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

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How to turn off monitor by hotkeys?

I am using xfce desktop in ubuntu 12.04 and added the shortcut keys in order to turn off my monitor. The command "xset dpms force off" works fine in terminal. But when it added in the keyboard ...
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Expand window to free space on screen in KDE

I am using Kubuntu, and I want to expand the current window to the free space on the screen. To say it more precisely: I want to make the current window as big as possible without overlapping new ...
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Access top panel sub indicutors sub-menu items without mouse

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, Is there any way to access network manager menu at top panel(indicators area) without mouse ? may be like we access menu of application by Alt - it will be very convenient. ...
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How to override system keyboard shortcuts?

The standard ubuntu keyboard shortcuts make me crazy when I am developing in IDE. When I click application specific shortcut I didn't get what I want because ubuntu has the same shortcut and action ...
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OS X keyboard mapping and shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10

I know there are similar questions: OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu Mac Os keyboard layout in Ubuntu But they have no solution for that question. How to setup OS X keyboard mapping and ...
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custom kernel, multimedia chortcuts for asus 1225c

several minutes compiled my custom kernel, checked everythink and it seems multimedia keys doesn't work and not showed by xet and showkey. In my my opinion i have something disabled that corespondend ...
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Override key binding

I use Inspiron 1460 which need to press fn key to enter F4. This thus make my Alt+F4 more difficult because I need to press 3 keys instead two shorter key combination. I want to change the key binding ...
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How to replicate the Volume Up/Down keyboard shortcuts?

I have a notebook with no dedicated (working) keys for volume, so I've set under the Shortcuts Settings to use Win+Up/Down to change volume. That's working fine and I get that nice popup showing the ...
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How do I disable the Alt - Tab switcher?

I would like to disable the Alt+Tab (or all of the Alt+ combinations) on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried to disable at System preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts, but this method doesn't seem to be ...
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How to set keyboard shortcuts from a script

I appear to be suffering from this bug that means my custom keyboard shortcuts are lost on reboot. I have 8 custom shortcuts, and re-setting all 8 via the GUI method for setting keyboard shortcuts is ...
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How to run a one-line bash command with a keyboard shortcut?

I just made a custom keyboard shortcut, which is to execute the following command : if [[ `banshee --query-current-state | grep playing` ]]; then banshee --pause; else banshee --play; fi While this ...
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Go to the parent directory in Files/Nautilus Ubuntu 12.10

In Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome3) they've removed the "go to parent directory" using Backspace. I was very used to it... I've seen in source code comments that they've removed this support and there are at ...
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Screen brightness keys don't work

I read the same problems but I didn't find an answer. I can change my brightness by slider in "brightness and lock" but when I press the key button it goes to lowest level and when I press the other ...
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Are the default keyboard shortcuts changeable and does the shortcut help change accordingly

Are the keyboard shortcuts shown in the image changeable with a GUI or Terminal way and does the Keyboard Shortcut help (The one that appears when you hold the SUPER hey) show the updated keyboard ...
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Non persistent keyboard shortcuts in Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: System shortcut setting is always restored to default I did change the keyboard shortcuts for window navigation in Unity to use hjkl (vim movement). I did reassign the ...
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Is there any way to facilitate switching windows in Ubuntu?

I'm just a student who received my laptop from my uncle, who's a coder, so I'm still getting used to working with ubuntu. I recently upgraded ubuntu from an earlier version, and everything seems to be ...
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Have windows key (meta) trigger Gnome-do instead of Unity Dash (12.04)

On my laptop the Unity Dash often launches really slowly. I might press the Windows button, and sometimes it will take up to 15 seconds to open, and the system becomes unresponsive during this time. ...
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I've enabled a bunch of no-prefix shortcuts is tmux (like Alt-c for new window, Alt-n for next), which has made my life so much better. The problem was, my shortcuts didn't always work. Maybe every ...
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Is it possible to place windows with keyboard shortcuts in Xfce?

With Compiz in Unity, I could press Ctrl+Alt+6 to place a window on the right-half of the screen, Ctrl+Alt+4 to place it on the left half, Ctrl+Alt+7 to place it in the top left quarter of the screen, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Terminal doesn't work since updating to 12.10

I have Ctrl+Alt+T assigned as my keyboard shortcut to launch a Terminal window, but it stopped working after upgrading to 12.10. I have verified that it is still set in the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 hide/show top panel shortcut [duplicate]

Is there any way to set show/hide top panel shortcut on Ubuntu 12.10? Especially I want it to show chromium across the whole screen. I found that there is no possibility how to view fullscreen with ...
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How to map keys to launch URLs in Firefox?

I'm looking for a way to launch some frequently used URLs in Firefox using short-cut keys. It would be a great time saver.
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Is there any simple way to edit shortcuts for any app?

Is there any simple way to edit shortcuts for any app ? (I am using ubuntu 12.04, and I didn't find anything really clear by googling or searching on askubuntu)
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CCSM isn't remembering my settings.

I am currently using Gnome Shell on Precise and trying to disable the <Alt>Button1 shortcut for dragging windows. I have taken the following steps. Pressed Alt+F2, typed ccsm and pressed ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 create Empty document shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Assigning shortcuts (accelerators) to Nautilus 3 I have just learned how to assign shortcut to "create new empty document" in nautilus. I followed stevelove here ...
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How to keychain shortcuts in xfce. For example to switch the workspace

In xfce I would like to switch to a particular workplace by pressing two keys after each other. for example first F2 and than the letter A. Control-A together is hard to type for me.
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System shortcut setting is always restored to default [closed]

I changed the "Hide all normal windows" keyboard shortcut to Super + D (from Ctrl + Super + D) in System Settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts. It works for some time, but finally it's always set back to Ctrl + ...
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keyboard shortcut for pasting on the Gnome Terminal

We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clip board. But this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the gnome terminal?
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Matlab shortcuts not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I can't seem to be able to use any shortcuts on Matlab. It appears that they go directly to Unity and bypass Matlab all together. For instance, if I press F10 ...
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Switching terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and using Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or F2, F3, ...) no longer switches to a different terminal like it used to in 10.04. Is this the result of a change in some default setting? Is ...
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how to disable Ctrl+Q system wide

How to disable Ctrl+Q system wide? I read the other answers but they did not help. Reassigning the shortcut is not possible, since pressing the key combination quits the settings window, so it does ...
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What is a desktop recorder with global shortcuts?

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I searched on google hundreds of times and I couldn't find any solution for desktop recorder software. There is the Kazam unstable version, but shortcut keys didn't work. I ...
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Volume control via media keys in xubuntu

I noticed that the volume control when I use xubuntu is not really working properly. I can see, that xubuntu is recognizing that it should do something and displays a small image indicating volume ...
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Switch different language pairs with separate key combinations

I use 3 different languages on my laptop, but most of time I need only 2 of them, so switching with Ctrl+Shift is quite annoying. Is there a way to use Ctrl+Shift for 2 languages and have some special ...
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Recover Keyboard mapping (alt+tab not working anymore) [closed]

As I wanted to try Ratpoison and other mouseless window manager, I used this .xinitrc There's a keyboard remapping in there and I'm afraid (but not sure it's this...) it messed up my keyboard ...
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Is short-cut Ctrl-Alt-Esc switched off?

here is 12.04.01 LTS There is top and kill -9 PID but the quicker shortcut is not working like: Ctrl-Alt-Esc It is switched off ?
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Disable/remove Cinnamon keyboard shortcurts

I installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon Now I am looking for a way to disable ...
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How to increase the amount of steps of brightness adjustment-key

The screen of my laptop (Dell Vostro 3460) supports 16 levels of brightness: Not only according to the manufacturer, but also as is clear from two OSs: Both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (dual-booted) support ...
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What keyboard shortcut changes the `xfce4-terminal` terminal text size?

It used to be that Ctrl + - and Ctrl + + would increase or decrease the text size of the terminal in earlier versions of Ubuntu, which is helpful when you're giving presentations and want to show your ...
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Alt+Q close window doesn't work

I'd really like to use Alt+Q to close windows as it fits with my Mac-like muscle memory. However, I can't get this combination to work. I've changed it in the Keyboard settings under shortcuts and ...
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How to remove bound keys created in xbindkeys?

I'm a beginner. I used xbindkeys program to create a shortcut to my browser. The shortcut is Ctrl+1 a while back. I want to remove this shortcut. When I look in xbindkeys-config now, there are no ...
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creating a keyboard shortcut to open a specific folder/directory

I have dropbox installed. So I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to open my dropbox directory in nautilus ? what is the command that I have to put in the 'command' field ? Thanks
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Kubuntu 12.10 Shortcut to Restart X Server?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. Until now, I was using AltGr+PrintScreen+K key combination to restart the X Server. After the last upgrade this shortcut doesn't work anymore. Do ...
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Can I map a key (caps lock) so it does one thing pressed alone, and another when pressed with a second key?

Just read this seriously obsessive post about customising keyboards and while I'm not going to do everything there, there are a couple of ideas I'd like to nick. In particular he has set up the Caps ...
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How can I assign a custom command to a Logitech M705 mouse button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I assign actions to all my mouse buttons? What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it? I want mouse button 9 to run ...
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hotkeys do not work sometimes in ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I've stumbled upon this issue: sometimes shortcut keys stop working in some windows. For instance, I have these windows opened usually: Google Chrome, Terminal, ...
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Make wmctrl ignore other-than-current workspace's windows

I rely on wmctrl a lot to switch between windows, basically to avoid typing alt-tab many times. I've always used one workspace but now I want to begin using more than one. I was wondering if it is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 hotkeys not working properly [closed]

A couple of weeks ago, I ran a distribution upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Unfortunately, something has seemed to happen with the hotkeys on the system. At first, I thought that maybe this was just a ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Dash previous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? In 12.10, there is a "preview feature", which shows a preview upon right-clicking the result in the dash. I would like to ...
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Can't unset window shortcut

I somehow set konsole to activate an open instance using Ctrl+Shift+T which also happens to be browsers default re-open closed tab shortcut. I want to unset this window shortcut on console but I ...