tried showkey, and the system reads the keys fine, but nothing happens. ...
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How to disable F1 for Help in GNOME?

I often accidentally press F1 when in GNOME which opens Help Center. Quite irritating. I tried disabling it in key bindings but search through all the places they are stored in GNOME according to ...
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Activate Meta as a modified key

It seems that because Meta key can be activated alone so some shortcut as Meta+F can't work (some, not all). Since I get used to use Alt+F1 instead so I want to disable activate Meta key alone. How ...
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Key combination for each language

I want to have a combination for several language layout. Ctrl + 1 - English US Ctrl + 2 - Romanian STANDARD Ctrl + 3 - German Ctrl + 4 - Swedish However, I can't find the Romanian STANDARD one. I ...
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Search shortcut doesn't work

I have a problem with the search shortcut on Ubuntu 13.10. Somehow the shortcut for search does not work anymore (Ctrl+F). In Keyboard > Shortcuts the search is defined with Ctrl+F but, for example, ...
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Can anyone tell me what the key shortcut is in Ubuntu 14.04 to activate/use scale/expo?

I am wondering if the keyshortcuts change in ubuntu 14.04...and wondering what they will be for scale and expo. Any ideas?
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How to create a keybord shortcut for toggling mouse touchpad?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for [enabling] or [disabling] my mouse-pad, since it is very annoying to have it while typing especially when you have a mouse. I have tried with xinput ...
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hotkey to maximise window on 2 screens

I have 2 screens and it appends frequently that I need to expand a window on both screens. Is there a way to avoid dragging and expanding manually? I am lookingfor something equivalent to Ctrl+Alt+5, ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [closed]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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Returning to host machine from linux container

I have installed lxc on my server, then created an lxc container (ubuntu template and name is master). Next I started my container master, then logged in by command lxc-console, then I logout from ...
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How can I lock AND blank the screen from the keyboard in 14.04?

In older versions of Ubuntu when you pressed Ctrl+Alt+L it would lock and blank the screen (start the screensaver). In 14.04 it just locks the screen. How can I get it to lock AND blank the screen? ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu. But they are other shortcuts which I don't know how to disable, ...
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How to decrease step of XF86KbdBrightnessDown and XF86KbdBrightnessUp handlers on Ubuntu

My hardware supports full 256 steps of screen brightness. Unfortunately Ubuntu's default brightness driver uses wrong steps: I need to increase granularity of steps in the dark end of the spectrum, ...
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What to do when the keyboard and mouse no longer respond normally on Ubuntu

What do you do when the mouse pointer disappears from the screen, or stops moving and regular keyboard shortcuts such as switching between apps or different desktops stops working and the only thing ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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Bash/zsh: Undo erase backwards (ctrl+w)

In Bash and Zsh ctrl+w erases backwards from where the cursor is. Is it also possible to undo what I had erased? Thanks!
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Is there any manual to get the list of bash shortcut keys?

There are many shortcuts that I use while interacting with bash command line to make the work easier and faster. Like: ctrl+L: to clear the screen ctrl+a/ctrl+e: to move start/end of the line ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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how to see the keyboard shortcut list lens using Cario Dock (without Unity)?

in Unity i simply held-down Super-key, is there some way i can install only this feature from the Unity experience? (as i have since switched to Cario and disabled Unity) also asked this question ...
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Is a reboot the only way to get back into the GUI after pressing “CTRL+ALT+F12”? [duplicate]

I just read What does "Ctrl + Alt + F12" do?. It was helpful, but I'm left with the question: If you accidentally press "CTRL+ALT+F12" is the only way out of the virtual terminal to reboot ...
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Fn key for touchpad xUbuntu

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. All is well except for a single fn key that doesnt' seem to work. I have an Asus n56vz which has a huge touchpad. So I'd like to disable it when I have a ...
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12.04 -Mute microphone key not working under Cinnamon

I am runnning ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T430 and I recently installed Cinnamon 2. Unfortunately the mute microphone button (which I use a lot on conference calls) on the keyboard is not working even ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...