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

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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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IBM Keyboard Features on Ubuntu How to Fix?

I have just migrated to the wonderful world of Linux using Ubuntu and am slowly finding my way around. I have an IBM KB 9930 raid access keyboard which mostly works OK, apart from some of the ...
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how set different key for showing the mouse location?

I need to use the feature: show the location of the mouse; by pressing the CTRL key. But this key is widely used and it is a mess. Does any one know how to change the the key that triggers the mouse ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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is there a hot-key to activate a second monitor?

A recent update caused problems with my multiple monitors. I have a laptop with a broken screen that i have completely removed. Ubuntu 14.04 is on the laptop and i can hear the sound where i should ...
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Disabling one video output with a keybinding

I currently run a dual monitor setup. When I only need to use one monitor, I leave the second monitor turned off. However, when I launch certain applications, they open on the second monitor since ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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shortcut to automatically paste a specific string in terminal

I have to connect to several ssh connections daily and they all have the same password, which is really complicated (enough that it is virtually impossible to memorize it). So what I have to do ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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Modify Super Key to act like Command Key in Mac

I'm a mac user and I want to map the Ubuntu super key to act like the mac command key. Some like: SUPER + C = Copy SUPER + V = Paste SUPER + X = Cut But I also want to use the Super key for some ...
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14.04 Unity accessing application menu with keyboard

I need to be able to access the applications menu using only the keyboard in unity as my mouse pointer has started to get stuck on the hand icon and I can't click anything. As the keyboard shortcuts ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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How to change mapping for the «PowerOff» key on keyboard?

I've bought the ROG G551JM Asus laptop which proven to be Ubuntu-compatible. The computer's keyboard is ill-designed with the key "Poweroff" being an ordinary key, placed in the spot, where one ...
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How to disable Alt key mnemonics in Firefox?

I'm using the Firemacs addon with Firefox 35 in Ubuntu 14.10, which provides Emacs-like key bindings for composing text in the browser. Unfortunately there is some global system behavior that keeps ...
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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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Xfce keybindings of Super

I have Super+1,2,3,q,w,e as switches for my workspaces. Now I want to bind Super (release event) for xfce4-appfinder. The idea is that if I press Super key and release without any other key presses in ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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Command to cycle displays in Xfce

One can change displays in Xfce (in 14.04) from GUI by choosing between: Laptop Mirror Displays Extend to the Right Monitor Is there a command to cycle between these options? (So that I ...
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Deleting input forward to the next space

When in terminal I can use Ctrl+w to delete a whole word or IP (. is separator for each octet) when going leftward of prompt. However, if I try Alt+d to go rightward of prompt, terminal recognizes "." ...
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gnome-screenshot keyboard shortcut not taking screenshots of my entire desktop

I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Using the "keyboard" settings, I have bound my print screen key to the command gnome-screenshot -c -p, and Super+Print to gnome-screenshot -c -p -w. However, when I ...
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Unity keybindings interfere with IntelliJ. Will switching to gnome desktop let me see all keybindings?

Several of the keybindings on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity interfere with the keybindings in IntelliJ. I can see most of the Ubuntu / Unity keybindings with this script gsettings list-recursively ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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Why is custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete special and not working?

This question is pretty much a duplicate of this question. However I'm starting this question, because all the answers in the other question seem to focus on how to setup a custom shortcut for ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash?

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Problems switching keyboard layouts

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. I selected System Settings… Text Entry and have added the Dvorak UK keyboard. My partner still uses the UK QWERTY keyboard, so we switch between layouts. Since switching, ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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f4 key sends alt+f4

On my Lenovo laptop, pressing the f4 key sends alt+f4. All other function keys send the key that are. Some of the function keys actually send a key combination when I press them in combination with ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
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GUFW from desktop icon

I am trying to launch gufw from an icon on my desktop. Now gufw requires sudo to run. I found an application that did the same thing but for nautilus ...
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How to log out a locked down user remotely

I've set up a load of kiosks to run in a custom desktop environment - I've added the code below. I need to remotely control the kiosks using TeamViewer, and I need to be able to log them in and out. ...
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Program buttons G7 and G8 on the Logitech Gaming Mouse G502

I wanted a few extra programmable buttons on my mouse to assign shortcuts to, so I picked up a Logitech G502. I am using xbindkeys and xev according to numerous tutorials available to find the button ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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How to make CTRL+F4 to close the current tab in Firefox?

On Ubuntu Studio 14.10, the CTRL+F4 seems to work as a shortcut for opening the 4th desktop (tested using a live DVD, without any customizations). However, I only need two desktops, so I reduced the ...
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How to have 'delete' key simulate 'fn+delete'

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook Air(6,2) and I need to edit the xmodmap so that my keyboard will simulate a 'fn+delete' everytime I press the delete key. Could someone show me how to use this in order to ...
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Layout change on Ctrl-Down/Up: a way to solve “QWERTY-shortcuts in Dvorak layout”

There are several related questions: Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active? Dvorak layout with Qwerty hotkeys (Dvorak — Qwerty Ctrl) Why ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Delete Key on Macbook AIr

I have ubuntu 14.10 installed on my macbook air 2013 (6,2) and I want to know if it's possible for me to change the behavior of the 'delete' key to that of the backspace key as there is no backspace ...