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

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How to display Dash Home by keyboard shortcut

I wish to press Super (or any other key combination) and start typing to launch programs. How do I do it? Thanks
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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xbindkeys blocks input device

I know that there are a lot of topics on this already, but my problem is slightly different. I have some extra buttons on my mouse and I want to map them to some keys on my keyboard. I was successful ...
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Ctrl-Alt-T stopped working - Ubuntu 14.04

This happens now and then and after a restart it works. No clue as to what causes this. When this happened earlier I would search for Terminal in Dash and launch. But today, even that does not work. ...
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Android Studio shortcuts are not working

I use Android Studio in Ubuntu and everything was working fine. Since two weeks that shortcuts stopped working, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z. I tried to change Keymap in Settings but without success. What ...
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How do I revert to the pathbar after the address bar is visible in Nautilus?

When using Nautilus you can use CTRL+L to display the addressbar. How do you revert back to the pathbar? Is there a shortcut key?
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)

I want to change the key bindings on some of the keys on my keyboard. I want some to run commands and others to activate different keys. What applications can I use to do this? Index: ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcuts to work the same under all layouts?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100-15 for the record). I use mostly French (alternative) and Russian keyboard layouts. Under French layout (which implies ...
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Escape and Left Shift are stuck

Not sure what to make of this. Have Ubuntu 14.04 running (problem occurs with live run, and fresh installations). My left shift when pressed also triggers the escape. It only happens on the laptop ...
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Cycle windows over all workspaces in XFCE (while being able to cycle over one workspace)

I am aware of the xfwm4 -> general -> cycle_workspaces setting but I want to have two shortcuts: cycles over the windows of the current workspace cycles over the windows of all workspaces
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How to get multiple clipboards

I have been using Ubuntu for some time, but still haven't found what would be the most useful thing for me, a way of having multiple clipboards. So is there any software out there at all, or a ...
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what is the “super” key for linux shortcuts? [duplicate]

I have a regular windows-based keyboard, what button do I press to have it register the "super" key? I don't see anything that says super on it. what do I do?
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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Asus N56V - Instant key

is there a way to make the Instant key of an asus N56V work under Ubuntu/Xubuntu? I'm using Xubuntu 13.04. I'm trying to set a function for this Instant key thru Setting Manager->Keyboard, but I'm ...
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How to add composite shortcut key to activate other windows on Windows Spread mode?

By default, pressing super-w will get a bunch of open windows spreaded on screen, and then we can press arrow keys to choose other inactive windows. But instead of pressing arrow key, I want to press ...
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How can I make the volume change in smaller increments?

When I press the volume up/down keys on my keyboard, the volume changes too much. How can I make the step size smaller so that I have finer control?
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Super+w Unity shortcut is slow

I am trying to figure out why super+w is unresponsive. When I press the shortcut, it takes about 1-2 seconds before the animation starts. The animations are very smooth entering and exiting the ...
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Use the same keyboard shortcuts across all window managers? (RIP bbkeys)

By configuring and running bbkeys I was able to define all my favourite keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows and starting applications in one place, and then use them from any window manager. ...
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How to change command-line keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to change command-line shortcuts such as copy and paste from Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v to Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v respectively? I often accidently use the default system shortcuts Ctrl+c ...
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How to turn off the Alt keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

Since I upgraded my distribution to 14.04 there's an inconvenience when using Emacs under the X system. Under the default X system (I think it's Unity) when pressing and releasing the 'Alt' key (I use ...
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Bash: delete word ahead of cursor

Consider the following bash prompt, where ^ denotes the prompt location: svn commit -m very/long/path/to/some/file "[bug 123456] Fix the pixel issue" ^ I'd like to commit a different ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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15.10 Not responding after changing volume while app or youtube is on fullscreen. Thinkpad x220. What to do?

When changing volume on fullscreen app like youtube or any game. System stops responding for anything except for power off or ctrl alt + f1. But when I go back to gui screen via ctr + alt + f7 it is ...
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How to swap the keys Alt with AltGr?

I would like to use the key AltGr as my main Alt key. Unfortunately, the AltGr doesn't behave like the left Alt key with the software I use, e.g. urxvt. With the command xev the left Alt key has the ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts for window control to not remove effect?

I know that I can for instance minimize a window with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + D, and maximize one with CTRL + SUPER + UP etc. However the transition between the two states of being on the ...
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Add parameters to Terminal launcher called by shortcut

I installed Terminator app and it is auto-replaced default gnome-terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut, but now I want to add parameter like "--geometry ..." to Terminator call. How I can do that? I tried ...
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Integrating Lubuntu's LXTerminal with RVM

I was trying to integrate RVM with LXTerminal and ended up here. On Ubuntu, you could go to Terminal's preferences and select the Run terminal as login shell command and that would be it. Since there ...
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Ubuntu shortcuts vs OSx shortcuts

I'm just trying Ubuntu as I'm slowly but surely getting tired of OSX and it's operating systems released every few months with a lot of problems. One thing that I find quite frustrating when ...
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Turn off my touchpad Ubuntu 12.10

I am not a fan of the trackpad/touchpad and I want to turn it off while using Ubuntu and I can't figure out how. I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 8 with a dual boot option of Ubuntu 12.10. ...
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How can I *disable* Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Building on a question from 2010 (3 years ago) I'm trying to achieve the exact opposite: I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+← keyboard shortcut to kill the X server. For me, it appears to be disabled in ...
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key press and key release

I just mapped my XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume keys using xdotool. To raise/lower the volume by twice the amount, I have to press the corresponding key twice. I would like the volume ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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How to interact with window behind gnome-terminal on shortcut key press?

I often use Terminal to write code in vim, and as my Terminal is see-through I am able to see what it behind it, so if I have a manual behind it in a browser window or something like that, then I can ...
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Keyboard shortcut not working

I want to execute a command from terminal which uses the output of another command as an argument, so I used $ operator as in sudo arpspoof -i wlan0 $(/sbin/ip route | awk '/default/ { print $3 }') ...
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How to reset default shortcuts for Ubuntu 15.10 (Macbook Pro Late 2013)

How can I reset the keyboard shortcuts back to defaults? I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a MackBook Pro Late 2013. If there is any other specifics you need from me to assist, please let me know and ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Rename File in GUI (Other Than F2)

I want to rename a file in GUI. I know I can either right-click > Rename or press F2, but I know in Chrome OS you can just type Ctrl+Enter in the Files app, and it will do that. Is anything ...
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Brightness Control : Asus X453MA : Xubuntu 14.04

I cannot adjust the screen brightness using the Fn keys. I have scoured the net to find a solution and so far this is what I have : I've tried creating/editing ...
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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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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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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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Binding the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click

How can I bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click? Hitting the meta key should trigger a left click, and pressing down on it should allow me to drag and drop (just like 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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Keyboard shortcut to auto-fit 4 windows in one screen?

When I want to auto-fit 2 windows in one screen, I press WINDOW+ARROW LEFT on first window. And then WINDOW+ARROW RIGHT on second window. Sometime I need open 4 windows in one screen. But I still not ...
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How to make a keyboard shortcut which pastes a text snippet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a Custom Shortcut (could be Shift+Ctrl+ALT+F12) which pastes a clear text snippet (i.e. my e-mail address)?
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Moving desktop items with keyboard buttons only?

Is there a way to move icons on the desktop with only keyboard buttons? I looked into shortcuts and couldn't find anything to achieve this.
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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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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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How to switch input language on Caps Lock in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome 3.16

Previous 15.04 version had an easy solution to change language on Caps Lock in System > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing After update to 15.10 bind Caps Lock to 'Switch to next input source' ...