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

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Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen?

As Compiz Grid is not supported in ubuntu-2d, I am looking for alternative to tile windows. This video shows that xfce4 and xfwm4 can snap windows to a part of the screen. I would like to do that by ...
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Don't know which masculine key is [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the “Grave” button? When I push and hold super key, there's showed the sorhtcuts, and in the swiching section is showed "Alt + Masculine" and I don't ...
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Problem executing command from keyboard shortcuts

I created some shortcuts to control the audio volume of my laptop, as the default system shortcuts ( Fn + F4 / F5) aren't supported. I downloaded a script which allows me to increase/decrease/mute ...
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Alt Tab with xdotool and xkeybind

I'm trying to map alt tab behavior to a mouse button using xdotool in my .xbindkeysrc. What I want to do is map something like "xdotools keydown alt key Tab" release b:7 but by doing this the alt ...
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Keyboard layout switch custom shortcut keys [closed]

How to change keyboard layout switching shortcut keys to Shift+⌘ (Apple command key)? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Mac keyboard. There is no Apple command key in Keyboard Layout Options. When I try ...
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Compizconfig Grid doesn't work under Ubuntu as virtual machine

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 as virtual machine within Mac. I have installed VM tools. The approach in this link of Compizconfig Grid, which worked in my previous laptop where Ubuntu was not a ...
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What is the Mod4+D shortcut key?

In System/Preferences/KeyboardShortcuts there is a shortcut key called Mod4+D that can be used to minimize windows. How is Mod4+D entered on a keyboard and what is the meaning of the Mod4?
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How do I customize Alt+Tab behaviour? [closed]

GOAL: I would like to make the little menu that pops up when I press Alt+Tab to gain the ability to jump to a particular window by pointing my mouse at one of the icons. This is the behaviour that ...
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How to change the shorcut for Paste in Yakuake? [closed]

I installed Yakuake 2.9.8 on a Unity desktop. It works quite well, except for two issues with shortcuts. I want to use Ctrl + V to paste (because Ctrl + Shift + V is already used as a global shortcut ...
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Super + D broken

Ubuntu 11.10. The Super + D stopped minimizing all windows. The combination does nothing. It worked a couple of days ago as I was using it a lot. Any ideas? Thanks, Bob.
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What keys can I use to navigate Unity Greeter with a keyboard?

I have a media center with a keyboard but no mouse. Is there a way I can navigate the Unity Greeter with a keyboard so I can change the session I log into, etc.?
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iTerm 2 equivalent

Is there an iTerm2 (terminal application for Mac OS) equivalent for Ubuntu? Amongst the many features it adds the one I'm after is the "hotkey window", where you can overlay/hide a translucent ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching lenses

It used to be that I could switch to another lens by using the Tab button in 11.10 but it seems that the key has been mapped to focusing different sections of the same lens in 12.04. Is there a new ...
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New to emacs — my key bindings are different from what is described in the tutorials. How to fix this?

I'm using emacs v24 [GNU Emacs 24.0.94.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.3.20) of 2012-03-26 on meitnerium, modified by Debian] on Kubuntu 12.04. My basic problem is that emacs is not behaving ...
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LXDE keybind “Raise” window not working

I am using LXDE* over Ubuntu Oneiric on a DELL Studio-XPS 64-bit machine and I can't get the keybind for raising windows to work. In my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml I put: <!-- Iconify window: ...
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Access gnome-shell messaging tray using keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut to access the gnome-shell messaging tray? E.g. For responding to incoming IM, etc.
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Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands?

Using Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad combination for positioning windows no longer works completely consistently: Ctrl + Alt + 4 (move window to left half of screen) was changed to ...
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Stop Keyboard Shortcuts information screen appearing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the Unity keyboard shortcut overlay? If I hold windows key & click, this keyboard shortcuts screen appears. Is there any way I can stop this ...
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Cannot add custom keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to assign custom shortcut to launch my own script (I don't need it in terminal window, just launch it) So, I went to Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts, pressed the ...
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Can I assign custom keyboard shortcuts to custom (non-default) unity lenses?

I installed the recoller lense ( http://www.webupd8.org/2012/03/recoll-lens-full-text-search-unity-lens.html ) and now finally have fulltext search in dash. File lense is opened with super+F, music ...
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dead keys not working in java app

The Arduino IDE is based on a java application called processing. While typing text into processing, it refuses to accept any of the characters under dead keys like " ' ^. As a work around I: Open ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command in Unity

I know this should be the simplest thing, but coming up empty. ;-( I would like to create a keyboard shortcut ctrl-alt-P that opens a terminal window and runs a ping command: ping -c 4 ...
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Using Ctrl-Alt-F1

I have a program, a metaverse viewer (any of the graphic ones apply here) and it uses Ctrl-Alt-F1 for a UI function. But I can't get that key combination to actually do anything. I've disabled VT ...
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How do I change my control or alt key to emit a space key event?

I have a laptop with a broken Spacebar and I want to map the alt (right), or controlkey to emit a space character? I am running Ubuntu 11.10
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How do I disable the sleep button on my keyboard?

I have a "power button" on my keyboard that enables standby or hibernate. I can't find the mapping of this key anywhere in "sytem settings>Keyboard", "system>power management", "compiz config> or ...
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How to restore the shortcut for the "fancy window switch?

Pressing the "windows key" and tab (Mod4+Tab) used to work similar to pressing Alt+Tab (which switches windows just like M$), but it showed a much better preview. Somehow I lost the shortcut and can't ...
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Upstart script: Detect shift key down at boot

I want to create a boot up potential which allows a different upstart/runlevel configurations to load based upon specific key downs at boot (or combos). How do I detect a key down event with an ...
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How to use Alt + GraveAccent on non-US keyboard?

This question reveals that Alt+` switches windows within a program just like Alt+Tab switches between open programs. Wow neat, thought I, I've always wondered why Alt+Tab didn't do this the way ...
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How can I get Kubuntu to use my Multimedia keys?

I have tried to get Kubuntu to use my multimedia keys, and I cannot figure out how to do this. This feature is default in Ubuntu and in Linux Mint. They just work. I have followed the KUbuntu wiki ...
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What is the “Grave” button?

The quick help of Unity (long press on the Super button) shows that Switch windows of current application can be triggered by Alt+Grave keyboard shortcut. What is Grave? Here it is:
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How to access favorites in gnome-shell with keyboard?

In Unity, I can press Super+1, Super+2 and so on to access favorites. What is the key-shortcut in gnome-shell and where can i customize it? Edit: I mean favorites in Activities Menu (after bringing ...
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Can't bind gnome-do to Super + Space or Ctrl+Alt+Space

With today's updates to 12.04 I can no longer bind gnome-do to either ctrl+alt+space or super+space. With 11.10 it wasn't possible to use super+space, on a fresh install of 12.04 super+space was ...
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How do I get alt-tab to cycle through all open windows on GNOME Classic?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with "Gnome classic (no effects)" at login. Using alt+tab cycles between windows on current desktop. How can I set it to cycle through ALL open windows? Well, I have done as ...
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How to disable HUD in Unity 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I am using Ubuntustudio 12.04 with Unity 2D. It delivers the HUD. Since I work with audio and graphic ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for opening/using the filter on the unity dash?

Are there any keyboard shortcuts for opening/using the filter on the unity dash? This is in 11.10 in case that makes a difference. There's nothing listed on the list of shortcuts question. Using the ...
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How does Gnome 3 execute commands that are bound to keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

Can someone explain how GNOME 3 executes commands that are bound to keyboard shortcuts? I'm asking because all commands that I've bound execute only after double pressing. I've checked it with: ...
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F2 to rename file open terminal

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome-shell 3.2, and i may have done something wrong (probably with dconf or gconf). But now pressing F2 within nautilus opens a terminal, and Shift+F2 do the rename ...
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Gnome Shell mouse shortcut to switch workspace

How can I switch workspaces in gnome shell with extra mouse buttons? I`ve used to do it with compiz in unity and gnome2, but I can`t bind it in gnome shell. I want use both Up/Down and extra mouse ...
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Keyboard shortcuts get randomly reset [closed]

I'm facing a rather weird issue in the past few days after doing a clean install of Ubuntu Oneiric (w/ gnome-shell) on my recently-bought Asus U36SD. I set up my keyboard shortcuts using System ...
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alt+tab moves windows between workspaces and crashes unity

I have recently been using multiple workspaces in unity but have run into a bug that is making it very difficult to do this effectively. The problem is with alt+tab. When I am focused on a window ...
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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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How to correctly get RIGHT KEYSEQ for readline in .inputrc?

What I struggle with: I'm configuring ~/.inputrc file to be same as mine custom emacs key-bindings and I'm struggling very much with readline's key sequences. What I mean by that is that if I want ...
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Can one define a keyboard shortcut to perform command on file selected in nautilus?

Say you're looking at files in nautilus. Is there some way to define a keyboard shortcut to execute command on the currently marked file? For example, when I want to share photos, I'm often browsing ...
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Editing with nano, Alt is caught by the window menus, how can I fix that?

The Alt key is used for many useful commands, but unfortunately it's caught by the terminal window to activate the window menus (File, Edit, ...). I would like to either force the terminal window to ...
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Why can't I change keyboard shortcuts?

I can bring the window up no problem: The shortcut I want to modify is selected, I press on Ctrl+i, and nothing happens. I tried pressing and holding 5 seconds. Nothing happened. Ever heard of ...
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Remap Ctrl+PageUp, Ctrl+PageDown (switch tabs in gnome)

In gnome-shell, if you do Ctrl+Page Down, you can switch to the previous tab. However, when I'm on a laptop, there are no Page Down and Page Up keys. So, I would like to map this key combination to ...
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I want to map keypresses onto shortcuts in Lubuntu, but xev's output confuses me

I'm using a Toshiba r835 with Lubuntu. After a clean install, pressing the power button while the machine is on does nothing. I fixed the power button by following this advice: I added these lines ...
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What is the purpose of the Desktop Switcher?

What is the real use of Desktop switcher in the Ubuntu?. I have opened a FireFox instance in one desktop. Then I switched to another desktop and tried opening another instance of FireFox. Its not ...
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How to remove shortcut key created with Ubuntu Tweak?

Not much time after I installed my ubuntu, I installed ubuntu tweak and added shortcut keys for the applications I used most. However, I wanted to remove a shortcut key and was not able to (the ...