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

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How to emulate a right mouse button click on touchscreen?

My new touchscreen laptop does not have the menu button (i.e. the one behaves like a right mouse click) - the one usually next to the right ctrl. since you cannot left click by touch, I am trying to ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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What is the “Grave” button?

The quick help of Unity (long press on the Super button) shows that Switch windows of current application can be triggered by Alt+Grave keyboard shortcut. What is Grave? Here it is:
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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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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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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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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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Logitech G15 keyboard (with LCD) tools

I am still using my old "gaming" keyboard Logitech G15 (I'm not playing games) since before I've migrated to Ubuntu. This keyboard has a driver support only for win and mac OS, as you can see in this ...
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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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Disable fn functions on keyboard

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T540p) with dualboot Windows and Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I need to make frequent use of the F keys (F1 through F12), but I must always press in the combination fn + ...
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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] [on hold]

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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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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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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Scrolling Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard on 14.04 [on hold]

(This question is a follow up to how to get Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000's zoom slider (and other buttons) to work? ) On 14.04, the suggested steps to get the scrolling key on the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to lock screen & turn off monitor

I can turn off the monitor and lock the screen manually with cinnamon-screensaver-command -l && xset dpms force off. However, if I try to put that command as a custom shortcut in ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Lockscreen not working

I tried the combination CTRL+ALT+L or L but it is not working. But if I select the menu item LockScreen from setting drop down it works. Any thoughts on how to fix keyboard shortcut? Thanks.
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How do I “alt-tab” between windows using Gnome 3?

All of the references I've found for Gnome 3 keyboard shortcuts list that alt+tab switches between applications and alt+` switches between windows (some actually say alt+~, but I think they're ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open a terminal here”

How can I create a keyboard shortcut so that when I press F12 in nautilus (or desktop), I get a terminal in the current directory?
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How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Ctrl+Alt+← can usually be set to restart X, however I can't find the option to allow this (it is disabled by default). I have looked in System->Preferences->Keyboard and ...
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How do I open the Application Launcher on KDE with just the meta (“Windows”) key?

How do I open the application launcher ("start menu") of Kubuntu with my Windows key? Similar to how the Start menu in Windows is opened. I don't want to use Alt+F1.
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Is there a way to send the switch windows signal without “Alt-Tab”?

I'm trying to bind a switch window button on my mouse into Ubuntu. Currently I'm trying to do it with xbindkeys and xte, but do this in .xbindkeysrc only outputs a Tab and doesn't switch windows. ...
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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 commands will change my screen's brightness?

I'm trying to re-keybind some of my function keys as I never use them for multimedia purposes, however I'm not sure as to what command I'd need to put it to increase/reduce the brightness, I'm talking ...
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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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How to allow key functions while desktop locked

Is it possible to allow a keyboard's volume keys to continue working when your desktop is locked? Currently, the default behavior disables all special-function keys until the desktop's unlocked. I ...
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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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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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Conky disappears when using ctrl+super+D

When using the desktop shortcut Conky disappears. I also don't want it always in front though. Is there a solution to just display Conky on the desktop, but hide it when every other application has ...
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How can I set default terminal used in Unity?

How can I set the default terminal used in Unity? I would like to use the Ctrl+Alt+T hotkey to start a non-default terminal. The default terminal is gnome-terminal. Where can I change the default ...
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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I can't navigate in the 3D view of modo 701 in Ubuntu 13.04. Is the OS overriding the shortcuts somehow and how can I fix it?

I installed Luxology modo 701 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but if I try to navigate the 3D via the usual key combinations ALT+Left/Middle/Right Click and Drag but nothing happens in the viewport. ALT+Right ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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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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How can I input punctuation marks like ellipsis?

In Mac OS X there are ways to input punctuation marks by combination of some keystrokes. For example, Alt + ; inputs a precomposed ellipsis character (…, U+2026). Alt + [ opens a curly double quote ...
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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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What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

In Unity, are there any pre-defined shortcuts, e.g. to open the dash or unhide the launcher?
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ubuntu 13.10 - language toggle keys don't work

I've read some people have been having trouble with switching between languages and I'm also experience something similar. In my case I can successfully change the key combination to switch languages ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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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 ...
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How to select (& copy) only a part (in the middle) of a linked text?

Example link: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. It should work while holding Alt (according to this and this answer), but for me this would move ...
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How do I switch between Kwin Window tabs?

How do you switch tabs when you attach a window as the tab of another? I wasn't able to find the corresponding KWin shortcuts to modify. I have realized that scrolling over the titlebar works, but is ...
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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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Cairo dock workspace switcher and weblet dissapear on minimize

Today I discovered that there is a keyboard shortcut (by default) for minimizing windows in Ubuntu 12.04. The shortcut key is Ctrl + Alt + 0. I was trying to minimize windows and suddenly I minimized ...
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Thinkpad W540 specific keys (F1-F12)

Does anyone know how I can get the keys specific to the Thinkpad W540 keyboard working on Ubuntu? I'm thinking of keys such as those increasing or decreasing screen brightness; displaying all open ...
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Change shortcuts on gthumb

Si there a way to change keyboard shortcuts on gthumb image viewer? I have mouse with mouse 5 and 6 buttons (the ones you click with a thumb) Is possible to change shortcuts somehow on gthumb so i ...