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

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16.04 Delete key not working

I noticed I cannot delete with the delete key, which was working fine in win 10. However, shift + del does the same thing. Is there a way i can map it to del instead? i checked shortcuts in keyboard, ...
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Shortcut super + t doesn't open the trash anymore

After a fresh install of Ubuntu16.04 (Xenial Xerus), shortcut combination Super + T opening trash folder in Nautilus is no more present in comparison to Ubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf (when holding ...
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Change keyboard layout shortcut stopped working after updates yesterday

I usually have the change keyboard layout shortcut key set to Alt+Shift (like Windows). After an update yesterday this stopped working. I've tried changing the shortcut to some other combination, but ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Keys and combos with l-alt, l-ctrl, super not working except shift+l-alt

My left side keyboard shortcuts are not working, strangely except left-shift (or right) + left-alt. Also, without any combinations, keys super, l-alt and l-ctrl are not working as well. Could ...
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forwading and backwarding the audio file by 10 seconds [on hold]

// Keyboard shortcuts $(document).keydown(function (e) { var unicode = e.charCode ? e.charCode : e.keyCode; // right arrow ...
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Kmail Default Send and Archive (gmail like hotkey)

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER = Send and Archive inside of the browser for GMAIL. How do I enable this to work inside of Kmail? I wish to send and archive all my emails when I launch em out my inbox.
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terminal appears on hotkey but command not executed

Me being the lazy bum that I am, wanted to make youtube-dl (the script that downloads youtube videos) execute upon pressing a hotkey for the current link in clipboard. In my keyboard shortcuts i made: ...
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redirect scientific paper to sci-hub datebase by shell script with keyboard

i usually read paper ; so as i can't buy all of them, i download some of them from sci-hub.cc website, for this action you could append sci-hub.cc to website's paper and you can get PDF from that ...
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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top ...
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How to close certain dialogs with keyboard shortcuts

There are certain windows that are neither full fledged applications or dialogs that can be closed by 'Ctrl + W' or 'Esc' key. These windows can be maximized and minimized by 'Ctrl + Super + Up Arrow' ...
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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Create a shortcut for broken key in keyboard?

My friend's u key is not working in it's keyboard. Is it possible to create a shortcut for u and U in Ubuntu?
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mousekeys keep restting and skipping

I've just discovered mousekeys and they are a godsend for my rsi problems, but i keep having this annoying problem where occasionally while interacting with some sort of UI they reset the amount that ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Keyboard Layout Changing Issues

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and I have two keyboard layouts: Persian and English(UK). When I try to switch between these two if I keep holding the shift (I use R ALT + R Shift shortcut to switch ) it will ...
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How to write a script to toggle unitytweaktool setting (hotcorners)

Specifically, I want to toggle hotcorners on/off every time I start a steam game. But I have no knowledge of scripts of any kind. Any resources to learn this kind of stuff would be great. Please ...
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...
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Xubuntu Shift Key weird default behaviour

I've not managed to find a solution to this and it's driving me mad! I have a VM installation of Xubuntu 16.04 and neither of the shift keys work on it by default. Some shortcuts that include shift do ...
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L and S keys treated as shortcuts in Gnome

Seemingly at random, my GNOME 3.20 environment on Ubuntu 16.04 has started interpreting every unshifted lowercase L as a shortcut to Gnome Help and every S as a toggle for the on-screen keyboard. The ...
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Synapse launcher crashes after any input from keyboard (Lubuntu)

Everything worked perfectly after I installed it, but from this morning, every time when I launch it using Ctrl + spacebar it crashes immediately after I start typing anything from keyboard (even when ...
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ubuntu 16.04: cannot disable or change keyboard shortcuts that conflicts with emacs' for setting mark

In Ubuntu 16.04, I have disabled the keyboard shortcuts for typing in the Keyboard settings as such: But this seems to have no effect at all as the keyboard shortcuts remain active. This is true ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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Activate first window on given screen shortcut

I'm working on three screens, and I have IDE opened on the right screen and browser on the left screen. While typing in IDE I'd like to move with one shortcut to first app opened on the left screen, ...
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ALT key on Freecad software not working virtualbox (Host OS CentOS 6.7, Guest OS Ubuntu 16.04)

ALT key by itself is not working virtualbox for Freecad. However ALT+L (and some other ALT key combinations) are working for locking screen. I tried ...
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Ctrl+ punctuation keys ( ; : , .) do not work in emacs no window mode inside gnome term

I have setup a few bindings in emacs such as Ctrl + : or Ctrl + ; These bindings work in emacs gui mode but when running emacs -nw inside Gnome terminal 3.6 they don't do anything. My issue is ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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On Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard in any app?

A similar question is asked at On Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard? , but it is referring exclusively to Terminal app. I'm asking for any app, or at least for some ...
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Media keyboard buttons not working

When I press the up-volume, down-volume and mute buttons on my keyboard, nothing happens. The shortcuts option under keyboard in preferences recognizes the buttons, and org.gnome.plugins.media-keys ...
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Any way to assign individual keys to languages in Ubuntu?

I use 6 different keyboards almost daily, at least I wish to have them available all the time from the language bar menu, and in that case it is very tiresome to press super+space all the time to have ...
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Revert usage of Fn key to control notebook (e.g. brightness, sound)

after upgrading Ubuntu to 16.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (2015) I noticed that the function keys are now "inverted". Before the update I had to press Fn and the corresponding F key at the top to change the ...
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Remove/edit a Fn key

I have a Lenovo laptop which has Fn+F4 to close the application (Image of keyboard). Which is super annoying as volume up is on F3. Is there anyway to remap or just remove it completely?
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Start Terminal on Active Screen

I'm currently working off Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate screens. When I use the keyboard shortcut to start the terminal, Ctrl+Alt+T, the terminal is currently defaulted to open on the screen on the ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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Add a delay to a keyboard shortcut

To put my screens on standby, I've defined a keyboard shortcut: xset dpms force standby This causes the screens to go into standby mode immediately. However, I'd like the computer to wait for 2 ...
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new shortcut keys?

did an update go out the added shortcut keys? it could be the application, but that is manually updated, so I tend to think it is ubuntu as that had yet another update this morning. if so, is there a ...
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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the create shortcuts feature for Chrome Apps and would find the apps available in the Ubuntu launcher with icon, giving a native ...
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Bash script cannot run with keyboard shortcut

I have this script in my /home/username/ And I can run it via terminal with the following code ./script.sh or sh script.sh it works (it has executable permissions) but I cannot assign it to a ...
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Strange toggling behaviour in Tilda

I'm using Tilda terminal emulator on a fresh Xubuntu 16.04 setup with Calc key being the toggle key. I've always used it this way on other PCs (of course after disabling the calculator global ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: ...
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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Don't Work Properly After 14.04 -> 16.04 Upgrade

I recently did an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and after the upgrade keyboard shortcuts stopped working. Not just ones I set, but all of them. After investigating/messing around a little bit I figured ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Can't edit anything in settings editor (xubuntu)

Even with root privileges when I open settings editor->xfce-keyboard-shortcuts, I am forbidden to do any changes. More precisely, I cannot type anything in property field of any shortcuts. I tried to ...
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screen brightness keys stopped working — ubuntu 14.04 LTS — HP notebook

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week on my HP Pavillion DV6700 notebook. It was working perfectly until last night when I turned on the notebook and noticed the screen brightness was set to the ...
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ctrl-alt-numpad8 without numpad?

I want to run this shortcut on a keyboard without numpad: Ctrl-Alt-Numpad 8 - Place window in top half of screen. Question1 How to configure this for a keyboard without numpad? Question2 I ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...