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

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Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal

Is there a way that I can stop the Ctrl+Alt+F4 key combination from switching to a virtual terminal? I still want the other key combinations to switch to terminals - I just want to change the F4 one ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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How do I logout using only the keyboard?

In Ubuntu 11.04, Ctrl-Alt-Del gives me a menu with shutdown, hibernate, suspend and restart, but no logout. Is there a key combination to logout of Ubuntu? Is there a way to provide one?
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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14.10 gnome classic metacity unable to hook up keyboard shortcut to binary

I am trying to get the Aero Snap effect working on an Ubuntu 14.10 using Gnome Classic Metacity. I found a command that works if I execute in on a terminal window: wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -b ...
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How can I change the functionality of the keys on my Ubuntu laptop?

I got a HP 255 G2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change the functionality of the F2,F3,F4,F6,F7,F8,F9,F10,F11 and F12 because F2 and F3 are used for changing the luminosity,the others are ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

(* I have post the same question on AskDifferent, so far I have not got any answer yet, I guess here fits this question better *) I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware ...
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Cycle through windows in KDE on Ubuntu 14.04

I just switched from Gnome to KDE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a keyboard shortcut to cycle through applications in KDE, such that if the same application has multiple open windows, only the first is ...
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Checkout only between two last languages [duplicate]

Hi on my OS i have three languages. When i change it by shortcut i get next language. English -> Russian -> Hebrew And again start from first language. But most of the time i use only two ...
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Can I move/resize windows a pixel at a time with my keyboard?

In Windows (since at least XP, probably before), if you use the keyboard to move or resize a Window, you can get very precise locations and sizes – even more than with a mouse – by using the Ctrl key ...
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Brightness steps twice on one keypress

I am having an issue on my HP Pavilion g7-1350dx laptop. Whenever I press the keyboard's brightness keys, I notice two things: the display brightens by two steps instead of one, and the Unity OSD ...
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Key/shortcut-remap Ubuntu 14.04, Macbook

I am dualbooting OS X and Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (5.1). I can not find out how to remap the at (@)-shortcut from alt+2 into alt+*. That is, the asterisk button also contains the @-symbol on my ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Short keys to make a line comment in shell script Emacs?

I want to write shell scripts by using Emacs. I have already known to turn shell-script-mode on, but still don't know which short keys to make a line become comment. For example, which short keys in ...
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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Cannot login after ctrl+alt+F1 [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 (while I was logged in) and got the console interface. After logging in, I wanted to go back to GUI, so I typed startx. It didn't work, so I pressed Ctrl + C and logged in ...
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ccsm not offering key bindinds, just mouse actions

Running ubuntu 14.04.1, I've tried to use compiz config setting manager to modify the default behviour of ALT-TAB. I've ended up with a reboot, and now, when I try to define a key binding in ...
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How to access Gnome right side panel (where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are)

I just want to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to access the right side of the Gnome panel, where the wifi, sound and shutdown options are. I'm using gnome flashback metacity, in Unity, I used ...
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Detect right and left shift keys pressed together from within Awesome WM

I want to have Awesome WM run a command when both Shift keys (left and right) are pressed together. I know Linux can differentiate between the two shift keys (e.g., one can tell Gnome to change the ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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aero snap left and right in metacity ubuntu 14.10?

I managed to install Gnome classic Metacity on Ubuntu 14.10 using this: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback I can user the Super (Windows) key to maximize and restore the windows with the ...
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Disable power-off button on NVidia Shield controller (joystick) in Unity

I have an NVidia Shield Controller, that is detected by Ubuntu as a standard joystick. Unity seems to react to some of the special buttons of this controller such as Volume Up, Volume Down and more ...
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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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Make ALT+D act like ALT+TAB - HUD

I am using the Altkey very often and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. This is my problem: I always use Alt+D in Chrome to access the URL bar and I'm doing this very fast, but then HUD ...
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Disable alt tab and taskbars

I'm creating kiosks for public use and I'm trying to make them as tamper proof as possible. Many have keyboards attached so I'm trying to disable alt-tab to stop them switching out of my locked down ...
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Map my menu key to fn or achieve similar functionality

I'm using an Lenovo Ideapad y410p and (hoping someone at Lenovo sees this) for some stupid reason, Lenovo decided to put the Fn key on the left side of the keyboard while most of the keys with extra ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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Byobu: Disable Shift+Arrow keys when in zoomed mode

Firstly, love byobu. Kudos to the developers! After using it for a while, I have started into this workflow pattern where I zoom into the main pane and work on it in vim for a while, and then move ...
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Shut down computer from keyboard

Is there a keyboard shortcut available to shutdown the computer? I know I can use the Power button, but I would like to be able to it from the keyboard. If such a shortcut does not exist already, ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Problem rebinding isearch key in Emacs

Hello I am trying to rebind the Emacs key for isearch (C-s) to the more CUA like C-i becuase C-s is bound to save. I did the following: (global-set-key "\C-i" 'isearch-forward) (global-set-key (kbd ...
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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
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Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
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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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Brightness keyboard buttons do not work on Asus 1225c

I have problem with my new netbook. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't use my brightness key's (Fn+F5/F6). When i use them OSD appears and indicates the increase or decrease of brightness but ...
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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 set up hotkey for toggling wireless

After messing around with gnome desktop in ubuntu 14.10 (I went back to unity), my WLAN key doesn't work anymore. All the other keys (volume up/down, turn off screen, mute, etc) work except for the ...
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Xmonad key-binding on release

I am trying to implement a keyboard layout switcher for xmonad as per How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?. I want to use Alt+LShift since it is what I have used in years: main = ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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How do I fix WLAN hot key to toggle wireless state instead of airplane mode?

I've got a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop (model 1143-3BU). Whether running Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, its wireless hot key Fn-F9 correctly generates the XF86WLAN keysym and reliably ...
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Assign keyboard shortcut / hotkey to any toggle visibility of any window

I would like to assign a keyboard shortcut (Alt + w) to toggle the visibility of an instance of a google chrome window. Read the ubuntu guide to keyboard shortcuts but no luck thanks
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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keyboard Shortcut for opening a new window in Ubuntu and raise it

What is the shortcut for opening a new window (opening folders). for that I have to go to folder options and right click and then need to click on open new window. or I have to make focus on the ...
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How to Disable Alt+` Key Combination

I was wondering if there was anyway to disable the Above_Tab key combination that switches the windows of a program. I've tried going through CompizConfig and disabling the Switcher there with no ...
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“Search your computer” widget get overlay by other views?

There are times that every view/window that is opened is overlaying the search widget that you open with "Super" key. No matter what window you open or set true/false for "Always on top". This is very ...
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Guake terminal: Shift+Ctrl+Arrow key to select a word (to copy)

I read it is possible installing and executing GNU Screen within the Guake terminal: Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys in shell? However if I push Ctrl+Arrow key (or Alt+Arrow key) to move ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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My keyboard layout is all wrong.. And hotkeys aren't working!

I'm very new at Ubuntu (I'm a recent Windows convert) Basically when I first set up the OS I chose the keyboard layout as "English (UK)" and it's got the @ and " keys messed up! I have no idea where ...
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How can stop tab wrapping in terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and when I have a terminal open with multiple tabs I can cycle through them (for me, using Shift + arrow keys). Currently it will wrap around the edges, meaning ...