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

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Xubuntu Shift Key weird default behaviour

I've not managed to find a solution to this and it's driving me mad! I have a VM installation of Xubuntu 16.04 and neither of the shift keys work on it by default. Some shortcuts that include shift do ...
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L and S keys treated as shortcuts in Gnome

Seemingly at random, my GNOME 3.20 environment on Ubuntu 16.04 has started interpreting every unshifted lowercase L as a shortcut to Gnome Help and every S as a toggle for the on-screen keyboard. The ...
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Synapse launcher crashes after any input from keyboard

Everything worked perfectly after I installed it, but from this morning, every time when I launch it using Ctrl + spacebar it crashes immediately after I start typing anything from keyboard (even when ...
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ubuntu 16.04: cannot disable or change keyboard shortcuts that conflicts with emacs' for setting mark

In Ubuntu 16.04, I have disabled the keyboard shortcuts for typing in the Keyboard settings as such: But this seems to have no effect at all as the keyboard shortcuts remain active. This is true ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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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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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 http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24460/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. It would create an icon in the Ubuntu launcher, giving a native experience. Currently ...
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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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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 shortcut)...
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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: http://software.techforums.space/...
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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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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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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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ctrl + alt Change window size

When i press i shortcut-key that contains ctrl + alt like ctrl+alt+L in ubuntu 14.04 the os change active window size, So in my application like android studio i can't use shortcut-keys because this ...
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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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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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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 alt"...
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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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Brightness Fn key slow to change N3700 ( I've tried everything! )

I have an Acer R3-131T with the new Broadwell Intel Pentium N3700. My brightness works if it is adjusted in the system settings but when I use the combo "fn+brightness key (in this laptop are the ...
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Pressing esc in a terminal window

In a Terminal (whether it be UXTerm, Mate Terminal, or a non-X/window system based terminal (not sure if it has an official name) like you get by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1), if you press the Up arrow, you ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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How can I make an icon which presses a key when double- clicked?

Is there any way to make a document/file when double clicked presses the Super key for example. I have no idea if something like this is possible on Ubuntu.
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Can I make a screenshot and directly open it in Gimp?

Common use case for me and printscreen: Hit printscreen and save .png Open up Gimp Find file I've saved Edit file (crop and highlight regions) It seems like the first three steps could be combined ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Sometimes keyboard shortcuts don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media buttons, so I use scroll lock to lower volume and pause/break to increase. Works out pretty great since I don't use these buttons. But sometimes when I reboot, these ...
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Xfwm4 settings “Maximize window” hotkey won't save

OS: Xubuntu 14.04 trusty; WM: Xfwm4 Whenever I change the "Maximize window" hotkey in Xfwm4 settings > Keyboard, I can use that hotkey to maximize my windows, until I restart my computer. The next ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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How can I get the Insert key never to overwrite in Kubuntu 14.04?

I have read Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key? asked in 2011 but I can't find the Add button in System settings. I want my Insert key to insert, but it keeps ...
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Global Shortcut not working 15.10

I have a keyboard with media shorts and they work to pause music playing in chrome globally. My Global Settings: My Chrome Shortcut keys: However when I hit Cntrl+Alt+Z the audio won't pause. ...
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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My Super key is dead

My Super key is dead. I mean really dead. It does nothing when I press it by itself, nor when I press it with other keys. It wasn't this way before, and I am not sure what I did to alter it. How do I ...
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Terminal - Selecting commands I've entered using the keyboard

I can highlight text I've entered in the terminal with my mouse and then use ctrl + shift + c to copy to the clipboard and that was fine for a while. But I've tried highlighting text by pressing shift ...