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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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How To Program A Bash Script That Presses A Certain Combination Of Keys?

Please, i need someone to help me in making a very simple bash script. The job of this script is just to press a certain combination of keys on the keyboard. My objective is to create a script that ...
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What's the difference between the keyboard shortcut commands and bash ones?

When I type in a terminal : gnome-screenshot -a -f /home/manuel/Desktop/"`date`".png I have the intended result, a file named "dimanche 10 avril 2016, 23:36:50 (UTC+0200).png" is created. However, ...
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Audio mute button not working in KDE Plasma 5 Kubuntu 15.10

How do I get the audio mute button on my keyboard to work on Kubuntu 15.10? I read somewhere that changing global shortcuts for KMix in Global shortcut settings would work, but I couldn't find KMix in ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent for OSX Super+Backtick

In OSX you can hit Super+` (backtick) and it switches between multiple windows in the same application. Is there an Ubuntu equivalent (currently I'm running stock 16.04)? And yes, I'm aware I can hit ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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Shortcut keys not working on ubuntu acer c720 such as brightness, forward, delete, etc

Whenever I press Backward, it just come ups as F1, I heard about a post but somehow, I have to erase my system and do not have a chance to post this post (with answers). After you fix it, it should ...
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Using keyboard shortcut to paste a text

There are lots of websites which only allow signing in with email address and password and I am tired of typing a large email address. I don't want my browser to remember my email. Can I set this ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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Binding arrow keys in GNU Screen

I'm a newcomer to GNU Screen and so far I'm liking it. However there is something I can't quite get to work the way I could in tmux. I want to make it so that Ctrl-a "arrow key" changes focus between ...
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Ubuntu15.10 make a screenshot with keyboard shortcut no save option display?

I have to take a Screen-shot icon from left favorite bar to open a Copy to clipboard ----------- save window. When I was using ctrl + Alt + print shortcut in setting in the All Systems -> Keyboard, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for end of line

I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for. I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut ...
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Changing backspace key binding

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with unity 7.2.6. Currently, my backspace key is a shortcut for going up from a directory. This is a bit of a hassle for me, so I want to be able to go back to a visited ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Unable to assign custom keyboard shorcut in Gnome on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using Gnome flavor of Ubuntu. I've been trying to assign a custom keyboard shortcut for Shutter. I opened Keyboard>Custom Shortcut>+> Name: Shutter capture Command: /usr/bin/shutter -s ...
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Cannot find pipe symbol “|” in Ubuntu server

This question might sound silly, but I'm trying to install webmin on Ubuntu server and I need to execute this command: wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - but ...
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A shortcut to present all windows and jump to one of them with a key

Is there a feature that present the "present all windows" screen or something similar and puts letters on the windows like 'alt' does for menu so you can jump to the desired window with just the ...
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Send event on global keypress - have a listener in terminal react and run another program?

Ok, this is my problem: I have an application I want to screenshot; but because gnome-screenshot and mate-screenshot hide toolbars or whatnot each time they take a screenshot when started from the ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 - screen brightness hotkeys not recognized

I've purchased this laptop: T6P76EA#ABF. The hotkeys to increase or decrease screen brightness seems to not being mapped, whatever options I can put on grub command line (i.e. ...
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Activate display via console tty?

I have a custom xrandr script which enables my external monitors and disables my laptop's monitor. When I disconnect my external monitor, I can't enable the monitor because my screen is blank. I'd ...
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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A dock for ubuntu that has keyboard shortcuts for open programs

I am looking for a dock application to replace the unity dock. The nice property that unity has is that, once you open an application, you can access it via a keyboard shortcut. (as in the picture) ...
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Set up Shutter (or other screengrab tool) to capture a preset area from a keyboard shortcut

I have Shutter installed which i use for screengrabbing. It always asks me to draw my selection area on screen, but for an upcoming job i'm going to be going to lots of different urls on our website ...
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Xubuntu - change default terminal to Terminator

I can't find in the Xubuntu 14.04 settings where the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T is associated to the xfce4 terminal. I'd like to associate that shortcut to terminator. How can I do it?
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show desktop in 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I'm looking for a shortkey to "Navigate to the desktop". I saw that in previous versions of Ubuntu Ctrl + Alt + D works - but it doesn't work for me in 15.10. Do you know what ...
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Move window to another screen without compiz

I know how to move windows to another workspace, but I'm specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other screen in a multi-monitor set, but without using compiz, since I'd ...
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How to re-enable display resolution switching with Ctrl+Alt+Plus/-Minus

In the past releases of Ubuntu you could switch the active display resolution by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Plus (next possible higher one) or Ctrl+Alt+Minus (next possible lower one). At some point the ...
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Remap the Print Screen command

If I press, Print on the key board, I get the command gnome-screenshot executed. I would like to change it to gnome-screenshot -a (much more useful, select the region of the screen to copy, should be ...
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Alt+tab stops working randomly

The Alt+Tab is a key combo that I use really often for switching between programs, but occasionally it doesn't appear at all. The Super+W still works and I've gotten to the habit of using it instead ...