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

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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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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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libre office copy formatting Ctrl+Shift+C alternative

Microsoft Word has a very useful command for copying and pasting formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrol+Shift+V Is there such a command available in Libre Office Writer? If not, is there some way of ...
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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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How to tile window on the corners in Xubuntu

After I realized that Unity is overstretching my graphics card and my CPU, I decided to remain to Ubuntu by switching to Xubuntu. Xubuntu is must faster, but I am now trying to reproduce the handy ...
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14.04: Volume keyboard shortcut stopped working

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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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and using dual monitors. In this set up I see the task switcher (activated with Alt+Tab) is shown only in the monitor with the mouse pointer. Does anybody know how to ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, ...
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NotifyOSD does not work

Somehow my NotiyOSD unter 12.04. does not work. notify-send "Test" "Test" produces: notify-send -i /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/status/dialog-warning.png "Test" "Test" produces: If I use my ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

i've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+c/ Ctrl+v isn't working anymore any help please ??
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xbindkeys: Conflicting program

So my issue is I just reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 and as always I install xbindkeys and set up my search button to be middle click and the scroll wheel side clicks to copy/paste. However it was working ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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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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xubuntu 12.10 how do shortcuts (technically) trigger actions. Trying to debug shortcut randomly stop working

Keyboard shortcuts randomly stops working, it appears to primarily affect shortcuts involving the Alt-key. I have seen this issue in 12.04 as well. I'm now trying to research the issue in more ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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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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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
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Is is possible to change Super + T to terminal?

So now that 14.04 was released and the most active questions on this are from 2011 to 2012 ([1] and [2]), I'd like to ask again just out of hope: Is it possible to change Super + T from starting the ...
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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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xdotool key XF86AudioMute/RaiseVolume/LowerVolume not working

Decided to open this question after a days worth of googling around related posts/guides/etc. to no avail. In ubuntu 12.04 the media keys stopped working for a particular user account although they ...
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Brightness stuck at full after suspend HP Pavilion G6 12.04

I have an ongoing problem with my linux install where brightness seems to get stuck at full after my laptop suspends. Before suspend, the hotkeys work fine. After suspend the hotkeys still bring up ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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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 ...
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Unity and PHPStorm hotkeys conflict

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and work in PHPStorm. The problem is that the populat PHPStorm hotkeys don't work but Unity's hotkeys work instead. For example, by pressing Alt+F1 I'm expecting "Select target" ...
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What is the terminal command to clear the message menu?

I would like to associate a keyboard shortcut or an Easystroke gesture to the action of clearing my message menu (i.e., the end result should be equivalent to clicking the envelope icon and then ...
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Dell XPS-L502X volume keys don't work in Ubuntu 13.10?

My Dell XPS L502X volume function keys don't work after installing ubuntu 13.10. They were working fine in ubuntu 13.04.
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Starting a script with a keypress without an X server

I am looking for a way to bind any sequence of keys to an action that will run a script. I need to accomplish this on a Ubuntu 12.10 server which does not have X. I have looked into Upstart however I ...
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Shortcut for switching keyboard layouts without cycling through all options

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with multiple keyboard layouts. I would like to have a keyboard shortcut for each of the keyboard layouts I am using to directly enable it, without cycling through all the ...
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Is it possible to open everything in a Unity drawer by a keyboard shortcut?

I have started using Drawers. I have a drawer that contains dragged and dropped files. I want to open everything in the drawer via a shortcut key. Is this possible? I tried to select all items in ...
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Remap Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V to Super+C/Super+V

It sounds like it should be a trivial task to do, but nope.. it's easy to find very different answers to this question, that involve lengthy configuration change and get nothing. Is there a simple ...
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Can not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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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: ...
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Keyboard layout and keyboard mapping differ

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mid-2011 iMac. I set the keyboard layout to Canadian Multi (first part). If I check the layout on the screen, the mapping is correct. It is also correct in the symbols ...
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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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custom keyboard options do not work

I have been trying to get the custom keyboard options to work. for example, to get the number 4 key to replace currency US$ by the INR(₹) sign. The option is there in the custom keyboard options in ...
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CTRL + Home (or End) combination not working

I usually use the combination Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End to move the cursor to the beginning or to the end of a line. Suddenly these combination is not working anymore! Can anyone help?
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projector (external/internal combo) icons while switching - how?

External vga connected monitor with laptop. On windows when you press the projector hotkey/fn key on a laptop, you see a list of options or combinations of external projector and onboard screen, it ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform SHIFT+HOME to select content from caret to start of string, while NUMLOCK is turned off. But if in that case I press just HOME, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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How can I determine what command a given keybinding is invoking?

The key chord WinKey-p (hold down the right WinKey and press "p") causes my monitor configuration to cycle through some very strange and suboptimal settings. It seems that whatever is causing this ...
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Make an app receive all keyboard events (or as many as possible)

Every once in a while, I come across a piece of some useful software that has hardcoded keyboard shortcuts that conflict with my system wide keyboard shortcuts. It seems to me like there's some sort ...
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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My additional usb keyboard has strange behaviour when using the windows key

The usb keyboard that I have connected to my Dell E6430 running ubunthu 12.04 with gnome 3 does not open the activites overlay when i press the "windows key" on the usb keyboard. It works just fine ...
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Re-map 'Super' key to launch an app

how could I re-map the 'Super' (left) key to launch an app? I want to launch Synapse with it, which is far more responsive than the Unity launcher. Cheers.