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

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How to prompt for argument and than run the program with the argument

I am not sure if is my question clear enough so here is some explanation what I am trying to achieve. I need to create custom shortcut to run hamster (time tracker) to track new activity. The ...
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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Text Keyboard Shortcuts

I know that in Ubuntu you can use keyboard shortcuts to do cool things like open programs - which is what I believe all of the questions that are similar to this focus on. Except for, a question on ...
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How can I use the gtk3 file chooser with keyboard shortcuts?

Here's the use case. I want to navigate in the file chooser using only the keyboard. For instance, typing Alt-F, then selecting Open with arrow keys usually brings in the file chooser, but there I ...
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change keyboard layout with Ctrl

I am trying to create a workaround for a programming dvorak qwerty layout. I have accessed the change layout option, but is there a way to map it to "Left Ctrl (while pressed)" (the option is ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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How can I map ALT+F4 in ir-keytable?

I am using ir-keytable to map buttons on my xbox remote to use on my media centre (kodi and mythtv) and want to be able to map alt-f4 to a button so I can close any other programs (I will have ...
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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Fn+F10, Side arrow keys (right and left) and Ctrl don't work

Hi my name is not important but I have a K450J Asus Laptop and I would like to troubleshoot closer. I recently installed XUbuntu (I had the same problems with Ubuntu), formatted my disk and still have ...
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Keyboard shortcuts stopped working / Can't access keyboard settings

My keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+T and the audio hotkeys) just stopped working. I tried everything I could find on the Internet to solve the problem, including installing and reinstalling tons of ...
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GIMP: How to assign a keyboard shortcut to “screenshot” function

How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to the function "screenshot" in GIMP Following preference -> configure keyboard shortcut I cannot find "screenshot in the list of actions". Ideally, a shortcut ...
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Why my active window minimizes when I switch to next work space?

I have horrible problem which is on my nerve :( It started to happen when I changed its shortcut from Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right arrows to Ctrl + Alt + 1/3 since it had conflict with my Android Studio. ...
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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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Ubuntu 15.10(wily) Brightness control not working

The brightness buttons and the brightness control in system settings in Ubuntu 15.10 have suddenly stopped working. They were working fine at first(after I upgraded from 15.04). I have no Xorg.conf ...
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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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Remove highlighting of app under cursor in app switcher in Xubuntu

The app switcher (Alt-Tab stop) in Xubuntu 15.10 automatically highlights the window under the cursor (in my case with a blue background). The highlighting is quite a bit stronger than the black box ...
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Fast switch between three keyboard layouts - from Unity DE to Gnome Shell

I use ubuntu 15.10 and have 3 keyboard languages layout. In Unity DE I create custom shortcuts: key: CTRL+1; command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources current 0 key: CTRL+2; command: ...
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Byobu shift-arrow key shortcut

After using GNU screen for years I have recently started to use Byobu. The F shortcuts are a bit far for my my liking so I want to use shift/alt - arrow keys. Alt-left/right arrow works find for ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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How to switch tabs Terminal using ctrl + tab? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 I know that ctrl + pagedown/pageup is used for tab switching Also we can change it in Edit > Keyboard shortcuts. I want to change the shortcut to ctrl + tab (forward) and ctrl + shift + ...
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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Hotkeys and slider for brightness don't work

I have an Intel processor with no graphics and Nvidia GTX980M with Nvidia driver. I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and everything works fine except for the brightness controls. Changing both from ...
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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Copy paste key bindings not working in Tilda Terminal?

In the Gnome terminal or in the terminator, I use Ctrl+Shift+C for copying and Ctrl+Shift+V for pasting, but these key bindings are not working in Tilda. I checked them in the preferences of tilda, ...
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Open all grouped windows with Alt-tab

I wondered if it is possible to open all grouped windows of one application at once with Ubuntu's (well, Unity's) alt-tab mechanic. What I mean is the following case: https://i.imgur.com/ixHKwUM.png ...
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How to configure keyboard layout switch on key press rather than key release in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am using Unity and using Shift_L+Shift_R to switch keyboard layouts. But in Unity layout switch going on key release (when I release both shifts) rathen than on key press. This is very unusable ...
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Zenbook Fn shortcut blocks key

I have a UX32VD Zenbook by Asus, by default the Fn+A combo doesn't work, so I wanted to map that keycode to a script. I created a shortcut that maps to the keycode (0xf8) but it doesn't work. ...
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How can i power on a pc from keyboard on ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

How can i power on a pc from keyboard on ubuntu 14.04 ? I'm using ubuntu 14.04, anyone help me about that....
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Ctrl / Delete and Right Arrow don't work

Ok so... this is not my first question on my keyboard so let me give you a background. I have had this computer with Ubuntu about a year and never ran into problems regarding my keyboard... Fast ...
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Right Alt/Ctrl keys constantly stopped working properly in Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10., Alt and Ctrl on the left side constantly get disabled working as a hotkey and i came across problem to doing work via shortcut. For example Ctrl + C ...
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KDE: “Switch to Previous Desktop” goes to next instead

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've just set a shortcut in the system settings of KDE for "Switch to Next Desktop" and "Switch to Previous Desktop". "Next" Desktop works fine. Previous desktop ...
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How can I determine what a shortcut key combination does in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and can not unbind Super<Button2> from showing me window menu. I bound Super<Button2> to resize window, but it still opens windows menu. How do I ...
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Porting custom layouts to Linux

Few years ago I've created some really handy keyboard layouts for Windows (with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) and Mac OS X (with Ukulele). The main idea was to combine Ukrainian and Russian ...
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How to mimic Menu key using xte?

My laptop is woefully missing the Menu key, but I have some extra buttons on my mouse so I hoped to map one of them to the missing Menu key - as explained in several answers on AskUbuntu, for example ...
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Disable FN Key: Copy/Paste Shortcut from Windows Host to Ubuntu guest

I'm running Ubuntu 14.03 LTS on VMware Workstation 12 Pro using Windows 10. The language support on Ubuntu is English (United Kingdom) and English (United Kingdom) on Windows. For text entry on ...
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Temporarily slow down mouse by pressing shift key

sometimes high precision while using mouse is needed, e.g. when resizing windows, cropping images. It would be very convenient to have some sort of mouse speed modifier key which while pressed down ...
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Replicating Windows' Super + Arrow shortcuts for resizing windows

So first, I'm sorry for trying to make Unity more like Windows, but as a long time Linux user that needed to move to Windows for work, but am now able to move back... I want this functionality so bad. ...
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Is there an app for easily switching between screens?

I watch quite a bit of TV / movies on an HDMi monitor which I hook up to my laptop. When I used windows, there was a shortcut Fn + F2 which brought up screen configurations quickly and I could just ...
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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How can I make a shortcut to raise an application's window if it exists?

I constantly switch between Sublime Text, Terminal and Chrome. I'd like to bind shortcut like "Alt + 1" so my current Terminal and current Google Chrome opens. Right now, each time i launch Google ...
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Side bar and menus are missed after purging compiz [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed compiz from the terminal and worked with , but I didn't like it and then purged it using sudo apt-get purge compiz And after I rebooted my system the side bar and the menus ...
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Vim behavior differences in Server VS Desktop [duplicate]

I work on a number of different server version 10, 12 & 14 and use Vim extensively with only the default options and no special settings. I just deployed a small PC with Ubuntu Desktop 15 and the ...
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How to select language keyboard by hotkey?

For example, press hotkey Ctrl+1 - select english, press Ctrl+2 - select other language etc. Any ideas?
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How can I make shortcut keys move the mouse, as an alternative to the touchpad?

Due to large quantities of Chocolate Cake falling on my computer's touchpad it has become unresponsive at times (though the left- and right-click works fine) and I would like to make it so that when I ...
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How to fix shortcuts with USB TypeMatrix keyboard on Kubuntu/KDE?

I'm having some trouble with my shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 with usb keyboard. Distribution Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Setup ...
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Changed properties of application by accident what is default: FireFox

I was trying to create a custom shortcut so that I could use multiple profiles with FireFox, however when I created the "link" it was a symbolic link so I edited what I thought was a "shortcut" but ...
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Ctrl + Spacebar Causes Issues Between Linux and Minecraft

Sorry for the nooby question, tonight is my first night ever trying Linux. I figured out how to install and get Minecraft running. However, when I hit Ctrl+Space, the mouse appears in the middle of ...
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How can I change my brightness on my two monitors via keyboard shortcut/key

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with two monitors and an apple keyboard with brightness keys. I have done some research and have come up empty handed. I an wondering if there is any way to connect my ...
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xbindkeys blocks input device

I know that there are a lot of topics on this already, but my problem is slightly different. I have some extra buttons on my mouse and I want to map them to some keys on my keyboard. I was successful ...
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...