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

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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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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.
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Keyboard Shortcut to Rename File in GUI (Other Than F2)

I want to rename a file in GUI. I know I can either right-click > Rename or press F2, but I know in Chrome OS you can just type Ctrl+Enter in the Files app, and it will do that. Is anything ...
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What is the key combination to move an application to a different workspace in Lubuntu?

Is there a hot-key combination to move application between different workspaces in Lubuntu? I'm looking for a key combination similar to Ctlr-Alt-Shift (Ubuntu). I tried modifying the ~/.config/...
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Toshiba Satelite Function Keys change after standby

So, I have a toshiba satelite L50D-B-16M, with windows + ubuntu 15.10 dual boot When I boot the computer, the keys F1-F12 function as special keys (for screen brightness and volume etc), this is the ...
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Keyboard shortcut: Changing Focus Term to VLC 14.04

I'm viewing a Python tutorial using VLC as the viewer. At the same time I'm encouraged to have a Python terminal or IDLE open and be working in the term. Question is: are there any keyboard short-...
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Weird key layout

Since I updated to ubuntu 15.01 my super key shortcut is not working, and some other shortcuts such as changing input language are not working either. If I choose the Show Keyboard Layout option, my ...
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Issue configuring `dead grave` key to launch yakuake

I just moved from Ubuntu to Kubuntu I'm moving too on default apps, so I installed yakuake instead of guake. The issue is that I launched guake with the dead grave key (the previous to the 1 key, ...
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Shortcuts stop working on cyrillic layout after some amount of time

When I boot my system - all shortcuts work well - no matter what layout is chosen. So I just press ctrl+c and ctrl+v (or in Russian it will be ctrl+c and ctrl+м) and it works! After some amount of ...
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How to select text for copy and paste in Chrome by keyboard not using the mouse?

I have some online tutorial open in my Google chrome. It tells me to run some commands in a terminal. My current workflow is to select the necessary parts via mouse, and insert the copied text via ...
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How to make control + alt + backspace not automatically restart the X-Window and instead just kill it?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with The Cinnamon desktop environment, and I want to be able to kill the X-Window without it restarting. I already enabled control + alt + backspace in the keyboard ...
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Compiz: how to change alt-tab behavior to use the static application switcher (no window grouping)

I can't get used to the default Ubuntu alt-tab behavior (window grouping, etc), so every time I setup my desktop (ie after a reinstall or on a new machine) I end up googling for ways to revert to a "...
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How to perform a “Select all” via keyboard, in recent versions of Gnome Terminal?

In (X)Ubuntu 14.04, I was able to perform a Select All operation via keyboard, in Gnome Terminal, invoking the menu (Alt-E -> A). With more recent versions of (X)Ubuntu, I've noticed that the ...
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How to reboot Ubuntu the Magic SysRQ way using a Dell's E5450 keyboard?

I have a Dell Latitude E5450 and I don't know how to reboot it the Magic SysRQ way. On a default keyboard, I hold both Alt + s-abf (print) and press the following sequence: R E I S U B What's the ...
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How to switch input language on Caps Lock in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome 3.16

Previous 15.04 version had an easy solution to change language on Caps Lock in System > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing After update to 15.10 bind Caps Lock to 'Switch to next input source' ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open Ubuntu file manager?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the Ubuntu file manager? If there isn't one by default, how can I set such a shortcut?
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Alt + key doesn't work in applications

When I trying to use some key combinations with Alt key, it doesn't work. e.g. in Double Commander I want to search with Alt + f7 key, but when I'm press Alb + f7 it doesn't open search dialog. Same ...
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Keyboard shortcut for shell script in 15.10

For a while now I have been assigning some of my personal shell scripts to keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu (by going through Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts and assigning them under Custom). After ...
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Shortcut @ key is not functioning properly

Please help someone, I am new to Ubuntu.I bought a new laptop with ubuntu in it and @ key is not functioning and gets written on pressing " key. please help asap.
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Brightness Control : Asus X453MA : Xubuntu 14.04

I cannot adjust the screen brightness using the Fn keys. I have scoured the net to find a solution and so far this is what I have : I've tried creating/editing /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel....
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Fireworks on screen after pressing Super + w

I have this problem. is Super + w not suppose to show all my open windows? I did this before, but since about 2 days ago I get fireworks on screen with mouse trail and cant get it to stop without ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys

After fresh new installation pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 gives nothing. No terminal opened. So after uninstalling nvidia-current package because of another issue I have another bug: only mouse pointer ...
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Rotate focus through monitors

I have 3 monitors on my development machine, which runs Ubuntu + Unity. I usually dedicate one monitor to web browsing and IM, and the other two to terminals where I run vim or enter commands. I'm ...
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terminal with keybindings

I had been using Fedora 12 ( :-) ) until recently and moved to ubuntu. I used a lot of keybindings in "konsole" terminal for keyboard shortcuts. I am not able to get any such terminal application ...
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through run-command-12)...
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My crtl+a is not working

I am using ubuntu 15.04 i was using ctrl+A as shortcut to select all text but from some days it is not working.The keys are working pefectly but the shortcut isn't
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Chrome Opening Bypass

I have a hotkey string of Ctrl + T set to open a new chrome browser even when one is not open, but I also use Ctrl + T to open a new tab when Chrome is already open. It seems that the ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for each input language

Can I set up keyboard shortcuts for each input language? For example I want to set "Ctrl + 8" for English, "Ctrl + 9" for Ukrainian and "Ctrl + 0" for Russian languages. I don't want to switch and ...
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bugs after exchange ctrl & CapsLock

I used xmodmap to exchange ctrl & CapsLock, and when I press three keys together (such as "[i]" or "Caps(after exchanging)+x+c"), it changes the case of letters. Is that a conflict of shortcut key ...
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Keyboard layout switch's wrong behavior

I have two keyboard layouts. I use LShift+LAlt to switch them. But first switch in any app's window causes layout switch in my desktop environment (Gnome Shell), but language remains the same. After ...
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Something is consuming my Ctrl+C

I inherited this Computer and it was originally set up with emacs as the default keyboard layout. I switched it to Windows, but now I cannot use Ctrl+C for anything. In a terminal it does nothing (...
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Binding mouse buttons to keyboard keys

My current mouse has multiple buttons, amongst which one (Button 8) I'd like to bind the pressing to the action of holding the Scroll Lock key and the release that of releasing it. I've gone through ...