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

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How to stop Evince from going to the end of the document on pressing shift?

On pressing shift the pdf viewer Evince always jumps to the end of the document. This is especially annoying, when I have to manage several tabs. How can I disable this shortcut?
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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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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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How to fix shortcuts with USB TypeMatrix keyboard on Kubuntu/KDE?

I'm having some trouble with my shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 with usb keyboard. Distribution Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Setup ...
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Can anyone advise of a way to set a universal quit-application shortcut?

I'm moving across from Mac OSX and am quite used to using the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit apps. I appreciate that Linux is set up differently and that different apps have different shortcuts for quitting ...
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Can't disable a ctrl+alt+h keyboard shortcut

On ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to use ctrl-shift-h in intellij IDEA (call hierarchy). However this combination is apparently bound to "maximize window horizontally". The latter overrides the action in ...
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Disable alt+e shortcut [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I use alt+e shortcut in Starcraft. But in Ubuntu it opens context menu of a window, so if I stroke it during gameplay it freezes whole system. How can I disable it?
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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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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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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Is there a comprehensive list of mupdf keyboard shortcuts?

I like mupdf's speed, but I am exasperated by the lack of documentation and its (unnecessarily) hyper-minimal interface with not a menu bar or context menu in sight. Does there exist a list of ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “save link as” in firefox or chrome?

I'm tired of right-clicking. Can I do a "Save Link As" by holding a keyboard button and clicking the link?
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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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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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How to add 'Volume up, muted' keyboard command?

When I change volume using the media keys there is a popping sound notification. Sometimes I'm playing media, and I want to adjust the volume without sound notification. I want to add Volume up, ...
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System wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu

Is it possible to add system wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu? Rocker gesture is basically a following sequence of events : ButtonPress event: mouse1 ButtonPress event: mouse3 ButtonRelease event: ...
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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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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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Is there a way to mimic Windows 7's WinKey+Number shortcuts?

One of the biggest things I miss from Windows 7 when I'm on Linux is the ability to push WinKey and a number to switch to the program in that place on the task bar. (e.g. You push WinKey+1, and it ...
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Set Ctrl+Alt+T to open a maximized terminal

I use the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut to open a terminal, but I cannot see how I can get it maximized. When I start it manually, I can simply do a gnome-terminal --maximize, but that does not apply for the ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: ...
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Keyboard shortcut that triggers action on a webpage

I have close to no idea where to start: I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut that would make an action on a particular webpage. One example would be the following. I'm working with a text ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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How can I type accentuated characters like ë? Need help

From this post: Often this is easier with the compose key. With that configured you use key combos to get the special characters. For instance: For ë you press Compose+", e. For ẽ you press ...
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How can I quickly toggle (external) monitor orientation?

While looking if someone asked this question before, I landed on this for Windows. I'd like to do something similar (shortcut or terminal alias/command) on Linux/Ubuntu to be able to quickly switch ...
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Super Key doesn't work

I Use Ubuntu 14.04 and the first day after installation the key worked fine. But now I try to use it to open the Dash and doesn't work. I have a lenovo G-580 laptop. I have tried to open the keyboard ...
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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Want to reassign my mouse buttons to Alt and Ctrl?

I have recently switched to ubuntu 15.10 . I want to know if there is a way i could reassign my mouse 4 & 5 buttons to alt and ctrl respectively. This is the result i got from xlist test command ...
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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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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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How to modify Unity windows snapping shotcuts

When unity's window snapping is enabled the following short cut's are enabled too: snap left : Ctrl+Super+Left snap right : Ctrl+Super+Right Naively I though this was configured in ...
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fcitx won't trigger IME on super+space

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I just finished installing the sougoupinyin IME with fcitx,Everything works fine. I want to change the default hotkey combination of Trigger Input Method from L-CTRL + ...
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How do I minimize all the windows using a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows, like Super+M on Windows? -------------------------------------- Edit: Summary of answers 10.04, 11.04: Ctrl+Alt+D 10.10, 13.10: Super+D ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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Tile and move window across displays with keyboard (Xubuntu)

I have two monitors: display L on the left, display R on the right. My current window is in the centre of L. I have configured the Super+Right shortcut to tile it to the right of L. That works fine. ...
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Ubuntu: how to expand/minimize terminal window by a keymap?

I'm looking for a shortcut-key that once I click on it, the terminal windows expands, and another shortcut-key that brings the terminal window size to its original size (It's important that I won't ...
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How can I do Key Bindings in Ubuntu?

Should we manually do the key bindings from the source coses or are their any tools for it? Can I get learning materials for learning to do key bindings in my Ubuntu? Main purpose of doing key binding ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit

Since I spend a lot of time on my laptop, I've gotten used to using keyboard shortcuts for everything. I want to be able to switch from tab to tab of opened documents in gedit by pressing Ctrl+Tab ...
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How to configure shortcuts to switch to specific keyboard layout in ubuntu 14

I use 3 different languages and the standard way to switch between them one by one is not convenient (I need to remember the current language and check how many times I have to click the switch ...
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Using grp:caps_switch with xkbmap for custom keyboard shortcuts

I want I J K L to function as arrow keys when CapsLock is pressed down. To do this, I pasted the following to the bottom of the /usr/shar/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file: partial partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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How to map shortcuts on controller

I 've bought a (very old ) controller. However it would be useful if I could map shortcuts like "Ctrl + c" or even more complex shortcuts on it. The controller is detected by qjoypad and joy2key ...
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Preventing HUD on Windows key (not Alt)

I took a look at this question but it didn't seem quite to help: my issue is not that Alt causes the HUD to pop up, but rather the SUPER key right next to the Alt causes it to pop up. My finger slips ...
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Different keys for “Ctrl+Backspace” in xterm vs LXTerminal

I'm comming from Windows an GUI applications, so I'm used to Ctrl+Backspace to be the keyword-delete mapping. I'm also used to bash and Terminal emulator (LXTerminal now, but also with Ubuntu's ...
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keybind to toggle touchpad in lubuntu (openbox)

I'm using lubuntu. I want to add a shortcut to toggle (turn on and off) my touchpad. I know I need to edit the xml file in ~/.config/openbox (in my case it's lubuntu-rc.xml) as described here and ...
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Right Alt/Ctrl keys constantly stopped working properly in Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10., Alt and Ctrl on the left side constantly get disabled working as a hotkey and i came across problem to doing work via shortcut. For example Ctrl + C ...
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...