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

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make ctrl+t open a new (chrome) tab when outside of chrome

On Chrome OS it is always possible to open a new tab (or actually browser window) with the Ctrl+T keyboard shortcut. Is it possible to do this in Ubuntu? Simply setting a keyboard shortcut won't ...
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Some function keys stop working

I have some problem with my built in (also externeal) keybord. Function keys (volume up/down, mute) and polish characters (right alt) are not working anymore. Right alt behave in the same way as left ...
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Brightness stuck at full after suspend HP Pavilion G6 12.04

I have an ongoing problem with my linux install where brightness seems to get stuck at full after my laptop suspends. Before suspend, the hotkeys work fine. After suspend the hotkeys still bring up ...
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which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
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Compiz crashing takes Ubuntu with it

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu. I want to like it, I really do. I came from the world of KDE where Kwin is the windows manager. Kwin is awesome for many reasons, one being that if a window or application ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Desktop Switching Shortcuts not working at all!

Some time ago I was tampering with Settings and installing new applications and I somehow disabled desktop switching by shortcut (I think It was CairoDock that did it). Now I always have to click on ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Changing Hotkey for “Activities”

I want to customize the hotkey for the Activities-overlay in Gnome shell in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to edit both: /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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Open locations through application finder?

It would be really fast to open most used folders by an application finder or something like that. It worked quite well in windows pressing win+r and type name of a folder shortcut in System32 folder. ...
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Shortcut keys doesn't work after installing compiz on Lubuntu

I have Lubuntu on my laptop. I installed compiz with many fighting recently :). Now compiz works but shortcut keys I defined in Lubuntu don't work anymore. I defined those shortcuts in this file: ...
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Kazam shortcut keys not working in Gnome 3

I am using Gnome 3.10 on the top of Ubuntu 13.10 and the stock kazam screencaster coming with Ubuntu (1.4.3-0ubuntu1). Kazam works properly, however the start/pause/finish shortcuts are not working ...
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how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard

question is simple how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard so when I press that buttons computer will shot down
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Gnome3 Win+M in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Is there a shortcut in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04) for showing the open windows for the current desktop similar to what in Gnome 3 is achievable by "Win+M" shortcut (the image below is an example of this)? ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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Ctrl + Alt + <key> doesn't work on non-US (f.x. German, Danish) keyboard layout

I have just recently moved from MS windows to Linux, and it is great; but there is one thing that really bugs me, and that is the use of Ctrl+Alt+key instead of using Alt Gr+key. When I program, it ...
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Problems with keyboard layout change. Local issue or bug?

In the past week and a half there have been many Ubuntu Base upgrades, and i did not restart each time after an upgrade. Now that i have restarted the changing between languages via the shortcut ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdownPC in lubuntu desktop 12.04

I have recently installed lubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But in lubuntu I can't find any keyboard shortcut to shutdown or logout [in Unity or Gnome I used Ctrl+Alt+Del but now it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 12.04, I was able to define a key which, while holding it, temporarily switched to a different keyboard layout. I haven't been able to find a way to get ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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VirtualBox release key after a few seconds

I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it works pretty fine, but there is a problem that I am having since I started using it. I use Emacs and therefore, I use a lot of combinations/shortcuts/bindings ...
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Lenovo's disable touchpad button not working

So I have a Lenovo u310 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it and whenever I try to disable my touchpad with the special button on my F6 key, it does nothing. All the other special keys work, like plane mode and ...
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Trying to remap PrtSc key in laptop, no keycode

I'm trying to remap PrtSc key to Insert (to use it in vim), with /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode XXX = Insert" for it, I need to figure out what keycode for PrtSc is. I'm doing xev -event keyboard and ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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Unity on 13.10: Ctrl + Alt resizes the window. How to disable this?

I run an almost fresh install Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. As soon as I press Ctrl + Alt (on the left part of the keyboard), current window resizes to the size of 1 / 4 of the screen. How do I disable ...
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Why this hotkey combination: “Super+V” didn't work?

I'm fairly a newbie in Ubuntu. (The first day...) I want to set my own hotkey, but totally failed. Here is what I've done: Set my own hotkey: But if I press Super + V, it'll be like this: At ...
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How to find a keyboard shortcut, globally: ctrl-shift-P

I've been using Sublime for quite some time now and bringing up the palate with Ctrl+shift+P has always been my go to shortcut. All this in Ubuntu 13.10. However, I recently lost the ability to use ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut that toggle start/stop .jar file?

# this is for running the AIORemote server from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Laptop to run with my Android device as remote control mouse pad and wireless file transfer. I know how to create keyboard shortcut ...
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CTRL+C / CTRL+V don't work with PCManFM

Sometimes the file browser of my Lubuntu OS(PCManFM) doesn't accept Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V commands. I have to copy files using the mouse. Ctrl+X have this random problem as well; furthermore icons of files ...
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Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
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How do I disable <Control><Alt>S to allow myself to launch Sublime?

I've been using Sublime Text 2 quit a bit lately and want to make it as easy to launch as Terminal. I've done the following so far: I went into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows ...
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How to reconfigure keyboard (W and P not functioning correctly) [duplicate]

I was reluctant in asking this question but everything I've researched has led me to a dead end. Shift + w and Shift + p aren't working correctly. So I'm unable to use W and P unless I use the caps ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout after uninstalling Unity

I have been messing around with my fairly new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome, where I installed two keyboard layouts - English (UK) and Russian. They worked well, I could switch them with the ...
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Unable to set a shortcut to grab screenshot area

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10. At some point the default shortcuts Shift+Prn and Ctrl+Shift+Prn stopped working. Simply pressing Prn (captures the entire screen) works, pressing Alt+Prn to capture ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut / hotkey to any toggle visibility of any window

I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut (Alt + w) to toggle the visibility of an instance of a google chrome window. Read the ubuntu guide to keyboard shortcuts but no luck thanks
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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Global keyboard shortcut for new browser tab

I'm coming from OS X and I was using QuickSilver and AppleScripts to create global shortcuts for common actions. One that I used a whole lot was to open a new tab in Chrome and focus the omnibox, ...
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multiple key combinations for one command in compiz

I'm trying to change the default behavior of Super Right/Left arrow into that of Ctrl Super Right/Left arrow as well as CtrlAlt4/6. Ctrl Super Right/Left arrow is used to change the position and size ...
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Alt+Tab task switcher on all monitors

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome Classic and using dual monitors. In this set up I see the task switcher (activated with Alt+Tab) is shown only in the monitor with the mouse pointer. Does anybody know how to ...
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Compose key won't enable

Right now, I'm trying to enable my compose key to type characters with accents. It wont enable. I'm in the system settings panel, and all it says is: Compose ...
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Chromium Kiosk ALMOST done

I have a 12.04 system here with a chromium kiosk. I have it auto logging in and auto starting chromium kiosk mode and incognito to the proper web page. Only this is that we dont want people to be able ...
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How to use user defined keyboard shortcuts in Kate's terminal

Recently I started using Kate. I find it a really beautiful and powerful editor. It is also very convenient that the user can type commands by using the embedded terminal. One rather bizarre thing is ...
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Horizontal scrolling in Firefox to Shift+Mouse Scroll (instead of Back/Forward)

On Ubuntu 13.10, with Chrome browser, gedit, Gimp etc. the Shift + Mouse Scroll == Horizontal scroll. With Firefox (26.0) it behaves as Back/Forward page, which is really annoying. How I can ...
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How to configure special keys?

This is not as common as it sounds, please check this picture. There are 3 buttons on the top right. The one on the left has "gears" on it, the one in the middle has "W" like shape and the one on the ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Thunar custom actions?

Is it possible to add keyboard shortcuts to thunars custom actions? I tried setting the key with mouse-over (the needed option is set in xfce settings) but that do not work for me.
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setxkbmap incompatible options

I try to configure my desired keyboard combination using setxkbmap but it seems some options are not compatible, because when I pass my desired options one of them has no affect. I want both shifts to ...
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CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...