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

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Key combinations: less sensitive?

There seems to be some change in 13.10 that makes recognizing key-combinations less sensitive. Does anyone know of where such a thing is configured? Here's the story, just until a few days ago, using ...
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VirtualBox release key after a few seconds

I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it works pretty fine, but there is a problem that I am having since I started using it. I use Emacs and therefore, I use a lot of combinations/shortcuts/bindings ...
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Override key binding

I use Inspiron 1460 which need to press Fn key to enter F4. This thus make my Alt+F4 more difficult because I need to press 3 keys instead two shorter key combination. I want to change the key binding ...
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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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How Do I Change Some Of The Default Shortcuts?

I'm from windows background and I find it more easy to use win key + D to get my desktop. But in Ubuntu 12.04 it is ctrl + win key + D. I wish to change this. How could I do this?
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Custom shortcut for toggle krunner in Kubuntu (14.10)

The default shortkey is Alt-F2. How to edit that? I have added a custom shortcut for krunner, but I want one to toggle: show or hide, just like ALT-F2, not just open.
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Keys are not working properly in ubuntu 14.04, long key press only working [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04,Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz × 2 . Here I have a issue like keys are not working properly. To type a letter I need to press that key for some time. I tried ...
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Sublime text - no shortcuts working on non-latin layout, 12.04

I have fresh ubuntu 12.04 and Sublime text 2 installation. There are two keyboard layouts: English and Russian. If I switch on Russian one: no shortcuts are working, Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+P and so on. However, ...
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Rewriting Fn key brightness functions

When doing Fn+Brigthness, the backlight goes in increments/decrements of 50%. So either no light, 50% light, or full light. I wanted to do it in steps of 10 so I installed xbacklight and tried to map ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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Disable keybindings in byobu using tmux backend

I've setup the alt + arrow keys bindings for changing tab in vim (in .vimrc): map <silent><A-Right> :tabnext<CR> map <silent><A-Left> :tabprevious<CR> this ...
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Remap Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to Super+C and Super+V

It sounds like it should be a trivial task to do, but nope.. it's easy to find very different answers to this question, that involve lengthy configuration change and get nothing. Is there a simple ...
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How to export Microsoft Office keyboard shortcuts and import to OpenOffice and Thunderbird

I am wondering if there is a way to export my keyboard shorcuts from Microsoft Office 2010/2007 and import them into OpenOffice and Mozilla Thunderbird. It would be great if I could at least get them ...
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Set F1 to close windows

I try to optimize everything. One thing I do frequently is closing windows and closing tabs. Is it possible to set the F1 button to close windows in Ubuntu 14.04? (i.e. same behavior as ALT+F4) And ...
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Super+Tab switcher shortcut Unity Tweak Tool

How can I set <Super>+<Tab> to be my shortcut for the window switcher? I have tried using Unity Tweak Tool but I cannot get the Tab key to register as part of a shortcut. ...
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Ubuntu grid not working properly when window is maximized

If I press Ctrl+Alt+1 (or any other number on the numeric pad) while the window is maximized, nothing happens. However, if the window is not maximized everything works fine. Ctrl+Super+←↑→↓ works as ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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How can I set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser?

Small question here. I try to set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser. Every time I add it to the keyboard shortcuts in the settings, it takes back a level in the settings menu rather than ...
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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CTRL+C / CTRL+V don't work with PCManFM

Sometimes the file browser of my Lubuntu OS(PCManFM) doesn't accept Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V commands. I have to copy files using the mouse. Ctrl+X have this random problem as well; furthermore icons of files ...
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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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Terminal shortcut key

I liked the shortcut for opening a terminal and if I remember correctly it was Ctrl+Alt+T that opened a terminal window. Now with a later version of Ubuntu this shortcut is no longer predefined, I ...
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How do Fn keys work?

I like to know how Fn keys work in my laptop. I think a kernel module exist that catch Fn key and call some scripts to do something. In my laptop, Fn+F2 switch power of wireless and blue-tooth. this ...
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Override system-wide shortcut for application-specific shortcut

Is there a way to give a keyboard shortcut defined in an application precedence over a system-wide shortcut with the same key binding? Desired behaviour: When some keys are pressed, check if the ...
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Quick keys in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want to know the quick keys available in Ubuntu by default. Is there a list of quick keys for hiding, closing ...
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How can I toggle two finger touchpad with a custom shortcut key?

The two finger touch feature on my Asus laptop is being problematic, as described in this other question. While I wait to see if anyone answers that, I thought of a workaround in the meantime. If I ...
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How do I make terminator emulator appear and disappear like guake?

I am using terminator 0.96 as terminal emulator. How can I make it run in the background and make it appear/disappear like guake terminal (i.e. using a shortcut key).
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Figuring out which key is the “audio media” key on my keyboard

When looking at my keyboard shortcuts for ubuntu I see that in order to launch my music player I need to press the audio media key but I'm not sure which key that is on my keyboard. On the rightside ...
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Apple Slim Aluminum Keyboard - swap Ctrl and Cmd

I have wasted few hours trying to swap my Cmd and Ctrl keys on my Apple Slim Aluminium Keyboard on Ubuntu 14.10, but without success. I have used several AskUbuntu questions, couldn't manage to make ...
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Shift + any key combination closes search dialog in gedit on 14.04

When I hit Ctrl+F and type any uppercase letter (using the Shift key) in the search dialog, the dialog closes and the letters appears in the document instead. I don't remember changing any shortcut ...
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Alt+tab writing tabs on text editor and ALT+D (in Browser) frequently opens the HUD [duplicate]

I used Debian some years ago, switched for Ubuntu, then I started working on Windows and now I am back to Linux, Ubuntu 14.04. Well, I'm having a really hard time using every kind of keyboard ...
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Disable The Function of Drawing on The Desktop (CTRL+CLICK(DRAG))

I have a problem with the CTRL+CLICK(DRAG) in the default Ubuntu desktop. I can't open a new tab in the browser by CTRL+CLICK, but when I press CTRL and then drag the pointer there will be a line drew ...
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Create a shortcut key to toggle Airplane Mode On/Off

I want to create a shortcut key that toggles Airplane Mode On/Off, but do not know what command to use. To create a shortcut I go to Settings> Keyboard> Shortcuts and then specify a command to be run ...
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Ctrl+Alt+O (Organize Imports) not working on Intellij IDEA

I can't use the shortcut for Organize Imports Ctrl+Alt+O action for Intellij IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04. Note - I'm just posting it to help someone to avoid wasting time.
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Unified handling of hotkey definitions

There can be multiple places where global hotkeys can be defined: Key settings for window handling/desktop Settings for multimedia- or other special-use keys Desktop popup UIs like program starters, ...
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How do I delete multiple lines in nano without affecting the clipboard?

I can select all file by going to the 1st line Alt+\, start marking the text by Alt+A, go to the last line by Alt+/ But there, I don't know which key to remove the selected text. Hit delete doesn't ...
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Is is possible to change Super + T to terminal?

So now that 14.04 was released and the most active questions on this are from 2011 to 2012 ([1] and [2]), I'd like to ask again just out of hope: Is it possible to change Super + T from starting the ...
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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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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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Ctrl Alt T doesn't work

I have a very strange problem on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with Gnome-shell 3.3.2. The default shortcut to open the terminal, CTRL+ALT+T does not work. If I try to change the shortcut to another ...
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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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How to open system monitor easily?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor?
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Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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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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Is there a way to set shortcut-keys for specific opened windows in Gnome?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and I always have opened windows: Browser, console, vim and Skype. I want to set specific shortcut-keys for those windows. Is there a way to use for example: Win-C = Google ...
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Keyboard shortcut to lock screen & turn off monitor

I can turn off the monitor and lock the screen manually with cinnamon-screensaver-command -l && xset dpms force off. However, if I try to put that command as a custom shortcut in ...
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How to customize/add keyboard shortcuts for evince

I'm using evince 3.10.3 shipped with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't like some of the default settings for keyboard shortcuts. However, I cannot figure out how to customize them. Following this question, here ...
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...