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

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How do i put 3 windows side by side using keyboard shortcuts in 14.04?

Work gave me a new monitor - which is a 21:9 screen, so I would like to be able to put 3 windows side by side, but ctrl + alt + keypad shortcuts can only be used to place 2, and with this monitor ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to launch Activities Overview?

The SUPER key is currently the default key to launch the Activities Overview, however due to an incident involving large amounts of chocolate cake the key no longer works properly and does not always ...
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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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Where does Ubuntu Gnome store the keyboard shortcuts configuration file?

I am looking to copy the keyboard shortcuts file to another PC to avoid re-binding the keys again. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In Xubuntu there is a simple location with the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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How do I add modifier keys to keyboard mapping?

I have a keyboard with several extra keys (Logitech G710.) It has 4 macro keys, but with the driver I use they end up getting mapped to their own "launch (#)" keys. I'd like to map them as new ...
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Unable to bind Super+Shift+[number]

I tried to bind the aforementioned shortcuts for moving window to workspaces but they don't seem to work. I already changed the key for showing Dashboard to Super+l.
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Swapping Alt and Super keys with different Keyboard Layouts in 16.04

I have two keyboards I use regularly, one PC layout and one Mac layout. I would like the Alt and Super keys in the same position on each but they are reversed. I don't mind switching them manually ...
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Keyboard shortcut is not working in Fullscreen on VLC Media Player

Recently I made a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop. After updating the OS I installed VLC Media Player. Whenever I go to fullscreen in VLC the keyboard shortcutss don't seems to work. For ...
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xubuntu ctrl + ] shortcut

i noticed when using google docs that the ctrl + ] shortcut to indent triggers something different on my computer (xubuntu 16.04). Something like D/X or F/S appears. i can't find it on the Keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 not working

Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 has stopped working for me in last couple of weeks. CTRL+V and CTRL+C does not give any result to me. I had to right click to use copy and paste. Any idea in ...
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alt + ctrl + delete equivalent in 14.04

Does Ubuntu have a task manager like in Windows which comes up on Alt + ctrl + del key combination ? For me, it will be useful when something or other gets the system hung. Help please..
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How to Make Capslock Control without xmodmap/XKBOPTIONS?

xmodmap is depreciated and does not work with gsettings, doing this here disables my xmodmap etc sudo vi /etc/default/keyboard > XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" and sudo setxkbmap dvorak '' ctrl:nocaps ...
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Does ALT + F2 act as another way to access the terminal [duplicate]

I saw ALT F2 as a possible solution to accessing some terminal commands and was curious if it was just a redundant shortcut key to access the terminal like the CTRL + ALT + F1 command.
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What do I do if Ubuntu 16.04 freezes, but I can move only the mouse? [duplicate]

I sometimes experience whole Ubuntu freezes (from 14.04 to 16.04, I upgrade by a clean installation), just mouse can move (that's why this question is different from others). I think this is caused by ...
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Need to press volume keys multiple times to change volume

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 and have a weird bug that didn't have before. Usually, to change the volume with the shortcuts (fn+f11 or fn+f12) I can either hold fn and press f11/f12 just to ...
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What does KP mean in keyboard shortcuts?

In Ubuntu MATE, I'm looking at the tiling shortcuts but I'm not sure what KP means. For example Ctrl+Alt+KP Right for Tile window right.
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prntscrn button doesn't work in Ubuntu 16.04 (worked fine in 14.04)

I'm running 16.04 on an HP laptop. In 14.04, the prntscrn button worked as intended (pressing it took a screenshot of the whole screen, pressing shift + prntscrn took a partial screenshot of a ...
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Making a shortcut keys for one shortcut key

So, i switched to linux, but i am too used to microsoft shortcuts.. I got what replaces Ctrl+Alt (with Level3 key).. So for better use, is there any way of Making lvl3 key to Ctrl+Alt? By that I ...
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How to write Czech letters on Ubuntu Touch with hardware keyboard?

I would like to write Czech texts on Ubuntu Touch with a hardware keyboard. I have set the hardware keyboard layout to "České (QWERTY)", however I can't write some Czech letters such as "ó" or "ď", ...
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How can I swap Super and Ctrl *except* in Terminal?

As a 10+ year OS X refugee using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to get my keyboard set-up as close to OS X as possible, and I'm actually using the Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (and have already found ...
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Two identical microsoft 4000 ergonomic keyboards - different behaviour

I have two apparently identical Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 1v0 keyboards, both purchased around the same time 4 or 5 yeas ago. Keyboard 1 works just fine with Ubuntu 12 thru 14. Ive been using it since ...
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KDE Plasma doesn't recognize keyboard shortcuts, until I switch away from and back to KWin

I just made a jump from Maté to KDE Plasma. (Kubuntu v. 14.04.4) (I love everything else about it.) I'm hardly a linux beginner, but I don't usually mess with X and some help is appreciated. When I ...
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Keyboard: All Ctrl + Alt 1 - 0 combination characters not working [closed]

Well we can all read the title, my keyboard layout is Estonian.
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What is the default keybinding to Close Windows etc Files in Ubuntu 14.04?

In OS X, I press CMD-W. In Ubuntu 14.04, I currently do Super-W and select with mouse which icon to close. However, I would like to have a keybinding because I am using Ultrabook with cumbersome ...
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16.04 Delete key not working

I noticed I cannot delete with the delete key, which was working fine in win 10. However, shift + del does the same thing. Is there a way i can map it to del instead? i checked shortcuts in keyboard, ...
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Shortcut super + t doesn't open the trash anymore

After a fresh install of Ubuntu16.04 (Xenial Xerus), shortcut combination Super + T opening trash folder in Nautilus is no more present in comparison to Ubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf (when holding ...
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Change keyboard layout shortcut stopped working after updates yesterday

I usually have the change keyboard layout shortcut key set to Alt+Shift (like Windows). After an update yesterday this stopped working. I've tried changing the shortcut to some other combination, but ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Keys and combos with l-alt, l-ctrl, super not working except shift+l-alt

My left side keyboard shortcuts are not working, strangely except left-shift (or right) + left-alt. Also, without any combinations, keys super, l-alt and l-ctrl are not working as well. Could somebody,...
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Kmail Default Send and Archive (gmail like hotkey)

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER = Send and Archive inside of the browser for GMAIL. How do I enable this to work inside of Kmail? I wish to send and archive all my emails when I launch em out my inbox.
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terminal appears on hotkey but command not executed

Me being the lazy bum that I am, wanted to make youtube-dl (the script that downloads youtube videos) execute upon pressing a hotkey for the current link in clipboard. In my keyboard shortcuts i made: ...
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redirect scientific paper to sci-hub datebase by shell script with keyboard

i usually read paper ; so as i can't buy all of them, i download some of them from sci-hub.cc website, for this action you could append sci-hub.cc to website's paper and you can get PDF from that ...
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“Return Key” for terminal on a spanish (windows) keyboard

Does anyone know which key is "return key" in spanish keyboard (windows) or is there a way to bind the key without shutting down?
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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top 1-...
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How to close certain dialogs with keyboard shortcuts

There are certain windows that are neither full fledged applications or dialogs that can be closed by 'Ctrl + W' or 'Esc' key. These windows can be maximized and minimized by 'Ctrl + Super + Up Arrow' ...
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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Create a shortcut for broken key in keyboard?

My friend's u key is not working in it's keyboard. Is it possible to create a shortcut for u and U in Ubuntu?
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mousekeys keep restting and skipping

I've just discovered mousekeys and they are a godsend for my rsi problems, but i keep having this annoying problem where occasionally while interacting with some sort of UI they reset the amount that ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Keyboard Layout Changing Issues

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and I have two keyboard layouts: Persian and English(UK). When I try to switch between these two if I keep holding the shift (I use R ALT + R Shift shortcut to switch ) it will ...
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How to write a script to toggle unitytweaktool setting (hotcorners)

Specifically, I want to toggle hotcorners on/off every time I start a steam game. But I have no knowledge of scripts of any kind. Any resources to learn this kind of stuff would be great. Please ...
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...
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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/...