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

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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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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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How to Select-All in Terminator

How can I select all the text in a Terminator terminal? Ctrl-Shift-A does not work.
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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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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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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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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl+Alt+pretty much everything else works. Ctrl+Space works. Alt+Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl+Alt+Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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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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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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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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Combining mouse buttons and keybord keys for hotkeys

Question is about mouse buttons customization. I want ctrl, alt, shift to modify my mouse buttons behavior on being pressed. My mouse have 9 buttons, prev, next buttons in it already working. I ...
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Shortcut keys clashing with IntellIj Shortcut keys. How to resolve this?

Ubuntu Shortcut keys are clashing with IntelliJ IDEA shortcut keys. Example Ctrl+Alt+L This formats the code in IntelliJ IDEA While this locks the ubuntu desktop. Also Windows+L also locks the ...
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How to configure shortcuts to switch to specific keyboard layout in ubuntu 14

I use 3 different languages and the standard way to switch between them one by one is not convenient (I need to remember the current language and check how many times I have to click the switch ...
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How to remap default unity window placement shortcuts

I'm using Google Docs quite often, and love the ability to change styles quickly by using Ctrl + Alt + NumPad shortcut. However, with Unity this system shortcut is already used for Window placement. ...
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How do I disable keyboard shortcut for Launcher in 14.04

Several of the keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+shift, ctrl+shift+f) conflict with Eclipse shortcuts in 14.04. How do I disable these keyboard shortcuts? I do not see any options for these specific shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not allow changing default calculator?

I created a custom shortcut in Keyboard->Shortcuts and set it opens qalculator app. Then I assigned to it the keyboard Calculator key. Ubuntu asked me if I want to replace the original app 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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Quake Terminal: Switch to numbered tab

Is there a way to directly navigate to a tab in guake instead of cycling? In most tabbed apps I can press ALT+1 to go to the first terminal, ALT+2 for the second, etc. Guake seems to only let me ...
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Modify keyboard layout Unity in 14.04

How to set the Meta key with xkb? Adding key <AA06> { [ meta, meta ] }; to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us (in the "basic" section) and then running sudo dpgk-reconfigure ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keyoard shortcuts

I've recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Sony Vaio NS 21Z/S Laptop. I wanted to change the default mute combination from Fn+"Mute Key" to a special button. In preferences I've changed it. It ...
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Kazam shortcut keys not working in Gnome 3

I am using Gnome 3.10 on the top of Ubuntu 13.10 and the stock kazam screencaster coming with Ubuntu (1.4.3-0ubuntu1). Kazam works properly, however the start/pause/finish shortcuts are not working ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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VirtualBox release key after a few seconds

I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it works pretty fine, but there is a problem that I am having since I started using it. I use Emacs and therefore, I use a lot of combinations/shortcuts/bindings ...
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Mapping left ctrl+right ctrl to switch-windows

I'd like to add left ctrl+right ctrl to the switch-windows keybinding. Is there a way to distinguish between the left and right ctrl keys when typing that command? Maybe something like: gsettings set ...
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turn screen off by pressing scroll lock

I would like to change the function of scroll lock. After pressing scroll lock, it should turn off the screen (and of course no backlight). I have tried the following: have set the custom command ...
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How can I turn down the sensitivity of my brightness slider?

How can I make the brightness change in smaller increments? I red this before (How to increase the screen brightness control sensitivity?), but I didn't find the solution to help in my case. My ...
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How can I define custom keyboard mappings to resize, move, and manage windows?

I just returned to ubuntu (13.04) after a year using OS X exclusively. I love the improvements that have come to ubuntu and unity, and I'm glad to be back. There's just one thing, though... Slate is ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with multiple non-modifier keys

Is there any way to use a combination of keys such as: Ctrl+Spc+j as a shortcut in Ubuntu? Note that the combination above includes two non-modifier keys: Spc and j. As an example, I would like to ...
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Does there exist a Key Binding configuration for Sublime Text?

Sublime Text is very customizable, with all the shortcut options in one text file for you to edit. By default, a number of them do not work, mainly because the Alt key escapes the program in Unity. I ...
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Why does Wireless function key not effect the wireless card but only Bluetooth?

My wireless card is switched off at start up of my computer and I cannot switch it on with function key. It only switches on or off the Bluetooth instead. Is there any other key that opens the ...
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Disabling All Keyboard Shortcuts Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hey I want to lock down Ubuntu so that it only has access to chrome and the ability to logout. Is there a way to get rid of all keyboard shortcuts? Thanks for your help!
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Binding hotkey for toggling wireless card state - System76 Bonp3

Recently, my wireless card shut off on my laptop (System76 Bonp3 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). Awhile back, my keyboard had a meeting with a cup of coffee, and my F11 key no longer works. The key binding ...
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Screen brightness keys don't work

I read the same problems but I didn't find an answer. I can change my brightness by slider in "brightness and lock" but when I press the key button it goes to lowest level and when I press the other ...
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Problem with compiz saving key bindings

I use Blender on Ubuntu, and need to free a shortcut. The key combination is Ctrl+Alt+Numpad0. In CCSM this shortcut is listed under general settings > Keybindings. But when i edit this setting, ...
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Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite L655

I have a laptop toshiba satallite L655 with ATI Radeon HD 5650. I have a problem in my super key for the brigthness. When ever i press FN+f6 or FN+f7 to increase or decrease the light, nothing ...
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Super key combinations for media keys don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media keys and I've always used Super shortcuts for media keys. However in Ubuntu 12.04 they no longer work. I want: Super+C - Play/Pause Super+X - Stop Super+Z - Previous ...
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Black screen and beeping.

I've tried booting everyway I know how. Ctrl,alt, delete will sometimes stall it out until I release them. The 3 utility button at top right of keyboard panel (Dell Inspirion) will flash one after the ...
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Can I change the contents of the Keyboard Shortcut List that shows up when I hold down super?

It occurred to me that this could be a very convenient way to keep a little bit of information sitting just in the background, ready whenever I need it. I am referring to this list
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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Open all grouped windows with Alt-tab

I wondered if it is possible to open all grouped windows of one application at once with Ubuntu's (well, Unity's) alt-tab mechanic. What I mean is the following case: https://i.imgur.com/ixHKwUM.png ...
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...