3
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1answer
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Launch file manager from terminal with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to use a keyboard shortcut to launch the file manager in the working directory of the terminal (the reverse equivalent of Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here"). How can ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Why are terminal shortcuts different than the ones used elsewhere for the same task?

I ask this out of sheer curiosity. For pasting - why wasn't Ctrl+v made as a shortcut - which is standard - instead of Ctrl+Shift+v - which is not standard? Same goes with so many other shortcuts ...
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0answers
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MacBook: Nano keyboard shortcuts changed

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro. In the terminal, I typed: sudo apt-get install nano nano When the text editor opens in the terminal, the keyboard shortcuts, e.g. ^X, do not ...
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2answers
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How do I choose among the tab directory completor in terminal?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a few options if you press tab.. for this ...
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2answers
2k views

Make it so you can't stop command with CTRL+C

So, I was playing some Zork 1 and I went to copy some text to show a friend of mine, but I accidentally forgot to hold the shift key when pressing CTRL+C. This stopped the command and I lost my Zork ...
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6answers
2k views

Shortcut to clear command line terminal [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to clear the command line when typing in it instead of keeping backspace pressed for a few long seconds? I ask because I regularly use the Tab key to automatically fill in file ...
2
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2answers
82 views

Un-auto-complete Terminal

In the terminal, one can use the tab key to help auto-complete typing out a directory or file name. However, if I make a mistake and mistype the beginning of the directory and "tab it out", I end up ...
0
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4answers
60 views

Not Alt + Tab to find my window [duplicate]

Sometimes I open more than seven or eight window. majority of this situation one of them is terminal. also you know that we need terminal during work. So I do not like to press ALt + Tab and after ...
1
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1answer
172 views

Disable all Unity keyboard shortcuts using the command line

I would like to know how I can disable ALL keyboard shortcuts via the terminal. I know you can disable them by going to: system settings>keyboard>shortcuts but I want to disable them via terminal. ...
1
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0answers
22 views

How can I change the regular ctrl commands to accept super instead?

Macintosh, I've discovered, has the right idea in that they use the apple key instead of ctrl in the copy, paste, select all, etc commands. This is extremely useful in the terminal, where ctrl-c is ...
2
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2answers
510 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
42 views

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!
20
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3answers
2k views

Ctrl+L in terminal

I accidentally typed ctrl + L in terminal and my terminal window jumped one 'screenful' size. I looked at the keyboard shortcuts in "Edit"->"Keyboard shortcuts" and didn't find that shortcut. What ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

Is there a terminal commands cheat sheet application?

I stumbled upon a terminal cheat sheet here and I started wondering if there was anyway to display this in Ubuntu 12.04, much in the way that holding the [Super] key displays tips for window managing ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Open Window in Specific Workspace [duplicate]

I have made a keyboard shortcut for Firefox like so: keyboard/shortcuts/customized shortcuts/ command line :firefox new accelerator: Alt+f I can open a Firefox window by pressing Alt+E, ...
2
votes
0answers
108 views

Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Configure terminal to use same set of hotkeys, no matter what shell is running inside of it? (Text navigation/selection/copy/paste etc…)

I have a set of keyboard shortcuts that I use all the time in every other application (browser, text editor, input fields in file manager, etc). They're not optimized by any means, but they're in my ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

How to make backspace work on ubuntu 13.04

I have recently updated ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. Now i observed that Backspace is not working for folder(Up and Back functionality). I just found that ubuntu has decided to use alt + (left right ...
0
votes
1answer
234 views

Keyboard command for gnome-control-center ubuntu 13.10

As much as I tried to figure this out I simply cannot get this to work out the way that I want it to. Now the usual commands in the terminal command line would be gnome-control-center now normally ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Command to run keyboard shortcut?

Specifically, I've got two instances of cgminer that open upon boot in terminal windows, I'd like to have them automatically tiled. I also tried gDevilsPie and I couldn't get it to select one ...
1
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2answers
138 views

Setting a hotkey for connecting and disconnecting a network connection in KDE environment

Is there a way to set a hotkey for toggling connection through a network cable: Also if I have a command in command-line that can do this or a piece of C++ code that does this I can set a hotkey ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Terminal word navigation/deletion

I'm a bit puzzled by the following keyboard shortcuts in Ubunutu terminal: CTRL + Left, CTRL + Right to navigate words ALT + Backspace to delete entire word at the left of the cursor I'm mainly a ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Screen shortcuts in terminal conflict with Konsole and general GUI settings

I'm starting to use Screen in my terminal use (tired of sshing many times when I need to work) anyway, I'm finding that the Screen shortcuts conflict with some of my general gui shortcuts. The real ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Delete characters from cursor up to the beginning

I'm confused, ctrl+k deletes characters from the cursor up to the end of the line. But why does ctrl+u delete the whole line?
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
3
votes
1answer
95 views

How can I use my keyboard as a mouse?

I'm using my keyboard more and more these days for basic command line stuff, vim editing, alt-tab window switching and the like. Q) How can I use my number pad keys to move the cursor around on the ...
3
votes
1answer
803 views

Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
0
votes
1answer
940 views

Add/remove keyboard layout by console command

After upgrading to 13.10 it looks like we have no more deal with XKB for layout settings and input language switching, so I have a question. Some times I need to add one ore two more input languages ...
2
votes
1answer
319 views

Copy-and-paste current working directory on command line without using the mouse

I am using the terminal quite a lot, but I am frustrated that I repeatedly resort to the mouse in the following situation. I have two terminal tabs open with the current working directories X and Y, ...
3
votes
2answers
966 views

How to enable Paste function with Ctrl-Shift-V in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have very simple question after installation/upgrade to 13.10. Seems that Paste function (or Paste without formatting) keyboard shortcut does not work in 13.10. It was a very convenient way to paste ...
0
votes
0answers
203 views

Control runninig VLC instance with command line

So my actual goal is to enable global media keys to control VLC, as in - I'd like to press "Next" being in any window and I want VLC to go to next song. My idea is this: System settings -> Keyboard ...
0
votes
2answers
98 views

Need help with mapping my keyboard

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu right now, so far I'm enjoying it. There is this one thing I don't understand. I want to replace my Pg Up button with Alt+T. If I want to use T only I know I should use ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Shortcut to bring all open terminals to the front

After I navigate out to a webpage or editor, is there any way to bring all the open terminals back to the front in their original positions? It is a bit of a pain clicking the terminal icon and then ...
1
vote
2answers
214 views

Cleaning the command line (like `ESC` in Windows)

When have the garbage in the command line, I can simply hit escape and it is cleaned. Nothing happens in Linux. What is the corresponding command? Backspace over the whole string is boring and stupid. ...
2
votes
2answers
274 views

How to set a single shortcut to switch an Internet connection on and off

Which exact one-line conditional construct activates an existing Internet connection if it's off and deactivate it if it's on? I looked some on-line pages to understand the use of the "nmcli" ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

Command-line to switch between profiles in gnome-terminal

I created a new profile for gnome-terminal and I can switch between "Implicit" profile and the new created profile as you can see in the below image: Now I wonder how can I switch between profiles ...
5
votes
1answer
248 views

Bind byobu window to Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut

Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut runs the gnome-terminal by default. I have installed byobu, and I want this shortcut to open the latest used byobu session. When pressed multiple times, I should still have just ...
1
vote
1answer
322 views

How can I prevent the alt-tab shortcut from nesting terminal windows?

I like to have multiple terminal windows open sometimes, however when I use alt-tab it nests all instances of the same application in one icon and then you must wait a second for it to let you tab ...
2
votes
0answers
242 views

How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How I can set-up LXTerminal in Lubuntu to start maximized?

When I push CTRL + ALT + T I want see my default LXTerminal in Lubuntu 13.04 in full size (not like F11). I know that I can push CTRL + ALT + F1 and get tty-terminal - it good for some situations, but ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Selecting text in the terminal without using the mouse

I am about to press enter to run a command in terminal, but before doing that, I want to copy the command to clipboard without using the mouse. How? If you're somewhere other than the terminal, ...
1
vote
1answer
596 views

How to switch keyboard input language through ssh terminal on the remote machine? (Alt-Shift analog for ssh)

I'm looking for a way to change the language I give as input to the remote machine in an ssh session. All I want is an analog of the Alt+Shift shortcut, but for the remote machine. Specifically, the ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

Most important commands to know? [duplicate]

Got myself into trouble today - put rhythm box into party mode and I could get it back. So I was stuck. I hit ctrl alt del thinking that something like task manager would come up so I could kill ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Enable global terminal movement keys

In terminal I can use: Ctrl + H → Backspace Ctrl + M → Return (Enter) Ctrl + F → Forward Ctrl + B → Backward Ctrl + N → Next Ctrl + P → Previous Ctrl + A → ...
3
votes
1answer
90 views

How can I alter the next/previous tab shortcut in Terminal?

I want to change the Next Tab shortcut in Terminal to be Ctrl+Tab. I tried using the gconf-editor as suggested here but nothing happens when I run that using Alt+F2. My googling for other solutions ...
14
votes
1answer
953 views

What's the history about the Shift + Arrow keys in terminal?

I'm wondering why Shift + Arrow Key result in one of the A, B, C or D letters. Why not other letters? Why any letter at all?
0
votes
1answer
257 views

How to open a desktop shortcut from commandline

I created a eclipse.desktop and locked it to unity launcherd , when I double click on it on desktop, the eclipse was launched just like launching from unity launcher. But if I start it from command ...
10
votes
1answer
8k views

Bash: delete word ahead of cursor

Consider the following bash prompt, where ^ denotes the prompt location: svn commit -m very/long/path/to/some/file "[bug 123456] Fix the pixel issue" ^ I'd like to commit a different ...
2
votes
2answers
183 views

Which bash shortcuts/tips are available? [closed]

Depending on his type of usage, an Ubuntu user may spend a lot of time in front of a terminal. Knowing some keyboard shortcuts can make you save a lot of time (ex: copy/paste text, move between the ...