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

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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show desktop in 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I'm looking for a shortkey to "Navigate to the desktop". I saw that in previous versions of Ubuntu Ctrl + Alt + D works - but it doesn't work for me in 15.10. Do you know what ...
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Move window to another screen without compiz

I know how to move windows to another workspace, but I'm specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other screen in a multi-monitor set, but without using compiz, since I'd ...
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How to re-enable display resolution switching with Ctrl+Alt+Plus/-Minus

In the past releases of Ubuntu you could switch the active display resolution by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Plus (next possible higher one) or Ctrl+Alt+Minus (next possible lower one). At some point the ...
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Remap the Print Screen command

If I press, Print on the key board, I get the command gnome-screenshot executed. I would like to change it to gnome-screenshot -a (much more useful, select the region of the screen to copy, should be ...
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Alt+tab stops working randomly

The Alt+Tab is a key combo that I use really often for switching between programs, but occasionally it doesn't appear at all. The Super+W still works and I've gotten to the habit of using it instead ...
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How to open the Firefox History window with a keyboard shortcut?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and am running Firefox 45. I often use the History window to view which sites I have previously been to however it is slightly long getting there so I ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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Using Tab in an LXTerminal keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to re-map the Next Tab and Previous Tab shortcuts in LXTerminal to match tab switching in my web browser: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab, respectively. Unfortunately, there aren't any examples ...
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Curious Response to Brightness Keys on Laptop Keyboard

I've been having a small issue with the brightness keys on my HP laptop (dv7 4285-dx). It seems that when I turn the brightness all the way up using the appropriate secondary function keys on my ...
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How do I move ALL windows to another monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome)

After I run Diablo 2 in Wine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.10), all my windows move to second monitor. Is there a way to move all windows back to first monitor with a shortcut key or some other fast way?
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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Problem in Steam game (CS:GO) Numpad

I installed Steam, and I was playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. The problem is that, Numpad Enter key is not working. Basically, I binded Enter key on Numpad in ingame, but it seems like not ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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Configuring keyboard hotkeys with same scancodes and different keysyms

I have a bluetooth keyboard Samsung bkb10. It is keyboard for andoind mainly, so it does not have alt, super(winkey), f1-f12, menu, but has lots of hotkeys(most of them work nice under linux). But ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut to switch between workspaces?

There are a ton of questions and guides about how to make Ctrl + Alt + Arrow work to switch between workspaces -- I'm having the opposite problem. "Switch between workspaces" works just fine -- but ...
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Disable menu shortcuts

I'm using Eclipse on Ubuntu with Emacs keybindings and whenever I type Alt-F the File menu appears, but I want the cursor to move forward one word. I know in programs like Terminal I can disable menu ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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How do I prevent the “Super” button from opening the dash?

Is there a way to disable opening the dash when I press the "Super"/"Windows" button?
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Ubuntu 14.04: Remapping capslock key to act as escape, and to act as control when held down. [duplicate]

I'd like my capslock to act as escape when tapped but as control when held.
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Ctrl shortcuts not working in VLC on 15.10

I'm experiencing some keyboard shortcuts not working in VLC after upgrading to 15.10. If I just open VLC with no file loaded, almost all shortcuts involving Ctrl do nothing. Ctrl+O should open the ...
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How to close a GNOME terminal tab from the keyboard?

I'm not talking about closing the terminal window itself which you can easily do by using the exit command. I'm talking about closing a tab that you have originally opened up by pressing the ...
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How can I control YouTube playback with my keyboard hotkeys?

Is there any way to control the video playback on YouTube through the special keyboard hotkeys of my laptop (e.g. Fn + F10/F11/F12)? In case it is relevant, I am using Chromium as my web browser to ...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the ...
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Kbd shortcut to close application menu in Xfce desktop manager (ubuntu 14.04)

I've modified my keyboard shortcut to open the popup application menu. That's dandy. The Esc key or a mouse click can "close" the popup application menu. Is it possible to have the Super-L (aka ...
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How to disable Ctrl+X shortcut for a specific program

I am using VisualBoy Advance (emulator) in conjunction with Emacs. C-x is a key shortcut in Emacs but if I forget to switch windows, and tap Ctrl+X, VisualBoy Advance closes (that's the shortcut it ...
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unity somehow captures Control+G from Emacs

When I press Control+G in Emacs (C-g in Emacs's conventions), it does not do what it is supposed to do, eg quit from a minibuffer, instead it just blinks "Quit" but remains there (so I exit with C-] ...
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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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Can't disable a ctrl+alt+h keyboard shortcut

On ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to use ctrl-shift-h in intellij IDEA (call hierarchy). However this combination is apparently bound to "maximize window horizontally". The latter overrides the action in ...
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Can anyone advise of a way to set a universal quit-application shortcut?

I'm moving across from Mac OSX and am quite used to using the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit apps. I appreciate that Linux is set up differently and that different apps have different shortcuts for quitting ...
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Disable alt+e shortcut [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I use alt+e shortcut in Starcraft. But in Ubuntu it opens context menu of a window, so if I stroke it during gameplay it freezes whole system. How can I disable it?
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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Global keybindings to commands or shell scripts in i3

In i3 volume control is not handled by fn Right or Left arrow key. I currently have to put the following in a terminal: amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+(or-) Which i do by way of an alias vup/vdown. Is ...
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changing keyboard languages by shortcut keys

In 15.10 everything works fine with the default super+space but when I change it to alt+shift I can change the language from english to the second one but when I press alt+shift again it doesn't work ...
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System wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu

Is it possible to add system wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu? Rocker gesture is basically a following sequence of events : ButtonPress event: mouse1 ButtonPress event: mouse3 ButtonRelease event: ...
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How to stop Evince from going to the end of the document on pressing shift?

On pressing shift the pdf viewer Evince always jumps to the end of the document. This is especially annoying, when I have to manage several tabs. How can I disable this shortcut?
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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: ...
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Keyboard shortcut that triggers action on a webpage

I have close to no idea where to start: I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut that would make an action on a particular webpage. One example would be the following. I'm working with a text ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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Super Key doesn't work

I Use Ubuntu 14.04 and the first day after installation the key worked fine. But now I try to use it to open the Dash and doesn't work. I have a lenovo G-580 laptop. I have tried to open the keyboard ...
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How can I quickly toggle (external) monitor orientation?

While looking if someone asked this question before, I landed on this for Windows. I'd like to do something similar (shortcut or terminal alias/command) on Linux/Ubuntu to be able to quickly switch ...
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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Want to reassign my mouse buttons to Alt and Ctrl?

I have recently switched to ubuntu 15.10 . I want to know if there is a way i could reassign my mouse 4 & 5 buttons to alt and ctrl respectively. This is the result i got from xlist test command ...
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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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fcitx won't trigger IME on super+space

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I just finished installing the sougoupinyin IME with fcitx,Everything works fine. I want to change the default hotkey combination of Trigger Input Method from L-CTRL + ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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Tile and move window across displays with keyboard (Xubuntu)

I have two monitors: display L on the left, display R on the right. My current window is in the centre of L. I have configured the Super+Right shortcut to tile it to the right of L. That works fine. ...