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

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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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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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Rebind PrntScr key

I want to rebind PrntScr ("print") to a custom screenshot program: shoot. However, if I try to do it the usual way, I simply end up invoking the GNOME screenshot utility. How can I make PrntScr do ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same application?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can press Alt+| to switch windows of the same application. How can I change this keyboard shortcut to something else? I have tried using Gnome Control Center under System ...
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Which command gets run when I press the F1 key?

I want to add a new Hotkey: When I press F1 it will do the same as Shift+F1 does. I have added a new Custom Shortcut (System -> Keyboard) but I don't know the command to run like we press F1. I ...
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Brightness keyboard buttons do not work on Asus 1225c

I have problem with my new netbook. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't use my brightness key's (Fn+F5/F6). When i use them OSD appears and indicates the increase or decrease of brightness but ...
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Alt+Shift changes keyboard layout only one way

I am using Xubuntu 13.10. While I am using the XFCE environment all is fine, but when I change to the Gnome the Alt+Shift shortcut won't work properly. I know there is a known bug in 13.10 with this ...
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I've enabled a bunch of no-prefix shortcuts is tmux (like Alt-c for new window, Alt-n for next), which has made my life so much better. The problem was, my shortcuts didn't always work. Maybe every ...
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Need help with navigation

Hey guys i am completely new to ubuntu. I just installed it not too long ago and was a windows user. I am just finding it hard to actually navigate using my keyboard so i was wondering if there was a ...
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Disable 'ESC' and 'Shift + Tab' history shortcuts in terminal

When in a bash terminal, if I hit ESC or Shift + Tab the command line goes to the history where I can move around to previous bash commands with vi-like bindings. I get messed up when in this mode ...
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Cannot login after ctrl+alt+F1 [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 (while I was logged in) and got the console interface. After logging in, I wanted to go back to GUI, so I typed startx. It didn't work, so I pressed Ctrl + C and logged in ...
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Clipboard shortcut key Ctrl-;

I just find out there is a shortcut key for display the top 5 entries of system clipboard, it's Ctrl-; . You can use push Ctrl-; in gedit, terminal or even in web browser, to get the top 5 entries of ...
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How to remove a URL shortcut from the unity panel

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I was watching a video on chromium and I went up to the global menu and there was an option of create app shortcuts. I tried it and now I want to remove it. I added it to the ...
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Unable to set custom keyboard shortcuts

I just installed Oneiric Oncelot. It's on a Lenovo 4446-25U laptop, running Unity, nothing really customized yet, it was a fresh install. I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut for Terminator and ...
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When I use Super+Prt Scr I get a transparent file

I am using Gnome 3.12.2 This is a screenshot taken when I press Prt Scr (I have a dual screen. Chrome is maximised). This is one is taken when I do Alt+Shift+4 (My shortcut to take an area ...
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Ubuntu: “Editable Menu Accelerators” (on a per app basis). Where is this option?

I keep seeing references to a config option calld Editable Menu Accelerators or Editable Menu Shortcut Keys. This is exactly what I need, but all the directions I've read about how to find that ...
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Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items in applications?

OSX allows user to add custom keyboard shortcuts for menu items. For instance you can define a custom keyboard shortcut for "Copy" and it will work for every application that has a menu item called ...
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How can I set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser?

Small question here. I try to set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser. Every time I add it to the keyboard shortcuts in the settings, it takes back a level in the settings menu rather than ...
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compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
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How to remap capslock key properly? [duplicate]

I want to remap capslock to ctrl on a low level, such that it also works in games, virtual consoles etcetera. I tried adding XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" to /etc/default/keyboard, but that doesn't work. ...
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Brightness keys registering, but no effect

I have (very) recently installed Ubuntu, and am having some issues with the brightness. I'm using an HP ProBook - the brightness keys are being registered no problem, and when I go into Brightness ...
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How to make `ctrl + ` command cross language? [closed]

I have 2 input languages in my computer: English and Hebrew. My OS language is English. Anyways, My ctrl + command are working only when I'm on english. for example: Ctrl + C will work only on ...
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What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

In Unity, are there any pre-defined shortcuts, e.g. to open the dash or unhide the launcher?
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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FN-Key Binding; what needs to be known?

I've beeen trying to read some about how to bind the FN + key combos to do certain common actions (toggle wifi, toggle bluetooth, brightness up/down, toggle touchpad, mute/unmute, volume up/down, etc ...
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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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Upside-down question mark

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04[1] with a Dvorak keyboard layout. I need to write a bunch of emails in Spanish on a daily basis and I really really need a keyboard shortcut to the inverted question mark glyph ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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What is a short cut I can use to switch applications? [duplicate]

In Mac OS it was command+tab. It is one of the most helpful tools, and I was wondering what was it's Ubuntu equivalent?
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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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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Why does “Esc” not cancel current operation (like painting with the mouse) in GIMP 2.8.10?

There's an apparently fixed bug which, alas!, still bugs me: I'd like the Esc key to cancel the current operation (like painting with the mouse). Currently it doesn't. Anyway to affect the desired ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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Dell Fn + F2 key for wifi switch on/off didn't work

I go throw all topic of Fn + F2 key for wifi switch on/off. But I still have some questions. I bought a Dell Inspiron with ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled and has hardware certified. I read the ubuntu ...
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Why do these xte commands work in terminal, but not when bound with xbindkeys?

This xte command, when I run it in a terminal, triggers Expo mode: xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L' However, when I put this in my .xbindkeysrc file: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' ...
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I have remapped super+L but it still locks my screen instead of doing what I want

I have reassigned my workspace switching keys to Super+h, Super+j, Super+k, and Super+l because the arrow keys are too cumbersome. They work perfectly except for Super+l which instead just locks my ...
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Shortcut for switching between applications

I am using Unity desktop environment. I find it difficult to switch between multiple open applications frequently. I currently use the ALT+TAB to get list of open applications and then switch to the ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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How to see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
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Ctrl-Alt-T stopped working - Ubuntu 14.04

This happens now and then and after a restart it works. No clue as to what causes this. When this happened earlier I would search for Terminal in Dash and launch. But today, even that does not work. ...
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Keyboard shutcuts not working on Xubuntu

My keyboard shortuts no longer work (FOr example Super T for termanal super r for run etc) Ive found a few help threads online including here) After Xubuntu 10.04 to 10.10 upgrade, my keyboard ...
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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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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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Find and remove a system-wide keyboard shortcut

After updating to Xubuntu 14.04 the other day, I noticed Ctrl + Space stopped working in both Eclipse and NetBeans, but I cannot find where it's bound. Nor does it appear to do anything. I have ...