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

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Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
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How do I type an 'æ' character?

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu? Copy-pasted for my title :)
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Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard

I know that using Alt-F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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change or disable modifier key (alt) which activates the application menubar?

Is there any way to either globally change the modifier key which activates the application menu bar from alt- to something else, or if not, at least to globally disable it? I use a mac for work and ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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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 alttab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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How to open system monitor easily?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor?
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Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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Cannot remap Alt-Tab combination after switching Ctrl and Alt

On Ubuntu 13.04 desktop I am trying to change keyboard layout. First in System Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> Options -> Alt-Win behaviour, I picked the following mapping: Ctrl is mapped to Alt ...
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Toshiba u840: Hotkeys don't work after upgrading to 14.10

I've already tried the solutions presented here: Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400 and here: Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite t110 with no ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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Tried to assign F11 to volume down, now if I lower the volume chrome also goes into fullscreen mode

I have volume up/down stickers on my F11 and F12 keys. Usually I use these by pressing fn + F11, but I tried to cut out the modifier key by assigning volume control to F11. However, this didn't ...
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Disable Control+Alt+End

Background In xfce4, pressing Ctrl+Alt+End hotkey cycles to the next workspace. The settings for this can be displayed from the command line using: xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | ...
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Chromium Kiosk ALMOST done

I have a 12.04 system here with a chromium kiosk. I have it auto logging in and auto starting chromium kiosk mode and incognito to the proper web page. Only this is that we dont want people to be able ...
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Alt-v stopped working in emacs!

Emacs alt-v stopped working, but alt-b works well. I could not figure out the reason. Can anybody give me some hint? Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome-shell desktop Kde does not work too. Emacs 24.3, 24.4 Edit: I ...
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Usability problems in Ubuntu [on hold]

1) I've disabled HUD keyboard shortcut because it was useless and was getting in the way. But now I want to change it, so that a single alt (tap) shows it, instead of holding it; how do i do that? 2) ...
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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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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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Hotkeys and Menus when screenshotting

Why's it so difficult to take a screenshot of something say like a menu and hotkeys disable themselves whenever a menu or popup is on the screen? When I want to take a specific screenshot of ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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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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Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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How to add fn+key binding [closed]

My old laptop had some nice keyboard shortcuts Fn+Left-Arrow = Home Fn+Right-Arrow = End Fn+Up-Arrow = PgUp Fn+Down-Arrow = PgDn On my new machine the Fn+Arrow keys does nothing. How could I add ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Screen Brightness Fn Keys

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C, which has a Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip. When I use the the Fn keys for changing the brightness, it shows me a nice OSD and sets the value in ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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14.04: Volume keyboard shortcut stopped working [closed]

Once i have started up the ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10 and 13.04) the media keyboard shortcuts was not working. As i didn't know why i tryed to set the volume down shortcut again (it was set ...
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Missing new tab shortcut

I added a custom keyboard shortcut using xbindkeys-config for Ctrl+T. I then removed it but now I cannot use the default action for Ctrl+T - opening tabs in browsers. I cannot find this command in the ...
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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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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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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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Hotkeys in russian keyboard layout

I saw many CLOSED topics about this, BUT none of proposed solutions working. When I switch to russian keyboard, shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z, etc.) not working in most of applications. I have ...
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key shortcut for previous and next occurrence of searched item

I was searching for a file name in specific folder and search results returns 10 files for that search term highlighting the first one. Now I want to go to next search item , What are the keyboard ...
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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts?

I have customized some of the shortcuts in System ▸ Preferences ▸ Keyboard Shortcuts. How can I restore individual shortcuts to their default settings? I do not want to reset all of the shortcuts, ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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How can I change Unity's super-t binding to something else?

First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity ...
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Keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Escape does not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 w/ Unity. I like how the Task Manager shows up in Windows with Shift+Ctrl+Escape. So I tried creating a similar keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu with the command gnome-terminal ...
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Launch a music player using play/pause key when player is not running

I would like to acheive the following behaviour: If a music player (Banshee in my case) is running, the Play/Pause media key on the keyboard causes the music player to play/pause the music. If the ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 12.04, I was able to define a key which, while holding it, temporarily switched to a different keyboard layout. I haven't been able to find a way to get ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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Disable super + s in ubuntu 13.04

I tried this thread but it didn't work. How can I disable super + s which previews workspaces