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

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Chrome thinks that I am holding down CTRL when I am not

I have not had this problem in a long time with Google Chrome on Ubuntu. But as it keeps on coming back now, I thought that I should ask a question here. So the problem is that suddenly for no ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Custom Keyboard Shortcut for “gnome-screenshot -a(--area)” not working right

I put this command in terminal and it works fine, allows me to select an area and all, but when I assign a shortcut to this command, I have to spam the keys for few seconds before it actually works, ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10: Cannot assign alt+“ctrl or shift”+'key'

When creating custom shortcut keys (Which are necessary to get screenshots to save to the location specified in dconf) When I press ctrl+alt+'a key' it only allows ctrl. Alt does work, as I've made a ...
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How to uninstall Cockatrice in Ubuntu

I installed Cockatrice from Github with the help of people in this site. The problem now is that the shortcuts aren't working. I searched Github, and one user had the same problem and says the ...
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Free text editor with comment/uncomment shortcuts

I really like Sublime Text, but since I use the free version, the popups are annoying me. What I liked about it really was the comment/uncomment shortcut key independent of the file type. Is there ...
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Run shell script on keyboard shortcut

I would like to run a shell script on the press of a button. The script works if I run it like usually: sh script.sh. But assigning a shortcut to it doesn't work. How would you do this in Xubuntu ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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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 ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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Writing a simple Gedit plug-in

I love Gedit and use it daily, but there's one simple thing that would make my work so much simpler. And that is being able to use the arrow keys to open and close directories in the File Browser in ...
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Thunar ctrl-click

Is it possible to add in thunar file manager something I think I used to do in Nautilus, that is ctrl-click to open the selected folder in a new tab? I know you can set middle-click to do that, but I ...
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Copy Shortcut for Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce to use with VirtualBox

I would like to know how to configure Xfce4 terminal copy shortcut via the interface or Ubuntu 14.04 server file system? I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a dev/test box. Unity seemed a bit of ...
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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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Annoying input method shortcut key

I don't know why my shift key (both left and right) is set as shortcut key to change input language in Ubuntu. When I hit the shift key (shift key only, not shift+some other key), the input language ...
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IntelliJ / PyCharm / Webstorm keymap not working at all on Ubuntu 14.10

I have a weird behavior of all webstorm products (IntelliJ, PyCharm, WebStorm etc.) on my Ubuntu 14.10 installation. The IDEs work fine, everything is great, except the keymap shortcuts. None of them ...
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Display again the first screen after installation 14.04LTS [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I was greeted with a screen that I was afraid I would never see again after closing it, so I took a picture of it with a camera: The question is: How can I ...
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Shortcut to send telnet session to background conflicts with Cisco terminal shortcut: Ctrl+Z.How do I change that?

My Linux machine has no GUI. I use it as a jump box from where I telnet/ssh on my routers to configure The shortcut to send a process to background in Unix is Ctrl+Z On the same time the shortcut to ...
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Launcher and Other option is not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My System has Ubuntu 14.04 .....when I left it was working fine but when I open it again there is no launcher no status bar and no setting option is showing event though short cut key and super not ...
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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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How to bring up last terminal window with a shortcut key?

I use terminal so often for making quick commands and then I leave it in the background so that I end up getting 20+ terminal sessions open while I'm working. This is because it's very quick to simply ...
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Setting custom hotkeys

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with xfce4.8 as my desktop enviroment and I am trying to set a hotkey to make F6 turn the display brightness down, F7 turn it up, F8 mute the speaker and so on. Using ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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How to move tabs in guake

How to move the tabs in guake, e.g. tab1 tab2 --> tab2 tab1 Searched and found this thread : https://github.com/Guake/guake/issues/35 It says this issue and is fixed now, so anyone knows how to do ...
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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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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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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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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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Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
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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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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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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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Is there a “Close Without Saving” shortcut?

When I used OS X there was a shortcut (Cmd+D) that would dismiss the "Do you want to save" dialogue when a window with unsaved changes was closed. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu and if not is there ...
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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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GNOME Shell 3.4.1 change shortcut to navigate between applications (Ubuntu 12.04)

I want to change the shortcut to navigate between applications on my Gnome shell 3.4.1 from Alt+TAB to Super+TAB ( Since I RDP to a windows box sometimes and it "eats" away the ALT+TAB) I followed ...
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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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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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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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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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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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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora 14 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I cannot ...
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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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How to make the shortcut « alt+tab » display over the opened windows?

I use the latest stable version from Ubuntu. When I use the shortcut Alt+tab, it works (it still selects the differents applications opened, and switch between them), but when I have a window ...
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...
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Scrolling through tabs in Firefox without opening them

When we have many tabs open in Firefox we get one arrow on each side to scroll through the tabs. What I usually do is to use the mouse (yuck!) to click on those arrows to do the scrolling. How can I ...