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

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How do you fix menu-key spam?

My keyboard has a menu key button (pressing it causes a right-click menu to appear). I accidentally held this button for a while and now I have a lot of menus stacked on top of each other. I can ...
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Logitech multimedia keys well recognized but not actually working

I've just bought a wireless combo keyboard + mouse, specifically Logitech mk270. Everything is working out-of-the-box, except for some multimedia keys, specifically the ones for the audio and the home ...
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Terminal Command to Zoom

I've been looking for this for a while, and I can't find it anywhere. I need to be able to zoom (equivalent of ctrl + shift + '+') via the terminal. I've tried xdotool, but do not know how to get it ...
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How to automaticlly select application when switching workspace

When I use the short cut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow it switches the workspace but the application that is open isn't selected, so then I have to do ALT Tab to select the last application I was last using in the ...
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Tomboy: Close Notes Using shortcut Key?

In tomboy 1.15 I'm looking for keyboard shortcuts to open and close multiple notes at once. Opening's easy enough: select the notes in the "Search All Notes" window and Ctrl-O. Is there a shortcut ...
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Choose Window with Keyboard from GNOME Activities?

Just recently I switched from Unity to GNOME and I must say I (mostly) very much enjoy it. For example the Activities menu is pretty fancy - I reach it usually by using the Super-Key: The activities ...
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How to configure shortcuts to switch to specific keyboard layout in ubuntu 14

I use 3 different languages and the standard way to switch between them one by one is not convenient (I need to remember the current language and check how many times I have to click the switch ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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In keyboard > Shortcuts; How can I set the Left Alt button to no longer grab windows on mouse click?

In keyboard > Shortcuts; How can I set the Left Alt button to no longer grab windows on mouse click? I'd like to set it to Super instead.
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Custom Keyboard Layout to use H J K L as ARROWS not working properly

I set up my keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ to use the keys H J K L as arrows Left, Down, Up and Right as the third and fourth shift level. mostly I followed this post: ...
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Using Alt keys for switching workplaces doens't take priority over context menus in 14.04

Maybe I'm missing a configuration somewhere, but setting the same Alt + h keyboard shortcut for switching workplace left doesn't function in the same way as it did in my 12.04 setup. It used to be ...
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xubuntu 14.04 change “minimize all windows” (show desktop)

None of the suggested answers: How to change de "Minimize all windows" shortcut in Xubuntu? Simple launcher to minimize all windows?\ Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, ...
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A terminal based markdown editor that supports shortcuts

I am looking for a terminal based markdown editor which support shortcut keys like ctrl+b which will output **enter bold text here** or something like that to the markdown file. Same way for italics, ...
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Android Studio shortcuts are not working

I use Android Studio in Ubuntu and everything was working fine. Since two weeks that shortcuts stopped working, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z. I tried to change Keymap in Settings but without success. What ...
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Libreoffice writer - keyboard only use

Is there a cheat sheet out there, which shows how to use Libreoffice (Writer) effectively by using less mouse? Especially I'm not searching for hotkeys, but for "movement keys": how do I get out of ...
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How exactly do global shortkeys work?

Many questions have been asked about specific bugs and problems with global hotkeys, media keys, etc. especially in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm still having difficulty troubleshooting them though, so I wanted ...
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How do I disable “Lock screen” keyboard shortcut under Unity?

I don't want Super + L (that is the windows key pressed with the L key) to lock my screen. I have disabled this in settings, but it still happens. How do I make this not happen?
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Is it possible to create keyboard shortcuts that are specific to Rhythmbox?

I want to be able to use Ctrl+Space both to play/pause Rhythmbox, when that window has focus, and for Eclipse's content assist. Right now I'm controlling Rhythmbox by setting Ctrl+Space as the ...
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How do I fix WLAN hot key to toggle wireless state instead of airplane mode?

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop (model 1143-3BU). Whether running Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, its wireless hot key Fn-F9 correctly generates the XF86WLAN keysym and reliably ...
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Make Ubuntu ignore command key when run via nX

I'm accessing an Ubuntu 14.04 machine via NoMachine (the proprietary version, not FreeNX) from an OS X box. When I'm pressing the command key ("super key" in Ubuntu parlance) to switch from NoMachine ...
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How to create shortcuts for favorite apps and folders?

I access certain programs and folders frequently, I would like to access them with some shortcuts. For example I would like to open my Projects folder by typing pro. In Windows, I have a folder that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm spent hours trying to get this to work, and I have no idea, what I'm doing wrong. I must admit, that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so I might be missing something obvious... I've read several ...
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volume keys stop working (ASUS N56V// Ub12.04)

Usually after having Ubuntu 12.04 open for a day or two the sound keys (fn+F11 & neighbours) stop working. I have an ASUS N56V. Killing pulseaudio does not solve the problem. edit: The keys ...
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Importing shortkeys from windows

I want to install Ubuntu on my parents' PC to provide them a better performance of their old PC. Is there an easy way to import all the basic shortkeys they had in windows?
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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How to copy or select current string in terminal? [duplicate]

I want to copy current string (or select and then copy with help ctrl+shift+c) to clipboard. How do I make this?
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Ctrl+Shift+C does not work in any application?

How can I tell what thing overtook my Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut? It does not work in any application. On the other hand, shortcut Ctrl+V or Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Shift+V work flawlessly. I checked the ...
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Is there a global shortcut for creating strikethrough text?

Sometimes, I want to create s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶o̶u̶t̶ strikethrough text quickly and easily. What's a quick way to do this that is usable in any program? P.S. Someone should add 'strikethrough' as a tag ...
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Number pad doesn't work for Quick Tile Kubuntu 14.04

I have setup the shortcuts for Quick Tiling to do Meta + Ctrl + 1 (or 4,7,3,6,9 respectively) for tiling the current window in the corresponding corners or sides. When I type that with the number ...
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Shortcut to switch displays

I have 2 displays on my PC - an IDE is open fullscreen in one display and Firefox is open fullscreen in another display. Since I mostly use the keyboard, it's annoying to have to grab the mouse to ...
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Alt-PrtSc-K not working

Alt+PrtSc+K is not working on my machine. I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The shortcut used to work on older Ubuntu releases (whose purpose was to kill the display server). Any suggestions? ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut for the script that I have created? [duplicate]

I don't wish to open terminal each time to execute my shell script. Is it possible assign a keyboard shortcut to execute the shell script I have created?
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Override system-wide shortcut for application-specific shortcut

Is there a way to give a keyboard shortcut defined in an application precedence over a system-wide shortcut with the same key binding? Desired behaviour: When some keys are pressed, check if the ...
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key shortcut for previous and next occurrence of searched item

I was searching for a file name in specific folder and search results returns 10 files for that search term highlighting the first one. Now I want to go to next search item , What are the keyboard ...
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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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Key combinations for each language in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to have key combinations for each language (change the layout) in Ubuntu 14.04, for example: Ctrl+1 - Spanish, Ctrl+2 - French, Ctrl+3 - Russian, etc I haven't found this options in text ...
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How to exit gpick color picker after picking from a keyboard shortcut?

I assigned a shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 to gpick -p, which brings up the color picker instantly. GPick is configured to save the picked color to the clipboard. However, once the color is picked, the ...
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Where are key press scripts stored?

When I hit the Volume Up multimedia key, I receive the following output from xev. KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0x91, subw 0x0, time 100844850, (1037,434), ...
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Shift + any key combination closes search dialog in gedit on 14.04

When I hit Ctrl+F and type any uppercase letter (using the Shift key) in the search dialog, the dialog closes and the letters appears in the document instead. I don't remember changing any shortcut ...
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Lost Compose and Super Key [closed]

Novice here using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I was attempting to set the third tier key when I noticed that the compose key no longer functioned. I fiddled with the settings for keyboard>keyboard ...
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Need to override keyboard shortcut

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 for my development purpose. I have installed synapse app and have configured it to launch on ctrl+backspace shortcut. The problem arises when I'm using my Netbeans IDE/some ...
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switching between open application windows

I just updated my Ubuntu version to 14.04 LTS and the key combination 'Alt + Tab' does not work anymore to switch between open windows. I tried to redefine them by means of the keyboard shortcuts but ...
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Unity binding special keys to script or shortcut

I want execute a script shell when I press special keys on my laptop (Dell XPS 12). The problem is that the three keys are using variants events depending on key down/up. showkey --scancodes tell me ...
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Capslock remapped with Tweak Tool. Keyboard shortcuts not working on Startup

I used the gnome-tweak-tool to remap my Capslock key as a super key. Shortcut keys involving the super key do not work upon system restart. (However my keyboard shortcuts under launchers for things ...
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Make xterm copy and paste work on my keyboard

I try to copy and paste in xterm. This is generally a solved question as explained here but on my laptop (ASUS x551ma) I have problems. I highlight a text which assume copies it to the clipboard. ...
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Make the CTRL and Super/CMD keys behave like on OS X

I am a longtime OS X user who is using Ubuntu at work. While I like Ubuntu very much, something that I really miss is the behavior of the CTRL & CMD (i.e. Super) keys on OS X: CMD/Super is used ...
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Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
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XF86MediaPlay button doesn't work on remote but does on keyboard

I have an emprex 1100 remote for controlling media, which I love. Since upgrading to 14.04 the play button on it no longer works but I can't understand why. All the other buttons work as before. A ...
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How to access ibus advanced settings on Ubuntu 14.04?

On Ubuntu 12.04 there used to be a separate settings menu where one could tell ibus to use the system keyboard layout for all input methods and specify different shortcuts for toggling ibus on/off and ...