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

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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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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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Boot loader chooses OS with right arrow

There are several times I want to choose the last listed OS in the list, but I accidentally hit the right arrow and (to my big disappointment) it behaves just like I have clicked enter. Is this a bug ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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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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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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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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Terminal shortcut to SUPER key

I would like to use the Super key to launch the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04.2 I installed compizconfig settings manager, removed the Super binding from launching the dash. In compiz I cannot find a ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

In Unity, are there any pre-defined shortcuts, e.g. to open the dash or unhide the launcher?
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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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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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Does bash (or any shell, for that matter) have an 'overwrite' mode?

I'm running similar commands on (e.g.) a set of files. As an example, let's say I'm doing something like this (this isn't what I'm doing, it's just an example): > cat path/to/dir/file01.txt ...
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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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Who is starting xbindkeys?

When I restart my computer, xbindkeys is launched but it doesn't work right. If I kill it and then manually start it with nohup xbindkeys, it works fine. I think it'll work fine if I put it into my ...
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keyboard shortcut for pasting on the Gnome Terminal

We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clip board. But this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the gnome terminal?
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Register custom shortcut during package installation

My goal is to register a custom shortcut during installation of a debian package for a specific software. After doing some research it seems that gsettings key ...
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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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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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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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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 quickly see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example to see which keys switch between multiple terminal windows. I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ialt-tab to switch ...
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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 to change keyboard shortcut for Compiz Magnifier (currently alt-enter)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity3D. When I press Alt+Enter (a keyboard shortcut used by a number of things, especially Sublime Text), the Compiz magnifier is launched (creating a box around the ...
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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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Xubuntu 15.04: Can no longer navigate with Ctrl + left/right on MySQL shell

In previous versions of Ubuntu (and other Linuxes), I was able to jump word-by-word in the MySQL shell with Ctrl+←/Ctrl+→. This does not seem to work in 15.04. Instead I get ;5D (Ctrl+←) and ;5C ...
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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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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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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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Keyboard Shortcuts working differently

In Natty I had my keyboard shortcuts configured to use most of the numbers on the numerical pad on the right side of my keyboard, e.g. 8 turned volume up, 2 down, 4 previous track, 6 next track, 1 ...
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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimizing all windows except the active one?

When opening programs like GIMP, I find having background windows open distracting because GIMP has three separate windows associated with it. It's a burden to have to go to every other non-Gimp ...
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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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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...
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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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How can I change Unity's super-t binding to something else?

First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity ...
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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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Prevent command from stopping when pressing CTRL+C

So, I was playing some Zork 1 and I went to copy some text to show a friend of mine, but I accidentally forgot to hold the shift key when pressing CTRL+C. This stopped the command and I lost my Zork ...
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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 ...