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

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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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Map function+backspace to delete

I'm used to Apple laptops, on which Function + Backspace is mapped to Delete. I'm also okay with Shift + Backspace. Is there a way to obtain this? Note, I'm using Xmonad and have some keyboard ...
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The shortcut keys for switching keyboard layout randomly stop working

ALT-SHIFT switches between Hebrew/English keyboard layouts. Every few hours, this stops working. The layout-switching icon in the panel continues to work. If I go back to Settings->Keyboard, and ...
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Emacs-like keybindings system-wide?

Is there a way to set Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts (at least the subset mentioned below) for the whole OS? This is possible in some apps such as the terminal, Emacs (go figure :) and additionally ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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How to disable keybindings in Terminal?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and I set up the keybindings for the function keys in Settings -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts to vol up, down, brightness, etc. to match the symbols on my keyboard. In ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Systematic way of finding shortcut associations

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and all that. Is there a way to systematically lookup for any shortcuts associated with a key combination? I could scan the System Settings gui and Compiz Setting ...
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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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Why is Gnome-Shell thinking my “d” key minimizes all windows?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (in gnome-shell) and I am unable to use my "d" key. Regular gnome-2 works perfectly fine, but for some reason I cannot use my "d" key in gnome-3. I recently installed it and ...
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How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu?

How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu in gnome classic on ubuntu 12.04?
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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How can I run command with a key

How can I run this command sudo grub-reboot 4 when I pressing Ctrl+F12 directly, and without creating script. I want to make a key to reboot machine and select windows as next start-up OS in grub ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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What is the “show desktop” keyboard shortcut?

I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super key + D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch on an Asus X550V

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 can I switch windows without a history of which window was last accessed?

Hitting alt-tab repeatedly toggles between the two most recently used windows. I would like to be able to hit key stroke that will always move me to the next window in a list. I want to map this key ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 subshell and variable expansion in custom keyboard shortcuts?

How can I enable bash expansion by custom keyboard shortcuts in 14.04? Here's an example that I've been trying to get setup; I want to execute this exact command (which works from a terminal running ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...
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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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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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How to create a right-click keyboard shortcut?

Is there any shortcut to have the same effect as the right click of the mouse as I don't have the menu button on my laptop If not, is there any alternative way such that I can make it possible I ...
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Certain Keyboard shortcuts not working

I have the logitech k800 keyboard but can't seem to get certain shortcuts working. I change in the keyboard shortcut settings volume up and down and it actually takes the key assignment but does not ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Modifying common keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu [14.04]

I need to modify the Common Applicaton Shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 so I can use the Super (Windows) key instead of Ctrl. I looked them up in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts but there are no ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Tap (not hold) Right Alt key to toggle to hangul (Korean)

I have to hold down the right alt key to type in English when using ibus-hangul and the Korean (hangul) keyboard layout. However, on other operating systems I can just tap right alt to toggle input ...
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Is there any way to fix hotkeys for some aps (russian layout)?

Although this issue is considered to be solved, shortcuts are not working for a number of applications. For Okular and Sigram hotkeys (in Russian layout) are not working at all. For Goldendict they ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to minimise a window to launcher in unity?

In 10.10 that I was using before 12.04 you could use alt+F9 to minimise a window to the task bar. In 12.04 meta+ctrl+ cursor up down maximises and unmaximises a window. If you have a numeric keypad ...
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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut?

Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut? It's on the very top, but I cannot open it with shortcuts, like Super Key+1. If I could, it'll ease things for me, for I ...
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Gedit Text size plugin keyboard shortcuts not working

From this answer the way to zoom in/out of text in Gedit is by installing gedit-plugins, enabling the text size plugin and using Ctrl + Mouse scroll to zoom in/out. This doesn't work in Gedit 3.4.1 ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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How to list Compiz keybindings in use?

Other than looking though each active plugin and manually searching for keybindings / keyboard-shortcuts in use by compiz, is there a 'simple' way to gather this information? i.e. Some panel that ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of mupdf keyboard shortcuts?

I like mupdf's speed, but I am exasperated by the lack of documentation and its (unnecessarily) hyper-minimal interface with not a menu bar or context menu in sight. Does there exist a list of ...
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How to switch between tabs opened in gnome-terminal and also close any particular tab using shortcut key?

I can open as many terminal tabs I want using Ctrl++Shift+T. But for some reason, I'm not able to switch the tabs using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. So what is the shortcut-key to switch in between ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open a terminal here”

How can I create a keyboard shortcut so that when I press F12 in nautilus (or desktop), I get a terminal in the current directory?
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Customize nemo keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 and ran through the steps outlined on Completely integrate nemo in Ubuntu. I understand that Nemo is a cloned-fork off of Nautilus and was hoping that I'd be able to adjust the ...
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Razer Keyboard Macros

When I had Windows, I had a software called "Razer Synapse" which let me assign macros to my Keyboard keys. You see, my keyboard is a Razer BlackWidow and it has 5 additional keys, that I used to ...
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...