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

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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How do I disable system's alt+grave on 14.04?

The solution here does not work. I'm trying to use alt+grave on ccsm, but Unity's shortcut is taking precedence. How can I disable Unity's version of alt+grave? Thank you!
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Using a keyboard shortcut to execute a script

Hello I am a linux newbie trying to set up a keyboard shortcut to execute a script I have. The script functions as desired, and is #!/bin/bash livestreamer twitch.tv/arteezy best This opens up ...
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Which keys to go up or down in Terminal

When I open terminal I do not like to use mouse so I had trouble when I want to go upper in the page or go down the page . So is there any key switch for that in order to navigate the page without ...
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Switch keyboard layout while Alt key is down

While alt is down I want to rebind some keys, like change J K L ; to be arrow keys. Then when I release alt the keyboard should go back to default. I saw stuff about the compose key and alternative ...
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Lubuntu TF2 Shortcut key disable

I when using the Lubuntu 14.04 desktop and playing TF2. If I press CTRL + Spacebar TF2 minimize. The key combo doesn't do anything in other programs. I do not have this problem on other desktops like ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...
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xmodmap Alt+h == Left key

I'm new to ubuntu, on win32 I use AutoHotKey to do the key map, how to do this on ubuntu? I tried the // ~/.xmodmap keysym Alt_L = Mode_switch keysym h = h H Left keysym j = j J Down keysym k = k K ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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How to restart X server with the old key combination (ctrl -alt - backspace) in 14.04 [duplicate]

I know that since 11.04 the keyboard short-cut of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace has been disabled by default. However at least as recently as 12.04 you were able to enable it via the Keyboard GUI: The ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Unbinding Alt in 14.04

After upgrading to 14.04 my Ubuntu started capturing Alt for window menu focus. This hides Guake when I type Alt+., for example, and takes away the focus of many text fields. This shortcut is not ...
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Disable all Unity keyboard shortcuts using the command line

I would like to know how I can disable ALL keyboard shortcuts via the terminal. I know you can disable them by going to: system settings>keyboard>shortcuts but I want to disable them via terminal. ...
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'Go to page' keyboard shortcut in Evince 3.10.3?

I can't seem to find the keyboard shortcut that allows me to select the page number. What is it? Or if it doesn't exist, how can I add one? I'm using Evince 3.10.3 on Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to change Synapse hotkey on Ubuntu 14.04?

I was using Synapse in Ubuntu 13.10 with the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+SPACE. After updating to Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to use the same configuration, but after each reboot the configuration is cleared. I've ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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change the window resize mouse button for kubuntu-desktop

I am using alt + right click to resize windows. How do I change it to alt + middle click? I am on ubuntu 12.04 using kubuntu-desktop i.e. kde plasma
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go to line in gedit

How can we go to a specific line in gedit? I use Ctrl+L but nothing shows to ask which line to go to. I found those keys in here
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Ubuntu 14.04 OS Keyboard Shortcuts Caught by Programs

I am trying to set alt+a to a keyboard shortcut within system preferences > keyboard shortcuts. I click to the shortcut I want to set so that it says "new accelerator," but hitting alt+a sends me back ...
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Quake Terminal: Switch to numbered tab

Is there a way to directly navigate to a tab in guake instead of cycling? In most tabbed apps I can press ALT+1 to go to the first terminal, ALT+2 for the second, etc. Guake seems to only let me ...
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How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
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Is there an Ubuntu shortcut for moving the cursor to the next word

I want something similar to Windows' Ctrl+Left/Right arrow key. The effect is that the cursor moves to the beginning of the previous/next word. I did not find anything on the Ubuntu documentation. ...
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Modify keyboard layout Unity in 14.04

How to set the Meta key with xkb? Adding key <AA06> { [ meta, meta ] }; to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us (in the "basic" section) and then running sudo dpgk-reconfigure ...
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How to modify Unity windows snapping shotcuts

When unity's window snapping is enabled the following short cut's are enabled too: snap left : Ctrl+Super+Left snap right : Ctrl+Super+Right Naively I though this was configured in ...
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Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language?

I need to do these shortcuts keyboards into a script: Select All (Ctrl+A) Invert selection (Shift+Ctrl+I) Reload (Ctrl+R) My question is: Are the Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (like logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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How can I switch to a keyboard layout? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't use my old keyboard layout configuration. I used the Caps Lock key to change the layout to Hungarian. and I used the Shift - Caps Lock key to change the ...
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What does Super + e do?

If the desktop has focus and I press super and then e, a little text box appears at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. What is it supposed to do?
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Numlock disables when switching keyboard distro with shortcut

I wanted to share with you a a particular issue that I'm having. I use a keyboard shortcut to change my keyboard distro between English and Spanish. The problem I found out is that, whenever I press ...
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How to change the keyboard shortcut to take screenshots with Shutter?

I use Shutter for screenshots. When I press Print Screen or Shift + Ctrl + Z, a popup appears that a screenshot is going to be made in 2 seconds. After that Shutter opens, and I can then crop the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and keyoard shortcuts

I've recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Sony Vaio NS 21Z/S Laptop. I wanted to change the default mute combination from Fn+"Mute Key" to a special button. In preferences I've changed it. It ...
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How to alt+tab between more than 2 windows in GNOME 3?

I have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04. Soon I have noticed that the most commonly used short cut, Alt+Tab, had changed its meaning. It switches now only between the current and the ...
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Remap left shift to ctrl

I want to remap left shift with ctrl and disable left ctrl key. I use a typematrix keyboard where left ctrl is really small. (or) if there is a workaround where I can define this emacs alone it would ...
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Show the shortcuts cheatsheets

I've just installed trusty with unity. I press the win key for a while, but the shortcuts cheatsheet won't show up. I tried with compiz-settings-manager and with ubuntu-tweaks with no luck at all. Is ...
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ctrl+alt+l not activating screensaver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+l would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+l ...
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How can I change the regular ctrl commands to accept super instead?

Macintosh, I've discovered, has the right idea in that they use the apple key instead of ctrl in the copy, paste, select all, etc commands. This is extremely useful in the terminal, where ctrl-c is ...
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Unbind Alt-Click (gnome classic)

Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome classic. Trying to unbind/change < Altclick-1 > that moves windows (reason being another app is using that and anyway I want to change it). But couldn't find it in How to ...
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redefine shortcuts for keys being set to default after reboot

i am using PHPStorm editor on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is so smooth that I am loving the experience (especially the workspace experience is amazing) however this bug is giving me headache... some of ...
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Have to press Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard shortcut after upgrade to 14.04

My Fn+Volume up/down key on a MacBook Pro late 2011 used to be functional as usual in Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I have to press the Fn+Alt+Volume up/down keyboard combination to ...
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FIrefox - Why does ALT+A select all text and not CTRL+A? [duplicate]

Since I am so used to using the standard Ctrl+-a to select all, I am wondering why in Firefox I have to use Alt-a? I just downloaded this Plugin -- in the hope of solving this issue, but on opening ...
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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Confirmation dialog box doesn't appear after hitting shift + del shortcut

When I try to permanently delete a file or folder from desktop on Xubuntu 14.04 (using shift + del shortcut) no confirmation dialog box appears before they're excluded from computer. It seems to be a ...
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How can I bind a keybord shortcut on my Thoinkpad X220 Tablet?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X220T (or X220 Tablet). I have set up two scripts to enhance the screen rotation, and I would like to bind them to a keyboard ...
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Disable left alt?

I don't want left alt to do anything, I still want combos like alt-tab to work, but pressing alt shouldn't do anything. By default it focuses the menu, and sometimes makes my cursor flicker. I ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Custom keyboard shortucts not working on fresh 14.04 install

After a fresh install of 14.04, I tried to customize the keyboard shortcuts to be similar to the customized ones I used before in 12.10 like Super+Eject = Lock Screen (Macbook keyboard). ...
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Fullscreen hotkey bind not taking

My problem is I can't get the following setting to "take": I read on ubuntu forums (and unfortunately I can't post more than 2 links in this post) that the bind may be overwritten by compiz settings ...