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

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Why does “Esc” not cancel current operation (like painting with the mouse) in GIMP 2.8.10?

There's an apparently fixed bug which, alas!, still bugs me: I'd like the Esc key to cancel the current operation (like painting with the mouse). Currently it doesn't. Anyway to affect the desired ...
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Disable 'ESC' and 'Shift + Tab' history shortcuts in terminal

When in a bash terminal, if I hit ESC or Shift + Tab the command line goes to the history where I can move around to previous bash commands with vi-like bindings. I get messed up when in this mode ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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Dell Fn + F2 key for wifi switch on/off didn't work

I go throw all topic of Fn + F2 key for wifi switch on/off. But I still have some questions. I bought a Dell Inspiron with ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled and has hardware certified. I read the ubuntu ...
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Why do these xte commands work in terminal, but not when bound with xbindkeys?

This xte command, when I run it in a terminal, triggers Expo mode: xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L' However, when I put this in my .xbindkeysrc file: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' ...
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I have remapped super+L but it still locks my screen instead of doing what I want

I have reassigned my workspace switching keys to Super+h, Super+j, Super+k, and Super+l because the arrow keys are too cumbersome. They work perfectly except for Super+l which instead just locks my ...
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Shortcut for switching between applications

I am using Unity desktop environment. I find it difficult to switch between multiple open applications frequently. I currently use the ALT+TAB to get list of open applications and then switch to the ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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Keyboard shortcuts do not save after reboot on 14.04

Is this a bug? I assign my keyboard shortcuts (i.e. F4 to close program, F3 to toggle maximization of window, & F2 to minimize window) they work for 2-3 boots then reset spontaneously after ...
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Find and remove a system-wide keyboard shortcut

After updating to Xubuntu 14.04 the other day, I noticed Ctrl + Space stopped working in both Eclipse and NetBeans, but I cannot find where it's bound. Nor does it appear to do anything. I have ...
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Binding Synapse shortcut to key-release instead of key-press

Background So I've already referred a question that demonstrates how to bind the Synapse launcher to the "Super (Win) Key". (Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?) The problem is ...
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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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How can I focus Terminator (a terminal emulator) with a key from anywhere?

I'm currently using Guake on my main monitor, which has a very nifty feature of allowing you to press a key at any time to show and focus the terminal. I'm running Terminator on a second monitor, and ...
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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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Behave of ubuntu feel weird, super + w not work and opengl not found

while testing the Kivy python library for my ubuntu stopped working normally. But I managed to get into the graphical environment by installing startx but now it was all different. For example: 1. ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Non-sudo wifi deactivation

I have ASUS N76VB laptop. I am affected by this bug in asus_nb_wmi driver, so I can't use Fn-F2 key combination to toggle wifi. The guy from the thread about bug workaround uses rfkill command to ...
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Is it possible to assign a shortcut to “Switch Account” in the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04?

Since I have this problem which is described here. And since the only solution I have for now is to click the "Switch Account" option from the login screen in order to log into my session without ...
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How to add shortcut for Xfce Application Menu

I have XFCE in my desktop, and I want to make a keyboard shortcut for Super_L and Super_R ( Known as Windows Keys ) to open my Applications Menu. What is the command?
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how do I toggle the default hardware keyboard input off, and only use a usb keyboard for input most of the time?

My laptop keyboard died and I installed a wireless usb keyboard which I like just fine. I installed the replacement for the laptop (hardware) keyboard, and it's working too. I would like to be able ...
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Alternating Windows Shortcut

I find the short cut to alternate windows (ie the last application used) to be very helpful. Previously, on Mac OS on my Macbook I used to press "command(super)+tab". On Ubuntu, this allows me to ...
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Is there any way to add a new keyboard shortcut?

folks. Is there any way to add a new keyboard shortcut on lubuntu 14.04? I would like to add alt+64 shortcut for making "@". Best regards.
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~/.inputrc is missed in ubuntu 14.04 => Cannot create a key binding

I want to add this key binding in the suitable conf file : Control-t: "top -Ss \C-m" Which means : Bind Ctrl+T keys to top -Ss command line . i enter on terminal sudo ls ~/.inputrc to check ...
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ctrl+x suddenlynot works | Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

Suddenly CTRL+X doesn't works.. I tried everything and I have no idea :O *It actually happened to me even before I upgraded to ubuntu 14.4 desktop
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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Unity : Are these bugs?

Ubuntu Unity has some issues that I'm not sure if they should be reported as bugs or is just my fad. Run a command (Global Shortcut Alt + F2) cannot find anything for Files, Calculator, Text ...
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Keyboard shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Escape does not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 w/ Unity. I like how the Task Manager shows up in Windows with Shift+Ctrl+Escape. So I tried creating a similar keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu with the command gnome-terminal ...
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How to re-enable Kubuntu Application Launcher Menu shortcuts after accidentally disabling

I just installed Kubuntu 14.04 and I'm in the process of customizing it. I replaced the default Application Launcher with the traditional-style Application Launcher Menu. With this application ...
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How to modify application-specific keyboard shortcuts?

In Unity, can I modify the keyboard shortcuts specific to a particular application? For example, the Google Chrome shortcut for "Full screen" is F11 by default. Suppose I want to change it to be F12 ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for switching language input method no longer works after updates

As part of a string of problems with recent updates in Gnome Flashback (like this, and this), after an update a day or so ago, the shortcut keys I have assigned for switching between Japanese and ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts for ctrl+c & ctrl+v on Xubuntu 14.04?

I was wondering if it's possible to remap the keyboard shortcuts for ctrl+c & ctrl+v on Xubuntu 14.04? I couldn't find anything in Settings Manager -> Settings Editor -> xfce4-keyboard-shortscuts ...
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ubuntu 14.04 alt+shift and Eclipse problem

I have US, and Greek layout options and I switch between these using alt+shift. 1.I use eclipse and I am very used to pressing alt+shift+r in order to use an application's shortcut. In ubuntu I can't ...
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Global media keys for MOC

I would like to control MOC (music on console player) with multimedia hotkeys. I know that I can use for example xbindkeys and set custom action controlling the MOC. But, when I do that, global ...
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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 + right and end keys in applications. I am looking for a solution in XKB where I have already done ...
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How do I disable keyboard shortcut for Launcher in 14.04

Several of the keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+shift, ctrl+shift+f) conflict with Eclipse shortcuts in 14.04. How do I disable these keyboard shortcuts? I do not see any options for these specific shortcuts ...
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MacBook: Nano keyboard shortcuts changed

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro. In the terminal, I typed: sudo apt-get install nano nano When the text editor opens in the terminal, the keyboard shortcuts, e.g. ^X, do not ...
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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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Disable HUD menu

I know it may be useful feature for someone, but i don't use it at all. Is there any way to protect HUD key from beeing set up after every/some update of Ubuntu?
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How can I replace the top row of function key with media keys? (thinkpad)

The thinkpad x230 has a top row of function keys which can be used as media keys by pressing fn+FX I would like to not have to press the fn keys, i.e. only pressing F11 would start playing music. I ...
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Hotkey Fail After Suspend

Problem The hotkeys are Lenovo Thinkpad E440's Functions hotkeys (Fn+Any F). It works normally when PC turned on. It goes to a problem when I do sudo pm-suspend command. After suspended and resumed, ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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what is the keyboard shortcut for switching to subscript or superscript while using libre office

I just want to know how to switch to superscript or subscript while using libre office as many of my documents are chemistry and physics based which require a lot of subscript and superscript to write ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from intercepting the super key when running VMware?

I am running VMware with Ubuntu 14.04. The host operating system is Ubuntu 14.04, and the guest is Windows 8.1 Pro. When I briefly press the super key from within VMware, Ubuntu displays the keyboard ...
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How do I choose among the tab directory completor in terminal?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a few options if you press tab.. for this ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...