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

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How to configure grub to boot an OS based on key press?

I'm total new to Linux / Grub but not new to changing configurations. I play much with configs and i like to try out many things and what is possible. So I will try now Linux. I have now different ...
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Media keys play/pause globally worked in 12.10, not in 13.10

Laptop media keys On Asus n55sf laptop, there are a dedicated keys for volume up, volume down, mute, [play/pause], stop, launch (plus a dozen Fn-key combinations). In 12.10 most worked. (Overall ...
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Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced it by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
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Spread windows not working on minimized applications

When I'm using "SUPER" + "W" to spread all running windows I only see the applications that are not minimized and the others are just nothing as seen on picture below. I have 5 applications running ...
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Why Ubuntu 13.04 cannot keep some shortcut configuration?

Normally, i like to set "close window" shortcut from Alt+F4 to Ctrl+q because it's more convenient. but when i restart my computer my setting become Alt+F4 again. How can i solve this problem?
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Assigning an interface button or shortcut to sleep.sh in xmonad

I'm into xmonad for a second day. I'm doing well so far. Got it installed on Ubuntu 12.4 from here, configured keyboard layouts, tweaked xmobar configs and etc. For screen lock I'll use slock, and ...
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Key combinations: less sensitive?

There seems to be some change in 13.10 that makes recognizing key-combinations less sensitive. Does anyone know of where such a thing is configured? Here's the story, just until a few days ago, using ...
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XF86 keybinds in Openbox

Lubuntu uses Openbox as its window manager. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml is a file that specifies, among other things, keybinds for various commands. Most of the keybinds in lubuntu-rc.xml use ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working, am I doing this right? Ctrl+Alt+R does nothing

In this image i have what I've setup for a custom keyboard shortcut to start tmux but it's not working. Is it tmux? Or something else? I've logged in and out.
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In Ubuntu 13.10, none of the hotkeys of LibreOffice works in non-English keyboard layout

In Ubuntu 13.10, the hotkeys/shortcut-keys (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+S etc) in LibreOffice are language dependent and work in English language only. While writing in any other language (i.e. any Cyrillic and/or ...
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Create a shortcut key to toggle Airplane Mode On/Off

I want to create a shortcut key that toggles Airplane Mode On/Off, but do not know what command to use. To create a shortcut I go to Settings> Keyboard> Shortcuts and then specify a command to be run ...
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Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working. It is currently set to Alt+Ctrl+D. And changing the shortcut doesn't help (tried Super+D, Alt+Esc). However other shortcuts work fine (even from the ...
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Add/remove keyboard layout by console command

After upgrading to 13.10 it looks like we have no more deal with XKB for layout settings and input language switching, so I have a question. Some times I need to add one ore two more input languages ...
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Where can I fix control-clicking in Ubuntu?

Some time ago I was messing around with keyboard shortcuts, now I can't use Ctrl + 'click' to open links in new tabs. It's a minor inconvenience, but one that I actually find I need a lot. Now Ctrl + ...
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How do I remap my Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts to match OSX?

I'm using Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Mac. As I switch frequently, I would like to use the same shortcuts. Please, does anyone know how to have the same shortcuts on Ubuntu, as they are on Mac? ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

I've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V aren't working anymore.
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Xmodmap configuration

I am trying to configure my keyboard to be able to type German characters without trying to learn another completely different keyboard layout. I found the exact stuff that I need to do to Xmodmap: ! ...
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Is it possible to unbind or change the unicode input global shortcut?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, but I think the keyboard shortcut wasn't bound in 12.10, but could be wrong. It's not in the shortcuts tab of keyboard settings. How can I change the Unicode input from ...
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Black screen problem after removing bumblebee

I use nvidia optimus gt540m graphics card. Today I upgraded to 13.10 successfully and installed Bumblebee but because of the problems about using external screen, I removed it using sudo apt-get ...
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Copy-and-paste current working directory on command line without using the mouse

I am using the terminal quite a lot, but I am frustrated that I repeatedly resort to the mouse in the following situation. I have two terminal tabs open with the current working directories X and Y, ...
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Wifi function key not working on HP laptop

I have an HP Pavilion g7-1260 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I would like to be able to use the wifi toggle key on the keyboard to enable and disable wifi. My wifi works fine and the light on the key turns ...
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Reverse-i-search doesn't continue

I wanted to use the reverse-i-search as usual by pressing Ctrl+R to search my last ssh command. When I tried, I was only able to write "ss" but not continue with "h". Additionally when I hit Ctrl+H ...
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Keyboard shorcut for a custom folder in Desktop

I would like to configure a keyboard shortcut for a particular folder in my Desktop. I will be using this folder quite often and is there a way to open them with a custom keyboard shortcut ? The ...
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Alt + F (and other mnemonics) opens appmenu locally instead of globally

When I press Alt + F, Alt + E, or other mnemonic, the application menu is opened locally instead of globally. That seems to happen only on native gtk applications, because in Firefox and Thunderbird I ...
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How to switch between tabs in Nautilus? [duplicate]

In Firefox or Chromium I usectrl+tab (or ctrl+shift+tab) for this function.
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Super+D key shortcut does not show desktop

I recently installed Saucy Salamander on my computer. Previously in Ringtail, Super+D used to show the desktop. However for this release, the Super+D does not seem to work properly... Is it a bug?
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How to enable Paste function with Ctrl-Shift-V in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have very simple question after installation/upgrade to 13.10. Seems that Paste function (or Paste without formatting) keyboard shortcut does not work in 13.10. It was a very convenient way to paste ...
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Free Up CTRL+Q in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

CTRL+Q interferes with some applications under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It seems to be a system-wide setting that closes the current application. All I want to do is let each application control it. I cannot ...
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LibreOffice can't use keyboard shortcuts while typing in any language but English?

I'm using libreoffice under Ubuntu 13.10 . Using English as main language Arabic as another language. When writing English I can use keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V. When starting to write ...
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Launch Rhythmbox using a Keyboard shorcut

I use Rhythmbox all the time in my Ubuntu. Is it possible to have a custom shortcut like Ctrl+R in Ubuntu, which can launch the Rhythmbox window, even if it is playing in the background ? Since, the ...
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Dell XPS-L502X volume keys don't work in Ubuntu 13.10?

My Dell XPS L502X volume function keys don't work after installing ubuntu 13.10. They were working fine in ubuntu 13.04.
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Application Switcher next, previous, up, down shortcuts in 13.10

I'm missing these options in 13.10 ccsm: Now that I upgrated to 13.10, I can't find those options at all. They don't appear anymore in ccsm. Were they removed in 13.10? How can I get those back?
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Ubuntu 13.10 lost layout switch shortcut [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10, my keyboard layout switch shortcut not functioning any more. I used to use Caps Lock key. I tried to redefine it but could not find any. The layout option settings ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to shutdown and reboot the computer? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and I would like to have a short cut that will restart the computer and one that will shutdown. I know how to make shortcuts in the keyboard settings, but I don't know ...
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changing 'switch language keys' no longer working in 13.10 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. from Text Entry Settings I added Arabic to keyboard layouts then tried to change the 'Switch to next source using: ' field. I tried to set it to Shift+Caps Lock and ...
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Why Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Down won't move a window one workspace down in 13.10 [closed]

I tried to move a window one workspace down using the Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Down keyboard shortcut. It didn't work. I could get it to go left and right, but not down. How can I fix this? It seems the down ...
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alt+shift can't be set to toggle language [duplicate]

I recently did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10; but there is something bothering me, which I don't quite understand. When I first tried to toggle the keyboard language(I usually switch between ...
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How to set compose key to pause in 13.10?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I had my compose key set to pause (by going to Sytem Settings, then keyboard_layout, option, and changing the compose key setting). In 13.10 the keyboard settings have been totally ...
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I can't navigate in the 3D view of modo 701 in Ubuntu 13.04. Is the OS overriding the shortcuts somehow and how can I fix it?

I installed Luxology modo 701 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but if I try to navigate the 3D via the usual key combinations ALT+Left/Middle/Right Click and Drag but nothing happens in the viewport. ALT+Right ...
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Where have the Keyboard Layout Options gone in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 13.04 it was possible to disable the Caps Lock Key. It was also possible to make the key sequence Ctrl - Alt - Backspace to kill the X-server. That was all done using System Settings -> ...
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How can I create keybindings to launch programs from a text console (with no window-manager / X display)?

What is a simple way (possibly requiring root access) to set-up hotkeys that I can press when using a console screen in order to run scripts or executable files? "Console screen" means not using ...
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Is there a way to blank 2 of 3 monitors with a shortcut or hotkey and leave primary monitor on?

I am only staying with windows because of a feature that so far I cannot find that linux has. i am trying to find a way to blank 2 specific monitors and leave my primary monitor on. Preferably with a ...
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How to switch input language with Caps Lock in Ubuntu 13.10? [closed]

Ubuntu 13.10 has a different menu for Text Entry. I'm using Caps Lock for swiching language input. After upgrade from 13.04 I'm not able to switch languages with Caps Lock. Looks like upgrade broke ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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How to open new tab in existing window using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T opens a new terminal window on Linux. By default it opens 1 new terminal window. Is there a way how to customize how many new tabs are going to be opened? E.g. by using ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to send my system into hibernation?

I want to assign a shortcut key for the Hibernate functionality. I have Fn + F11 for hibernation in Windows, but it's not working on Ubuntu. It's getting in sleep mode instead. I've also tired ...
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Where I can find the GNOME key binding scheme files stored?

I want to personalize my system wide key bindings, where I find these files and what package has them?
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How to use Gnome/Ubuntu media key binding in other window environments?

I had an older laptop with ubuntu 13.04 (upgraded a few times) where I've installed xmonad. In xmonad I would get all the media keys bindings from ubuntu (including osd notifications). I'm not sure ...
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How to use Alt+Shift to switch keyboard layouts?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, with the new keyboard handling system. The little "switch keyboard" option does not let me set it to Alt+Shift. How can I get this keyboard binding, as I have ...
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Hotkey for “Kde button” menu? And default shortcut-keys cheatsheets?

What's the hotkey to open that thing in KDE that's basically like the Windows' "Start" menu? I've found it surprisingly hard to find some basic hotkey cheatsheets for my shiny new install of ...