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

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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 ...
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Moving windows to another desktop with keyboard shortcuts

I use ubuntu 12.04 (of course with unity) and compiz. When I press the ctrl+alt+shift+left arrow current window moves to the left desktop, but it comes back to the previous desktop immediately. What ...
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How do I bind two different keyboard keys to the system mute function?

So, I want to bind two different keyboard keys to the system mute function. I go to system settings > keyboard > shortcuts > sound and media and find the Volume Mute setting and enter the ...
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How to write “o” with upper-line in Ubuntu?

How do you write a character "o" with upper-line in Ubuntu? Is it possible?
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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kde keyboard problems Ubuntu 12.04

I have Unity & Gnome 3.4 installed successfully. All Dell keyboard keys work perfectly with both. I installed kde - full via terminal. Everything is working great except for the hotkeys. No ...
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Keyboard-shortcut key-press-detection sensitivity settings

last week I switched from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.04 and after setting up my keyboard shortcuts, e.g., CTRL+ALT+E for my favorite editor and CTRL+ALT+X for the terminal, I noticed that the behavior when ...
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Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open Terminal (Compiz related?)

Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open the Terminal, and I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with Compiz. Compiz disabled the transparency on my launcher (using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity) and so I ...
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When changing the workspace switch shortcut to super+arrow the window does not disappear

I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Up on my computer because of the hardware. So I changed the shortcut for switching workspaces to Super+Arrow. But now the little overview window that shows up to show wich ...
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Alt+Left Click , how to remove shortcut

I have Ubuntu and GNOME 3 and when I do Alt+Left-click it grabs the current window. How do I stop this from happening, as I need this shortcut in Blender which I update often so changing it inside ...
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Gnome Shell Ubuntu short cut Keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNOME 3 Shell keyboard/mouse shortcuts I have Ubuntu 12.04, and Gnome shell. If anyone know the keyboard short cut for all the basic operations such as shut down, log ...
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how to use “WIN+NUM” as a HOTKEY?

I'm using 12.04, WIN+1 is a hotkey in Unity, and now I've removed unity and changed shell to gnome-shell-3.4, but I still cannot use WIN+NUM as an hotkey change to desktop NUM, I set it in system ...
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Problem with compiz saving key bindings

I use Blender on Ubuntu, and need to free a shortcut. The key combination is Ctrl+Alt+Numpad0. In CCSM this shortcut is listed under general settings > Keybindings. But when i edit this setting, ...
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How to make a shortcut under ubuntu?

I use ubuntu 12.04 with unity, I want to map may own hot key in order to quick launcher, for example, I can run ctrl+alt+t to run terminal, can I run ctrl+e to launch emacs?
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Change Default TTY shortcut

I would like to change the default shortcut to switch back and forth to the tty. By default it is ctrl + alt + F#. I have tried making a custom shortcut using Ubuntu's keyboard settings but it only ...
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How can I reassign the semi-maximize keyboard shortcut?

In Ubuntu 12.04, ctrl+super+(left|right) "semi-maximizes" the window, which docks it to the left or right half of the screen. How do i reassign this function to use just the super key instead of ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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Can't bind Super + w in xbindkeys, all other combos work fine

I am trying to set key bindings for my mouse buttons with xbindkeys and I'd like to set one of them to spread the windows as if I'd pressed Super + w but for some reason this one won't bind properly ...
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alternative to super-W and Alt-Tab?

super-W and alt-tab are the normal ways in unity to see hidden windows on the desktop. That's interesting and sometimes effective, but inferior to other "textual" techniques. When I have lots of ...
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Increasing volume beyond 100% using keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I saw, it is possible to increase volume beyond 100% using sound control GUI. I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to a sudo-script

How do I create a keyboard shortcut to a script that needs sudo privileges? I tried to create shortcuts via Ubuntu Keyboard Settings GUI to scripts "sh script.sh", "sudo sh script.sh" , but ...
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How do I see, find or raise hidden windows on Unity desktop?

When I get lots of windows on the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, I can't find a way to see, find or select/raise the hidden windows. This is so fundamental an issue, I'm sure some mechanism exists for this, ...
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How to change the functionality of keyboard special keys?

Different keyboards come with different special keys. For example mine has a key for bringing up the calculator, another for putting the to sleep, another for opening email client and so on... My ...
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How to disable the “roll up” / “shade” keyboard shortcut in Gnome 3 (after upgrading to 12.04)?

I am using Gnome 3. After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04, "Ctrl-Alt-S" was reclaimed for use in toggling the shaded state of a window. I have checked the following places, and I haven't been able to ...
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How do I change the shortcut key to launch the dash

I'm using a Logitech Cordless Mediaboard and since it doesn't have a win key, I need to change the shortcut for launching the dash. I'm not looking to assign Alt Gr as win key or any other key. I ...
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Quick keys in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want to know the quick keys available in Ubuntu by default. Is there a list of quick keys for hiding, closing ...
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How do I disable the long press Super key from showing the shortcuts window?

Note this is the long press and not the one for the short press as mentioned here How do I disable the Super key? The super key has been a modifier long before Unity came, and I have used it on ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch to Applications tab in gnome3?

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch to Applications tab in gnome3 dash? The Gnome dash which comes up when we press windows meta key / super key. I want to minimize the keyboard use. Also how ...
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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How to make Ctrl-Alt-Num 4 and 6 shortcuts work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands? Window Placement Ctrl-Alt-Num 4 - Place window on the left side of the screen. Ctrl-Alt-Num 6 - ...
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How to use the keyboard in gthumb image viewer?

I cannot use arrows nor shift-space, nor any key or key combination to go to previous image in gthumb 2.13.1 (Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.10). There should be shortcut-keys even to flip horizontally and ...
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What happened to ctrl+alt+numpad in Ubuntu 12? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands? I got used to using ctrl+alt+numpad to move windows around in Ubuntu 11.04. Since I updated to ...
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How can I assign the key Super+M» to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.04?

Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears. I have tried changing this behaviour using System Tools ▸ Keyboard ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Navigation ▸ Hide all windows to assign Super+M but it does ...