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

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xubuntu 12.10 how do shortcuts (technically) trigger actions. Trying to debug shortcut randomly stop working

Keyboard shortcuts randomly stops working, it appears to primarily affect shortcuts involving the Alt-key. I have seen this issue in 12.04 as well. I'm now trying to research the issue in more ...
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Fn + numpad not working on XPS M1530

I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Xubuntu 12.10. My Fn + Up Arrow and Down Arrow for adjusting screen brightness work perfectly fine, but using the Fn key with the function numpad does not work. These used ...
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Problem with remapped key when changing between languages

I've remapped a certain key (` to w) with this way: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = w" I use Greek language, not only English and I change between languages with ALT+SHIFT. When I turn the keyboard ...
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How to emulate the super key?

I use an extremely old retro-keyboard.... " TVS 101.PC-XT" This keyboard has only 101 keys (AlphaNumeric, NumPad, FunctionKeys); And I don't intent to change it for I am very comfortable with it ! ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Gnome-Terminal profile change?

I have two profiles in my Gnome Terminal, one uses specific image for background. Would like to switch between them when I enter/exit Vim. So far, I do this by Alt+t and navigating to the other ...
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How do I open the Application Launcher on KDE with just the meta (“Windows”) key?

How do I open the application launcher ("start menu") of Kubuntu with my Windows key? Similar to how the Start menu in Windows is opened. I don't want to use Alt+F1.
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Re-map Alt+drag in Unity. I need it for Inkscape

I need Alt+drag for some of Inkscape function, instead of just draggin my current window, how do I re-map "drag window" key to another shorcut?
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How do the keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu (with Unity) compare to those of Windows?

Until today, I was using Windows. Now I have migrated to Ubuntu 12.10. What are the keyboard shortcuts for basic commands like copy, cut and paste? How do they differ from Windows?
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How to unassign Alt key from window context menu in GNOME

When I use GNOME Shell, and GNOME Connectin Manager program, and trying Alt+S in MidnightCommander (all inside GNOME Connection Manager), I get window context menu opened, instead of "search action" ...
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Emacs-like keybindings system-wide?

Is there a way to set Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts (at least the subset mentioned below) for the whole OS? This is possible in some apps such as the terminal, Emacs (go figure :) and additionally ...
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workspace selector + mission control

Is it possible to have something like the mac's mission control but working for all the workspaces? I mean: right now I can choose the workspace with <super>s and the windows inside a given ...
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Ctrl + Shift + Del key combination not working in Chromium's New Tab page [closed]

The default key combination for clearing browsing data in Chromium (Ctrl+⇧Shift+Del) isn't working when the New Tab page is open and in focus: I press the keys and nothing happens. If I click the ...
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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How to use ESC key for Emacs

When typing Esc within an Emacs window under Unity (Emacs 23 standard package), the sound is turned on/off, but Emacs does not receive the key. How can I change (probably) unity such that the Esc ...
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Geany - what's the shortcut for inserting curly brackets?

As it is written above. I came across that shortcut a few times but unfortunately I can't recall it because I found it not very useful. Now I've changed my mind and I was searching through web but ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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What commands will change my screen's brightness?

I'm trying to re-keybind some of my function keys as I never use them for multimedia purposes, however I'm not sure as to what command I'd need to put it to increase/reduce the brightness, I'm talking ...
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How to toggle wireless using a script

My laptop comes with the option to toggle wireless with the Fn+F12 key, but unfortunately this key doesn't work. Now inspired by this question, I would like to write a script that can toggle the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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Why does my custom shortcut reappear unexpectedly?

I created a custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T that calls x-terminal-emulator. For some reason, it does not work (nothing happens when hitting the mapping). When I remove the shortcut, the built-in Launch ...
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ctrl+alt+t random terminal opens

When I need to open a terminal I press Ctrl+Alt+T to save time. Most of the time absolutely nothing happens, I try to press same combination again, and still nothing happens. After like 5-8 tries ...
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XF86WakeUp keys - where do they come from?

$ head -1 /etc/issue && emacs --version | head -1 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l GNU Emacs 23.3.1 From time to time I get undefined messages in the echo area (that do not show up in buffer ...
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Is there a shortcut to restore desktop focus?

Perhaps I'm missing something, but I've recently started using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm getting used to it. But, whenever I start a program and then exit the program I must click on the desktop, ...
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Problem binding a shortcut to a function / multimedia key

I want to connect a batch script to a shortcut. When I bind it under System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts it works with every key, except my brightness keys from my external Apple keyboard. The ...
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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts in 12.10? [duplicate]

This question has been asked already, but it doesn't seem to apply to Ubuntu 12.10. The file formats of /usr/share/gnome-control-center/keybindings/ has changed. I tried the script someone kindly ...
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What is the command to put the current window in half the screen

I want to put the current, active window on one side of the screen. Then ideally I could put one window on the left half, and one window on the right half. On windows the keyboard shortcut (the only ...
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Can I write keyboard shortcut in bash script?

Can I write keyboard shortcut in bash script like: #!bin/bash echo Hello ^z # this is kbd shortcut This didn't work. Is there any other way?
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Keyboard shortcuts do not work after reboot

In my Ubuntu 12.04 installation the media keyboard shortcuts do not work after reboot. The shortcuts are still saved and visible in the control pane, but no action is performed when using those ...
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How to create option to insert time stamp?

While editing text documents I need to put time stamps frequently. I thought of automating it in 2 different ways. None of these seem to be working. Using nautilus-actions I set up a new ...
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How I can launch my browser and Nautilus using defaults Ubuntu 12.04 shortcut?

In keyboard shortcut settings I see a launcher section that have 'WWW' and 'Explorer' labels inside the key combination column of the shortcut definition. What keys I must press to launch my browser ...
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F? (f.e. F8) shortcuts not working in geany

I'd like to ask for tips why shortucts f.e. for build F9 or compile F8 are not working in Geany text editor. I tried to assign different shortcuts including Ctrl+F8 or Ctrl+Shift+B and none of them ...
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Cannot set 'alt-a' as shorcut in system shorcuts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to set a hotkey alt-a, but the alt key highlights the menu bar and so when I press a it goes back to 'All Settings' and doesn't set the hotkey. How can I set ...
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Best way to configure poweroff keyboard shortcut

What's the best/right way to configure GNOME/Unity so that hitting ALT + F4 will Power Off the system when no more windows are open? (pop up the Power-Off dialog). (running Ubuntu 12.04.1)
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How to remap the context menu to another key in linux?

I just purchased a Lenovo thinkpad and I am so proud of everything in it. It feels just as rock solid as the Linux kernel :P. The problem is that Lenovo decided to remove the context menu key that is ...
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Play the movie faster with cvlc

I have seen that I can control the speed of vlc by using the keyboard shortcuts +/-. It works to play the movie slower with [-], but I can't get it to play faster than 1.00x with the [+] keyboard ...
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How to block super powers?

I have a Super or a Windows key on my keyboard. As a Windows user I'm used to using it to open the start-menu. On Ubuntu its a very sensitive key. Sometimes when I press it by mistake the whole system ...
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Series of task to be done after a single stroke in Easystroke gesture recognition

I use easystroke for many tasks like command, key combination, etc. Now, I need to perform a series of tasks in a single stroke. For example: First i need to execute the command 'cryptkeeper'. ...
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How re-map the shortcut key in terminal

According to the Gnome-Termianl Usage, I found that ctrl+shift+up/down can scroll up/down a line in the terminal. Now, I want to re-map the shortcut key, just like: shift+j/k to up/down a line, ...
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Suspending the current ssh connection

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to learn ssh connections. I learned trick to suspend the current SSH connection and come back to localhost using: ~ + Ctrl-Z When I press Shift+~, I suppose that the ~ ...
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How create a keyboard shortcout to launch an .jar file with Oracle Java 7 Runtine?

I know how to create a keyboard shortcut to launch an application. (All Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom Shortcuts) I know how to run .jar files from Nautilius. (Right click->Open with Oracle ...
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How to enable alt+right click to resize window [duplicate]

Been looking around and can't see to find any information on how to enable alt+right click for window resize? edit My mistake Running Unity 12.04, I am logged in under failsafe graphics mode as i ...
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Is there a way to extend Unity's window placement shortcuts?

In Unity there is the way of using Ctrl+Super+(left|right) to extend the current window eighter on left or right side. Is there any way to extend this so you can place it in top_left an bottom_left ? ...
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Custom keybindings without gnome-settings-daemon

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (Fallback) and I am trying to slim it down, mostly for fun/learning experience. I killed gnome-settings-daemon because I set up my theming from elsewhere. But now some of my ...
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Brightness keyboard buttons do not work on Asus 1225c

I have problem with my new netbook. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't use my brightness key's (Fn+F5/F6). When i use them OSD appears and indicates the increase or decrease of brightness but ...
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libre office copy formatting Ctrl+Shift+C alternative

Microsoft Word has a very useful command for copying and pasting formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrol+Shift+V Is there such a command available in Libre Office Writer? If not, is there some way of ...
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Launch nautilus with option for path

I have Ctrl+Super+N set to launch gksu nautilus. This set me thinking: can I have a prompt that comes up that asks me for a path to open? Ideally, I'd be able to hit a key combo, type ...
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Difference left/right super button

When I press my left Super key the gnome shell appears and when I press the right Super key it does not. Moreover pressing right Super + T does open a terminal at once, but when using left super I ...
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ubuntu shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? Where can I see a list of ubuntu shortcuts/hotkeys ? The kinds of things I would like to do are like (using Windows) : ...
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Restore default keyboard shortcut for Workspace Switcher/Show Desktop

I tried setting the default keyboard shortcut to Hide normal windows (Show desktop) to Super + S. It didn't work and now whenever I press Super + S, I get the workspace switcher. I tried setting ...
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keyboard shortcuts misbehavior Gnome 3.6

I've enabled few Keyboard-shortcuts and they work weird. Shortcuts with Ctrl+Alt+ I've enabled "Ctrl+Alt+C" to open a Google-chrome browser Works only when I hold the Ctrl+Alt for a while. Works ...