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

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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts?

I have customized some of the shortcuts in System ▸ Preferences ▸ Keyboard Shortcuts. How can I restore individual shortcuts to their default settings? I do not want to reset all of the shortcuts, ...
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Shortcut to open/focus terminal window

I am using shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T for opening a new Terminal window. I am using one of the terminal very often (calculator and simple commands) and I want to set up another shortcut (like Ctrl+Alt+R or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Booting into black screen, must press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get into GUI, every time [duplicate]

Hoping for a quick and easy answer to (perhaps) a noobish question. I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto my desktop with multiple GPUs. It seems that for some reason, after I installed the AMD ...
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keyboard shortcuts - how to see a list of them?

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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Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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Can't zoom out in Ubuntu desktop [closed]

Running a dualboot Ubuntu with Windows 7 I boot up Ubuntu for the first time and start to mess around with the desktop to personalize it. I opened up a window and it was showing me key shortcuts for ...
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Problem on Cinnamon keyboard shortcuts

I installed Cinnamon on Ubunutu 12.04 by terminal. Now all keyboard shortcuts work on Unity but do not work on Cinnamon. For example sound volume up is not active for Cinnamon. Despite to check ...
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Toggling language with Alt+Shift doesn't work

On a recent install of 10.10 i can't toggle with Alt+Shift between USA/Isr, even though i can toggle by pressing the language icon on the tool bar. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Bash history keyboard shortcut for !*

In Bash, there are some handy operators to repeat parts of the last command: !^ expands to the first argument of the previous command, e.g., $ echo one "two three" one two three $ echo !^ echo one ...
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How to quickly find unused keyboard shortcut combos?

Tool or code to quickly find unused keyboard shortcut combos? Corollary: How to list duplicate keyboard combos, i.e. different combos which do the same thing?
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Compose key won't enable

Right now, I'm trying to enable my compose key to type characters with accents. It wont enable. I'm in the system settings panel, and all it says is: Compose ...
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Need help with mapping my keyboard

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu right now, so far I'm enjoying it. There is this one thing I don't understand. I want to replace my Pg Up button with Alt+T. If I want to use T only I know I should use ...
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keyboard shortcut for pasting on terminal window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can not paste into terminal We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clip board. But this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on a ...
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fast move window in ubuntu with keyboard

yes i know about alt+f7 shortcut, but moving with arrows is too slow. also it used to work (fast move to the left/right) with shift-left/right on previous LTS 10.04, but currently on 12.04 doesn't ...
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Laptop-friendly alternatives to Unity window-placement shortcuts

Unity (I'm using Ubuntu Trusty if it matters) has these very handy shortcuts where you can press ctrl+alt+numpad to place a window in one of 8 predetermined positions. For instance, ctrl+alt+7 will ...
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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Need to reasign shortcut keys after every restart to switch language

I have searched all related question but no chance. So it doesn't seem to be a duplicate of any question. I'm using Ubuntu 3.10 and I got to Text Entry Settings and assign Shift+Alt L to switch to ...
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Switching to Right-to-left in 13.10

I can't seem to be able to switch to Right-to-Left which is critical for writing in Hebrew. Any idea on what I can do to fix it?
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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Keyboard shortcut added to lubuntu-rc.xml is not executed on keypress

I wanted to add a custom keyboard shortcut to control mplayer. mplayer config file is set up properly. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml: <keybind key="XF86AudioPlay"> <action ...
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How to set Ctrl+Alt+Del as the keyboard shortcut to open lxtask or htop [closed]

I was wondering what command I need to put in the command field in the "custom shortcut" window to open lxtask or htop with Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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Metacity not showing up in gconf-editor

I just fresh installed 13.10 on a laptop to test out some new stuff. I installed gnome-panel and selected gnome flashback (no effects) at log in. I would like to set some key-bindings using ...
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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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Enter key not working after xmodmap change

Mistook key number for another key, now i cant get it back to working. tried: xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return NoSymbol Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Enter NoSymbol ...
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Using Alt+Tab in Remmina RDP connection

In Ubuntu 12.04, I want to use Alt+Tab in remote PC connected using Remmina by RDP connection. At this time, when I go full screen, this shortcut is always handled by "host" and not by remote machine, ...
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caps lock icon for wireless keyboard?

I recently replaced my old wired keyboard with a Logitech model K330 wireless unit. The keyboard performs perfectly. My only problem is that I am a lousy typist. Many times when typing an A, I will ...
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Moving windows between workspaces with keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Since the upgrade to 13.10, there is an annoying bug: when I try to move a window to a different workspace using the ctrl + shift + alt + arrow nothing happens. However if I press ctrl + alt + arrow ...
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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Can't move windows vertically with CRTL+ALT+Shift in 13.10?

I am using multiple desktops. I can move windows horizontally from one desktop to another using the CTRL+ALT+SHIFT method. However, I am unable to move windows vertically from one window to another. ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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How to erase a complete line left of cursor?

If I want to erase a complete line right of my cursor, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Delete. But what if I wanted to delete a line the other way? Ctrl+Shift+Backspace deletes only one word - the same behavior ...
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How to launch program on lock and close it on unlock [duplicate]

Have siblings who like to "play" with my laptop by waking it from suspension and then typing random keys on the keyboard into the password field. Afterwards, they always deny it. I plan to install ...
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Add “open in terminal” shortcut

I would like to create a Keyboard shortcut in order to open the terminal when browsing a given folder. I am using nautilus and Ubuntu 12.04.3 If we right click in a folder there is the option "Open ...
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How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings in gnome-terminal?

How can I turn off the F1 (help) and F10 (notifications menu) key bindings? First one I need for screen utility and second to exit mc in console. There are no such key bindings in the Keyboard ...
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GNOME Input Source switching - I can only switch once using shortcuts?

I have GNOME installed on Ubuntu 13.10, and I enables several input methods (Japanese Anthy, Korean Hangeul and Chinese Pinyin) in addition to my English (US) keyboard. I set the shortcut to ...
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Ctrl+L in terminal

I accidentally typed ctrl + L in terminal and my terminal window jumped one 'screenful' size. I looked at the keyboard shortcuts in "Edit"->"Keyboard shortcuts" and didn't find that shortcut. What ...
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How do I revert to the pathbar after the address bar is visible in Nautilus?

When using Nautilus you can use CTRL+L to display the addressbar. How do you revert back to the pathbar? Is there a shortcut key?
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How can I undo a recently closed tab in Nautilus?

Most browsers have a 'undo closed tab' which will reopen a closed tab in case you closed it by mistake. For firefox, it's ctrl+shift+t. Can I replicate this behaviour in nautilus and how? I looked at ...
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list: 0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Alt key opens command line

I'm running Windows 8.1 through Virtual Box in Ubuntu 12.4 and one of my (many) problems is when I press Alt key command line opens in my host. After this many things stop working correctly until I ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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How to remap the context menu to another key in linux?

I just purchased a Lenovo thinkpad and I am so proud of everything in it. It feels just as rock solid as the Linux kernel :P. The problem is that Lenovo decided to remove the context menu key that is ...
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How do I disable <Control><Alt>S to allow myself to launch Sublime?

I've been using Sublime Text 2 quit a bit lately and want to make it as easy to launch as Terminal. I've done the following so far: I went into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows ...
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How do I remap certain keys?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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What keyboard shortcut changes the `xfce4-terminal` terminal text size?

It used to be that Ctrl + - and Ctrl + + would increase or decrease the text size of the terminal in earlier versions of Ubuntu, which is helpful when you're giving presentations and want to show your ...
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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 ...