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

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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 ...
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Why do we use ctrl + c / ctrl + x / ctrl + z in terminal? [duplicate]

Why do we have to use all this shortcut to quit the programs in terminal ? For example : ctrl+c in order to quit top ctrl+z in order to quit man ctrl+x in order to quit nano ctrl+c isn't suppose ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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Mysterious key combination causes Tmux session to disappear

Twice now I have pressed something while in tmux that causes my windows and status bar to disappear. I see the output from the script that started the session, just like a foreground process that has ...
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fn key for setting brightness in ubuntu 14.04 lts is NOT working for Asus X550LD

I am facing the above problem only for Brightness Control. Rest all the Controls with fn key are working. I dont want to create new Shortcuts like CTRL+F5 or CTRL+F6. I want that it should happen with ...
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The shortcut keys for switching keyboard layout randomly stop working

ALT-SHIFT switches between Hebrew/English keyboard layouts. Every few hours, this stops working. The layout-switching icon in the panel continues to work. If I go back to Settings->Keyboard, and ...
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Command line command to refresh GUI desktop, like when pressing F5?

Is there any command to refresh the desktop icons (exactly like F5 button does)? I need this because in Startup Applications I set a command to mount my backup partition and I've created a desktop ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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How to disable keybindings in Terminal?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and I set up the keybindings for the function keys in Settings -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts to vol up, down, brightness, etc. to match the symbols on my keyboard. In ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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Systematic way of finding shortcut associations

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and all that. Is there a way to systematically lookup for any shortcuts associated with a key combination? I could scan the System Settings gui and Compiz Setting ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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How can I switch windows without a history of which window was last accessed?

Hitting alt-tab repeatedly toggles between the two most recently used windows. I would like to be able to hit key stroke that will always move me to the next window in a list. I want to map this key ...
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Anomaly in switching windows on different viewports in Unity

My sample setting is as follows: Viewport1 contains following window: Firefox A Viewport2 contains following windows: Firefox B Gedit When Viewport1 is shown and Firefox A has gained focus ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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How do I make Ctrl+Alt+F7 keyboard shortcut work in IntelliJ on Ubuntu 14.04

There is already a partial solution to the problem documented on askubuntu.com. Unfortunately, it is not working for Ctrl+Alt+F[1-7] keys. There was a solution for that in Ubuntu 13.04 and eralier to ...
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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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How to create a right-click keyboard shortcut?

Is there any shortcut to have the same effect as the right click of the mouse as I don't have the menu button on my laptop If not, is there any alternative way such that I can make it possible I ...
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Certain Keyboard shortcuts not working

I have the logitech k800 keyboard but can't seem to get certain shortcuts working. I change in the keyboard shortcut settings volume up and down and it actually takes the key assignment but does not ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Modifying common keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu [14.04]

I need to modify the Common Applicaton Shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 so I can use the Super (Windows) key instead of Ctrl. I looked them up in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts but there are no ...