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

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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ctrl+...
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ctrl + alt Change window size

When i press i shortcut-key that contains ctrl + alt like ctrl+alt+L in ubuntu 14.04 the os change active window size, So in my application like android studio i can't use shortcut-keys because this ...
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Remmina rdp session - no toolbar and keyboard shortcuts don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I copied over my .remmina folder from my old 14.04 install and all my connections are there however when I connect to remote windows computer through rdp which is ...
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Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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FN+F2 opens “Power Statistics”. How to make it run a command?

I am using ubuntu 15.04 with unity. Fn keys are working and I am getting results while running acpi_listen and pressing a combination of Fn Fx key. Now I want to make a keyboard shortcut to ...
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How to write a script to open current path from nautilus in guake

I use Guake with tmux as my preferred terminal on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I would like to be able to run a script from nautilus that does the following actions: Ctrl + L, Ctrl + C, F12, cd Ctrl + Shift + V ...
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Brightness Fn key slow to change N3700 ( I've tried everything! )

I have an Acer R3-131T with the new Broadwell Intel Pentium N3700. My brightness works if it is adjusted in the system settings but when I use the combo "fn+brightness key (in this laptop are the ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - force alt + tab to only switch on current workspace

I just searched for a clean and fast method to force Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 to switch only between active apps on the current workspace when pressing the shortcut alt + tab.
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Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut

Any way to open windows from the windows bar using a shortcut? for example to open the first window on the left Ctrl+1, to open the second window on the left Ctrl+2. Im using xfce4 at this moment, ...
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Pressing esc in a terminal window

In a Terminal (whether it be UXTerm, Mate Terminal, or a non-X/window system based terminal (not sure if it has an official name) like you get by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1), if you press the Up arrow, you ...
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How can I disable the Super button so that it won't bring up the Search window?

I know this question may have been asked before but the solutions are all out of date or don't work. I am running Ubuntu as a VM in VMWare on a Mac. If I try to switch from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to the ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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How to select a different autocomplete using the tab shortcut?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh I'm recovering someone's HD so I want to get Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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How can I make an icon which presses a key when double- clicked?

Is there any way to make a document/file when double clicked presses the Super key for example. I have no idea if something like this is possible on Ubuntu.
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Problem with Shift, Caps Lock and F keys

The problem is with the Shift, Caps Lock and F keys. The problem occurs only with the letter F. I'll describe the problems: I press the F key is not working. I press Shift+F: the result is "F" ...
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Can I make a screenshot and directly open it in Gimp?

Common use case for me and printscreen: Hit printscreen and save .png Open up Gimp Find file I've saved Edit file (crop and highlight regions) It seems like the first three steps could be combined ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Sometimes keyboard shortcuts don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media buttons, so I use scroll lock to lower volume and pause/break to increase. Works out pretty great since I don't use these buttons. But sometimes when I reboot, these ...
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How can I get the Insert key never to overwrite in Kubuntu 14.04?

I have read Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key? asked in 2011 but I can't find the Add button in System settings. I want my Insert key to insert, but it keeps ...
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Xfwm4 settings “Maximize window” hotkey won't save

OS: Xubuntu 14.04 trusty; WM: Xfwm4 Whenever I change the "Maximize window" hotkey in Xfwm4 settings > Keyboard, I can use that hotkey to maximize my windows, until I restart my computer. The next ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 - screen brightness hotkeys not recognized

I've purchased this laptop: T6P76EA#ABF. The hotkeys to increase or decrease screen brightness seems to not being mapped, whatever options I can put on grub command line (i.e. acpi_backlight=video/...
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What does “Ctrl + Alt + F12” do?

I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+F12 and my display turned to black... I then had to make a reboot.. What did it do to my system? Also what does Alt+ F8 to F10 do?
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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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How do I remap my Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts to match OSX?

I'm using Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Mac. As I switch frequently, I would like to use the same shortcuts. Please, does anyone know how to have the same shortcuts on Ubuntu, as they are on Mac? ...
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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How do I add a search function to gnome classic (fallback) panel?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise with the GNOME desktop environment. I like using the GNOME Fallback ("Classic") better than the default GNOME (i.e., better than GNOME Shell). The only thing that I ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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Global Shortcut not working 15.10

I have a keyboard with media shorts and they work to pause music playing in chrome globally. My Global Settings: My Chrome Shortcut keys: However when I hit Cntrl+Alt+Z the audio won't pause. ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent for OSX Super+Backtick

In OSX you can hit Super+` (backtick) and it switches between multiple windows in the same application. Is there an Ubuntu equivalent (currently I'm running stock 16.04)? And yes, I'm aware I can hit ...
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My Super key is dead

My Super key is dead. I mean really dead. It does nothing when I press it by itself, nor when I press it with other keys. It wasn't this way before, and I am not sure what I did to alter it. How do I ...
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Terminal - Selecting commands I've entered using the keyboard

I can highlight text I've entered in the terminal with my mouse and then use ctrl + shift + c to copy to the clipboard and that was fine for a while. But I've tried highlighting text by pressing shift ...
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Is there an app for easily switching between screens?

I watch quite a bit of TV / movies on an HDMi monitor which I hook up to my laptop. When I used windows, there was a shortcut Fn + F2 which brought up screen configurations quickly and I could just ...
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How To Program A Bash Script That Presses A Certain Combination Of Keys?

Please, i need someone to help me in making a very simple bash script. The job of this script is just to press a certain combination of keys on the keyboard. My objective is to create a script that ...
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Why can not the Bash script file run by shortcut get the content of a file?

I have a script that starts a new activity for hamster (activity tracker). This is my current script: ACTIVITY=`zenity --entry --title "Enter new activity name" --text "New activity name:"` hamster ...
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What's the difference between the keyboard shortcut commands and bash ones?

When I type in a terminal : gnome-screenshot -a -f /home/manuel/Desktop/"`date`".png I have the intended result, a file named "dimanche 10 avril 2016, 23:36:50 (UTC+0200).png" is created. However, ...
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Audio mute button not working in KDE Plasma 5 Kubuntu 15.10

How do I get the audio mute button on my keyboard to work on Kubuntu 15.10? I read somewhere that changing global shortcuts for KMix in Global shortcut settings would work, but I couldn't find KMix in ...
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Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C doesn't work in intellij IDEA 14.0.2

I can't copy and paste code in Intellij. I've been googling for a couple hours now. Every forum where there is a solution does not work. Ctrl+X works. Ctrl+Z works. Ctrl+V does not work. Ctrl+C does ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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FN keys not working on Asus X550Z

On my Asus X550Z with Ubuntu none of FN keys are working, nothing from FN+F1... to FN+F12. I tried to open System Settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts and it is not recognizing any FN combinations. Tried a ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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cli command to run keyboard shortcuts, e.g. Alt-F2?

I want to use hot corner for run dialog window. What is the name and command of that tiny box (program) which is called when I press Alt-F2? This is cinnamon related question. For example, under ...
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Shortcut keys not working on ubuntu acer c720 such as brightness, forward, delete, etc

Whenever I press Backward, it just come ups as F1, I heard about a post but somehow, I have to erase my system and do not have a chance to post this post (with answers). After you fix it, it should ...
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Using keyboard shortcut to paste a text

There are lots of websites which only allow signing in with email address and password and I am tired of typing a large email address. I don't want my browser to remember my email. Can I set this ...
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Closing all instances of Terminal at once, cleanly

I am trying to find out how to close all windows of Terminal (quit all instances of gnome-terminal) at once, cleanly. By "cleanly", I mean that it doesn't just simply kill all the instances at once, ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...