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

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How can I control YouTube playback with my keyboard hotkeys?

Is there any way to control the video playback on YouTube through the special keyboard hotkeys of my laptop (e.g. Fn + F10/F11/F12)? In case it is relevant, I am using Chromium as my web browser to ...
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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 above/...
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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 ...
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How to disable Ctrl+X shortcut for a specific program

I am using VisualBoy Advance (emulator) in conjunction with Emacs. C-x is a key shortcut in Emacs but if I forget to switch windows, and tap Ctrl+X, VisualBoy Advance closes (that's the shortcut it ...
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unity somehow captures Control+G from Emacs

When I press Control+G in Emacs (C-g in Emacs's conventions), it does not do what it is supposed to do, eg quit from a minibuffer, instead it just blinks "Quit" but remains there (so I exit with C-] ...
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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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Can't disable a ctrl+alt+h keyboard shortcut

On ubuntu 14.04, I'm trying to use ctrl-shift-h in intellij IDEA (call hierarchy). However this combination is apparently bound to "maximize window horizontally". The latter overrides the action in ...
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Can anyone advise of a way to set a universal quit-application shortcut?

I'm moving across from Mac OSX and am quite used to using the Cmd-Q shortcut to quit apps. I appreciate that Linux is set up differently and that different apps have different shortcuts for quitting (...
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Disable alt+e shortcut [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I use alt+e shortcut in Starcraft. But in Ubuntu it opens context menu of a window, so if I stroke it during gameplay it freezes whole system. How can I disable it?
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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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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changing keyboard languages by shortcut keys

In 15.10 everything works fine with the default super+space but when I change it to alt+shift I can change the language from english to the second one but when I press alt+shift again it doesn't work ...
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System wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu

Is it possible to add system wide rocker gesture for Ubuntu? Rocker gesture is basically a following sequence of events : ButtonPress event: mouse1 ButtonPress event: mouse3 ButtonRelease event: ...
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How to stop Evince from going to the end of the document on pressing shift?

On pressing shift the pdf viewer Evince always jumps to the end of the document. This is especially annoying, when I have to manage several tabs. How can I disable this shortcut?
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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: http://...
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Keyboard shortcut that triggers action on a webpage

I have close to no idea where to start: I want to be able to use a keyboard shortcut that would make an action on a particular webpage. One example would be the following. I'm working with a text ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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Super Key doesn't work

I Use Ubuntu 14.04 and the first day after installation the key worked fine. But now I try to use it to open the Dash and doesn't work. I have a lenovo G-580 laptop. I have tried to open the keyboard ...
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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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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Want to reassign my mouse buttons to Alt and Ctrl?

I have recently switched to ubuntu 15.10 . I want to know if there is a way i could reassign my mouse 4 & 5 buttons to alt and ctrl respectively. This is the result i got from xlist test command :...
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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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fcitx won't trigger IME on super+space

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I just finished installing the sougoupinyin IME with fcitx,Everything works fine. I want to change the default hotkey combination of Trigger Input Method from L-CTRL + ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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Tile and move window across displays with keyboard (Xubuntu)

I have two monitors: display L on the left, display R on the right. My current window is in the centre of L. I have configured the Super+Right shortcut to tile it to the right of L. That works fine. ...
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Ubuntu: how to expand/minimize terminal window by a keymap?

I'm looking for a shortcut-key that once I click on it, the terminal windows expands, and another shortcut-key that brings the terminal window size to its original size (It's important that I won't ...
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How can I do Key Bindings in Ubuntu?

Should we manually do the key bindings from the source coses or are their any tools for it? Can I get learning materials for learning to do key bindings in my Ubuntu? Main purpose of doing key binding ...
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Using grp:caps_switch with xkbmap for custom keyboard shortcuts

I want I J K L to function as arrow keys when CapsLock is pressed down. To do this, I pasted the following to the bottom of the /usr/shar/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file: partial partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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How to map shortcuts on controller

I 've bought a (very old ) controller. However it would be useful if I could map shortcuts like "Ctrl + c" or even more complex shortcuts on it. The controller is detected by qjoypad and joy2key ...
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Preventing HUD on Windows key (not Alt)

I took a look at this question but it didn't seem quite to help: my issue is not that Alt causes the HUD to pop up, but rather the SUPER key right next to the Alt causes it to pop up. My finger slips ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 Logs out user when hitting Super key

I was using Alt+F2 to run an ls redirected to a file. Later I tried it again and was logged out. After logging back in I tried it again, same thing. Now whenever I tap the Super key or click on the ...
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How to always underline accelerator (mnemonic) keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to force shortcut keys to always be underlined? I see lots of people talking about how to disable them (why would you do that?!??) but forcing me to hit alt, hit a shortcut (because ...
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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How to lock keys in Ubuntu?

I am looking for a way of locking some keys (from the keyboard) because hitting those keys while launching a particular apps make it crash. Practical example : When I start my application, I want ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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How can I type accentuated characters like ë? Need help

From this post: Often this is easier with the compose key. With that configured you use key combos to get the special characters. For instance: For ë you press Compose+", e. For ẽ you press ...
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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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cubuntu ctrl + arrow keys not working

I have a msi CR70 laptop and ubuntu 15.10. When I press Ctrl + left or Ctrl + right keys, it does not move the position I'm typing at by a whole word. It instead decreases or increases brightness, ...
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Bash terminal : Revert change of 'interrrupt' (CTRL-C) shorcut key

I changed something on my system/terminal to change the shorcut key for interrupt the process in my bash terminal, I switched from CTRL+C to CTRL+J. However, stty -a gives: $ stty -a speed 38400 ...
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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Bash script not working with shortcuts

My bash script is working flawless when i call from terminal. However, when i create shortcut to it acts weird. #!/bin/bash url="" function uploadImage { url="$(curl -s -F "file=@$1" http://pokit....
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Media keys do not work on Amarok

in previous versions of Ubuntu, media keys used to work on my computer to control Amarok. But they don't anymore. The play/pause button works for Totem. A have already checked the shortcuts ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Notify-OSD and multimedia keys

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Notify-OSD has stopped showing any indication that I have changed my volume or toggled my touchpad. I know that these keys work because the system updates ...
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Keyboard shortcut for ruby script

I have some problem here when I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for my ruby script. So the first step I've do for it was to make a alias and add that command for alias on file .bashrc alias ...