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

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redefine shortcuts for keys being set to default after reboot

i am using PHPStorm editor on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is so smooth that I am loving the experience (especially the workspace experience is amazing) however this bug is giving me headache... some of ...
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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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How to replicate the Volume Up/Down keyboard shortcuts?

I have a notebook with no dedicated (working) keys for volume, so I've set under the Shortcuts Settings to use Win+Up/Down to change volume. That's working fine and I get that nice popup showing the ...
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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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Why is this key remapping not working in Vim?

This problem is getting me really crazy. I used Gvim and Autohotkey under Windows 7 in the past. For various reasons, I mapped CTRL+D to behave likes Enter. This worked well so far. In Gvim I mapped ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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Ctrl+L in terminal

I accidentally typed ctrl + L in terminal and my terminal window jumped one 'screenful' size. I looked at the keyboard shortcuts in "Edit"->"Keyboard shortcuts" and didn't find that shortcut. What ...
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14.04: Volume keyboard shortcut stopped working

Once i have started up the ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10 and 13.04) the media keyboard shortcuts was not working. As i didn't know why i tryed to set the volume down shortcut again (it was set ...
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more than 10 program icons

On the Gnome shell by pressing super, on each icon some numbers appear from 0 to 9 based of the all number of icons which are located in there. So if have more that 10 icon what should I do?
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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Shortcuts stopped to work

I have Ubuntu 13.10. 2 hours ago I installed latest updated. (All remember about update is that it was 13MB size) and rebooted. Now my shortcuts do not work as expected. First, I was switching ...
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Why don't the Fn-hotkeys on my Asus N56 laptop work?

I have a problem working with the Fn hotkeys on my brand new laptop Asus. I cannot change my volume, screen brightness, keyboard back light and other minor functions. I have tested many possible ...
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In Ubuntu 13.10, none of the hotkeys of LibreOffice works in non-English keyboard layout

In Ubuntu 13.10, the hotkeys/shortcut-keys (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+S etc) in LibreOffice are language dependent and work in English language only. While writing in any other language (i.e. any Cyrillic and/or ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Command-line to switch between profiles in gnome-terminal

I created a new profile for gnome-terminal and I can switch between "Implicit" profile and the new created profile as you can see in the below image: Now I wonder how can I switch between profiles ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, ...
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Set Print-Screen Shortcuts With Script

Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop Question: I love using the shutter program to take/manage screenshots. However, remapping the print-screen behaviour to the appropriate shortcut keys on ...
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How can I set default terminal used in Unity?

How can I set the default terminal used in Unity? I would like to use the Ctrl+Alt+T hotkey to start a non-default terminal. The default terminal is gnome-terminal. Where can I change the default ...
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Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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How do I disable system's alt+grave on 14.04?

The solution here does not work. I'm trying to use alt+grave on ccsm, but Unity's shortcut is taking precedence. How can I disable Unity's version of alt+grave? Thank you!
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How to use SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys as media keys (VolumeUp , Volume Down etc) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an usb keyboard with SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys but no media keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 i used xmodmap to remap this keys as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. This is how ...
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How to alt+tab between more than 2 windows in GNOME 3?

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04. Soon I have noticed that the most commonly used short cut, Alt+Tab, had changed its meaning. It switches now only between the current and the ...
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How to remove shortcut to open device panel in QtCreator in Lubuntu 13.10?

I have just upgraded to Lubuntu 13.10 and when I use shortCut LShift + RShift to change keyboard layout in QtCreator it switches to the Ubuntu device panel. But in keyboard shortcut settings there is ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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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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Un-auto-complete Terminal

In the terminal, one can use the tab key to help auto-complete typing out a directory or file name. However, if I make a mistake and mistype the beginning of the directory and "tab it out", I end up ...
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Problem while change keyboard layout using both Shift

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 a few weeks ago. In 13.04 I was able to change layout pressing L_Shift + R_Shift in this way: If I press L_Shift, and while pressing it, also press R_Shift and then ...
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LibreOffice-writer : Can I add shortcut-key for special characters? [duplicate]

In ms-office-word shortcut-key for special characters can be applied as following: But now I am using Libre-office Which is pre-installed with Ubuntu! and want to put shortcut-key for special ...
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How to change the keyboard shortcut to take screenshots with Shutter?

I use Shutter for screenshots. When I press Print Screen or Shift + Ctrl + Z, a popup appears that a screenshot is going to be made in 2 seconds. After that Shutter opens, and I can then crop the ...
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How to change the shortcut to move windows from Alt to Super/Meta?

I use graphics software like GIMP, Inkscape & Blender extensively for my business. But most of them require the use of the Alt key in some way or the other. Come Ubuntu 11.10, I haven't been able ...
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Not Alt + Tab to find my window [duplicate]

Sometimes I open more than seven or eight window. majority of this situation one of them is terminal. also you know that we need terminal during work. So I do not like to press ALt + Tab and after ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Thunar custom actions?

Is it possible to add keyboard shortcuts to thunars custom actions? I tried setting the key with mouse-over (the needed option is set in xfce settings) but that do not work for me.
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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F? (f.e. F8) shortcuts not working in geany

I'd like to ask for tips why shortucts f.e. for build F9 or compile F8 are not working in Geany text editor. I tried to assign different shortcuts including Ctrl+F8 or Ctrl+Shift+B and none of them ...
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Trusty's first login keyboard cheat-sheet: Can I see it again?

After upgrade to 14.04 trusty I got a nice "cheat sheet" for unity keyboard shortcuts. I saw it briefly after login. Changing the display brightness on my laptop made it disappear already. Can I see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and shortcuts

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and now have some problems with system shortcuts. It's in such menus, as Launchers (Launch terminal), Navigation (Switch to another workspace), Windows ...
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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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How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Ctrl+Alt+← can usually be set to restart X, however I can't find the option to allow this (it is disabled by default). I have looked in System->Preferences->Keyboard and ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Thinkpad W540 specific keys (F1-F12)

Does anyone know how I can get the keys specific to the Thinkpad W540 keyboard working on Ubuntu? I'm thinking of keys such as those increasing or decreasing screen brightness; displaying all open ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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changing 'switch language keys' no longer working in 13.10 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. from Text Entry Settings I added Arabic to keyboard layouts then tried to change the 'Switch to next source using: ' field. I tried to set it to Shift+Caps Lock and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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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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Using a keyboard shortcut to execute a script

Hello I am a linux newbie trying to set up a keyboard shortcut to execute a script I have. The script functions as desired, and is #!/bin/bash livestreamer twitch.tv/arteezy best This opens up ...