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

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Compiz frequently resetting “Initiate Window Move” shortcut key back to defaults

since i am using quiet a few applications where i need alt+leftmouse shortcut to be available - i installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and changed the shortcut under "Enable Move Window" - ...
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Map return key as ctrl (when held down)

On OS X I have been able to map the return key to ctrl, but only when it is held down. This can be done using the program KeyRemap4MacBook. This is a huge help when writing in Emacs, and other ...
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Remapping Menu key to Delete on Xubuntu

I would like to bind my Menu key (the one that brings up the context menu at your cursor location) to my Delete key for convenience. Preferably, I'd like to do this through xkboptions in ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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make ctrl+t open a new (chrome) tab when outside of chrome

On Chrome OS it is always possible to open a new tab (or actually browser window) with the Ctrl + t keyboard shortcut. Is it possible to do this in Ubuntu? Simply setting a keyboard shortcut won't ...
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Problems with keyboard shortcuts in gnome 3.10

Since i installed gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 my Terminal shortcut, print Screen and volume controls stopped working. Does anybody know which package i can downgrade, so that it works again?
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Some function keys stop working

I have some problem with my built in (also externeal) keybord. Function keys (volume up/down, mute) and polish characters (right alt) are not working anymore. Right alt behave in the same way as left ...
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How to activate alt+tab function and grab copied text on remote pc by Remote Desktop Viewer?

I have a problem when I want to switch windows on remote pc. When I press alt + tab, it switched windows opened on my pc, not in remote pc. How can I send or activate alt + tab on remote pc (server)? ...
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FN Keys take 10 minutes to take effect

I have an Asus 1215N running xubuntu 13.10. At 1st I thought the fn keys didn't worked at all, but I started noticing that they work but only after 10 minutes since I pressed the key. For example I ...
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Brightness stuck at full after suspend HP Pavilion G6 12.04

I have an ongoing problem with my linux install where brightness seems to get stuck at full after my laptop suspends. Before suspend, the hotkeys work fine. After suspend the hotkeys still bring up ...
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which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
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How can I remove shift delete shortcut? [duplicate]

I accidentally permanent delete a folder because my computer was lagging... it was a terrible mistake. I deleted it at my dorm where I have no other secondary computers to do a recovery on because the ...
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Compiz crashing takes Ubuntu with it

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu. I want to like it, I really do. I came from the world of KDE where Kwin is the windows manager. Kwin is awesome for many reasons, one being that if a window or application ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Function keys + volume button issue

I have a Samsung NP355V5c laptop which has an AMD processor and a Radeon gfx. My problem is pretty straight forward, Fn + vol. up/vol. down - the volume notification goes crazy to max/min. Fn + ...
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Desktop Switching Shortcuts not working at all!

Some time ago I was tampering with Settings and installing new applications and I somehow disabled desktop switching by shortcut (I think It was CairoDock that did it). Now I always have to click on ...
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Firefox shortcut (ctrl+tab) wont work on flash video [closed]

While I am using Firefox and have multiple tabs, When I navigate through the tabs and some tab happens to have a flash player video (etc facebook video, youtube video) the shortcut ctrl+tab doesn't ...
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map sysrq to a key other than AltrGr+prtscr

the keyboard layout on my laptop (lenovo x230 or t430s) makes it too easy to trigger magic sysrq, since AltGr and prtscr keys are right beside each other. i've disabled magic sysrq because i'd often ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Changing Hotkey for “Activities”

I want to customize the hotkey for the Activities-overlay in Gnome shell in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to edit both: /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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Open locations through application finder?

It would be really fast to open most used folders by an application finder or something like that. It worked quite well in windows pressing win+r and type name of a folder shortcut in System32 folder. ...
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Open Window in Specific Workspace [duplicate]

I have made a keyboard shortcut for Firefox like so: keyboard/shortcuts/customized shortcuts/ command line :firefox new accelerator: Alt+f I can open a Firefox window by pressing Alt+E, ...
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Shortcut keys doesn't work after installing compiz on Lubuntu

I have Lubuntu on my laptop. I installed compiz with many fighting recently :). Now compiz works but shortcut keys I defined in Lubuntu don't work anymore. I defined those shortcuts in this file: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10- Brightness hotkeys not working

I recently upgraded to Ubutnu 13.10 with a fresh install. It used to work fine with the last Ubuntu install I had (12.04). All of my normal hotkeys work (sounds, wireless, displays) except for the ...
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How to remap key only when alt is down?

I want J to send ArrowLeft while alt is down. Also, Shift + J should send Shift + ArrowLeft while alt is down. I have been able to get this working using xbindkeys but it doesn't work in the ...
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How to enable Static Application Switcher?

In ccsm have I tried to enable "Static Application Switcher" which from the icon looks like what I am looking for, but it gave a conflict with Unity, and crashed the config files, so I had to delete ...
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Kazam shortcut keys not working in Gnome 3

I am using Gnome 3.10 on the top of Ubuntu 13.10 and the stock kazam screencaster coming with Ubuntu (1.4.3-0ubuntu1). Kazam works properly, however the start/pause/finish shortcuts are not working ...
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how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard

question is simple how can I create shot down short cut on keyboard so when I press that buttons computer will shot down
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Gnome3 Win+M in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Is there a shortcut in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04) for showing the open windows for the current desktop similar to what in Gnome 3 is achievable by "Win+M" shortcut (the image below is an example of this)? ...
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Touchpad-Indicator not working

I installed touchpad-indicator for my HP Pavilion laptop, and now I'm having problems with hit working. I've searched but have not found answers for this specific problem. I really need to be able to ...
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Lubuntu Citrix - Exit Full Screen

I am not able to exit/restore the full screen from Citrix Reciever (version 12.1). Using key combination of Cntrl + F2, I can switch back to host's (Lubuntu) desktop, but unable to exit/restore full ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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help with tts and setting up a hotkey

so I am new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to figure out how to set up a speech to text program something that will be easy to use I have been using a tutorialhttp://hak5.org/episodes/haktip-51 but for ...
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Ctrl + Alt + <key> doesn't work on non-US (f.x. German, Danish) keyboard layout

I have just recently moved from MS windows to Linux, and it is great; but there is one thing that really bugs me, and that is the use of Ctrl+Alt+key instead of using Alt Gr+key. When I program, it ...
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Remaper Keyboard

I want to make the following change on my keyboard! Using xev, got the keys to the keys you want to modify keycode 76 (keysym 0xffc7, F10) this is f10   keycode 75 (keysym 0xffc6, F9) this is f9 ...
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Problems with keyboard layout change. Local issue or bug?

In the past week and a half there have been many Ubuntu Base upgrades, and i did not restart each time after an upgrade. Now that i have restarted the changing between languages via the shortcut ...
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Shortcuts for Moving and Resizing Windows don't stay.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to setup the keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing windows. I found the specific location in Compiz to do this but the shortcuts that I choose won't stay ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdownPC in lubuntu desktop 12.04

I have recently installed lubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But in lubuntu I can't find any keyboard shortcut to shutdown or logout [in Unity or Gnome I used Ctrl+Alt+Del but now it ...
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Unity reacts to shortcuts when gaming under Wine (Diablo 2 II Lord of Destruction)

I play Diablo 2 LoD and need to use the Alt-key quite often. It doesn't work ingame and if I press it 2 or 3 times the game minimizes and the Unity search function comes up. How can I disable this ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 12.04, I was able to define a key which, while holding it, temporarily switched to a different keyboard layout. I haven't been able to find a way to get ...
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Terminal not opening in Pinguy

I can't open the terminal using ctrl-alt-t. I have gone into the settings and reassigned the shortcut to something else, but it doesn't work. Then put it back to ctrl-alt-t but that didn't fix it. I ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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VirtualBox release key after a few seconds

I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it works pretty fine, but there is a problem that I am having since I started using it. I use Emacs and therefore, I use a lot of combinations/shortcuts/bindings ...
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Lenovo's disable touchpad button not working

So I have a Lenovo u310 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it and whenever I try to disable my touchpad with the special button on my F6 key, it does nothing. All the other special keys work, like plane mode and ...
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Trying to remap PrtSc key in laptop, no keycode

I'm trying to remap PrtSc key to Insert (to use it in vim), with /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode XXX = Insert" for it, I need to figure out what keycode for PrtSc is. I'm doing xev -event keyboard and ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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Unity on 13.10: Ctrl + Alt resizes the window. How to disable this?

I run an almost fresh install Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. As soon as I press Ctrl + Alt (on the left part of the keyboard), current window resizes to the size of 1 / 4 of the screen. How do I disable ...