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

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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “Recently Used” in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

With this and this in mind, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to "Recently Used" in the "Places" side-pane in a (Nautilus) "Save as ... " dialog? Currently, the quickest ( ! ) way I know ...
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle auto-hide unity launcher

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut to toggle the auto-hide option for the unit launcher. Based on the answer on How to programmatically change the launcher's hide behaviour I tried to make a ...
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How to set compose key to pause in 13.10?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I had my compose key set to pause (by going to Sytem Settings, then keyboard_layout, option, and changing the compose key setting). In 13.10 the keyboard settings have been totally ...
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Super key not opening Dash

I just cleanly installed Ubuntu 11.10 (with new, clean home folder) The Super key no longer calls up the dash. Was this behaviour changed since the previous release?
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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash?

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Which command gets run when I press the F1 key?

I want to add a new Hotkey: When I press F1 it will do the same as Shift+F1 does. I have added a new Custom Shortcut (System -> Keyboard) but I don't know the command to run like we press F1. I ...
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How to disable Mod4+S?

I've installed a fresh 11.04. Then I've configured it to use Xmonad. In Xmonad I'm using Mod4+S to move through workspaces, but in new Ubuntu gnome-panel catches this shortcut earlier and shows me up ...
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XF86 keybinds in Openbox

Lubuntu uses Openbox as its window manager. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml is a file that specifies, among other things, keybinds for various commands. Most of the keybinds in lubuntu-rc.xml use ...
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Shortcut to hide libnotify

I was wondering if it is possible to make an shortcut to hide all those Notify Bubbles (libnotify) for some time. Why I'am ask this? Because sometimes I want to see something, read or even show and ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcuts in gnome-session-fallback Ubuntu 13.04 over xdp

I'm trying to use gnome-session-fallback on an Ubuntu PC running an xrdp+vnc server (So that I can remotely connect to Ubuntu using a Windows RDP client). The problem I have is that the “d” key seems ...
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What should I call this key?

Microsoft calls it the Windows key. Compiz calls it the Super key. freedesktop.org uses Win and Super interchangeably. GNOME ambiguously calls it Meta, Super, or an OS-logo shift key. What should I ...
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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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How do I open a new instance of an application by default in GNOME?

I have a terminal open and want to launch another one. I hit the Windows key, type 'terminal' and hit Enter...and I'm warped to my first terminal. I can hit Control+Enter to launch a new terminal. ...
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Upstart script: Detect shift key down at boot

I want to create a boot up potential which allows a different upstart/runlevel configurations to load based upon specific key downs at boot (or combos). How do I detect a key down event with an ...
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Delete key assigned to a keyboard shortcut and now doesn't work

I posted this to the ubuntuforums, but got no answer there, so I'm trying here: While going over the keyboard shortcuts (System> Preferences> Keyboard Shortcuts), I accidentally assigned the delete ...
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Why don't Unity's window placement shortcuts work?

I am trying to use the Unity's Window Placement Shortcuts on Ubuntu 11.10 but they just don't seem to work. I even installed the package ccsm to ensure that the Grid option is enabled and the keyboard ...
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Why don't shortcut keys change when keyboard layout changes?

When adding several keyboard layouts to Ubuntu (lucid), I experienced that any control key combination refers to the "default" keyboard layout. Specifically, on a machine I have to prepare for ...
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Rotate focus through monitors

I have 3 monitors on my development machine, which runs Ubuntu + Unity. I usually dedicate one monitor to web browsing and IM, and the other two to terminals where I run vim or enter commands. I'm ...
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Creating Custom Short cut Keys Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have my own shortcut keys to minify all the CSS and JS files for my websites after I saved the original larger version of the file. But that was on Ubuntu 11.04 and now I cannot figure out ...
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Lubuntu keyboard shortcut for menu

I'm using Lubuntu on an older machine, and I'm having trouble finding information on keyboard shortcuts. Is there a shortcut for opening the navigation menu? I expected that the windows key might ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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Can I modify unity keyboard shortcut overlay?

As per this bug comment, shortcuts for the keyboard shortcuts overlay get pulled dynamically from user's settings. Is it possible to change which shortcuts are included (i.e. show more of them - ALT + ...
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How to set keyboard switch with Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 etc

In windows in keyboard switch settings there is an option that you can switch keyboard language with unique combination for each one. For example, Ctrl + 1 - for english, Ctrl + 2 - for russian, Ctrl ...
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Custom key to toggle keyboard layout

I want to set the key to toggle the language of my keyboard to "`" but I don't have this option at "Keyboard Layout" in Unity, in Ubuntu 12.04. I have already seen this answer but it doesn't help me. ...
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How can I set hotkeys?

How can I set the hotkey ctrl+shift+esc like it is in windows, to the system moniter, or any other programs for that matter
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How to change Shift + <Keypad Key> behavior?

I am used to use the numeric keypad for navigation (e.g. : [KP7] -> Start, [KP1] -> End, [KP4] -> Left, etc... ). I am also used to use it for selection (e.g. : Shift+[KP7] -> Select from cursor ...
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Cannot add custom keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to assign custom shortcut to launch my own script (I don't need it in terminal window, just launch it) So, I went to Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts, pressed the ...
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Create a keyboard shortcut to move windows to a specific screen edge

CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubunte versions < 11.04 have the ability to create keyboard shortcuts that will send the currently active window to a specific screen location. e.g. I had my ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+F4 from switching TTYs [duplicate]

Related: Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal I would like to use Ctrl+Alt+F4 for a program instead of Ubuntu's TTYs. The previous question, I saw suggested command xmodmap -pke | sed -...
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Disable unity launcher on Alt + F2

I've added custom shortcut on Alt + F2, but Unity launcher is running when I press it. How do I disable it in 13.04. I've found this question but I don't have 'unityshell' under apps > compiz-1 >...
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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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Run custom shell scripts on key press

I have created a shell script for a custom action which is working fine. I want to run this .sh file (mon.sh) on pressing Alt+F15. I have done the following: In gconf-editor, under apps>metacity&...
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making “gnome-system-monitor” a custom shortcut “ctrl+alt+del” like windows “Task Manager” isn't working

I went to "System Settings", "keyboard", "shortcuts", "custom shortcuts", I added a custom shortcut and called it "task manager" in the "command line:" I typed "gnome-system-monitor", and I gave it ...
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Rebind Control-n Control-p

I would like to rebind C-n and C-p in all my applications to send Up and Down. My brain is just stuck with this shortcuts, and I am tired of always seeing new windows and printing dialogs popping up. ...
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How can I quickly toggle monitor orientation with a shortcut key?

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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Setting a hotkey for connecting and disconnecting a network connection in KDE environment

Is there a way to set a hotkey for toggling connection through a network cable: Also if I have a command in command-line that can do this or a piece of C++ code that does this I can set a hotkey ...
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Shortcut to clear command line terminal [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to clear the command line when typing in it instead of keeping backspace pressed for a few long seconds? I ask because I regularly use the Tab key to automatically fill in file ...
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What are some useful keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

I would like to learn some useful keyboard shortcuts. I have become a ninja of keyboard shortcuts in Windows. Any must-have tips for Ubuntu? Feel free to include Ubuntu defaults or custom ones you ...
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How do I open the Application Launcher on KDE with just the meta (“Windows”) key?

How do I open the application launcher ("start menu") of Kubuntu with my Windows key? Similar to how the Start menu in Windows is opened. I don't want to use Alt+F1.
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iTerm 2 equivalent

Is there an iTerm2 (terminal application for Mac OS) equivalent for Ubuntu? Amongst the many features it adds the one I'm after is the "hotkey window", where you can overlay/hide a translucent ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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How can I map a character to a key combination?

I'm a bit of a fan of the interrobang (‽), but it obviously is not on my keyboard. How can I map that character to a key combination?
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How to assign hot-keys to control Rhythmbox?

I wish to assign Ctrl+Space to rhythmbox play/pause but cannot figure out how to do so using the keyboard menu, for whenever I try, it is disabled for i do not know what i am meant to type into the ...
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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts (...
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Strange characters appearing when I use the Ctrl and Arrow keys to navigate

When I type Control and any of the arrow keys in any terminal (gnome-terminal, as well as terminator), I get this (or something like it). It happens when I use openbox as well, so it's not a compiz ...
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I accidentally hit Ctl Alt F<num>. How do I return to the GUI? [duplicate]

I'm using 12.04, I accidentally used Ctl-Alt-F9 and got a black full screen with command line cursor (Terminal). How can I go back to the normal Unity screen?
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Switching Between GUI and Terminal

I am new to linux. I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs. What I want to know ...
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Anyway to make hotkey to turn screen off?

I was just wondering how can one make a script (or make some changes) by which I can turn screen off in Ubuntu(12.04) whenever I want, the way screen can be turned off in Cellphones. And also I would ...