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

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How does the command system for shortcuts work?

I would like to use some shortcuts for my macro keys in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit distro. In the settings there is in the keyboard tab an option to configure your own shortcuts. But I don't get which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With Alt+Tab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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Shortcuts work only for the first time in Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have tried to modify the shortcut to minimize all windows from ctrl+super+d to super+d. I modified the shortcut key by navigating to system settings -> Keybord -> Shortcuts. However, the change I ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default keyboard shortcuts and a script found here, but neither methods work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the ...
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keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.10

I was trying to setup Super+d shortcut for returning to desktop. I changed it in keyboard navigation but still this shortcut is not working. The old one Ctrl+Super+d is working although in keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language doesn't work on Gnome shell

I currently assume Ubuntu 14.04 64bit OS. I mostly use Gnome shell (GNOME Shell 3.10.4) which I installed (I didn't install the whole Gnome desktop package). I recently noticed a problem in changing ...
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Hot keys brigtness issues with Ubuntu 14.10 in Acer Aspire 5755

I have a Acer Aspire 5755 with Intel video graphic, on Ubuntu 14.04, the combination Fn+←/→(Right/left) arrows can increase/decrease the brightness screen. Works fine on unity and with a ...
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How to get windows in order they appear in xfce4-panel?

I'm using xUbuntu 14.04 and I want to add a shortcut Super+Left Arrow to focus on window that appears to the left of the currently active in xfce4-panel, e.g. here I'd have it switch to ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Default Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm unsure what the key combinations are for some of my default shortcuts. I'm aware I can just change them but I'm curious which keys would these correspond to. All ...
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Disable Control+Alt+End

Background In xfce4, pressing Ctrl+Alt+End hotkey cycles to the next workspace. The settings for this can be displayed from the command line using: xfconf-query -c xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts -lv | ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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How to make macros that play sound, activated by a keyboard key?

This one may be a little too specific, and it's probably not easily possible, but I'm going to ask it anyway. An old Dutch proverb makes me ask, "If you never shoot, you always miss." The title is ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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Switch layout with 'Shift R' only and saving file with caps letters

I use 'Shift R' to switch keyboard layout (this is very handy). But I have a trouble with it. When I try to save file from Firefox to new folder (Save as... New Folder...) ubuntu cancel editing and ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command without exit in the end [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to run a command with keyboard shortcut But when I press "alt+ctrl+a" terminal open and immediately close. Please help me to edit below command for prevent from close ...
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how to create a shortcut to unlock my pc

So basically how do i add a shortcut to unlock my pc when it is locked without having to type my password and i was wondering if it is possible to remove password from the lock screen so it only works ...
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Deleting input back to the last forward slash

I will very often be flitting between several files on a server. I will run the following example commands in sequence: nano /web/site/path/to/file /web/site/script.py nano ...
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Logitech K330 volume keys open Google Chrome

As the title reveal I have a rather unusual problem. When I press my up and down volume keys Google Chrome will open. This isn't every time, but the first time I press the key after not pressing it ...
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Where is the laptop brightness script located?

Online I found the command: echo 1 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness to set my screen brightness to the lowest possible value, currently I am grepping my entire disk for that path, ...
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How can I configure unity2d to use unity3d's window placement shortcuts

I like the CTRL-ALT-numpad window placement shortcuts in Unity3d. But I am now mainly using Unity 2D. How do I configure keyboard shortcuts to do the same window placement?
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Switch between active workspaces as between applications

I know about the Super + S and Ctrl + Alt + ←/↑/→/↓ key combinations, and it's fine, but still not as comfy as I would like it to be. I wonder if there is possibility to switch ...
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Shift+Backspace key mapped to Delete

For some reason when I hit Shift+Backspace, it functions as a Delete key. I have had this problem for a while, and I am just now getting around to fixing it. I tried to open up my .Xmodmap and fix ...
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Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2

I'm trying to set my numpad to be a media control centre. I want to have the 0 key pull up Clementine and bring it to the foreground. Right now I have it set to launch Clementine, but it just dances ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for spatial navigation between open windows (Switch to the window to the left/right/top/bottom of the current one)

Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on ...
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Combining mouse buttons and keybord keys for hotkeys

Question is about mouse buttons customization. I want ctrl, alt, shift to modify my mouse buttons behavior on being pressed. My mouse have 9 buttons, prev, next buttons in it already working. I ...
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Disable F1-F12 Hotkeys

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6. All of my function keys (F1-F12) have hotkeys bound to them (screen brightness, volume, etc.) but I want to be able to use the F keys without ...
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Cannot change screen brightness on Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo G580. My screen brightness remains at maximum(hotkeys work). I followed a previous post to modify grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet ...
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Creating a short cut in desktop [duplicate]

I am new in Linux (and UBUNTU). I installed Ubuntu on one of my old laptops just to taste what is Linux (normally I use Windows 8). It seems to me a nice operating system but much more difficult to ...
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Shortcut keys clashing with IntellIj Shortcut keys. How to resolve this?

Ubuntu Shortcut keys are clashing with IntelliJ IDEA shortcut keys. Example Ctrl+Alt+L This formats the code in IntelliJ IDEA While this locks the ubuntu desktop. Also Windows+L also locks the ...
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How to make Fn brightness keys work in an ASUS q/s301la?

I have an ASUS q/s301la running 14.04 and as you may know (seems to not be just my computer), the brightness fn keys don't really work. I can change the brightness in settings or rc.local but the ...
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how to know which program uses key as keyshortcuts

related to https://github.com/Guake/guake/issues/316 F12 cannot be assigned as toggle guake terminal. How to know which program blocks it? Thanks in advance.
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How do you fix menu-key spam?

My keyboard has a menu key button (pressing it causes a right-click menu to appear). I accidentally held this button for a while and now I have a lot of menus stacked on top of each other. I can ...
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Terminal Command to Zoom

I've been looking for this for a while, and I can't find it anywhere. I need to be able to zoom (equivalent of ctrl + shift + '+') via the terminal. I've tried xdotool, but do not know how to get it ...
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How to automaticlly select application when switching workspace

When I use the short cut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow it switches the workspace but the application that is open isn't selected, so then I have to do ALT Tab to select the last application I was last using in the ...
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Tomboy: Close Notes Using shortcut Key?

In tomboy 1.15 I'm looking for keyboard shortcuts to open and close multiple notes at once. Opening's easy enough: select the notes in the "Search All Notes" window and Ctrl-O. Is there a shortcut ...
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Choose Window with Keyboard from GNOME Activities?

Just recently I switched from Unity to GNOME and I must say I (mostly) very much enjoy it. For example the Activities menu is pretty fancy - I reach it usually by using the Super-Key: The activities ...
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How to configure shortcuts to switch to specific keyboard layout in ubuntu 14

I use 3 different languages and the standard way to switch between them one by one is not convenient (I need to remember the current language and check how many times I have to click the switch ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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In keyboard > Shortcuts; How can I set the Left Alt button to no longer grab windows on mouse click?

In keyboard > Shortcuts; How can I set the Left Alt button to no longer grab windows on mouse click? I'd like to set it to Super instead.
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Custom Keyboard Layout to use H J K L as ARROWS not working properly

I set up my keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ to use the keys H J K L as arrows Left, Down, Up and Right as the third and fourth shift level. mostly I followed this post: ...
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Using Alt keys for switching workplaces doens't take priority over context menus in 14.04

Maybe I'm missing a configuration somewhere, but setting the same Alt + h keyboard shortcut for switching workplace left doesn't function in the same way as it did in my 12.04 setup. It used to be ...
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xubuntu 14.04 change “minimize all windows” (show desktop)

None of the suggested answers: How to change de "Minimize all windows" shortcut in Xubuntu? Simple launcher to minimize all windows?\ Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, ...
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A terminal based markdown editor that supports shortcuts

I am looking for a terminal based markdown editor which support shortcut keys like ctrl+b which will output **enter bold text here** or something like that to the markdown file. Same way for italics, ...
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Android Studio shortcuts are not working

I use Android Studio in Ubuntu and everything was working fine. Since two weeks that shortcuts stopped working, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z. I tried to change Keymap in Settings but without success. What ...
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Libreoffice writer - keyboard only use

Is there a cheat sheet out there, which shows how to use Libreoffice (Writer) effectively by using less mouse? Especially I'm not searching for hotkeys, but for "movement keys": how do I get out of ...
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How exactly do global shortkeys work? [duplicate]

Many questions have been asked about specific bugs and problems with global hotkeys, media keys, etc. especially in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm still having difficulty troubleshooting them though, so I wanted ...
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How do I disable “Lock screen” keyboard shortcut under Unity?

I don't want Super + L (that is the windows key pressed with the L key) to lock my screen. I have disabled this in settings, but it still happens. How do I make this not happen?