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

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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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How can I make a shortcut to raise an application's window if it exists?

I constantly switch between Sublime Text, Terminal and Chrome. I'd like to bind shortcut like "Alt + 1" so my current Terminal and current Google Chrome opens. Right now, each time i launch Google ...
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Side bar and menus are missed after purging compiz [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed compiz from the terminal and worked with , but I didn't like it and then purged it using sudo apt-get purge compiz And after I rebooted my system the side bar and the menus ...
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Vim behavior differences in Server VS Desktop [duplicate]

I work on a number of different server version 10, 12 & 14 and use Vim extensively with only the default options and no special settings. I just deployed a small PC with Ubuntu Desktop 15 and the ...
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How to select language keyboard by hotkey?

For example, press hotkey Ctrl+1 - select english, press Ctrl+2 - select other language etc. Any ideas?
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How can I make shortcut keys move the mouse, as an alternative to the touchpad?

Due to large quantities of Chocolate Cake falling on my computer's touchpad it has become unresponsive at times (though the left- and right-click works fine) and I would like to make it so that when I ...
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How to fix shortcuts with USB TypeMatrix keyboard on Kubuntu/KDE?

I'm having some trouble with my shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 with usb keyboard. Distribution Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.10 Release: 15.10 Codename: wily Setup ...
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Changed properties of application by accident what is default: FireFox

I was trying to create a custom shortcut so that I could use multiple profiles with FireFox, however when I created the "link" it was a symbolic link so I edited what I thought was a "shortcut" but ...
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Ctrl + Spacebar Causes Issues Between Linux and Minecraft

Sorry for the nooby question, tonight is my first night ever trying Linux. I figured out how to install and get Minecraft running. However, when I hit Ctrl+Space, the mouse appears in the middle of ...
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How can I change my brightness on my two monitors via keyboard shortcut/key

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with two monitors and an apple keyboard with brightness keys. I have done some research and have come up empty handed. I an wondering if there is any way to connect my ...
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xbindkeys blocks input device

I know that there are a lot of topics on this already, but my problem is slightly different. I have some extra buttons on my mouse and I want to map them to some keys on my keyboard. I was successful ...
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Testing keyboard issue , is it hardware related?

I use ubuntu 14.04. My laptop's keyboard didn't get any damage but suddenly the keyboard gave me some problem. When I try to push 7 key it recognize as 9 Left Shift is not working. Also super ...
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Move semi- maximized windows across multiple (2 or more) monitors

I frequently use Ctrl+Super+Arrow -Keys to move windows around. However, with a multiple monitor set up, the shortcuts only move the windows on the current screen. **Example of my situation: I have ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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How do I get keyboard shortcuts to work the same under all layouts?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on a new laptop (Lenovo ideapad 100-15 for the record). I use mostly French (alternative) and Russian keyboard layouts. Under French layout (which implies ...
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KVM remote-viewer: Force certain keys to stay in host OS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, running a Windows 7 guest VM via QEMU/KVM. It's all working fine, I interact with it via Spice using remote-viewer. I use Compiz to place the window automatically on the top ...
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what is the “super” key for linux shortcuts? [duplicate]

I have a regular windows-based keyboard, what button do I press to have it register the "super" key? I don't see anything that says super on it. what do I do?
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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How to add composite shortcut key to activate other windows on Windows Spread mode?

By default, pressing super-w will get a bunch of open windows spreaded on screen, and then we can press arrow keys to choose other inactive windows. But instead of pressing arrow key, I want to press ...
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Super+w Unity shortcut is slow

I am trying to figure out why super+w is unresponsive. When I press the shortcut, it takes about 1-2 seconds before the animation starts. The animations are very smooth entering and exiting the ...
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How to change command-line keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to change command-line shortcuts such as copy and paste from Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v to Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v respectively? I often accidently use the default system shortcuts Ctrl+c ...
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Use the same keyboard shortcuts across all window managers? (RIP bbkeys)

By configuring and running bbkeys I was able to define all my favourite keyboard shortcuts for manipulating windows and starting applications in one place, and then use them from any window manager. ...
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Escape and Left Shift are stuck

Not sure what to make of this. Have Ubuntu 14.04 running (problem occurs with live run, and fresh installations). My left shift when pressed also triggers the escape. It only happens on the laptop ...
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How to turn off the Alt keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

Since I upgraded my distribution to 14.04 there's an inconvenience when using Emacs under the X system. Under the default X system (I think it's Unity) when pressing and releasing the 'Alt' key (I use ...
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15.10 Not responding after changing volume while app or youtube is on fullscreen. Thinkpad x220. What to do?

When changing volume on fullscreen app like youtube or any game. System stops responding for anything except for power off or ctrl alt + f1. But when I go back to gui screen via ctr + alt + f7 it is ...
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How to swap the keys Alt with AltGr?

I would like to use the key AltGr as my main Alt key. Unfortunately, the AltGr doesn't behave like the left Alt key with the software I use, e.g. urxvt. With the command xev the left Alt key has the ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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Integrating Lubuntu's LXTerminal with RVM

I was trying to integrate RVM with LXTerminal and ended up here. On Ubuntu, you could go to Terminal's preferences and select the Run terminal as login shell command and that would be it. Since there ...
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key press and key release

I just mapped my XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume keys using xdotool. To raise/lower the volume by twice the amount, I have to press the corresponding key twice. I would like the volume ...
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Ubuntu shortcuts vs OSx shortcuts

I'm just trying Ubuntu as I'm slowly but surely getting tired of OSX and it's operating systems released every few months with a lot of problems. One thing that I find quite frustrating when ...
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How to get keyboard shortcuts for window control to not remove effect?

I know that I can for instance minimize a window with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + D, and maximize one with CTRL + SUPER + UP etc. However the transition between the two states of being on the ...
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Add parameters to Terminal launcher called by shortcut

I installed Terminator app and it is auto-replaced default gnome-terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut, but now I want to add parameter like "--geometry ..." to Terminator call. How I can do that? I tried ...
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Keyboard shortcut not working

I want to execute a command from terminal which uses the output of another command as an argument, so I used $ operator as in sudo arpspoof -i wlan0 $(/sbin/ip route | awk '/default/ { print $3 }') ...
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How to interact with window behind gnome-terminal on shortcut key press?

I often use Terminal to write code in vim, and as my Terminal is see-through I am able to see what it behind it, so if I have a manual behind it in a browser window or something like that, then I can ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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Binding the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click

How can I bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click? Hitting the meta key should trigger a left click, and pressing down on it should allow me to drag and drop (just like it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to auto-fit 4 windows in one screen?

When I want to auto-fit 2 windows in one screen, I press WINDOW+ARROW LEFT on first window. And then WINDOW+ARROW RIGHT on second window. Sometime I need open 4 windows in one screen. But I still not ...
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How to make a keyboard shortcut which pastes a text snippet? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a Custom Shortcut (could be Shift+Ctrl+ALT+F12) which pastes a clear text snippet (i.e. my e-mail address)?
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Moving desktop items with keyboard buttons only?

Is there a way to move icons on the desktop with only keyboard buttons? I looked into shortcuts and couldn't find anything to achieve this.
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Multimedia Keys on my Keyboard have a 50/50 chance of working

I have a Dell XPS 13 9343 Laptop running 15.04 x64 (fully updated) and a Logitech K270 keyboard. The issue I have is when I boot and login I have about a 50/50 chance of the multimedia keys working. ...
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Is it possible to create mouse shortkey on Ubunu? (AutoHotkey replacment)

Is it possible to assign mouse shortkeys in the Ubuntu: press&hold mouse extra button 1, then press left mouse button - to shortkey {Ctrl + Shift + Page Up} press&hold mouse extra button 1, ...
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How to make “CTRL + ALT + T” open new Terminal window when one is already open?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and would like to know if there is some way to get CTRL + ALT + T to open a new Terminal window even if one is already open (that is rather than just ...
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How to temporarily disable keyboard shortcuts?

KS == keyboard shortcut(s). I'm looking for a way to: turn off OS KS use the app that has KS that I like but that conflict somewhat with OS ones be back to using OS KS (turn them on again) ...
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How to reset default shortcuts for Ubuntu 15.10 (Macbook Pro Late 2013)

How can I reset the keyboard shortcuts back to defaults? I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a MackBook Pro Late 2013. If there is any other specifics you need from me to assist, please let me know and ...
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Shift Keys Malfunctioning

sorry for bothering everyone. But I've been having some problems with my lenovo thinkpad recently. This suddenly happened this morning and now I can't get it back to normal. For example, when I press ...
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How to change/disable switching virtual desktops by trackpad gesture

On Kubuntu 15.10 (14.10 as well), when I move my hand across the trackpad, it often changes virtual desktops. I prefer keyboard shortcuts & I want to turn touchpad switching off. I don't use this ...
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How to kill X server using a key combination? [duplicate]

Is there a way to kill the current X server using a keyboard combination? Is it possible to do so without having sudo permissions?
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How can we use mplayer's keyboard shortcuts in kmplayer in ubuntu?

How can we use mplayer's keyboard shortcuts in kmplayer in ubuntu? I have installed both the mplayer and kmplayer in my Ubuntu 14.04 system using following commands: sudo apt-get install mplayer ...
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problem with SHIFT, CTRL and ALT button with integrated keyboard

I've bought a new notebook. HP Pavilion 15 ab062nl. but i've a problem with keyboard with SHIFT, ALT and CTRL buttons. for example, when i press SHIFT button to write Upper case letters, writes some ...
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How to Select-All in Terminator

How can I select all the text in a Terminator terminal? Ctrl-Shift-A does not work.