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

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How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows?

On Windows, the key combination Alt + 2+ 5+ 5 creates a blank space. How can I achieve this on Ubuntu?
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Hot to disable key shortcut for “alt+the button above tab”

I am comfortable using alt+ up and alt+ down after typing alt+ tab, so I don't need the shortcut alt+~ to do that. And this is my favourite shortcut for maybe my most heavily used emacs command. How ...
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My Ctrl+Alt+(Left, Right, Up, Down) is not working, moving between workplaces, anyone else have this problem?

Also my Shift+Ctrl+Alt+(Arrow keys) doesn't work. But System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Navigation, looks good. Also, it worked before, but one time I turned my Laptop on and it just ...
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Gnome Shell Ubuntu short cut Keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME 3 Shell keyboard/mouse shortcuts I have Ubuntu 12.04, and Gnome shell. If anyone know the keyboard short cut for all the basic operations such as shut down, log ...
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With Alt+Tab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard

question is simple how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard so when I press that buttons computer will shot down
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Keyboard Shortcuts no longer working on GNOME 3.4.1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the keyboard shortcut to minimise a window to launcher in unity? I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 (with Gnome 3.2 I think), to Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3.4.1, and my ...
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list alphanumerically but hidden first

Is there any Combination of OPTION possible with ls which (in UBUNTU 14.04) For ease, I took below annotation to let you tell the situation H == Hidden directories (folder) and hidden files (name ...
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Command to run keyboard shortcut?

Specifically, I've got two instances of cgminer that open upon boot in terminal windows, I'd like to have them automatically tiled. I also tried gDevilsPie and I couldn't get it to select one ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut to program

On my Windows machine I press Winkey + C and a calculator pops up. I find this very useful - is there any way to achieve this in Ubuntu?
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my Fn+up/down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to keyboard ...
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Where can I fix control-clicking in Ubuntu?

Some time ago I was messing around with keyboard shortcuts, now I can't use Ctrl + 'click' to open links in new tabs. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that I actually find I need a lot. Now Ctrl + ...
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Remapping Menu key to Delete on Xubuntu

I would like to bind my Menu key (the one that brings up the context menu at your cursor location) to my Delete key for convenience. Preferably, I'd like to do this through xkboptions in ...
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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
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How can I change the regular ctrl commands to accept super instead?

Macintosh, I've discovered, has the right idea in that they use the apple key instead of ctrl in the copy, paste, select all, etc commands. This is extremely useful in the terminal, where ctrl+c is ...
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Bind ALT + Left/Right arrow to HOME and END keys in XKB

I have tried a few ways to achieve this but none of them seemed to work, autokey inserts both the Alt + → and end keys in applications. I am looking for a solution in XKB where I have already done a ...
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My additional usb keyboard has strange behaviour when using the windows key

The usb keyboard that I have connected to my Dell E6430 running ubunthu 12.04 with gnome 3 does not open the activites overlay when i press the Windows key on the usb keyboard. It works just fine ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform Shift+Home to select content from caret to start of string, while NumLock is turned off. But if in that case I press just Home, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Remap Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V to Super+C/Super+V

It sounds like it should be a trivial task to do, but nope.. it's easy to find very different answers to this question, that involve lengthy configuration change and get nothing. Is there a simple ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

I've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V aren't working anymore.
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Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard

I know that using Alt+F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't ...
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fn volume keys no longer working after installing VLC

When I first had ubuntu in vanilla state, all my fn keys worked fine. After recently installing VLC media player, however, the volume fn has stopped working. Everything else seems fine, it's just ...
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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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Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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How do I type an 'æ' character? [duplicate]

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu?
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
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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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How to customize/add keyboard shortcuts for evince

I'm using evince 3.10.3 shipped with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't like some of the default settings for keyboard shortcuts. However, I cannot figure out how to customize them. Following this question, here ...
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Can't modify the behavior of the function key

I am hitting my adaptive Fn key by mistake and want to make it harder to hit it (by adding shift) or completely disable it. xmodmap -pke |grep 151 shows keycode 151 = XF86WakeUp NoSymbol ...
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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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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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Asus N56V - Instant key

is there a way to make the Instant key of an asus N56V work under Ubuntu/Xubuntu? I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. I'm trying to set a function for this Instant key thru Setting Manager->Keyboard, but I'm ...
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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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Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language doesn't work on Gnome shell

I currently assume Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. I mostly use Gnome shell (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) which I installed (I didn't install the whole Gnome desktop package). I recently noticed a problem in changing ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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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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change or disable modifier key (alt) which activates the application menubar?

Is there any way to either globally change the modifier key which activates the application menu bar from alt- to something else, or if not, at least to globally disable it? I use a mac for work and ...
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Gnome keyboard accelerators / keys in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04

Since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I've lost the ability to set custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome applications such as gedit and meld. The setting can-change-accels has no effect when enabled using ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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How to open system monitor easily?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor?
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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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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?