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

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Two bugs with Keyboard Shortcuts: confirmation and/or solutions requested

I have 2 bugs in my Ubuntu 12.04 fresh installation using a Macbook Pro keyboard. Note: I swapped the Ctrl and Cmd keys (Ctrl and Super on regular keyboards), but that should not affect the shortcuts ...
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How to unbind Shift-Alt Up shortkey in 12.04?

How to unbind Shift + Alt + Up shortkey in Ubuntu 12.04? I can't find it in system's Keyboard shortcuts settings. I want to unbind this shortcut so I can use it in an application.
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How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

I know that you can go into the System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and change the bindings for switching between workspaces in the Navigation tab, but this isn't working for me. I can change many ...
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Change the behavior of the capslock key

To be honest I'm not sure or what I want is possible but it would be very nice if this can be done. I changed the behavior of the Capslock to act like a Ctrl key. Now it's just an Ctrl key only ...
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How to turn on laptop's functional keys?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but key Fn+F2 Fn+F3 and etc doesn't work like in Windows 7. I have laptop ASUS ZenBook UX32VD. How can I enable those keys?
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Can't assign Super+L to Lock Screen [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit today, switched to Gnome Classic (no effects) and there is one thing that makes me crazy: I can't assign Super+L to Lock Screen function! I go to System Settings -> ...
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How do I set a shortcut to screenshot a selected area?

In gnome's screen shot program, the quick keys PrtScn captures the entire screen and alt+PrtScn captures the active window. Is there a way to script or set up the third capture option of a selected ...
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Disable “Alt+`” [duplicate]

How do I disable the keyboard combination of ALT+`. This is NOT the HUD nor in the Ubuntu System Settings. It is NOT in compiz configuration either. (I am NOT trying to disable the HUD's use of the ...
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Pressing Super key always shows shortcut keys

When I simply press (not hold) Super I always see the shortcuts list. And after I release the button it stays on my screen. Normally pressing Super leads to Dash opening and to view the shortcuts list ...
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Make terminal use pageup/pagedown instead of shift-pageup/shift-pagedown?

I've grown quite weary of shift-pgup to page up in gnome terminal, the command line, terminator, and guake, etc. Any way to easily make these apps use the straight page-up and page-down keys for ...
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How to change the Nautilus keyboard shortcut for changing tabs? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to change the keyboard shortcut for changing tabs from CtrlPageUp to CtrlTab. I think it's a very common and useful shortcut and I was surprised to discover it isn't include in ...
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How to get Alt+SysRq work on a Dell Latitude E6530?

I have a Dell Latitude E6530. The keyboard has a SysRq key (Fn+Home). However the magic keys (especially the famous REISUB) doesn't work. SysRq is enabled in /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq (I get 1 if I cat ...
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How do I add a search function to gnome classic (fallback) panel?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with the GNOME desktop environment. I like using the GNOME Fallback ("Classic") better than the default GNOME (i.e., better than GNOME Shell). The only thing that I ...
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How do I disable or change the “ Alt+` ” shortcut to switch between multiple windows of a single application?

On Ubuntu 12.04, how do I disable or change the Alt+` shortcut which lets you switch between multiple windows of a single application? (see below for Terminal example) My Windows VM in Korean needs ...
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How to have two sets of shortcut keys for Compiz grid commands “Put Left” and “Put Right”?

I would like to have two shortcuts each for "Put Left" and "Put Right" for positioning windows in the left and right position. Specifically, I would like the default keys as well as some custom keys ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcut list on holding super key?

Using CompizConfiguration Settings Manager (CCSM), I've assigned hold super key + roll mouse button to zoom in/out. When I hold super key it by default shows shortcut list on Ubuntu 12.04. I want ...
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How do I set up keyboard shortcuts that use the Super key?

I want the Super key to behave as a regular modifier key, just like Ctrl, Shift and Alt. Currently, it doesn't. Using the System Settings to set a shortcut like Super+Up will set the shortcut, but ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for Compiz Magnifier (currently alt-enter)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity3D. When I press Alt+Enter (a keyboard shortcut used by a number of things, especially Sublime Text), the Compiz magnifier is launched (creating a box around the ...
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How can I to close apps from Super+W?

close apps from Super+W so what I am interested in is if there is a way to close apps from Super+W like this or is there a buton that i can press and the app wil cloas by default
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Keyboard Shortcuts to switch directly to applications

Using Unity is there a way to create a single key shortcut to switch to an existing instance of an application? For instance, rather than hitting alt-tab N times to switch to my browser I could ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-clicking

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to raise a context menu using Ubuntu on a MacBook pro. Pressing the keyboard shortcut should have the same effect as right-clicking at the cursor location. On ...
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Add quotation marks to selected word via shortcut

Is there any way (Plugin, Script) to add quotation marks (or square brackets or parentheses) at the beginning and the end of selected text via a keyboard shortcut in the Kate editor? I think of ...
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GNU readline and the Alt key in 12.04

GNU readline lets you move a word forward/backward using M-f and M-b (where M is usually the Alt key). But ever since upgrading to 12.04 it stopped working. At first I tried disabling the "Key to ...
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How can I programatically show/hide my app window with global shortcut key?

I'm writing a Notational Velocity clone for Gnome/Ubuntu using Quickly (PyGI) and I want to allow users to set a global shortcut key that will toggle the visibility of the app window when the app is ...
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How to get back the ALT +TAB functionality? [duplicate]

I lost the Alt+Tab functionality. How to get it back? Note: I m using Ubuntu 12.04 without Unity I m using Gnome classic (no effects) session so the Unity plug-in is deselected in compizconfig ...
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FN keys not working on an Asus N56V [duplicate]

The FN keys are not working Using answer in 166261 question I installed the asus-wmi-dkms_0.2_all.deb.gz package Now, using xev I see that the keys emit keycodes (for backlight keys xev says for ...
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Creating Custom Short cut Keys Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have my own shortcut keys to minify all the CSS and JS files for my websites after I saved the original larger version of the file. But that was on Ubuntu 11.04 and now I cannot figure out ...
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How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do?

How can I bind alt-space to open Gnome-Do in Ubuntu Precise 12.04? I disabled the "activate window menu" Unity alt-space shortcut from the keyboard settings, but Gnome-Do still doesn't receive the ...
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How to change shortcuts for moving windows to the screen edges?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 under gnome-shell. When I press Ctrl-Alt-KP_Left, the active window moves to the left edge of the screen, likewise for right, up, and down. KP_5 maximises/restores the window. ...
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Windows running Ubuntu VM, Super key bug! [closed]

I am running Windows 7 with VirtualBox installed and running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have some functionality with the Super key, but I cannot do Super+w to spread all windows like I used to. How can I ...
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Why does ctrl + left arrow not skip words?

I'm on my Ubuntu 12.04. Every time I'm editing text, I use ctrl + left/right to move/jump between words. Recently, I installed xscreensaver and changed keyboard shortcuts to activate my screensaver. ...
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Ctrl + C doesn't abort programs in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal? I changed the keyboard shortcut in terminal so that Ctrl + C would copy text. I realized I can't abort a program I am running ...
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Function keys are not working on Samsung NP300

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from last week. This model of Samsung has Fn key, when used with F1 - F8, it can control brightness, volume and some other stuff. Everything was working perfectly. Few minutes ...
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Setup shortcut keys not working

In my Ubuntu 12.04, in keyboard settings, I didn't find a shortcut key for restarting X, so in "Customer Shorcut", I set up Ctrl+Alt+Backspace for command sudo restart lightdm. But after that the ...
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Switch user shortcut in Gnome Shell UI?

I cannot seem to find a default switch-user shortcut in Gnome Shell. Does such exist? If not, how can I make the one? I mean, I know that I should go to Keyboard Shortcuts tool (Custom shortcuts ...
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Very slow reaction of application switching hotkeys with Unity

Since upgrading to 12.04, I've noticed that the shortcut keys for switching applications (Super+1, Super+2...) are very difficult to use now. By that I mean that it doesn't seem to register the ...
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How to resolve ambiguous key sequence?

Using BasKet, I get the following message: Ambiguous Shortcut Detected The key sequence 'Ctrl+1' is ambiguous. Use 'Configure Shortcuts' from the 'Settings' menu to solve the ambiguity. No ...
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How to create a shortcut for forward delete?

I'd like to create a shortcut with ctrl+backspace or fn+backspace or ctrl+shift+backspace which performs a forward delete (the same as the "delete" key). I use it (fn+backspace) on a Mac and I find it ...
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Audio and Lock-Screen Hotkeys broken

Some days ago (probably after some package updates) some of my hotkeys stopped working. It is no longer possible to change the volume via the Volume up / Volume down hotkeys on my keyboard and neither ...
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How to disable One[Single] key shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.04

I do not like one key shortcuts. Whenever I press this while writing, one key triggers unneeded software. Thus, I have some problems : How can I close Alt shortcuts? ( pressing Alt triggers to type ...
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Using Alt+Tab in Remmina RDP connection

In Ubuntu 12.04, I want to use Alt+Tab in remote PC connected using Remmina by RDP connection. At this time, when I go full screen, this shortcut is always handled by "host" and not by remote machine, ...
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Backspace key not working

I have two keyborad keys, "Back" and "Forward". Forward works like it should, here is the output from xev for it: KeyPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x4600001, root 0x175, subw 0x0, ...
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Why doesn't the delete key move a file to the trash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro. I have a file selected in Nautilus and I'd like to move it to the trash. Hitting delete takes me back in the history (like alt+left) Ctrl+delete does ...
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How to stop Ctrl + A moving cursor to beginning of line everywhere?

Ctrl + A moving cursor to beginning of line Everywhere I know that Ctrl+A should move the cursor to the beginning of the line in terminal, but problem is it's doing it everywhere. Address bar, text ...
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How to make unity unresponsive?

Recently I wanted to test a keyboard shortcut, which is supposed to kill X server (hence very useful when you have a crash). That shortcut is not dependent on any particular window manager (like lxde, ...
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How do I delete multiple lines in nano without affecting the clipboard?

I can select all file by going to the 1st line Alt+\, start marking the text by Alt+A, go to the last line by Alt+/ But there, I don't know which key to remove the selected text. Hit delete doesn't ...
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Why don't the Fn-hotkeys on my Asus N56 laptop work?

I have a problem working with the Fn hotkeys on my brand new laptop Asus. I cannot change my volume, screen brightness, keyboard back light and other minor functions. I have tested many possible ...
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How do I quickly show/hide the desktop?

I want to be able to hide all the windows quickly. How can i make an icon or entering which command will help me to hide all of the opened windows and show me a desktop?
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How to make FN keys working on Asus G75 laptop

EDIT As Tholap said, all I needed was a kernel update, which is effective for a little while now END EDIT I just bought a Asus G75 and I cannot make the Fn keys working. I only found how to control ...
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How do I create and use keyboard shortcuts in a Gtk app that I am developing?

I am creating an application for the Ubuntu App Showdown in Python + Gtk with quickly. I am calling it Discvur. I would have liked to include some keyboard shortcuts. Searching the web, I found this ...