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

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Cannot find pipe symbol “|” in Ubuntu server

This question might sound silly, but I'm trying to install webmin on Ubuntu server and I need to execute this command: wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - but ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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A shortcut to present all windows and jump to one of them with a key

Is there a feature that present the "present all windows" screen or something similar and puts letters on the windows like 'alt' does for menu so you can jump to the desired window with just the ...
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Send event on global keypress - have a listener in terminal react and run another program?

Ok, this is my problem: I have an application I want to screenshot; but because gnome-screenshot and mate-screenshot hide toolbars or whatnot each time they take a screenshot when started from the ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen?

As Compiz Grid is not supported in ubuntu-2d, I am looking for alternative to tile windows. This video shows that xfce4 and xfwm4 can snap windows to a part of the screen. I would like to do that by ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Disable menu shortcuts

I'm using Eclipse on Ubuntu with Emacs keybindings and whenever I type Alt-F the File menu appears, but I want the cursor to move forward one word. I know in programs like Terminal I can disable menu ...
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Move window to right/left workspace shortcut

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut of "Move to workspace Right/Left" Like this: I'm using compiz cube, with 4 horizontal workspaces (I'm not looking for "Move to another Workspace" shortcut) ...
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problem with SHIFT, CTRL and ALT button with integrated keyboard

I've bought a new notebook. HP Pavilion 15 ab062nl. but i've a problem with keyboard with SHIFT, ALT and CTRL buttons. for example, when i press SHIFT button to write Upper case letters, writes some ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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Move window to another screen without compiz

I know how to move windows to another workspace, but I'm specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other screen in a multi-monitor set, but without using compiz, since I'd ...
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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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Create keyboard shortcut to open home folder (Nautilus)?

I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. I'd like to have the shortcut Windows-E to open my home directory (Nautilus). I tried it two ways, but none worked: Going to System Settings / Keyboard ...
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Activate display via console tty?

I have a custom xrandr script which enables my external monitors and disables my laptop's monitor. When I disconnect my external monitor, I can't enable the monitor because my screen is blank. I'd ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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Set up Shutter (or other screengrab tool) to capture a preset area from a keyboard shortcut

I have Shutter installed which i use for screengrabbing. It always asks me to draw my selection area on screen, but for an upcoming job i'm going to be going to lots of different urls on our website ...
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Xubuntu - change default terminal to Terminator

I can't find in the Xubuntu 14.04 settings where the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T is associated to the xfce4 terminal. I'd like to associate that shortcut to terminator. How can I do it?
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Keyboard shortcut to show desktop in 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I'm looking for a shortkey to "Navigate to the desktop". I saw that in previous versions of Ubuntu Ctrl + Alt + D works - but it doesn't work for me in 15.10. Do you know what ...
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Remap the Print Screen command

If I press, Print on the key board, I get the command gnome-screenshot executed. I would like to change it to gnome-screenshot -a (much more useful, select the region of the screen to copy, should be ...
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How to re-enable display resolution switching with Ctrl+Alt+Plus/-Minus

In the past releases of Ubuntu you could switch the active display resolution by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Plus (next possible higher one) or Ctrl+Alt+Minus (next possible lower one). At some point the ...
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Alt+tab stops working randomly

The Alt+Tab is a key combo that I use really often for switching between programs, but occasionally it doesn't appear at all. The Super+W still works and I've gotten to the habit of using it instead ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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How to open the Firefox History window with a keyboard shortcut?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and am running Firefox 45. I often use the History window to view which sites I have previously been to however it is slightly long getting there so I ...
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terminal with keybindings

I had been using Fedora 12 ( :-) ) until recently and moved to ubuntu. I used a lot of keybindings in "konsole" terminal for keyboard shortcuts. I am not able to get any such terminal application ...
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How to make a shortcut to set title in gnome-terminal tab (ubuntu 13.10)?

I remember that in gnome-terminal there used be an option to set shortcuts in Edit menu. I've upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 and installed gnome3 and I have tried to make shortcuts for gnome-terminal, ...
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Using Tab in an LXTerminal keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to re-map the Next Tab and Previous Tab shortcuts in LXTerminal to match tab switching in my web browser: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab, respectively. Unfortunately, there aren't any examples ...
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Curious Response to Brightness Keys on Laptop Keyboard

I've been having a small issue with the brightness keys on my HP laptop (dv7 4285-dx). It seems that when I turn the brightness all the way up using the appropriate secondary function keys on my ...
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How do I move ALL windows to another monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome)

After I run Diablo 2 in Wine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.10), all my windows move to second monitor. Is there a way to move all windows back to first monitor with a shortcut key or some other fast way?
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Is there a keyboard command for 'show desktop'?

Like Windows, I want to hit Super+D to jump to the desktop or minimize all windows. I don't see command like that in Keyboard Shortcuts. Any idea?
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taking screenshot with menu activated using keyboard

Taking a screen shot pressing PrtScr key will not work if I have the application menu activated or a pop-up menu (right-click). I know it s possible to do that using a delay on the screen shot ...
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Configuring keyboard hotkeys with same scancodes and different keysyms

I have a bluetooth keyboard Samsung bkb10. It is keyboard for andoind mainly, so it does not have alt, super(winkey), f1-f12, menu, but has lots of hotkeys(most of them work nice under linux). But ...
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Problem in Steam game (CS:GO) Numpad

I installed Steam, and I was playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. The problem is that, Numpad Enter key is not working. Basically, I binded Enter key on Numpad in ingame, but it seems like not ...
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Bind the windows key to Lubuntu start menu

I am running Lubuntu 11.10. By default the main menu is bound to Alt+F1 (A-F1) which works. Here is the relevant code from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml <keybind key="A-F1"> <action ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut to switch between workspaces?

There are a ton of questions and guides about how to make Ctrl + Alt + Arrow work to switch between workspaces -- I'm having the opposite problem. "Switch between workspaces" works just fine -- but ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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How do I prevent the “Super” button from opening the dash?

Is there a way to disable opening the dash when I press the "Super"/"Windows" button?
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How to close a GNOME terminal tab from the keyboard?

I'm not talking about closing the terminal window itself which you can easily do by using the exit command. I'm talking about closing a tab that you have originally opened up by pressing the ...
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Global keybindings to commands or shell scripts in i3

In i3 volume control is not handled by fn Right or Left arrow key. I currently have to put the following in a terminal: amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+(or-) Which i do by way of an alias vup/vdown. Is ...
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Ctrl -C, Ctrl -V not working in different keyboard layout

When I am in English, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V works fine when I need to copy paste. But when I turn to Greek, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and basically no shortcut almost works in Greek. So each time I have to alt ...
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Hotkeys in russian keyboard layout

I saw many CLOSED topics about this, BUT none of proposed solutions working. When I switch to russian keyboard, shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z, etc.) not working in most of applications. I have ...
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Alt Key Functionality broke in Wine program after upgrade to 12.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and all ALT key functionality is gone in this Wine program I've been using for years. The program is elderly, it came out back in 2005, but it's worked beautifully under ...
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Ctrl shortcuts not working in VLC on 15.10

I'm experiencing some keyboard shortcuts not working in VLC after upgrading to 15.10. If I just open VLC with no file loaded, almost all shortcuts involving Ctrl do nothing. Ctrl+O should open the ...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the ...
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Kbd shortcut to close application menu in Xfce desktop manager (ubuntu 14.04)

I've modified my keyboard shortcut to open the popup application menu. That's dandy. The Esc key or a mouse click can "close" the popup application menu. Is it possible to have the Super-L (aka ...