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

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Binding arrow keys in GNU Screen

I'm a newcomer to GNU Screen and so far I'm liking it. However there is something I can't quite get to work the way I could in tmux. I want to make it so that Ctrl-a "arrow key" changes focus between ...
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Ubuntu15.10 make a screenshot with keyboard shortcut no save option display?

I have to take a Screen-shot icon from left favorite bar to open a Copy to clipboard ----------- save window. When I was using ctrl + Alt + print shortcut in setting in the All Systems -> Keyboard, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for end of line

I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for. I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut ...
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Changing backspace key binding

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with unity 7.2.6. Currently, my backspace key is a shortcut for going up from a directory. This is a bit of a hassle for me, so I want to be able to go back to a visited ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Unable to assign custom keyboard shorcut in Gnome on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using Gnome flavor of Ubuntu. I've been trying to assign a custom keyboard shortcut for Shutter. I opened Keyboard>Custom Shortcut>+> Name: Shutter capture Command: /usr/bin/shutter -s --...
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Cannot find pipe symbol “|” in Ubuntu server

This question might sound silly, but I'm trying to install webmin on Ubuntu server and I need to execute this command: wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - but I'...
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A shortcut to present all windows and jump to one of them with a key

Is there a feature that present the "present all windows" screen or something similar and puts letters on the windows like 'alt' does for menu so you can jump to the desired window with just the ...
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Send event on global keypress - have a listener in terminal react and run another program?

Ok, this is my problem: I have an application I want to screenshot; but because gnome-screenshot and mate-screenshot hide toolbars or whatnot each time they take a screenshot when started from the ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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Airplane mode hotkey not responding on Dell Inspiron 15 7537

System: Dell Inspiron 15 7537 OS : Ubuntu 15.10 64bit When I press the airplane mode hotkey nothing happens , the wi-fi is always on. If I try sudo rfkill list I have 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN ...
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HP Probook 450 G3 - screen brightness hotkeys not recognized

I've purchased this laptop: T6P76EA#ABF. The hotkeys to increase or decrease screen brightness seems to not being mapped, whatever options I can put on grub command line (i.e. acpi_backlight=video/...
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Activate display via console tty?

I have a custom xrandr script which enables my external monitors and disables my laptop's monitor. When I disconnect my external monitor, I can't enable the monitor because my screen is blank. I'd ...
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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A dock for ubuntu that has keyboard shortcuts for open programs

I am looking for a dock application to replace the unity dock. The nice property that unity has is that, once you open an application, you can access it via a keyboard shortcut. (as in the picture) ...
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Set up Shutter (or other screengrab tool) to capture a preset area from a keyboard shortcut

I have Shutter installed which i use for screengrabbing. It always asks me to draw my selection area on screen, but for an upcoming job i'm going to be going to lots of different urls on our website ...
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Xubuntu - change default terminal to Terminator

I can't find in the Xubuntu 14.04 settings where the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T is associated to the xfce4 terminal. I'd like to associate that shortcut to terminator. How can I do it?
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show desktop in 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. I'm looking for a shortkey to "Navigate to the desktop". I saw that in previous versions of Ubuntu Ctrl + Alt + D works - but it doesn't work for me in 15.10. Do you know what ...
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Move window to another screen without compiz

I know how to move windows to another workspace, but I'm specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the other screen in a multi-monitor set, but without using compiz, since I'd ...
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How to re-enable display resolution switching with Ctrl+Alt+Plus/-Minus

In the past releases of Ubuntu you could switch the active display resolution by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Plus (next possible higher one) or Ctrl+Alt+Minus (next possible lower one). At some point the ...
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Remap the Print Screen command

If I press, Print on the key board, I get the command gnome-screenshot executed. I would like to change it to gnome-screenshot -a (much more useful, select the region of the screen to copy, should be ...
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Alt+tab stops working randomly

The Alt+Tab is a key combo that I use really often for switching between programs, but occasionally it doesn't appear at all. The Super+W still works and I've gotten to the habit of using it instead ...
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How to open the Firefox History window with a keyboard shortcut?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and am running Firefox 45. I often use the History window to view which sites I have previously been to however it is slightly long getting there so I ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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Using Tab in an LXTerminal keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to re-map the Next Tab and Previous Tab shortcuts in LXTerminal to match tab switching in my web browser: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab, respectively. Unfortunately, there aren't any examples ...
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Curious Response to Brightness Keys on Laptop Keyboard

I've been having a small issue with the brightness keys on my HP laptop (dv7 4285-dx). It seems that when I turn the brightness all the way up using the appropriate secondary function keys on my ...
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How do I move ALL windows to another monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome)

After I run Diablo 2 in Wine (Ubuntu Gnome 15.10), all my windows move to second monitor. Is there a way to move all windows back to first monitor with a shortcut key or some other fast way?
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Convenient Terminal GNOME Extension which hides and unhides when key is pressed [duplicate]

Ideally I would like a way of easily toggling it so that a Terminal window (or something of the sort) appears over the top of everything when I press a certain keyboard shortcut and then disappears ...
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Problem in Steam game (CS:GO) Numpad

I installed Steam, and I was playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. The problem is that, Numpad Enter key is not working. Basically, I binded Enter key on Numpad in ingame, but it seems like not ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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Configuring keyboard hotkeys with same scancodes and different keysyms

I have a bluetooth keyboard Samsung bkb10. It is keyboard for andoind mainly, so it does not have alt, super(winkey), f1-f12, menu, but has lots of hotkeys(most of them work nice under linux). But ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut to switch between workspaces?

There are a ton of questions and guides about how to make Ctrl + Alt + Arrow work to switch between workspaces -- I'm having the opposite problem. "Switch between workspaces" works just fine -- but ...
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Disable menu shortcuts

I'm using Eclipse on Ubuntu with Emacs keybindings and whenever I type Alt-F the File menu appears, but I want the cursor to move forward one word. I know in programs like Terminal I can disable menu ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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How do I prevent the “Super” button from opening the dash?

Is there a way to disable opening the dash when I press the "Super"/"Windows" button?
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Ubuntu 14.04: Remapping capslock key to act as escape, and to act as control when held down. [duplicate]

I'd like my capslock to act as escape when tapped but as control when held.
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Ctrl shortcuts not working in VLC on 15.10

I'm experiencing some keyboard shortcuts not working in VLC after upgrading to 15.10. If I just open VLC with no file loaded, almost all shortcuts involving Ctrl do nothing. Ctrl+O should open the "...
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How to close a GNOME terminal tab from the keyboard?

I'm not talking about closing the terminal window itself which you can easily do by using the exit command. I'm talking about closing a tab that you have originally opened up by pressing the ...
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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 (...