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

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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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Deleting input forward to the next space

This is my question: When in terminal I can use Ctrl+w to delete a whole word or IP (. is separator for each octet) when going leftward of prompt. However, if I try Alt+d to go rightward of prompt, ...
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Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C doesn't work in intellij IDEA 14.0.2

I can't copy and paste code in Intellij. I've been googling for a couple hours now. Every forum where there is a solution does not work. Ctrl+X works. Ctrl+Z works. Ctrl+V does not work. Ctrl+C does ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce from GUI by choosing between Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? - so that I associate it to a ...
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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Xfce keybindings of Super

I have Super+1,2,3,q,w,e as switches for my workspaces. Now I want to bind Super (release event) for xfce4-appfinder. The idea is that if I press Super key and release without any other key presses in ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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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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What unused key combinations are available for use with AutoKey or other apps?

I tried setting up a macro using AutoKey and assigned Ctrl+Alt+f8 thinking it probably wouldn't be used for something else. Unfortunately it turned my entire screen black except for a cursor in the ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
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LXLE 12.04.5 on Sony Vaio VGN-T150, Fn keys and volume keys don't work

I have a Sony VGN-T150 ultrabook that I've had since 2005; it's a Pentium M 1.1ghz (ULV 733) with 1GB RAM, running LXLE 12.04.5. It came with WinXP, but I've transitioned from Windows to Linux about 6 ...
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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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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...
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Unity keybindings interfere with IntelliJ. Will switching to gnome desktop let me see all keybindings?

Several of the keybindings on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity interfere with the keybindings in IntelliJ. I can see most of the Ubuntu / Unity keybindings with this script gsettings list-recursively ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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Why is custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete special and not working?

This question is pretty much a duplicate of this question. However I'm starting this question, because all the answers in the other question seem to focus on how to setup a custom shortcut for ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash? [duplicate]

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Problems switching keyboard layouts

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. I selected System Settings… Text Entry and have added the Dvorak UK keyboard. My partner still uses the UK QWERTY keyboard, so we switch between layouts. Since switching, ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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Brightness Fn keys suspend the notebook

In Ubuntu 14.10, everytime I press any of the "Brightness Fn keys" the notebook suspend, by the way the "Sleep Fn key" does nothing at all. Is there a way to remap all the Fn keys manually? Thanks!! ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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f4 key sends alt+f4

On my Lenovo laptop, pressing the f4 key sends alt+f4. All other function keys send the key that are. Some of the function keys actually send a key combination when I press them in combination with ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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How to log out a locked down user remotely

I've set up a load of kiosks to run in a custom desktop environment - I've added the code below. I need to remotely control the kiosks using TeamViewer, and I need to be able to log them in and out. ...
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My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
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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 do I disable the Help F1 key?

When the Gnome desktop has focus, hitting F1 brings up "Ubuntu Desktop Guide". How do I disable this keyboard shortcut? UPDATE: This problem seems to be gone in Ubuntu 12.04 (hitting F1 while the ...
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How to see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
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Program buttons G7 and G8 on the Logitech Gaming Mouse G502

I wanted a few extra programmable buttons on my mouse to assign shortcuts to, so I picked up a Logitech G502. I am using xbindkeys and xev according to numerous tutorials available to find the button ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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GUFW from desktop icon

I am trying to launch gufw from an icon on my desktop. Now gufw requires sudo to run. I found an application that did the same thing but for nautilus ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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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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Using Super+key that are already setup by unity

I want to use my Superkey for custom shortcuts. Sometimes it does not seem possible, if the key combination is already used by Unity. For example, I want to set Super+a to switch to the window ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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How to make CTRL+F4 to close the current tab in Firefox?

On Ubuntu Studio 14.10, the CTRL+F4 seems to work as a shortcut for opening the 4th desktop (tested using a live DVD, without any customizations). However, I only need two desktops, so I reduced the ...