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

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Super+digit takes precedence over Ctrl+Super+digit

I use Ctrl+Super+0-9 to switch workspace. I also use Super+0-9 to start programs that are pinned to the bar (unity default). The problem is that when I try to switch workspace, if I happen to press ...
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Set Print-Screen Shortcuts With Script

Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop Question: I love using the shutter program to take/manage screenshots. However, remapping the print-screen behaviour to the appropriate shortcut keys on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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Weird possibly ACPI related behavior on 14.04

Since upgrading my notebook to 14.04 I've observed a weird behavior, possibly tied to ACPI; sometimes on boot, hotkeys like ctrl + alt + T and function-keys like fn + ⌨ (for keyboard-backlight ...
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Razer Keyboard Macros

When I had Windows, I had a software called "Razer Synapse" which let me assign macros to my Keyboard keys. You see, my keyboard is a Razer BlackWidow and it has 5 additional keys, that I used to ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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How to use SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys as media keys (VolumeUp , Volume Down etc) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an usb keyboard with SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys but no media keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 i used xmodmap to remap this keys as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. This is how ...
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How to remove shortcut to open device panel in QtCreator in Lubuntu 13.10?

I have just upgraded to Lubuntu 13.10 and when I use shortCut LShift + RShift to change keyboard layout in QtCreator it switches to the Ubuntu device panel. But in keyboard shortcut settings there is ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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Problem while change keyboard layout using both Shift

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 a few weeks ago. In 13.04 I was able to change layout pressing L_Shift + R_Shift in this way: If I press L_Shift, and while pressing it, also press R_Shift and then ...
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LibreOffice-writer : Can I add shortcut-key for special characters? [duplicate]

In ms-office-word shortcut-key for special characters can be applied as following: But now I am using Libre-office Which is pre-installed with Ubuntu! and want to put shortcut-key for special ...
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Un-auto-complete Terminal

In the terminal, one can use the tab key to help auto-complete typing out a directory or file name. However, if I make a mistake and mistype the beginning of the directory and "tab it out", I end up ...
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Not Alt + Tab to find my window [duplicate]

Sometimes I open more than seven or eight window. majority of this situation one of them is terminal. also you know that we need terminal during work. So I do not like to press ALt + Tab and after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and shortcuts

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and now have some problems with system shortcuts. It's in such menus, as Launchers (Launch terminal), Navigation (Switch to another workspace), Windows ...
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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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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How do I disable system's alt+grave on 14.04?

The solution here does not work. I'm trying to use alt+grave on ccsm, but Unity's shortcut is taking precedence. How can I disable Unity's version of alt+grave? Thank you!
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Using a keyboard shortcut to execute a script

Hello I am a linux newbie trying to set up a keyboard shortcut to execute a script I have. The script functions as desired, and is #!/bin/bash livestreamer twitch.tv/arteezy best This opens up ...
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Which keys to go up or down in Terminal

When I open terminal I do not like to use mouse so I had trouble when I want to go upper in the page or go down the page . So is there any key switch for that in order to navigate the page without ...
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Switch keyboard layout while Alt key is down

While alt is down I want to rebind some keys, like change J K L ; to be arrow keys. Then when I release alt the keyboard should go back to default. I saw stuff about the compose key and alternative ...
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Lubuntu TF2 Shortcut key disable

I when using the Lubuntu 14.04 desktop and playing TF2. If I press CTRL + Spacebar TF2 minimize. The key combo doesn't do anything in other programs. I do not have this problem on other desktops like ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...
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xmodmap Alt+h == Left key

I'm new to ubuntu, on win32 I use AutoHotKey to do the key map, how to do this on ubuntu? I tried the // ~/.xmodmap keysym Alt_L = Mode_switch keysym h = h H Left keysym j = j J Down keysym k = k K ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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How to restart X server with the old key combination (ctrl -alt - backspace) in 14.04 [duplicate]

I know that since 11.04 the keyboard short-cut of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace has been disabled by default. However at least as recently as 12.04 you were able to enable it via the Keyboard GUI: The ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Unbinding Alt in 14.04

After upgrading to 14.04 my Ubuntu started capturing Alt for window menu focus. This hides Guake when I type Alt+., for example, and takes away the focus of many text fields. This shortcut is not ...
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Disable all Unity keyboard shortcuts using the command line

I would like to know how I can disable ALL keyboard shortcuts via the terminal. I know you can disable them by going to: system settings>keyboard>shortcuts but I want to disable them via terminal. ...
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'Go to page' keyboard shortcut in Evince 3.10.3?

I can't seem to find the keyboard shortcut that allows me to select the page number. What is it? Or if it doesn't exist, how can I add one? I'm using Evince 3.10.3 on Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to change Synapse hotkey on Ubuntu 14.04?

I was using Synapse in Ubuntu 13.10 with the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+SPACE. After updating to Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to use the same configuration, but after each reboot the configuration is cleared. I've ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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change the window resize mouse button for kubuntu-desktop

I am using alt + right click to resize windows. How do I change it to alt + middle click? I am on ubuntu 12.04 using kubuntu-desktop i.e. kde plasma
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go to line in gedit

How can we go to a specific line in gedit? I use Ctrl+L but nothing shows to ask which line to go to. I found those keys in here
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Ubuntu 14.04 OS Keyboard Shortcuts Caught by Programs

I am trying to set alt+a to a keyboard shortcut within system preferences > keyboard shortcuts. I click to the shortcut I want to set so that it says "new accelerator," but hitting alt+a sends me back ...
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Quake Terminal: Switch to numbered tab

Is there a way to directly navigate to a tab in guake instead of cycling? In most tabbed apps I can press ALT+1 to go to the first terminal, ALT+2 for the second, etc. Guake seems to only let me ...
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How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
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Is there an Ubuntu shortcut for moving the cursor to the next word

I want something similar to Windows' Ctrl+Left/Right arrow key. The effect is that the cursor moves to the beginning of the previous/next word. I did not find anything on the Ubuntu documentation. ...
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Modify keyboard layout Unity in 14.04

How to set the Meta key with xkb? Adding key <AA06> { [ meta, meta ] }; to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us (in the "basic" section) and then running sudo dpgk-reconfigure ...
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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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Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language?

I need to do these shortcuts keyboards into a script: Select All (Ctrl+A) Invert selection (Shift+Ctrl+I) Reload (Ctrl+R) My question is: Are the Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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How can I switch to a keyboard layout? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't use my old keyboard layout configuration. I used the Caps Lock key to change the layout to Hungarian. and I used the Shift - Caps Lock key to change the ...
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What does Super + e do?

If the desktop has focus and I press super and then e, a little text box appears at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. What is it supposed to do?
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Numlock disables when switching keyboard distro with shortcut

I wanted to share with you a a particular issue that I'm having. I use a keyboard shortcut to change my keyboard distro between English and Spanish. The problem I found out is that, whenever I press ...
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How to change the keyboard shortcut to take screenshots with Shutter?

I use Shutter for screenshots. When I press Print Screen or Shift + Ctrl + Z, a popup appears that a screenshot is going to be made in 2 seconds. After that Shutter opens, and I can then crop the ...