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

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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 ...
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Ctrl + < not working with Guake

I was using Ctrl+< as a shortcut to show Guake in 11.10. Now when I define the shortcut it recognizes the combination but when I try to use it it doesn't work. Instead, it recognizes < as being ...
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Brightness keys F4 and F5 not working on Dell XPS 15.6 Laptop

Please provide me a solution how to fix this?
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How do I disable multimedia buttons on my laptop? The system sees them as a trackpad resulting in erratic behavior.

I have this Sony Vaio, VGN-CS16T, running 12.04. It is a chinese computer that has not been sold outside of south east asian markets. I don't read chinese, so I can't find a lot of support for it. ...
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Brightness keys don't work on a Toshiba Satellite L655

I have a laptop toshiba satallite L655 with ATI Radeon HD 5650. I have a problem in my super key for the brigthness. When ever i press FN+f6 or FN+f7 to increase or decrease the light, nothing ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Custom key to toggle keyboard layout

I want to set the key to toggle the language of my keyboard to "`" but I don't have this option at "Keyboard Layout" in Unity, in Ubuntu 12.04. I have already seen this answer but it doesn't help me. ...
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How to make Alt + Click work with Gnome panel in 12.04?

I am using 12.04 with Gnome 3. Super + Alt + Right Click works in Gnome Classic. However, Alt + Click doesn't work with Gnome Panel. Normally, it should bring up a way to customize the panel.
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AltGr not functional on German keyboard (operating in English) [closed]

I wanted a particular netbook that was not available in the UK so I ordered it from Germany, and naturally it came with a German keyboard (fine by me). I set Ubuntu's keyboard layout to German, ...
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Fn key is not functioning on SAMSUNG NP-RV513 laptop

i cannot adjust brightness, Sound etc.. using Fn key in my Samsung NP-RV513 laptop. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32bit as a dual boot with windows 7.Processor: AMD Dual Core Processor E-350 (1.6GHz, 1MB) ...
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How can I paste text by pressing the left and right mouse buttons at the same time?

I am coming from Ubuntu 10. I just recently upgraded to 12.04 LTS. In 10, I use to be able to cut and paste from Terminal by selecting text, and just pressing my two mouse buttons. In 12.04, I ...
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Hotkeys to focus generic window in Gnome

Is there a way to use hotkeys to focus on a window not determined by its program name? Let's say there are nine program tabs open: Terminal, Eclipse and seven Chrome Windows. Currently, I am just ...
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Return HUD key from Mod 2 + Alt L back to Alt L

I was fooling around in the keyboard shortcut section, and accidentally changed the HUD's shortcut from Alt L to Mod 2 + Alt L. Now, whenever I hold and even press the alt key, HUD will pop up. I ...
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Lubuntu keyboard shortcut for menu

I'm using Lubuntu on an older machine, and I'm having trouble finding information on keyboard shortcuts. Is there a shortcut for opening the navigation menu? I expected that the windows key might ...
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How to get ALT+B and ALT+L to work in the terminal?

I'm used to the terminal hot-keys Alt+B to move forward one word and Alt+L to move back one word. However, in the new Unity of Ubuntu 12.04, this doesn't seem to work as holding Alt and pressing B ...
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Keyboard shortcuts in Firefox don't work as expected

Previously, on Ubuntu and other systems, the following shortcuts in Firefox would work: Ctrl + Tab - Switches between tabs Ctrl + F4 - Closes current tab Since installing the Mate desktop (Gnome ...
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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed in ...
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Change text field editing in GNOME 3 to use Control and Meta keys like Emacs or bash

A while ago I did this on my Mac and I was able to use Emacs controls in all Cocoa Text Widgets. I'm a big Emacs user and it's really been great to do such lightning fast editing in email and web text ...
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Is is possible to show the keyboard shortcut for a menu item in the HUD?

When using the HUD I think it would be very useful if it displayed the keyboard shortcut for a menu item (if it has one). For example New Tab in Firefox has the shortcut Ctrl+T Can the HUD be ...
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Add custom button to launcher which activates Super+W shortcut?

Is there any tool that will allow me place an icon on the launcher similar to Workspace Switcher, but activate the "Super + W" command? 12.04 LTS
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Can I configure a keyboard shortcut to switch the content when using dual monitors?

I'm using Ubuntu with two monitors, is there any way to set up a keyboard shortcut that would switch the contents of both monitors? (i.e. move every window from the first monitor to the second and ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcut working for maximise in gnome-shell?

Alt-F10 is supposed to be toggle maximise window but it doesn't function. I've checked it is bound in ccsm > General > Keybindings and it is, but it's just not working. Ditto minimise. Also the same ...
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How to define keyboard shortcut to suspend Xubuntu 12.04?

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Pro. I would like to define a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Alt + l) that let's me lock the screen (suspend) Xubuntu. I How can I suspend using a keyboard shortcut, ...
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making “gnome-system-monitor” a custom shortcut “ctrl+alt+del” like windows “Task Manager” isn't working

I went to "System Settings", "keyboard", "shortcuts", "custom shortcuts", I added a custom shortcut and called it "task manager" in the "command line:" I typed "gnome-system-monitor", and I gave it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch applications (Alt+Tab) isn't working [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit, the keyboard shortcut to switch applications (Alt+Tab)is not working I have done a Full Update/Upgrade. Keyboard Layout: US Format: US Input Source: US GUI: Gnome Classic ...
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Why do some shortcuts no longer work when using an alternate keyboard layout?

I have recently switched to the Colemak keyboard layout and the Ctrl+Alt+L key combination no longer locks the screen. I have checked the keyboard shortcuts menu and it is still set correctly. I ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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How do I launch a bash script using a keyboard shortcut?

Just like the title says, how do I launch a bash script in my ~/Downloads folder using a keyboard shortcut? I've tried binding cd ~/Downloads && ./bash-script.sh to different accelerators (ex. ...
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How Do I Change Some Of The Default Shortcuts?

I'm from windows background and I find it more easy to use win key + D to get my desktop. But in Ubuntu 12.04 it is ctrl + win key + D. I wish to change this. How could I do this?
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Gedit Shortcuts stopped working

Suddenly the Gedit shortcuts stopped working. For example, Ctrl+F, instead of finding a string makes the cursor to the next character. Ctrl+H now has the same functionality as backspace. I tried ...
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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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Cycle windows over all workspaces in XFCE (while being able to cycle over one workspace)

I am aware of the xfwm4 -> general -> cycle_workspaces setting but I want to have two shortcuts: cycles over the windows of the current workspace cycles over the windows of all workspaces
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work in gnome shell

After upgrading to 12.04 the keyboard shortcut of the windows manager (Metacity) such as my custom Alt+1, Alt+2 for desktop switching but also the default Alt+F10 for maximizing window stopped working ...