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

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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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How to make Shutter as the default screenshot tool?

I have shutter 0.90 on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (installed via PPA). I would like to use it as my default screenshot tool with the Print shortcut key. But I can't find the option in Shutter. It should ...
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Brightness keyboard buttons do not work on Asus 1225c

I have problem with my new netbook. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't use my brightness key's (Fn+F5/F6). When i use them OSD appears and indicates the increase or decrease of brightness but ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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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 ...
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How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)

I want to change the key bindings on some of the keys on my keyboard. I want some to run commands and others to activate different keys. What applications can I use to do this? Index: ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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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 ...
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How do I fix WLAN hot key to toggle wireless state instead of airplane mode?

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop (model 1143-3BU). Whether running Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, its wireless hot key Fn-F9 correctly generates the XF86WLAN keysym and reliably ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut / hotkey to any toggle visibility of any window

I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut (Alt + w) to toggle the visibility of an instance of a google chrome window. Read the ubuntu guide to keyboard shortcuts but no luck thanks
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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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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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keyboard Shortcut for opening a new window in Ubuntu and raise it

What is the shortcut for opening a new window (opening folders). for that I have to go to folder options and right click and then need to click on open new window. or I have to make focus on the ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Super+D key shortcut does not show desktop

I recently installed Saucy Salamander on my computer. Previously in Ringtail, Super+D used to show the desktop. However for this release, the Super+D does not seem to work properly... Is it a bug?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows?

On Windows, the key combination Alt + 2+ 5+ 5 creates a blank space. How can I achieve this on Ubuntu?
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Hot to disable key shortcut for “alt+the button above tab”

I am comfortable using alt+ up and alt+ down after typing alt+ tab, so I don't need the shortcut alt+~ to do that. And this is my favourite shortcut for maybe my most heavily used emacs command. How ...
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My Ctrl+Alt+(Left, Right, Up, Down) is not working, moving between workplaces, anyone else have this problem?

Also my Shift+Ctrl+Alt+(Arrow keys) doesn't work. But System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Navigation, looks good. Also, it worked before, but one time I turned my Laptop on and it just ...
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Gnome Shell Ubuntu short cut Keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME 3 Shell keyboard/mouse shortcuts I have Ubuntu 12.04, and Gnome shell. If anyone know the keyboard short cut for all the basic operations such as shut down, log ...
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With Alt+Tab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard

question is simple how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard so when I press that buttons computer will shot down
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Keyboard Shortcuts no longer working on GNOME 3.4.1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the keyboard shortcut to minimise a window to launcher in unity? I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 (with Gnome 3.2 I think), to Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3.4.1, and my ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to program

On my Windows machine I press Winkey + C and a calculator pops up. I find this very useful - is there any way to achieve this in Ubuntu?
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my Fn+up/down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to keyboard ...
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Where can I fix control-clicking in Ubuntu?

Some time ago I was messing around with keyboard shortcuts, now I can't use Ctrl + 'click' to open links in new tabs. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that I actually find I need a lot. Now Ctrl + ...
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Remapping Menu key to Delete on Xubuntu

I would like to bind my Menu key (the one that brings up the context menu at your cursor location) to my Delete key for convenience. Preferably, I'd like to do this through xkboptions in ...
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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...