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

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Keyboard shortcut for Always On Top [duplicate]

In ubuntu 13.10 (Unity Desktop Environment) there are keyboard shortcut like ctrl + Super + Up to maximize the windows etc. Is there any keyboard shortcuts for Always On Top ? If not how can make my ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Chrome Kiosk Audio

We are successfully using Ubuntu 12.04 in a kiosk mode for a restricted user but we are having an issue with manipulating audio. The kiosk user is set to automatically log in and then a maximized ...
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Laptop turns on but stays on black screen with lots of text [duplicate]

My laptop turns on but stays on a black screen with some white text it stops at *checking battery state... the aa blinking underscore. I have done ctrl alt del it restarts and comesback to the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Volume up down mute stopped working

I'm using a Lenovo SL500 for several years now and suddenly the Volume keys stopped working. It could be that a kernel updated caused it - I don't know. However when I go to the keyboard settings -> ...
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How to access the Keyboard Layout Options in 13.10

I have the problem with change hotkey for keyboard layout at Ubuntu 13.10. I have already read the How to access the Keyboard Layout Options in 13.10+ Also I try to use gnome-tweak-tool Typing tab. ...
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Holding down the super key doesn't show unity keyboard shortcuts in 13.10

I just installed 13.10 on an old computer for my cousin. When I was trying to show her how to use Ubuntu holding down the super key didn't bring up the keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Unity.
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minimize all windows by pressing windows with d in ubuntu like windows [duplicate]

How can i minimize my all open windows by pressing windows+d in Ubuntu? I can do this in windows easily but with Ubuntu i do not know how to do.
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How can I reset the 'Play/Pause' hotkey to 'Audio pause' without having a media keyboard?

I'm currently on a Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way to reset the values in System settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts Sound and Media back to the original values (e.g. "Audio Pause") without ...
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Modifying 3rd level keys in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I know how to switch to 3rd level keys using 'System Settings'>'Keyboard Layout'>'Options'>'Key to choose 3rd level'. However after choosing 3rd level for example using Caps Lock, I want to modify I, ...
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Virtual Machine : How to disable “start” shortcut for Ubuntu?

I'm logged to a Virtual Machine of type Ubuntu, using "MSTSC" after activating XRDP. Painfuly, everytime I click on the letter "s" the "start menu" would drop down. I mean by the start menu that one ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut variation question

I already have a keyboard short-cut that works for tmux I mapped: Ctrl+Alt+B to the command: gnome-terminal -e tmux BUT when I open up vim in the tmux session started by this the colors don't ...
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Disable changing keyboard layout with Shft_l+Shift_r

I'm using Gnome Shell with Ubuntu 13.10. I always used layout switching with Alt+Shift. After upgrade to 13.10, the layout can also be switched by pressing both shifts simultaneously. How do I prevent ...
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How to auto-run a script each time a Global Keyboard Shortcut is used in Ubuntu?

I don't want to reassign the Global Keyboard Shortcut keys. They should be doing their what they were meant to do. But in addition to that, I would like a bash script to run every time the particular ...
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implementation of keyboard shortcuts for accessibility

Lots of people with poor hand dexterity use keyboard shortcuts when the mouse or any pointing device is not suitable for their (dis)ability. For example, I can mouse to change the volume control ...
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How do I bind a key to a command on the lock screen?

I want to bind a key when the lock screen is up (or the screensaver is on). My machine is often locked and I want to be able to hit a shortcut to run a script in my home directory. I've used System ...
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What is the terminal command to clear the message menu?

I would like to associate a keyboard shortcut or an Easystroke gesture to the action of clearing my message menu (i.e., the end result should be equivalent to clicking the envelope icon and then ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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My Ctrl+Alt+(Left, Right, Up, Down) is not working, moving between workplaces, anyone else have this problem?

Also my Shift+Ctrl+Alt+(Arrow keys) doesn't work. In System Settings>Keyboard>Shortcuts>Navigation; it looks good, here are pictures Also, it worked before, but one time I turned my Laptop on and it ...
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How to define shortcut-keys for executing certain applications? [duplicate]

How can I define shortcut-keys for executing certain applications? Like opening Terminal when pressing Ctrl+t or opening gedit when pressing Ctrl+g.
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Some Fn keys completely messed up in Toshiba Satellite L845

The brightness +/- fn key and the one for changing to an external monitor are messed up. If I try to press any the system will suspend for 3 seconds and then return asking my password to unlock the ...
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alt+tab application switcher like in windows 7

I am new for Linux and Ubuntu. I didn't like unity's built in application switcher. I have been looking for simple and fast (like in windows 7) application switcher for Ubuntu with unity desktop. ...
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After resent update hot keys don't work. Ubuntu 13.10

Before some packages updated everything was working fine. Now I can't switch keyboard layout with Alt-Shift, open terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T, also my laptop's shortcuts for volume, brightness, etc. ...
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Delete characters from cursor up to the beginning

I'm confused, ctrl+k deletes characters from the cursor up to the end of the line. But why does ctrl+u delete the whole line?
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How To Restore Hidden Nautilus Window?

In an apparently failed attempt to type Ctrl-Alt-T to open a new Terminal Window, the entire Nautilus GUI went away and was replaced with a Terminal Login: Logging in/out doesn't show the original ...
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How do work unity keyboard shortcuts

I want to have custom shortcuts, but although I gave trails with keyboard options in settings center, I can't reach my goal. I only reached to get Super+L for lock work OK. Strangely, Super+D to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 window management bug with Grid/Put and multiple displays

In Ubuntu CompizConfig Settings Manager, there are two very useful window management plugins. "Grid" does essentially the same thing (and then some) that Windows Aero "snap" does. Via mouse actions ...
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How do I change keyboard layout in 13.10? [duplicate]

I want to use Alt+Shift as shortcut keys to change keyboard layout. How can I do it in Ubuntu 13.10? Changing language in other OS, and previous Ubuntu versions works immediately. But in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Workspace keyboard shortcuts don't work [duplicate]

I'm trying to set the keyboard shortcuts for switching to workspace 1,2... or move to worskpace 1,2.. and it doesn't work. Any idea ?
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Keyboard shortcut for input language change works in only one direction

I Use 64-bit ubuntu Gnome 13.10. Currently I have 2 input languages: English and Russian. When I wanted to switch between them I use standard Alt-Shift shortcut. When the Russian is selected Alt-Shift ...
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Upgrade problem. Can I switch to a window from command line ?

Here is what's happening. I started updating my laptop from 12.04 to the next one (command line) and was surfing the web. At some point everything vanished from the screen except the Firefox window ...
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How to make a shortcut to set title in gnome-terminal tab (ubuntu 13.10)?

I remember that in gnome-terminal there used be an option to set shortcuts in Edit menu. I've upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 and installed gnome3 and I have tried to make shortcuts for gnome-terminal, ...
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Problem with workspace switching

In Ubuntu 13.04, to move an application from one workspace to other, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ the side of switching used to work. Now, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+-> and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+<- work, but ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Screen Brightness Fn Keys

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C, which has a Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip. When I use the the Fn keys for changing the brightness, it shows me a nice OSD and sets the value in ...
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Switching to Right-to-left in 13.10

I can't seem to be able to switch to Right-to-Left which is critical for writing in Hebrew. Any idea on what I can do to fix it?
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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Brightness hotkey doesn't work properly on my hardware

I have a System 76 Gazelle Pro notebook. Sound hotkeys work correctly but not brightness one. When I push Fn+F8, it displays the ubuntu notification about brightness going down but the real ...
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Right Alt selects text on the right instead of entering an alternative character

I have the following problem. My keyboard works just fine in editors like vim or LibreOffice, but I can't make it work in google-chrome. Whenever I type something in a form and I want to use special ...
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How to switch between tabs opened in gnome-terminal and also close any particular tab using shortcut key?

I can open as many terminal tabs I want using Ctrl++Shift+T. But for some reason, I'm not able to switch the tabs using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. So what is the shortcut-key to switch in between ...
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The ALT key in Dwarf Fortress (13.10)

I am trying to play DF adventure mode, and when I press ALT + (Direction) to navigate dangerous terrain, it does not register the action. I have tried disabling the key through the ...
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Key for switching between windows of the same application

I am wondering where the keyboard short cut for switching between windows of the same application is defined. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I can press Alt+| to switch between windows. In System ...
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How to disable unity panel focus keyboard shortcut Alt+F1

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and trying to disable Alt+F1 shortcut as I need it for usage in Pycharm. I have already gone through How to disable alt-f1 / alt-f2 shortcuts?. But it is not working for me. Any ...
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Where do you find the source code of keyboard shortcut application?

Where do you find the source code of application that allows you to customize the keyboard shortcut that is built into ubuntu? The application that I am talking about is shown in the image below.
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keyboard shortcuts - how to see a list of them?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
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Keyboard backlight function keys for Samsung Series 9 np900x3d and Ubuntu 13.10

I purchased a new Samsung New Series 9 NP900X3D and installed Ubuntu 13.10 tonight. The keyboard illumination function keys do not work. I've read on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SamsungSeries9 ...
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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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Mutiple music player play pause toggle problem

In my setup I use xfce. xfce does not have any method to control the playing and pausing of music players, so I wrote my own script to control the play\pause, next, and previous commands. The problem ...
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xbindkeys slow on Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit on an Intel 15 with 4GB of RAM. I used xbindkeys for custom keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04 because it was easy to configure with the GUI xbindkeys-config. Now I ...
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change screen orientation shortcut?

In windows I can change screen orientation by "Ctrl + Alt + Arrow" as Arrow can be up, left, down or right. What is the shortcut on Ubuntu? thanks!
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Images shown with function keys actions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 today. I have a problem with the images shown when you press function keys for volume and brightness (the ones that appear on the middle of your screen). The black ...