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

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How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position?

I'm wondering is there any way to achieve the affect of the Ctrl-Alt-Keypad shortcuts in Unity using terminal commands instead? I want a command that sets a gui window to half the size of the screen, ...
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ALT key on Freecad software not working virtualbox (Host OS CentOS 6.7, Guest OS Ubuntu 16.04)

ALT key by itself is not working virtualbox for Freecad. However ALT+L (and some other ALT key combinations) are working for locking screen. I tried ...
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Activate first window on given screen shortcut

I'm working on three screens, and I have IDE opened on the right screen and browser on the left screen. While typing in IDE I'd like to move with one shortcut to first app opened on the left screen, ...
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Use Caps Lock as arbitrary shortcut key in KDE5

I'd like to run a bash script when I press caps lock in KDE5. I had this working just fine in KDE4. I can easily assign Caps Lock as the trigger to a command in system settings -> shortcuts -> ...
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Ctrl+ punctuation keys ( ; : , .) do not work in emacs no window mode inside gnome term

I have setup a few bindings in emacs such as Ctrl + : or Ctrl + ; These bindings work in emacs gui mode but when running emacs -nw inside Gnome terminal 3.6 they don't do anything. My issue is ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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On Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard in any app?

A similar question is asked at On Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard? , but it is referring exclusively to Terminal app. I'm asking for any app, or at least for some ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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Fix letters with random shortcuts

When ever I press the S key it activates my 'screen Keyboard' in the 'Universal Access'. And when pressing L it opens Gnome Help. This is a very weird bug and super annoying as I need to copy and ...
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Media keyboard buttons not working

When I press the up-volume, down-volume and mute buttons on my keyboard, nothing happens. The shortcuts option under keyboard in preferences recognizes the buttons, and org.gnome.plugins.media-keys ...
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Change super+t to open a terminal

I'd like to change the super+T that opens the trash to open the terminal, as i see the Ctrl+Alt+T un-needed because i hardly use the trash as much as i use the bash
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How do I open a new instance of an application by default in GNOME?

I have a terminal open and want to launch another one. I hit the Windows key, type 'terminal' and hit Enter...and I'm warped to my first terminal. I can hit Control+Enter to launch a new terminal. ...
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Any way to assign individual keys to languages in Ubuntu?

I use 6 different keyboards almost daily, at least I wish to have them available all the time from the language bar menu, and in that case it is very tiresome to press super+space all the time to have ...
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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Revert usage of Fn key to control notebook (e.g. brightness, sound)

after upgrading Ubuntu to 16.04 on my Dell XPS 13 (2015) I noticed that the function keys are now "inverted". Before the update I had to press Fn and the corresponding F key at the top to change the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Start Terminal on Active Screen

I'm currently working off Ubuntu 14.04 on two separate screens. When I use the keyboard shortcut to start the terminal, Ctrl+Alt+T, the terminal is currently defaulted to open on the screen on the ...
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Remove/edit a Fn key

I have a Lenovo laptop which has Fn+F4 to close the application (Image of keyboard). Which is super annoying as volume up is on F3. Is there anyway to remap or just remove it completely?
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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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Gnome shell “show desktop” shortcut

I been thinking of anyone could guide me up, that in ubuntu 11.10 with gnome 3, there is a option ctrl+alt+d to show the desktop by minimizing the current window. What I was thinking was that if I ...
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for open terminal Nautilus >= 3.16

How can I set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" to open terminal in current directory for nautilus. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 and I already tried this answer but look like it's broken in newer ...
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Bash script not working with shortcuts

My bash script is working flawless when i call from terminal. However, when i create shortcut to it acts weird. #!/bin/bash url="" function uploadImage { url="$(curl -s -F "file=@$1" ...
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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Where does Ubuntu store its keyboard shortcut configuration?

Is there a place in "Ubuntu" that stores a complete list of what keys/combinations/shortcuts are bound to what? What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? list some "Unity" shortcuts to the ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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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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Logitech M545 button mapping

I bought a Logitech M545 yesterday, and it's not behaving as it should. With my old M705 I could use the thumb buttons to go back/forwards in Firefox, Thunar, etc, but with the M545 they don't even ...
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Add a delay to a keyboard shortcut

To put my screens on standby, I've defined a keyboard shortcut: xset dpms force standby This causes the screens to go into standby mode immediately. However, I'd like the computer to wait for 2 ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Don't Work Properly After 14.04 -> 16.04 Upgrade

I recently did an upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 and after the upgrade keyboard shortcuts stopped working. Not just ones I set, but all of them. After investigating/messing around a little bit I figured ...
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new shortcut keys?

did an update go out the added shortcut keys? it could be the application, but that is manually updated, so I tend to think it is ubuntu as that had yet another update this morning. if so, is there a ...
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A dock for ubuntu that has keyboard shortcuts for open programs

I am looking for a dock application to replace the unity dock. The nice property that unity has is that, once you open an application, you can access it via a keyboard shortcut. (as in the picture) ...
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Avoiding mouse scrolling in Gedit when editing long documents

I need a solution specifically for the Gedit Editor: When editing long documents I want to avoid having to scroll down with the mouse when hitting the end of the page. Is there a solution to avoid ...
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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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Bash script cannot run with keyboard shortcut

I have this script in my /home/username/ And I can run it via terminal with the following code ./script.sh or sh script.sh it works (it has executable permissions) but I cannot assign it to a ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the create shortcuts feature for Chrome Apps and would find the apps available in the Ubuntu launcher with icon, giving a native ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ? ...
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Strange toggling behaviour in Tilda

I'm using Tilda terminal emulator on a fresh Xubuntu 16.04 setup with Calc key being the toggle key. I've always used it this way on other PCs (of course after disabling the calculator global ...
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Wacom intuos 3 assign map bottons in Ubuntu 16.04

I can't assign 'shift' 'ctrl' or 'alt' key on so I use script #!/bin/sh xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pad pad" Button 1 "key ctrl" xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pad pad" Button 2 "key ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: ...
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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Shortcut to “mate-screenshot -a” not working in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

Just installed MATE on my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 and I tried to get to mate-screenshot the same behaviour as gnome-screenshot does in Unity: just press Shift+Print to choose the portion of the ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Can't edit anything in settings editor (xubuntu)

Even with root privileges when I open settings editor->xfce-keyboard-shortcuts, I am forbidden to do any changes. More precisely, I cannot type anything in property field of any shortcuts. I tried to ...
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How can I suspend using a keyboard shortcut, without administrator privileges?

How can I set up a keyboard shortcut that I can use instead of clicking this menu item? I have read about various terminal commands for suspending which I could easily assign to a keyboard ...
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ctrl-alt-numpad8 without numpad?

I want to run this shortcut on a keyboard without numpad: Ctrl-Alt-Numpad 8 - Place window in top half of screen. Question1 How to configure this for a keyboard without numpad? Question2 I ...
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How do I change my keyboard shortcuts in xubuntu?

I am a new Xubuntu user. Earlier when using Gnome, I was able to configure several desktop shortcuts, particularly for navigation between workspaces. But, now in Xubuntu, I cannot find those options. ...
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An alternative 2-key shortcut to Ctrl-Shift-N in Nautilus?

I need just to keys to be used for that. I understand that there is no single command behind that (here), but maybe a script could work that would be linked to a custom shortcut.
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...