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

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Moving windows left/right/up/down between multiple monitors on KDE

Is there any way to configure a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the left/right/up/down monitor? The only action I see in System Preferences -> Shortcuts and Gestures are "Window to previous ...
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Binding the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click

How can I bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click? Hitting the meta key should trigger a left click, and pressing down on it should allow me to drag and drop (just like it ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Suddenly Unity went haywire, e.g. application switcher and selection of Chromium tabs do not work

This strange behavior began suddenly while I had Eclipse open and after watching a Youtube video in the Chromium browser. I hadn't changed any Unity configuration nor installed any new packages for ...
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Running gnome-terminal with alt-f2 doesn't set the SSH_AUTH_SOCKET env variable

I've set gnome-keyring to unlock my ssh key on login, and usually first thing I do after logging in is to run a gnome terminal via the Alt-F2 shortcut, gnome-terminal --geometry=90x40 -e byobu ...
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is there a list of keyboard shortcuts for the “Videos” app?

I'm using 14.04 ubuntu with the default video player called "Videos" version 3.10.1 (which seems to be "Totem" re-branded with an even less search engine-friendly name.) I know keyboard shortcuts ...
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hot key to jump into a virtual machine?

I do most of my work in Ubuntu, but there are some Windows programs that have no good Linux equivalents and don't work in Wine, so I run those in a VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7. ...
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Is there an equivelant to windows+p hotkey (change between mirrored/extended monitor) in Ubuntu?

In Windows, Windows Key + P changes how an attached monitor is attached. I primarilly used it to swap between mirrored and extended views. Is there a similar hotkey in Ubuntu 14.04? To clarify, I'm ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Xubuntu: Ignores my function key bindings until I reset them

I bind function keys to workspaces (using Settings -> Window Manager -> Keyboard), overriding the default of using Ctrl+F[N]. However, when I reboot and login, these bindings are ignored. When I look ...
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I can NOT change Alt Tab shortcut in ubuntu 12.04

My ubuntu is 12.04.5 amd64 kernel 3.13.0-39-generic . I want to use Alt Tab in Emacs , so I must disable it in unity. I cancel Alt Tab shortcut in system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts ...
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technical question about remapping keys to multiple keypresses

I have 4 physical buttons on my tablet (Lenovo X200) screen and I have succeeded in programming 3 of them to function the same as the keys Up, Down, End. I want to program the fourth to be Alt Left ...
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Toshiba u840: Hotkeys don't work after upgrading to 14.10

I've already tried the solutions presented here: Upgraded to 14.10, brightness control quit working - Intel HD 4400 and here: Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite t110 with no ...
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gedit: how can I define a snippet shortcut Ctrl-9?

I use gedit for LaTeX with the LaTeX and snippets plugins. I try to make snippets to put the selected text (or, if none is selected, the cursor) in curly, square and round brackets respectively. From ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard layout rotation

I have Gnome3 and two keyboard layouts (English and Russian) installed. When I try to switch between these layouts, I am able to switch with Alt-Shift to the Russian layout, but not back to the ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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Asus N56JR laptop, can't change screen Brightness using Function Keys

I have an Asus N56JR laptop with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics card, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I check what graphics I use for brightness it says "Intel". I have tried using commands to ...
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Why does pressing shift sometimes break input?

This is a problem that started occurring when I switched to 14.04 from 12.04. What happens now is that sometimes when I do something that requires me to input data I sort of get booted out of the ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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How does the command system for shortcuts work?

I would like to use some shortcuts for my macro keys in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit distro. In the settings there is in the keyboard tab an option to configure your own shortcuts. But I don't get which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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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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Shortcuts work only for the first time in Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have tried to modify the shortcut to minimize all windows from ctrl+super+d to super+d. I modified the shortcut key by navigating to system settings -> Keybord -> Shortcuts. However, the change I ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default keyboard shortcuts and a script found here, but neither methods work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the ...
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keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.10

I was trying to setup Super+d shortcut for returning to desktop. I changed it in keyboard navigation but still this shortcut is not working. The old one Ctrl+Super+d is working although in keyboard ...
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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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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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How to get windows in order they appear in xfce4-panel?

I'm using xUbuntu 14.04 and I want to add a shortcut Super+Left Arrow to focus on window that appears to the left of the currently active in xfce4-panel, e.g. here I'd have it switch to ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Default Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm unsure what the key combinations are for some of my default shortcuts. I'm aware I can just change them but I'm curious which keys would these correspond to. All ...
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Disable Control+Alt+End

Background In xfce4, pressing Ctrl+Alt+End hotkey cycles to the next workspace. The settings for this can be displayed from the command line using: xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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How to make macros that play sound, activated by a keyboard key?

This one may be a little too specific, and it's probably not easily possible, but I'm going to ask it anyway. An old Dutch proverb makes me ask, "If you never shoot, you always miss." The title is ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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Switch layout with 'Shift R' only and saving file with caps letters

I use 'Shift R' to switch keyboard layout (this is very handy). But I have a trouble with it. When I try to save file from Firefox to new folder (Save as... New Folder...) ubuntu cancel editing and ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command without exit in the end [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to run a command with keyboard shortcut But when I press "alt+ctrl+a" terminal open and immediately close. Please help me to edit below command for prevent from close ...
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how to create a shortcut to unlock my pc

So basically how do i add a shortcut to unlock my pc when it is locked without having to type my password and i was wondering if it is possible to remove password from the lock screen so it only works ...
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Deleting input back to the last forward slash

I will very often be flitting between several files on a server. I will run the following example commands in sequence: nano /web/site/path/to/file /web/site/script.py nano ...
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Logitech K330 volume keys open Google Chrome

As the title reveal I have a rather unusual problem. When I press my up and down volume keys Google Chrome will open. This isn't every time, but the first time I press the key after not pressing it ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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How can I configure unity2d to use unity3d's window placement shortcuts

I like the CTRL-ALT-numpad window placement shortcuts in Unity3d. But I am now mainly using Unity 2D. How do I configure keyboard shortcuts to do the same window placement?
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Switch between active workspaces as between applications

I know about the Super + S and Ctrl + Alt + ←/↑/→/↓ key combinations, and it's fine, but still not as comfy as I would like it to be. I wonder if there is possibility to switch ...
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Shift+Backspace key mapped to Delete

For some reason when I hit Shift+Backspace, it functions as a Delete key. I have had this problem for a while, and I am just now getting around to fixing it. I tried to open up my .Xmodmap and fix ...
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Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2

I'm trying to set my numpad to be a media control centre. I want to have the 0 key pull up Clementine and bring it to the foreground. Right now I have it set to launch Clementine, but it just dances ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for spatial navigation between open windows (Switch to the window to the left/right/top/bottom of the current one)

Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on ...
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Combining mouse buttons and keybord keys for hotkeys

Question is about mouse buttons customization. I want ctrl, alt, shift to modify my mouse buttons behavior on being pressed. My mouse have 9 buttons, prev, next buttons in it already working. I ...
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Disable F1-F12 Hotkeys

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6. All of my function keys (F1-F12) have hotkeys bound to them (screen brightness, volume, etc.) but I want to be able to use the F keys without ...
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Cannot change screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580. My screen brightness remains at maximum(hotkeys work). I followed a previous post to modify grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet ...
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Creating a short cut in desktop [duplicate]

I am new in Linux (and UBUNTU). I installed Ubuntu on one of my old laptops just to taste what is Linux (normally I use Windows 8). It seems to me a nice operating system but much more difficult to ...
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Shortcut keys clashing with IntellIj Shortcut keys. How to resolve this?

Ubuntu Shortcut keys are clashing with IntelliJ IDEA shortcut keys. Example Ctrl+Alt+L This formats the code in IntelliJ IDEA While this locks the ubuntu desktop. Also Windows+L also locks the ...