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

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Compizconfig needs rebind on every startup

I bind the expose function to my top-right and bottom-left corners. It works well. However, if I reboot my pc, it won't be binded anymore. In the compizconfig settings, it's still binded, but I need ...
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Change behaviour of fn + f1-12 on Toshiba

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-135 and Ubuntu 14.04. This laptop came with Windows 7, so it's dual boot. My issue is that in windows 7, f1-12 keys were in default mode (I mean, I didn't have to ...
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Run commands “without” terminal

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Ubuntu 15 Hotkeys Are Broken

I have been searching around and not totally sure how to approach this issue with the Ubuntu Hotkeys. For example CTRL+ALT+T, my custom Hotkey SUPER+E for nautlius don't work. There are a few others. ...
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Some shortcuts are missing (Ubuntu 14.04)

I always use Win+Ctrl-Left_Arrow Win+Ctrl-Right_Arrow keys to send the window to the left and to the right spliting the screen in two. Some days ago this shortcuts were removed. How can I enable them ...
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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 ...
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How to program F Keys - UBUNTU 14.10

I would like to program the F keys for commands I more often use in Ubuntu. For example, say I want to program F1 to open a directory I use quite often, F2 to Open the Terminal Window which then ...
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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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Free text editor with comment/uncomment shortcuts

I really like Sublime Text, but since I use the free version, the popups are annoying me. What I liked about it really was the comment/uncomment shortcut key independent of the file type. Is there ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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IBM Keyboard Features on Ubuntu How to Fix?

I have just migrated to the wonderful world of Linux using Ubuntu and am slowly finding my way around. I have an IBM KB 9930 raid access keyboard which mostly works OK, apart from some of the ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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How to log out a locked down user remotely

I've set up a load of kiosks to run in a custom desktop environment - I've added the code below. I need to remotely control the kiosks using TeamViewer, and I need to be able to log them in and out. ...
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How can I change the functionality of the keys on my Ubuntu laptop?

I got a HP 255 G2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change the functionality of the F2,F3,F4,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11 and F12 because F2 and F3 are used for changing the luminosity,the others are ...
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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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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Is there an equivelant to windows+p hotkey (change between mirrored/extended monitor) in Ubuntu?

In Windows, Windows Key + P changes how an attached monitor is attached. I primarilly used it to swap between mirrored and extended views. Is there a similar hotkey in Ubuntu 14.04? To clarify, I'm ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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Default Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm unsure what the key combinations are for some of my default shortcuts. I'm aware I can just change them but I'm curious which keys would these correspond to. All ...
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how to create a shortcut to unlock my pc

So basically how do i add a shortcut to unlock my pc when it is locked without having to type my password and i was wondering if it is possible to remove password from the lock screen so it only works ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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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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Cannot change screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580. My screen brightness remains at maximum(hotkeys work). I followed a previous post to modify grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet ...
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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 do I fix WLAN hot key to toggle wireless state instead of airplane mode?

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop (model 1143-3BU). Whether running Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, its wireless hot key Fn-F9 correctly generates the XF86WLAN keysym and reliably ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm spent hours trying to get this to work, and I have no idea, what I'm doing wrong. I must admit, that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so I might be missing something obvious... I've read several ...
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Shortcut to switch displays

I have 2 displays on my PC - an IDE is open fullscreen in one display and Firefox is open fullscreen in another display. Since I mostly use the keyboard, it's annoying to have to grab the mouse to ...
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Need to override keyboard shortcut

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 for my development purpose. I have installed synapse app and have configured it to launch on ctrl+backspace shortcut. The problem arises when I'm using my Netbeans IDE/some ...
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fn key for setting brightness in ubuntu 14.04 lts is NOT working for Asus X550LD

I am facing the above problem only for Brightness Control. Rest all the Controls with fn key are working. I dont want to create new Shortcuts like CTRL+F5 or CTRL+F6. I want that it should happen with ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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how to completely disable English(US) keyboard so that switcher doesn't notice it?

I would like to completely disable the English (US) keyboard, so that I can use English (Dvorak) everywhere. The reason I'm concerned about this is that there's a new hotkey for switching between ...
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FN shorcut keys

OK the problem is that the FN + keys were working perfectly, but I accidentally changed the "volume up" to F10 without the FN key (in the system settings, keyboard, shortcuts) but then I changed it ...
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Is it possible to assign a shortcut to “Switch Account” in the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04?

Since I have this problem which is described here. And since the only solution I have for now is to click the "Switch Account" option from the login screen in order to log into my session without ...
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ubuntu 14.04 alt+shift and Eclipse problem

I have US, and Greek layout options and I switch between these using Alt+Shift. 1.I use eclipse and I am very used to pressing alt+shift+r in order to use an application's shortcut. In ubuntu I can't ...
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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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Disable HUD menu

I know it may be useful feature for someone, but i don't use it at all. Is there any way to protect HUD key from beeing set up after every/some update of Ubuntu?
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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Chrome in the launcher does not open with keyboard hotkey (Super + #)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have chrome as the first application locked in my launcher. When I click it or press Super+1 the Chrome icon just flashes, but never opens the app. All other apps ...
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redefine shortcuts for keys being set to default after reboot

i am using PHPStorm editor on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is so smooth that I am loving the experience (especially the workspace experience is amazing) however this bug is giving me headache... some of ...
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Disable left alt?

I don't want left alt to do anything, I still want combos like alt-tab to work, but pressing alt shouldn't do anything. By default it focuses the menu, and sometimes makes my cursor flicker. I ...
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Custom keyboard shortucts not working on fresh 14.04 install

After a fresh install of 14.04, I tried to customize the keyboard shortcuts to be similar to the customized ones I used before in 12.10 like Super+Eject = Lock Screen (Macbook keyboard). ...
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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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ubuntu installation

I just tried to install ubuntu 13.10, everything starts normal , language: english, have internet connection, enough HDD space, select downloading updates and third-party software and when I click on ...