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

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How to turn on laptop's functional keys?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but key Fn+F2 Fn+F3 and etc doesn't work like in Windows 7. I have laptop ASUS ZenBook UX32VD. How can I enable those keys?
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Cannot set custom shortcut using can-change-accels in Nautilus [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3 Just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and enabled in dconf -> org->gnome->desktop->interface and enabled can-change-accels. But ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event?

I have a laptop with a broken Spacebar and I want to map the alt (right), or controlkey to emit a space character? I am running Ubuntu 11.10
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to the 'clear' option in the messaging menu?

Say I get a new email, I get a notify osd message indicating subject and sender, and the messaging menu envelope turns blue. To clear the blue indicator, I usually click on the blue envelope, and ...
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Why we can't run commands with gnome shortcuts?

When I make a custom shortcut with gnome (gnome-control-center keyboard) I can't set it to a command. Why? Example: I can't set a shortcut for sudo apt-get update. Instead I must first invoke a ...
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How do I prevent the Sleep button from locking the screen

My keyboard has a Sleep button. I defined a shortcut in System Settings, Keyboard > Shortcuts > own settings (or similar), so that the Sleep buttons runs a script. That works. But since my upgrade to ...
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“Switch to specific workspace” shortcuts don't work after a reboot

i've defined some shortcuts to access each of my workspaces: <Super>+1 for the First <Super>+2 for the Second etc... when I assign these shortcuts, they function properly until I ...
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Ctrl / Delete and Right Arrow don't work

Ok so... this is not my first question on my keyboard so let me give you a background. I have had this computer with Ubuntu about a year and never ran into problems regarding my keyboard... Fast ...
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Configure Caps Lock as AltGr to allow easy Arrows

How do I globally map Caps Lock to AltGr? I also want to map AltGr+F = Backspace AltGr+K = LeftArr AltGr+K = DownArr AltGr+L = RightArr AltGr+I = UpArr AltGr+O = PgUp AltGr+. = PgDown AltGr+M = ...
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How to disable ctrl + scroll zoom in Lubuntu or openbox

If are you in Google Chrome, Firefox or a software that have the zoom functionality, when you press CTRL + SCROLL UP/DOWN` or TOUCHPAD SCROLL the page increase/decrease the zoom how to disable it?
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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Compose key won't enable

Right now, I'm trying to enable my compose key to type characters with accents. It wont enable. I'm in the system settings panel, and all it says is: Compose ...
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Need help with mapping my keyboard

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu right now, so far I'm enjoying it. There is this one thing I don't understand. I want to replace my Pg Up button with Alt+T. If I want to use T only I know I should use ...
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How to set a keyboard shortcut to activate an existing Internet connection

I usually click on the connection item in the connections drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the screen to activate my Internet connection. Is there a way to set a custom keyboard shortcut to ...
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Why do some shortcuts no longer work when using an alternate keyboard layout?

I have recently switched to the Colemak keyboard layout and the Ctrl+Alt+L key combination no longer locks the screen. I have checked the keyboard shortcuts menu and it is still set correctly. I ...
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How to activate and use F-keys (F1, F2, etc..) on a Mac Book Pro Laptop-Keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.2?

I am wondering if there is a shortcut or where and how to active the F-keys on a QWERTZ build-in MBP keyboard. Any suggestions ?!
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How to activate notebook function keys?

I have upgraded my "Compaq Presarion CQ60" notebook from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. Everything is fine, but the functional keys for brightness F7 & F8 are not working. It was well working with ...