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

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is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts in LxTerminal?

Is there a way to change or add keyboard shortcuts within the LxTerminal application? My specific desire is to change the bindings for previous and next tab so they match the shortcuts in my other ...
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How to show the list of shortcuts produced by super key using command line

What is the command that shows the same result of holding the super key?! I.e. What is the command that list all shortcuts in system...
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How to change shortcuts for moving windows to the screen edges?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 under gnome-shell. When I press Ctrl-Alt-KP_Left, the active window moves to the left edge of the screen, likewise for right, up, and down. KP_5 maximises/restores the window. ...
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How to change Function (Fn) Key behavior on wireless Logitech keyboard

I do have a wireless Logitech K750 keyboard (silver Mac version) connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad (via the unifying USB receiver, together with a wireless Logitech mouse M705) and currently running ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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How to intercept all keystrokes

First of all, I don't expect that something like this already exists, but I am interested in knowing how something like this would be accomplished. I want a program that I can have running in the ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04, how does one enable 'p' shortcut key for the (terminal) context menu?

Because CTRL + V doesn't work in the terminal, I got used to MENU + P combination. Now with Ubuntu 15.04, this doesn't work anymore (by default anyway). How do I re-enable this functionality?
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Pressing 'D' shows the desktop, how to disable?

How do I stop D from showing the Desktop? When I RDP (xrdp) or VNC (built-in or x11vnc, client-side UltraVNC), pressing 'D' shows the desktop. Please tell me how to remove this binding.
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Why does the more command not work when bound to a keyboard shortcut?

I have two commands that both work in terminal: notify-send "$(more /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" and notify-send "$(cat /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" putting them in a script like this: #! ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard

I know that using Alt+F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't ...
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Using MS Excel Keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I recently switched again from Windows to Ubuntu 13.04. I use MS Excel a lot, and don't want to exchange it from Libre Office. For me it runs fine with Wine. However the reason I switch back to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS having problem with Brightness and Touchpad hotkey

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my IdeaPad Z570 Laptop. Initially, when the system is fresh, all hot-keys except the brightness control was working perfectly fine. I went through various solutions ...
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Keyboard shortcut responds very slow

The shortcut for print screen became very slow on my Ubuntu 14.04.2. It takes about 10-15 seconds after pressing the key to showing a print screen region selection controls. I tried to use shutter as ...
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Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C doesn't work in intellij IDEA 14.0.2

I can't copy and paste code in Intellij. I've been googling for a couple hours now. Every forum where there is a solution does not work. Ctrl+X works. Ctrl+Z works. Ctrl+V does not work. Ctrl+C does ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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How I can set-up LXTerminal in Lubuntu to start maximized?

When I push CTRL + ALT + T I want see my default LXTerminal in Lubuntu 13.04 in full size (not like F11). I know that I can push CTRL + ALT + F1 and get tty-terminal - it good for some situations, but ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash?

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Brightness fn key shortcut doesn't work on ASUS laptop

The brightness shortcuts via fn key don't work. I tried each solution from this answer and its comments. After editing /etc/default/grub file I rebooted. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" ...
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How can I disable the Mac Command key triggering the big HUD coming up in 14.04? [duplicate]

This applies to Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMWare environment on a OS X host. Everytime I press the apple command key to e.g. command-tab to another (OS X) application, the HUD comes up in Ubuntu. Not ...
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How to get back the ALT +TAB functionality? [duplicate]

I lost the Alt+Tab functionality. How to get it back? Note: I m using Ubuntu 12.04 without Unity I m using Gnome classic (no effects) session so the Unity plug-in is deselected in compizconfig ...
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How to make an icon to enter terminal commands

Let me start by saying that I'm very new to Ubuntu in general, so I realize this may be a basic question. I'm using xubuntu 14.04. I recently got a wireless usb working by following the steps here. ...
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From within Steam, how can I automatically disable the HUD hotkey upon a game's launch, and reenable it upon that game closing?

I've looked at this question but there's nothing automatic about it, I'm not trying to open a GUI and fiddle with settings everytime I start and stop playing a game. In Steam, it's possible to edit ...
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CTRL + ALT + L and CTRL + ALT + DEL are not working in ubuntu 12.04?

I have re installed ubuntu-desktop. After that Ctrl+Alt+L and Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcuts are not working. If I click on the button on the top right side of the desktop (where things like logout, switch ...
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Is there a “Close Without Saving” shortcut?

When I used OS X there was a shortcut (Cmd+D) that would dismiss the "Do you want to save" dialogue when a window with unsaved changes was closed. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu and if not is there ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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“Focus application” keyboard shortcut in Lubuntu (LXDE)

In Unity, pressing Super + 1 to 9 launches or switches focus to an application. Can I assign a keyboard shortcut with a similar property in Lubuntu (i.e. in LXDE)? More precisely, can I set up a ...
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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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Change Keyboard: Default Close/Cancel/Save

When I want to close a file with ALT+W on Ubuntu in any text editor. It says: Close Without Saving - Cancel - Save I'm using to the keyboard mapping: N - C - Y Is there a way to do this? Command ...
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System ignore selected keyboard layout

After my experiments with keyboard layots (to achieve this thing) I lost ability to switch them. Only available layout is En(us). I can switch it and icon in top bar changes but it not affects to real ...
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Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly

I am trying to find out how to close all windows of Terminal (quit all instances of gnome-terminal) at once, cleanly. By "cleanly", I mean that it doesn't just simply kill all the instances at once, ...
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How to switch the left ctrl key and the left alt key?

I've been trying to do this for 6 hours but my efforts were of no avail. I tried make changes to the pc and winalt folders in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ but couldn't figure out the correct changes.
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Get previous commands in Terminal that match the currently typed command [duplicate]

In some terminals you can do something like this... Type some command nmap -sn 192.168.1.1/24 Then go on to do other things in the terminal for a while. Then later you can type nmap and then ...
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for safely closing a responsive application Ubuntu 14.04?

I've recently switched from OS X to Ubuntu and although I'm enjoying the new experience, I'm still trying to find equivalents for some of my favourite OS X features. Do any of you know if there's a ...
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Firefox: make ctrl+enter submit a form, even if cursor is in a textarea

How can I make Firefox submit a form by hitting ctrl+enter even if cursor is in a textarea? There are some work arounds to enable this, if you create web pages with jquery. But this short cut should ...
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How can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!
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Restore lost keyboard shortcut

I lost my shortkeys Ctrl+Super+⇐ and Ctrl+Super+⇒ for juxtapose my windows : how to retrieve them ? I have installed Unity tweak tool, which made my ubuntu freezed many times (with the snap ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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How to make Shutter as the default screenshot tool?

I have shutter 0.90 on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (installed via PPA). I would like to use it as my default screenshot tool with the Print shortcut key. But I can't find the option in Shutter. It should ...
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How to change Synapse hotkey on Ubuntu 14.04?

I was using Synapse in Ubuntu 13.10 with the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+SPACE. After updating to Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to use the same configuration, but after each reboot the configuration is cleared. I've ...
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How to install AutoHotkey in Ubuntu?

I used Auto Hotkey software to make Shortcut keys that activates most of wanted things. And i would like to do something like that in ubuntu too. so my question is that How to install Autohotkey? Or ...