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

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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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How use specific key combination (shortcuts) to change keyboard laungage? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 today. I have added 4 languages, but I don't like standard way to switch them one by one. In Windows I used key combinations (shortcuts) to switch to specific language ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcuts in gnome-session-fallback Ubuntu 13.04 over xdp

I'm trying to use gnome-session-fallback on an Ubuntu PC running an xrdp+vnc server (So that I can remotely connect to Ubuntu using a Windows RDP client). The problem I have is that the “d” key seems ...
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Compiz keybindings change on reboot [closed]

I have a problem with Compiz keybindings on Ubuntu 13.04 (but it also existed on 12.10). I run a multimonitor setup and use the Put plugin to move windows from monitor to monitor with the "Put to next ...
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shortcut to change workspace 13.04 [duplicate]

Until 13.04, I could change my workspace using ctrl+alt+arrow but since 13.04 it is impossible. Is there a way to have a shortcut back?
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Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.04 lost the shortcut key for jumping to list view [duplicate]

In the version of Nautilus included with Ubuntu 12.10, you could press Ctrl+2 to switch to file list view, instead of the default grid view. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 this feature doesn't seem ...
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Keyboard layout and keyboard mapping differ

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mid-2011 iMac. I set the keyboard layout to Canadian Multi (first part). If I check the layout on the screen, the mapping is correct. It is also correct in the symbols ...
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Most important commands to know? [duplicate]

Got myself into trouble today - put rhythm box into party mode and I could get it back. So I was stuck. I hit ctrl alt del thinking that something like task manager would come up so I could kill ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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Can I use a custom shortcut to echo a letter or string? [duplicate]

What I want is when I type something like Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A it echoes "5" (Just as an example). Like I go to Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts click the "+" and I type in the name of the shortcut ...
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Microsoft Keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I am using Microsoft Keyboard (With Ubuntu 12.04 KDE 64bit) and I have some keys there. For example Calculator key and start keys. I want start calculator as I press Calculator key and display Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle auto-hide unity launcher

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the auto-hide option for the unit launcher. Based on the answer on How to programmatically change the launcher's hide behaviour I tried to make a ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for same command

Is it possible to assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for same default command. I want to switch between workspaces using CTRL+NUMPAD_1 and using CTRL+1 too. Or how to add custom command for ...
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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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Hotkeys for Totem in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm looking for a way to control the playback of Totem Movie Player even when I'm not focused on the window itself. I have done it with VLC using the instructions on the following link: ...
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How to use the shortcut “WWW”?

Just curious: As you can see, after the "launch web browser", the shortcut is set to "WWW" by default. I know I can change it, but I'm just curious why it is "WWW"? And how should I press "WWW"? ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Not Working

Hi I have created two custom keyboard short cuts as my brightness settings have disappeared since installing Nvidia Driver. These two short cuts are as follows: name: brightness_up command: ...
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Disable “Search Photos” Lens shortcut (Super+C) and Assign to Shutter

I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and ...
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Ctrl + Alt + P restore from maximization shortcut, how to disable it?

I am a user of the application Sublime Text, which I use for my work. I use Ctrl+Alt+P to bring up the "quick switch project" dialog. Unfortunately, since I upgraded to 13.04, Sublime Text is not ...
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change xchat “clear text” shortcut key (accelerator)

In Ubuntu 13.04, the wise developers decided to get rid of a shortcut I commonly use: Ctrl+L to clear the text. Manually modifying the shortcut does not seem to work; I tried the instructions here: ...
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Did 13.04 fix the resetting shortcut bug? [closed]

I have experienced this problem in both 12.04 and 12.10. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/964270 (12.04) https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1063617 (12.10 and ...
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custom keyboard options do not work

I have been trying to get the custom keyboard options to work. for example, to get the number 4 key to replace currency US$ by the INR(₹) sign. The option is there in the custom keyboard options in ...
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13.04 Unity - dash loses keyboard focus while typing

I recently updated to 13.04. About half the times when I open Unity dash (super / windows key) and start typing the input field loses focus after a couple of keystrokes. I'll then have to set the ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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Keyboard backlight command by percentage

I want to make a keyboard shortcut to increase and the decrease the keyboard backlight brightness. The command I have for full brightness is: echo -n 100 > ...
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Searching for menu entries in desktop environments other than Unity

Does any other desktop environment have the type-to-search-application-menus feature found in Unity? I’m curios about trying a more spartan desktop such as Xfce or LXDE. Or maybe something entirely ...
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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Enable global terminal movement keys

In terminal I can use: Ctrl + H → Backspace Ctrl + M → Return (Enter) Ctrl + F → Forward Ctrl + B → Backward Ctrl + N → Next Ctrl + P → Previous Ctrl + A → ...
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Keyboard Media Volume Control not working

im having a bit of an issue with my volume keys. They worked fine, until I recently updated (kernel, etc) and installing Ati latest driver. The update was a standard update: apt-get update, ...
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Where can I find the configuration file for keyboard shortcuts in 12.10?

Where can I find configuration file for keyboard shortcuts?
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Disable keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F11 (Gnome?)

Consider FILE to be very old and don't remake it.I'm a Ubuntu noob. Appreciate you time. I came across this situation where pressing Ctrl+Alt+F11 brings up a blank screen with a flashing cursor. I ...
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CTRL + Home (or End) combination not working

I usually use the combination Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End to move the cursor to the beginning or to the end of a line. Suddenly these combination is not working anymore! Can anyone help?
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Workspace switch hot-keys not working in 13.04 (but expo does) [closed]

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 (through 12.10). I have re-enabled workspaces in Appearances/Compiz, have a workspace-switcher launcher icon, and can expo with Super-s. The keyboard ...
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Cannot remap Alt-Tab combination after switching Ctrl and Alt

On Ubuntu 13.04 desktop I am trying to change keyboard layout. First in System Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> Options -> Alt-Win behaviour, I picked the following mapping: Ctrl is mapped to Alt ...
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How to simulate keyboard input?

This is the biggest thing keeping me from enjoying Ubuntu/Linux. Ideally I'd like to just be able to run my AutoHotKey script on Ubuntu, but I didn't have much luck getting that working with Wine. ...
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Shortcuts no longer work for move window to left/right of screen in 12.04

I used to be able to send windows to the left/right half of the screen with ctrl-windows-left and ctrl-windows-right in 12.04. Now the left/right shortcuts do not work, but ctrl-windows-up / down ...
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Is it possible to use the Backspace key in Files 3.6 to return to the previous directory like in Nautilus?

If there is something that I'm really addicted is in pushing the Backspace key every time I want to return to the previous directory in the old file manager (Nautilus), but now with Files I can't do ...
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Some kWin shortcuts does not work in 13.04

I am fresh new to Kubuntu. I was looking a way to move focused window as Windows do (Win key + arrow keys change the layout of the window). I found there are options for this in "Global Keyboard ...
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projector (external/internal combo) icons while switching - how?

External vga connected monitor with laptop. On windows when you press the projector hotkey/fn key on a laptop, you see a list of options or combinations of external projector and onboard screen, it ...
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How can I alter the next/previous tab shortcut in Terminal?

I want to change the Next Tab shortcut in Terminal to be Ctrl+Tab. I tried using the gconf-editor as suggested here but nothing happens when I run that using Alt+F2. My googling for other solutions ...
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How to change Function (Fn) Key behavior on wireless Logitech keyboard

I do have a wireless Logitech K750 keyboard (silver Mac version) connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad (via the unifying USB receiver, together with a wireless Logitech mouse M705) and currently running ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select ...
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What's the history about the Shift + Arrow keys in terminal?

I'm wondering why Shift + Arrow Key result in one of the A, B, C or D letters. Why not other letters? Why any letter at all?
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'd' minimizes all windows on Ubuntu when connecting with XRDP

Currently I am working on a remote server using Ubuntu yet the 'd' key cannot be used since it minimizes/maximizes all windows to show/hide desktop. Many answers point to the fact that I should go to ...
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My pc works at high performance due to Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have a dell pc. It is have two graphics card (4100 and 7730m). I used solves on internet sites but then borders and desktop menu disappers. Sorry for bad English. Please help me!
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How to open a desktop shortcut from commandline

I created a eclipse.desktop and locked it to unity launcherd , when I double click on it on desktop, the eclipse was launched just like launching from unity launcher. But if I start it from command ...
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caps lock icon for wireless keyboard?

I recently replaced my old wired keyboard with a Logitech model K330 wireless unit. The keyboard performs perfectly. My only problem is that I am a lousy typist. Many times when typing an A, I will ...
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Prevent X/Gnome/Terminal from catching emacs commands

When I use emacs, I often end up typing many exciting key combinations which I would usually not use, such as C-M-t (i.e. Ctrl - Alt - T), which in emacs is supposed to run the command ...
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Why are there different keyboard commands for quitting applications?

Some applications, like evince, won't respond to Ctrl+Q and instead require Ctrl+W. Other applications, like Movie Player, won't respond to Ctrl+W, and instead require Ctrl+Q. Why is this? Are there ...