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

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Make gnome-screenshot save when I press Enter

gnome-screenshot used to save when I pressed Enter on my keyboard. Since 2015.04 it does not work anymore. I have to press Tab three times before pressing Enter. How can I make it save when Enter is ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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Remove a 'bind' entry from terminal

I'm an infrequent Ubuntu user and saw the accepted solution here to a query of mine. I'm wondering how to restore default keybind (only newline, no '&' at the end). Where exactly are these ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut for wine application? [duplicate]

I know that launchers can be made, but is the same true for keyboard shortcuts? I've tried myself, with just a copy and paste of the directory to no avail. I apologize, but I'm new to linux, can ...
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Xdotool does not work with xbindkeys

I want to use xdotool with xbindkeys but it does not work. This is what I tried first: "xdotool type a" m:0x1 + c:50 Shift + Shift_L this is not a duplicate as I have tried the solutions ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press <escape> to get out of INSERT mode. How can I apply this to Gui implimentations of Vim?

Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press Esc to get out of INSERT mode. For example, Open up a terminal and set its editing mode away from emacs, to vi set -o vi Now ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Remove <Super>L lock screen shortcut

I'd like to repurpose Super+L, but it locks the screen and I can't figure out where to disable this. I'm using Unity. Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System shows the keybinding for Lock screen is ...
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How do I get 'Run' on the Lubuntu Start menu to respond to the R key?

I'm using Lubuntu (15.04). The Start Menu has a 'Run' item for, well, running a command. When I open the menu, I want to press the R key and have the 'Run' item highlighted. How can I do this?
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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KDE Hotkey-Volumecontrol stopped working

After installing a fresh Kubuntu (15.04) the hotkeys for volume-control were working out of the box. (Also making some nice "blob"-sound when I used them) I had to install a few codecs and other ...
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Open terminal shortcut

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal if none is open or switches to it if there is an open one (not open a second one as Ctrl-Alt-t does). How can I accomplish this?
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in 2015/10/5 alongside windows 8. The keyboard seems to working fine except the 'ctrl','alt' and probably other that i couldnt tell without those button. I cant even ...
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how to change system shortcut

default shortcut key for copy is ctrl + c but it is'nt good enough while typing fast. I think it's better to be alt + c. in keyboard setting , there isn't shortcut for copy or paste. how should I ...
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CTRL+ALT+5 behavior changed in 14.04

I'm using stock Ubuntu with Unity installed, and this problem is totally annoying... In 12.04, CTRL+ALT+5 (Toggle Maximization State) would maximize/restore a window's state. E.g.: Open a terminal ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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Custom shortcut for “My Computer”

I'm having problems creating a custom shortcut for "My Computer". Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I used to press the combination Super + E to open "My Computer" on Windows and I would like to ...
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Custom keyboard layouts, or moving induvidual keys

The keyboard is based on a standard US layout (I'm UK) however choosing a UK keyboard layout fixes this (eg £ is shift 3) However some other keys have been transposed, but the layout doesn't pick ...
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Use mouse to select tab with Alt + Tab, gnome classic on ubuntu 15.4?

Can I some how use the mouse like with gnome-compiz when using gnome-classic to select a tab in the menu which shows up if I do press alt+tab? This could make me quicker. As of Ubuntu 15.4 the ...
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Global Scrolling Keyboard Shortcut (evince)

For note taking with a dual monitor setup, it would be really great to be able to scroll the opposing monitor's window (ideally evince but it could be any application) without losing focus on a ...
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Can VIM (plugin) give a warning if dead keys are enabled?

I often switch between dead keys and composed key text input/entry. That's easily done by the icon in the top panel. For VIM dead keys make no sense. Is there a plugin for VIM that can give me a ...
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Any editor with CTRL+R binding for compiling LaTeX

I just had to replace my OSX with Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to find ways to get Textmate's capabilities to some text-editor: CMD+R compiles the document in Textmates and let's you choose different ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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How can I create a shortcut that acts as a tally

For my work I have to do repetitive tasks with weekly deadlines. I like to know how close I am to finishing these tasks so I tend to keep a tally on a piece of paper. Unfortunately I travel a lot and ...
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Switching keyboard inputs by Super + S stopped working

Today I've noticed that Super + S no longer works. As I recall I didn't change any system settings, just installed easystroke and variety these weekends. I've already tried to stop working variety and ...
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How to disable ctrl + scroll zoom in Lubuntu or openbox

If are you in Google Chrome, Firefox or a software that have the zoom functionality, when you press CTRL + SCROLL UP/DOWN` or TOUCHPAD SCROLL the page increase/decrease the zoom how to disable it?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “save link as” in firefox or chrome?

I'm tired of right-clicking. Can I do a "Save Link As" by holding a keyboard button and clicking the link?
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Creating custom text expansion for password template

Let me explain. As a security measure, my current password system is a complicated combination of letters and symbols, to ensure a different password is used for each website I use a base password as ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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Thunderbird 37.1.0 disable Send Now keyboard shortcut

I would like to disable the Send Message Now shortcut (Ctrl+Enter) in Thunderbird 31.7.0. I have installed the Keyconfig add on as described here. However, this particular shortcut is not on the ...
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Clementine Visualization Keyboard Shortcuts

I can't seem to figure out any keyboard shortcuts for the Clementine Visualization (Clementine 1.2). Normal ProjectM shortcuts have no effect. A Google search on the topic was surprisingly fruitless! ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to minimize a window?

I'm looking at the window manager keyboard settings but I don't see it. There are shortcuts for maximize, hide, move, and so forth, so I'd think I was on the right page.
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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What are the Enlightenment (e17) shortcut keys?

In particular, I'd like to launch programs from the keyboard. I expected the windows key (Super) to launch the launcher ("Run Everything") The launcher built into e17 looks really nice, so you can ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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Terminal shortcut to SUPER key

I would like to use the Super key to launch the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04.2 I installed compizconfig settings manager, removed the Super binding from launching the dash. In compiz I cannot find a ...
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Does bash (or any shell, for that matter) have an 'overwrite' mode?

I'm running similar commands on (e.g.) a set of files. As an example, let's say I'm doing something like this (this isn't what I'm doing, it's just an example): > cat path/to/dir/file01.txt ...
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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Register custom shortcut during package installation

My goal is to register a custom shortcut during installation of a debian package for a specific software. After doing some research it seems that gsettings key ...