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

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Map Ctrl+c to one button to stop a script on terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to remap the functionality of Ctrl+C to just one button (e.g b) such that whenever I press that button in terminal it forces the script running in it to stop (kinda ...
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Keystrokes activate random and unintended functions like “Find” and “Escape”

I've installed Ubuntu Mate on a new laptop (Asus Zenbook 305FA) and it runs well except for one thing: When I type certain characters I get undesirable responses. For example when I type the ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have currently disabled the trackpad of my laptop by turning it off in "System settings -> Mouse & Touchpad". Can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the trackpad on and ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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cairo-dock: system keyboard shortcuts not working

Cairo-dock worked fine, until one day mysteriously some shortcuts stopped working. I can still press super+enter to show the dock, but, for example, Fn+Volume Up or Super+space (change keyboard input ...
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How can I disable Alt-Tab application switching in Cinnamon when a certain program is open?

I use emacs and have fill commands set to Alt-Tab in certain modes and, as a creature of habit, would like to keep it that way. Is there an easy way to disable application switching via Alt-Tab when ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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'Launch terminal' launches terminator instead of terminal [duplicate]

I recently installed terminator in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but when using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt +T it launches the terminator instead of the terminal. I'd like to regress back to having the shortcut ...
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Custom shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome fallback session not working

The custom keyboard shortcuts I set using the keyboard preferences windows is not working. As per this link I am able to assign custom shortcut for "show desktop" only. But my shortcuts for "File ...
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shortcut for shut-down not working in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome as the DE. Back when I was using gnome with Arch, I could configure keyboard shortcuts for shut down and restart from Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts I don't ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from version 12.04 to 14.04, now with gedit 3.10. Previously I had managed to customize some shortkeys, e.g. block commenting to Ctrl+r and block uncomment to Ctrl+t (instead ...
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Disabling a Function (Fn) Hotkey on a System76 Laptop

I have a System76 Gazelle Professional which is running Ubuntu 14.04. The fn+F4 toggles volume down which I use all the time, but its directly next to fn+F3 which makes the computer go to sleep ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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Laptop Volume media keys stay pressed [duplicate]

This is a problem I've had before on an old HP laptop. Now I have a Lenovo Z470. These are the keys I mean: They seem to be capacitive buttons. When I press volume down for example, the volume goes ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Stop Working (After 1-2h)

Dell XPS 13, Installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04, Updated Gnome to 3.16. 10: I start up, everything works 20: After ~2h, brightness, volume (Fn+?? keyboard combos) stop working 30: Reboot 40: Goto 10 I ...
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How to cause xfce4 whiskermenu to invoke when super is pressed?

I have installed Xfce4 Panel and its whisker menu plugin onto my instance of Unity. I want to make the whisker menu appear when I press the super key instead of Unity Dash. How might one go about ...
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Volume, Media, and Terminal Hotkeys stop working at random times?

Seemingly randomly after a resume, my keyboard hotkeys for volume, pause/play, and CTRL+ALT+T for terminal stop working. Brightness and other hotkeys still work. I've tried the steps described in this ...
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Screenshot shortcut key error

For more than a week or so whenever I use one of the cursor keys, page up or down, home, end or delete, it takes a screenshot and asks if I want to save to clipboard. I checked Ubuntu Keyboard ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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How can I set up a key spamming macro?

I'm trying to find a program that functions as an analogue to AutoHotKey on Windows. I need to constantly send virtual keystrokes to any application window by pressing a button. Ideally, I should be ...
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Inverted question/exclamation marks

I am trying to type inverted question marks and exclamation marks in Ubuntu 15.04 and have tried AltGrt + ? and AltGrt + ! but all I get is: ? and ! respectively.
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Map firefox refresh to multimedia keyboard

Sorry for this question, I think I'm missing something really easy. In firefox I can refresh with F5. Groovy. I have a multimedia keyboard with forward/back/bookmark/refresh/search/close buttons, ...
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VirtualBox traps CTRL-ALT when focused, interferes with workspace switching

Setup: I have VirtualBox running, my guest OS is Windows 7. I also have multiple Ubuntu workspaces which I navigate with CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys. The problem is that when the virtual machine window gets ...
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Numpad for shortcuts

I try to assign shortcuts which includes numpad number keys e.g. Ctrl.+alt+5. But the numberkeys of numpad won't work only the numberkeys over the qwert keyd I found out that this seem to be an ...
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How do I stop the super key from invoking the Unity Launcher?

And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen. How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) ...
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Map Mouse Button To Keyboard Key only in One Program

Quick backstory: I'm a recent migrant to linux. I use Kodi, formerly XBMC, and in the Windows version, it recognized the 'back' mouse button (button8 on my logitech M510 wireless mouse) as backspace ...
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Starting Dolphin with shortcut Meta+E

I'm used to open a file manager with the shortcut meta+e from Windows. Now I would like to have the same behavior under Plasma 5. I've edited the shortcut here: But when I use the shortcut ...
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Is there possibility to remove all ALT modifier keybinds?

I got quite annoying bug. Many programs what I use (Blender, Unreal Engine4) uses modifiers Alt + mouse but Unity got also. I have removed all Alt + mouse keybindings in Unity but still it won't let ...
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Remap Fn+F3 from XF86Sleep to XF86MonBrightnessUp

I have got a new laptop which is Toshiba Sattelite Pro R50 and I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. After a while it turned out brightness buttons are mapped incorrectly. Fn + F3 is mapped to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Have any program that restore or prevent the enviroment issues after log on?

Sometimes the users' desktops bars (Xubuntu 14.04) doesn't appears after log on the session, showing just the wallpaper. I solved pressing ctrl+alt+F1, and: killall -u <user>(to kill the ...
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help getting secondary mouse buttons to work? also have a k70 rgb keyboar numpad problem

i have a corsair M65 mouse, it has two buttons on the side on windows known as mouse button 4 and 5. also there is a sniper button. I haven't been able to use them at all, i'm using Ubuntu 15.04. i ...
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Unity Tweak Tool hot corners resets after every restart?

I've binded my top-right corner to show all windows and my bottom-center to show all workspaces. It works sweet.. But then I reboot and it's not binded anymore. If I go to the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, it's ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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Can I program the F10 button on my keyboard to input .com?

I am wondering if I can program the F10 button on my keyboard to input ".com" so when I type a website i can press F10 and ".com" will be put in. Is there a way? I am running Linux Lubuntu 15.04.
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Create custom shortcut GUI/view similar to the Super + hold feature

Ok I have seen the posts on custom shortcuts and know the Super key by holding it brings up a fancy list of default shortcuts. I want to for example hold Ctrl + Super + V and get all my Vim shortcuts ...
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Command for Refresh

I have a keyboard with multimedia keys (play song, pause song, etc). For example, I can play/pause a song with Fn-Key + F5. I wanted to invert the Fn-Key so that it is pressed by default. I read that ...
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Compizconfig needs rebind on every startup

I bind the expose function to my top-right and bottom-left corners. It works well. However, if I reboot my pc, it won't be binded anymore. In the compizconfig settings, it's still binded, but I need ...
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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Special Function Keys are not working in Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS

Volume (+/-/Mute), Brightness (up/down), Disable Webcam, Mute Microphone and Projector Function keys are not working (when used through laptop keyboard) but Next, Pause/Play and Previous keys are ...
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Xmodmap - how do I use ctrl as a modifier?

Basic keyboard layout: 1 → 1 Shift+1 → ! I would like: Ctrl+1 → ¹. (Superscript one character). The following code allows me to type ¹, but only with Shift+1: xmodmap -e "keycode ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 alt key problem after upgrade

After last upgrade, when I do any alt+key combination my plasma window manager freezes as if the alt key keeps pressed. So I can only move windows. I have to connect with ssh to restart display ...
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How do you save time with gnome-session-fallback and hotkeys?

As a developer I love to work with my keyboard. Not only do I save time with hotkeys when developing. Which hotkeys could I use in addition, to the ones I use, to get quicker in working on my ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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Make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04. The keyboard doesn't have the "Delete" key. How can I make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete? I was able to remap some other single keys in ...
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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disable automaic update for texmaker [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 15.04 and I experienced problems with Temaker, namely the keyboard shortcuts did not work after some time. However, manually installing the version compiled with Qt4 fixed the ...