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

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Rotate focus through monitors

I have 3 monitors on my development machine, which runs Ubuntu + Unity. I usually dedicate one monitor to web browsing and IM, and the other two to terminals where I run vim or enter commands. I'm ...
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terminal with keybindings

I had been using Fedora 12 ( :-) ) until recently and moved to ubuntu. I used a lot of keybindings in "konsole" terminal for keyboard shortcuts. I am not able to get any such terminal application ...
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through ...
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My crtl+a is not working

I am using ubuntu 15.04 i was using ctrl+A as shortcut to select all text but from some days it is not working.The keys are working pefectly but the shortcut isn't
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Chrome Opening Bypass

I have a hotkey string of Ctrl + T set to open a new chrome browser even when one is not open, but I also use Ctrl + T to open a new tab when Chrome is already open. It seems that the ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for each input language

Can I set up keyboard shortcuts for each input language? For example I want to set "Ctrl + 8" for English, "Ctrl + 9" for Ukrainian and "Ctrl + 0" for Russian languages. I don't want to switch and ...
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bugs after exchange ctrl & CapsLock

I used xmodmap to exchange ctrl & CapsLock, and when I press three keys together (such as "[i]" or "Caps(after exchanging)+x+c"), it changes the case of letters. Is that a conflict of shortcut key ...
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Keyboard layout switch's wrong behavior

I have two keyboard layouts. I use LShift+LAlt to switch them. But first switch in any app's window causes layout switch in my desktop environment (Gnome Shell), but language remains the same. After ...
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Something is consuming my Ctrl+C

I inherited this Computer and it was originally set up with emacs as the default keyboard layout. I switched it to Windows, but now I cannot use Ctrl+C for anything. In a terminal it does nothing ...
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Binding mouse buttons to keyboard keys

My current mouse has multiple buttons, amongst which one (Button 8) I'd like to bind the pressing to the action of holding the Scroll Lock key and the release that of releasing it. I've gone through ...
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Keyboard issue with third level characters and shortcuts

I recently installed ubuntu (linux beginner) and I cannot access third level characters from my USB-connected keyboard. I'm using a laptop workstation with two keyboards, both have German layout, ...
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New windows won't take focus [duplicate]

Typically in Windows 7 when a program launches and a window appears, it takes focus (i.e. is on top of all other windows). However in Ubuntu, some windows won't take focus and instead remain behind ...
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Ctrl+Alt+% not working

Just bought a new keyboard (Genius KB-G265) and am having issues using Ctrl+Alt+Anything. As an example I used Ctrl+Alt+V for clipit history but its no longer working with this keyboard. Instead the ...
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Launching Chrome (Incognito Mode) From Terminal

I am trying to create a mirror image of Chrome-OS on an Ubuntu installation starting with shortcuts. On Chrome-OS, Ctrl + Shift + N will bring up an incognito mode of Chrome. The problem ...
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unity 14.04 no alt+right-click resize

there are already a number of topics relating to the right-click resize problem but they all date to older versions of ubuntu and their respective answers and solutions did not work in my case. So I ...
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Keyboard switching, multiple languages, define keyboard sequence for each

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have defined 4 languages. I am currently using left alt-shift to switch between them. I would like though to define a specific key sequence for each one of the languages ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: How can I make Capslock + æ,ø,å type these letters, with an English keyboard?

I've been googling for hours, and I really can't seem to find an answer to what I'm trying to do here. So basically what I wanna do is use an English keyboard, but make it so that when I press ...
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How to lower window so its behind all others - just like mouse middle button

I am looking for the keyboard equivalent to pressing mouse middle roller-button while cursor is at window top title bar. This lowers that window so its behind all other windows. default ubuntu ...
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Sequential key bindings

I was wondering whether it's possible to define sequential keybindings in any sensible way. What I want is that pressing Esc + l + Esc produces for example the text \lambda So basically get ...
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How to make Alt+LeftClick be the same as a RightClick?

Is there a way to make Alt+LeftClick be the same as a RightClick? Can a click be a part f a shortcut in Keyboard settings? Thanks
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Cinnamon hotkeys suddenly remapped - where are they defined?

I'm using Cinnamon with Ubuntu 15.04 and I've been setting my hotkeys in Keyboard > Shortcut, for example Ctrl-Alt-t is mapped to "Launch Terminal": I also have "Super-L" mapped to "Lock ...
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Different keys for “Ctrl+Backspace” in xterm vs LXTerminal

I'm comming from Windows an GUI applications, so I'm used to Ctrl+Backspace to be the keyword-delete mapping. I'm also used to bashand Terminal emulator (LXTerminal now, but also with Ubuntu's ...
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Changing 'Open Dash' shortcut in Unity only partially working

I'm using a Chromebook, so my keyboard is missing a 'Super' key. Changing the shortcut in the keyboard settings, Unity Tweak Tool or CCSM to the 'Search' key doesn't work. Other keys work, but from ...
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How should I configure Kinesis Savant Elite/USB pedals in 14.04?

I'm using it as a standalone USB device. By default, the pedals map to left/middle/right click. Ideally I'd map them Esc, Ctrl, and Shift. Although xinput lists it as a keyboard (and also as a ...
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between workspaces with my touchpad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried theis solutions, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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Creating shortcut to run text file in xterm

Simple question. Under custom keyboard shortcuts I have tried xterm ~/Desktop/folder/subfolber/textfile but that does not work. It's my understanding that keyboard shortcuts are terminal commands. ...
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Favourite keys of Microsoft Ergnomic Keyboard 7000 does not work

I fixed the zoom slider key using another answer over here, however, the favourite keys (1,2,3,4,5) on this keyboard are not even being recognized by Ubuntu [15.04]. In Windows [7], we get a software ...
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Configure Caps Lock as AltGr to allow easy Arrows

How do I globally map Caps Lock to AltGr? I also want to map AltGr+F = Backspace AltGr+K = LeftArr AltGr+K = DownArr AltGr+L = RightArr AltGr+I = UpArr AltGr+O = PgUp AltGr+. = PgDown AltGr+M = ...
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Keyboard shortcut for 'add 1 to URL' in firefox

I'm not sure where the best place is to ask this. In Firefox, you can add bookmarks with the 'urls' of ...
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Problems with Logitech keyboard hotkeys launching apps behind other windows

I have a Logitech Internet 350 keyboard which features eight hotkeys across the top which are as follows: Music, Email, Home, Calculator on the left Play/Pause, Volume Down, Volume Up, Mute on the ...
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Keyboard shortcut is unstable Alt, Super etc

I want to set keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 but it does not work properly. I use CompizConfig Settings Manager > Commands Rather than not work at all, sometimes it works. When I use Alt to Key ...
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how reset keyboard binding ubuntu 15.04 to defalut on lenovo k2450?

how to reset keyboard key binding (shortcut) set default? i mess up with keyboard shortcut key fn + volume up and key fn + volume down before work wells before i mess up :P
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Custom keyboard shortcut to bash script doesn't work

I am an emacs user and have written a few emacs configuration files. I wanted to run the client-server feature of emacs using a single bash script that would take care of the emacs server and client. ...
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Vinagre host key?

Does vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer) has host key, usually it is Right Ctrl ? This is helpful to switch between remote keyboard shortcuts and host keyboard shortcuts. I use this program frequently ...
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what can be done if shortcuts stop working?

Suddenly some basic shortcuts no longer work. Ctrl + Alt + T does not open a terminal windows for example. Why not? What can be done about it? Neither does Ctrl + Alt + L lock the system. What can ...
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Setting up right mousebutton to make new Line in OpenOffice

I need to copy many entrys to OpenOffice. This works great with the middle mouse button. (In case you dont know: In Ubuntu there is no need to copy and paste explicitly with CRTL+C and CRTL+V. Just ...
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ECLIPSE MARS.1 with UBUNTU 14.04 TRUSTY Parameter hints short key CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE not working

When I press CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE on parameter list of a method in my Eclipse MARS.1 Java editor, the pop up parameter hint does not show up. Instead I have a little square black box of 5mm but cannot ...
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How to backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?

Is it possible to export/import or generally backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Bind “Super (Win) Key” release event (not press) in XFCE

Is there a way to set up button-up events in Xfce? I see several posts unanswered regarding this topic. The thing is, the topics are one year old. Isn't there any moving? No one ever answered the ...
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Disable U+00A0 no-break space (custom keyboard setting)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac and use Eclipse and EiffelStudio for programming. My keyboard layout is set to "German (Switzerland, Macintosh)" which I would like to keep because I'm familiar with ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Libreoffice Draw - Don't work Alt + Mouse_Left_Click - shorcut-key in order to select an object which is placed under another object

Here: https://help.libreoffice.org/Impress/Selecting_Underlying_Objects is wrote: To select an object that is covered by other objects, hold down Alt and click through the objects until you reach the ...
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Enable Special Keys on Toughbook CF-C1?

I have a toughbook CF-C1 which is a convertible laptop/tablet machine. There are 6 buttons next to the touch screen designed for use in tablet mode. In Windows they were for things like login (the ...
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How to create a condition based keybinding?

At first, as a sort of prologue, lets say that this is not a question for faint hearted. Meaning, that I'm not a beginner with configuring Ubuntu MATE. I have created a script which I launch with ...
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Change keybinding Shift-F12 in byobu using tmux backend

I'm using byobu on my desktop and servers. To operate in nestet session I'm using Shift-F12, bun when I want to use e.g. htop (F-keys) I need to: add unbind C-S-F12 to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux and ...
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Ctrl alt keys percieve shift

I have everest rampage kn-r1 keyboard. ctrl, alt keys perceive as the shift key. Please help me My ubuntu version: 14.04
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How do I disable Alt+` in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked many times, but none of the answers I have found have worked for me yet. I have done the following. I have disabled the Alt-related shortcuts in Compiz Config: ...
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Set Keyboard shortcut for open terminal in current directory Nautilus 3.16

I'm trying to set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" item in nautilus menu to open a new terminal with say, Alt + T, or something like that. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 with GNOME Shell 3.16.3 and I ...