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

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How do I change the copy and paste keyboard shortcuts on Lubuntu 12.10?

I have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my macbook pro and I am new to linux. I want to change the Lubuntu keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting. I want to change Ctrl+C to Cmd+C and to change Ctrl+V ...
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Why does my custom shortcut reappear unexpectedly?

I created a custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T that calls x-terminal-emulator. For some reason, it does not work (nothing happens when hitting the mapping). When I remove the shortcut, the built-in Launch ...
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How to override system keyboard shortcuts?

The standard ubuntu keyboard shortcuts make me crazy when I am developing in IDE. When I click application specific shortcut I didn't get what I want because ubuntu has the same shortcut and action ...
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CTRL+ shortcuts doesn't work after compiz-manager installation

It was working on Gnome Fallback/Classic. But after compiz-manager package installation, I lost Ctrl + shortcut keys, they don't work anymore. For example, in web browser typing Ctrl+C on some text ...
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How do I configure custom keyboard layout switching?

I'm using three keyboard layouts. One of them I use rarely, so I want to have one shortcut to switch between two layouts and another one to switch to the third one. Switching between 3 layouts using a ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 Logs out user when hitting Super key

I was using Alt+F2 to run an ls redirected to a file. Later I tried it again and was logged out. After logging back in I tried it again, same thing. Now whenever I tap the Super key or click on the ...
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File menus gone missing

Since upgrading to: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 Codename: vivid* I'm no longer able to open file menu (Edit, View, Search etc) with keyboard shortcut (...
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G-keys on Corsair K30 keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spanking new Corsair K30 keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than two main things which really ...
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CTRL + ALT + L and CTRL + ALT + DEL are not working in ubuntu 12.04?

I have re installed ubuntu-desktop. After that Ctrl+Alt+L and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts are not working. If I click on the button on the top right side of the desktop (where things like logout, switch ...
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Hot-key support for second language on LibreOffice

After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier. Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to ...
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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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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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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (like logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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ctrl+alt+l not activating screensaver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+L would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+L ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu (and sometimes, the shortcut is automaticaly (?) reactivated!). But ...
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Is there a terminal commands cheat sheet application?

I stumbled upon a terminal cheat sheet here and I started wondering if there was anyway to display this in Ubuntu 12.04, much in the way that holding the [Super] key displays tips for window managing ...
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CTRL+C / CTRL+V don't work with PCManFM

Sometimes the file browser of my Lubuntu OS(PCManFM) doesn't accept Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V commands. I have to copy files using the mouse. Ctrl+X have this random problem as well; furthermore icons of files ...
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How to make hotkeys ALT_L+X and ALT_R+Y different in KDE?

In KDE settings pressing left and right modifier keys have no difference, for example, Alt+X works both with left and right alt keys. Is it possible to make them different? Using xev you can see that ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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Which application binds a keyboard shortcut

I just found a wonderful keyboard shortcut. Press Ctrl+Shift+PrtScr and the mouse cursor will turn into a cross which allows you to mark a rectangle of the screen (by left click-hold, drag, release -- ...
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3 special keys on Dell Inspiron 17R (5720)

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 17R (5720). I wiped Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 13.04 and everything is working well, except I have 3 buttons on the upper right corner of the keyboard that ...
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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.
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How re-map the shortcut key in terminal

According to the Gnome-Termianl Usage, I found that ctrl+shift+up/down can scroll up/down a line in the terminal. Now, I want to re-map the shortcut key, just like: shift+j/k to up/down a line, that'...
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Compiz Magnifier Box doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.10

I have upgraded my ubuntu to 12.10 and installed CompizConfig Setting Manager to do some custom settings and one of the is enabling Magnifier Box. But this doesn't work, i have tried many shortcut ...
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Matlab shortcuts not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I can't seem to be able to use any shortcuts on Matlab. It appears that they go directly to Unity and bypass Matlab all together. For instance, if I press F10 ...
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How do I turn off alt-` for switching between application windows?

How do I turn off alt-` in unity for switching between application windows? I've already disabled using alt to show the hud, and I've disabled the unity switcher in favor of the static switcher.
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Audio and Lock-Screen Hotkeys broken

Some days ago (probably after some package updates) some of my hotkeys stopped working. It is no longer possible to change the volume via the Volume up / Volume down hotkeys on my keyboard and neither ...
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Can I bind the media play keyboard button to start Banshee if no player is running?

Whenever I hit the media play/pause button while Banshee isn't running, this is what I see: I'd like to have it simply start Banshee if it isn't running. Is there a way to do this? I understand ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...
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screen brightness keys stopped working — ubuntu 14.04 LTS — HP notebook

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS last week on my HP Pavillion DV6700 notebook. It was working perfectly until last night when I turned on the notebook and noticed the screen brightness was set to the ...
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XEV doesn't detect my key - is there any hope?

On my keyboard, there are three keys - Cut, Copy, and Paste: However, I cannot assign these as xev doesn't detect them. What can I do?
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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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Keyboard shortcut

I very often need to change a MAC address in my job, so I would like to make two keyboard shortcuts: When I press a shortcut terminal opens with pasted command sudo ifconfig eth0 down && ...
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How to reboot Ubuntu the Magic SysRQ way using a Dell's E5450 keyboard?

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 and I don't know how to reboot it the Magic SysRQ way. On a default keyboard, I hold both Alt + s-abf (print) and press the following sequence: R E I S U B What's the ...
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Keyboard layout switch's wrong behavior

I have two keyboard layouts. I use LShift+LAlt to switch them. But first switch in any app's window causes layout switch in my desktop environment (Gnome Shell), but language remains the same. After ...
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Something is consuming my Ctrl+C

I inherited this Computer and it was originally set up with emacs as the default keyboard layout. I switched it to Windows, but now I cannot use Ctrl+C for anything. In a terminal it does nothing (...
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FN+F2 opens “Power Statistics”. How to make it run a command?

I am using ubuntu 15.04 with unity. Fn keys are working and I am getting results while running acpi_listen and pressing a combination of Fn Fx key. Now I want to make a keyboard shortcut to ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press <escape> to get out of INSERT mode. How can I apply this to Gui implimentations of Vim?

Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press Esc to get out of INSERT mode. For example, Open up a terminal and set its editing mode away from emacs, to vi set -o vi Now ...
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how to change system shortcut

default shortcut key for copy is ctrl + c but it is'nt good enough while typing fast. I think it's better to be alt + c. in keyboard setting , there isn't shortcut for copy or paste. how should I ...
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Creating custom text expansion for password template

Let me explain. As a security measure, my current password system is a complicated combination of letters and symbols, to ensure a different password is used for each website I use a base password as ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...