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

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XF86MediaPlay button doesn't work on remote but does on keyboard

I have an emprex 1100 remote for controlling media, which I love. Since upgrading to 14.04 the play button on it no longer works but I can't understand why. All the other buttons work as before. A ...
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How to access ibus advanced settings on Ubuntu 14.04?

On Ubuntu 12.04 there used to be a separate settings menu where one could tell ibus to use the system keyboard layout for all input methods and specify different shortcuts for toggling ibus on/off and ...
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Why do we use ctrl + c / ctrl + x / ctrl + z in terminal? [duplicate]

Why do we have to use all this shortcut to quit the programs in terminal ? For example : ctrl+c in order to quit top ctrl+z in order to quit man ctrl+x in order to quit nano ctrl+c isn't suppose ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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Mysterious key combination causes Tmux session to disappear

Twice now I have pressed something while in tmux that causes my windows and status bar to disappear. I see the output from the script that started the session, just like a foreground process that has ...
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fn key for setting brightness in ubuntu 14.04 lts is NOT working for Asus X550LD

I am facing the above problem only for Brightness Control. Rest all the Controls with fn key are working. I dont want to create new Shortcuts like CTRL+F5 or CTRL+F6. I want that it should happen with ...
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The shortcut keys for switching keyboard layout randomly stop working

ALT-SHIFT switches between Hebrew/English keyboard layouts. Every few hours, this stops working. The layout-switching icon in the panel continues to work. If I go back to Settings->Keyboard, and ...
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Command line command to refresh GUI desktop, like when pressing F5?

Is there any command to refresh the desktop icons (exactly like F5 button does)? I need this because in Startup Applications I set a command to mount my backup partition and I've created a desktop ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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How to disable keybindings in Terminal?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and I set up the keybindings for the function keys in Settings -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts to vol up, down, brightness, etc. to match the symbols on my keyboard. In ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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Alternative characters key does't work after restarting Ubuntu 14.04

After restarting my laptop the Alternative Characters Key doesn't work. Although it is set as Right Alt I can't enter Polish characters such as "ł,ó,ą,ę,ż,ź,ć,ń" using it. I always have to go to ...
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Systematic way of finding shortcut associations

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and all that. Is there a way to systematically lookup for any shortcuts associated with a key combination? I could scan the System Settings gui and Compiz Setting ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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How can I switch windows without a history of which window was last accessed?

Hitting alt-tab repeatedly toggles between the two most recently used windows. I would like to be able to hit key stroke that will always move me to the next window in a list. I want to map this key ...
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Anomaly in switching windows on different viewports in Unity

My sample setting is as follows: Viewport1 contains following window: Firefox A Viewport2 contains following windows: Firefox B Gedit When Viewport1 is shown and Firefox A has gained focus ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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How do I make Ctrl+Alt+F7 keyboard shortcut work in IntelliJ on Ubuntu 14.04

There is already a partial solution to the problem documented on askubuntu.com. Unfortunately, it is not working for Ctrl+Alt+F[1-7] keys. There was a solution for that in Ubuntu 13.04 and eralier to ...
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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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How to create a right-click keyboard shortcut?

Is there any shortcut to have the same effect as the right click of the mouse as I don't have the menu button on my laptop If not, is there any alternative way such that I can make it possible I ...
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Certain Keyboard shortcuts not working

I have the logitech k800 keyboard but can't seem to get certain shortcuts working. I change in the keyboard shortcut settings volume up and down and it actually takes the key assignment but does not ...
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Sometimes shortcut keys stop working

Since I started using the xfce desktop enviroment, there are time when keyboard shortcuts stop working and the only way to make them work again is by restarting my laptop. Anyone know about this ...
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Modifying common keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu [14.04]

I need to modify the Common Applicaton Shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 so I can use the Super (Windows) key instead of Ctrl. I looked them up in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts but there are no ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Tap (not hold) Right Alt key to toggle to hangul (Korean)

I have to hold down the right alt key to type in English when using ibus-hangul and the Korean (hangul) keyboard layout. However, on other operating systems I can just tap right alt to toggle input ...
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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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Is there any way to fix hotkeys for some aps (russian layout)?

Although this issue is considered to be solved, shortcuts are not working for a number of applications. For Okular and Sigram hotkeys (in Russian layout) are not working at all. For Goldendict they ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut?

Why doesn't my launcher-locked device (hard disk partition) has a shortcut? It's on the very top, but I cannot open it with shortcuts, like Super Key+1. If I could, it'll ease things for me, for I ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...
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Launch file manager from terminal with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to use a keyboard shortcut to launch the file manager in the working directory of the terminal (the reverse equivalent of Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here"). How can ...
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Most shortcut keys in Lubuntu does not work

I remember I can use Alt+F2 to open the Run application and execute a command. But recently, this shortcut does not work any more. But some other keys like Ctrl+Alt+T can still open a terminal for me. ...
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Switching language with Alt key in 12.04

Whenever I needed to switch the languages in my keyboard it interfered with the alt key that was meant for HUD search. So I changed the shortcut in the settings, now I can use another key for HUD. ...
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Map an action to 'hold key'

Thanks to CompizConfig, I can map pretty much action I want to a keyboard shortcut. But I can't choose a shortcut that implies holding a key for a certain time. I think there must be a way to do it, ...
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Changing the applications launched by special keyboard buttons

I'm running 14.04 with Cinnamon. When I press the "my computer" button on my Dell keyboard, it launches the vanilla GNOME Files file manager. I want to make it launch Cinnamon's Nemo. I'm finding a ...
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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How to remap default unity window placement shortcuts

I'm using Google Docs quite often, and love the ability to change styles quickly by using Ctrl + Alt + NumPad shortcut. However, with Unity this system shortcut is already used for Window placement. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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How do I set environment variables through a keyboard shortcut?

I have a script that increments an environment variable, but it only works if I run it by perpending it with "source" or with a ".". Unfortunately, this means that if I attempt to bind it to a key, I ...
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how to completely disable English(US) keyboard so that switcher doesn't notice it?

I would like to completely disable the English (US) keyboard, so that I can use English (Dvorak) everywhere. The reason I'm concerned about this is that there's a new hotkey for switching between ...