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

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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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Remove highlighting of app under cursor in app switcher in Xubuntu

The app switcher (Alt-Tab stop) in Xubuntu 15.10 automatically highlights the window under the cursor (in my case with a blue background). The highlighting is quite a bit stronger than the black box ...
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Fast switch between three keyboard layouts - from Unity DE to Gnome Shell

I use ubuntu 15.10 and have 3 keyboard languages layout. In Unity DE I create custom shortcuts: key: CTRL+1; command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources current 0 key: CTRL+2; command: ...
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Byobu shift-arrow key shortcut

After using GNU screen for years I have recently started to use Byobu. The F shortcuts are a bit far for my my liking so I want to use shift/alt - arrow keys. Alt-left/right arrow works find for ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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How to switch tabs Terminal using ctrl + tab? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 I know that ctrl + pagedown/pageup is used for tab switching Also we can change it in Edit > Keyboard shortcuts. I want to change the shortcut to ctrl + tab (forward) and ctrl + shift + ...
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ctrl left does not work

Left Ctrl doesn't work when I try to copy, past, select, cut. it works with other hotkeys, such as CtrlAltT. I tried running: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration with no luck. (It runs ...
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Hotkeys and slider for brightness don't work

I have an Intel processor with no graphics and Nvidia GTX980M with Nvidia driver. I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and everything works fine except for the brightness controls. Changing both from ...
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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Copy paste key bindings not working in Tilda Terminal?

In the Gnome terminal or in the terminator, I use Ctrl+Shift+C for copying and Ctrl+Shift+V for pasting, but these key bindings are not working in Tilda. I checked them in the preferences of tilda, ...
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Open all grouped windows with Alt-tab

I wondered if it is possible to open all grouped windows of one application at once with Ubuntu's (well, Unity's) alt-tab mechanic. What I mean is the following case: https://i.imgur.com/ixHKwUM.png (...
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How to configure keyboard layout switch on key press rather than key release in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am using Unity and using Shift_L+Shift_R to switch keyboard layouts. But in Unity layout switch going on key release (when I release both shifts) rathen than on key press. This is very unusable ...
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Zenbook Fn shortcut blocks key

I have a UX32VD Zenbook by Asus, by default the Fn+A combo doesn't work, so I wanted to map that keycode to a script. I created a shortcut that maps to the keycode (0xf8) but it doesn't work. ...
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How can i power on a pc from keyboard on ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

How can i power on a pc from keyboard on ubuntu 14.04 ? I'm using ubuntu 14.04, anyone help me about that....
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Ctrl / Delete and Right Arrow don't work

Ok so... this is not my first question on my keyboard so let me give you a background. I have had this computer with Ubuntu about a year and never ran into problems regarding my keyboard... Fast ...
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Right Alt/Ctrl keys constantly stopped working properly in Ubuntu 15.10

After upgrading my Ubuntu from 15.04 to 15.10., Alt and Ctrl on the left side constantly get disabled working as a hotkey and i came across problem to doing work via shortcut. For example Ctrl + C ...
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KDE: “Switch to Previous Desktop” goes to next instead

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've just set a shortcut in the system settings of KDE for "Switch to Next Desktop" and "Switch to Previous Desktop". "Next" Desktop works fine. Previous desktop ...
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How can I determine what a shortcut key combination does in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and can not unbind Super<Button2> from showing me window menu. I bound Super<Button2> to resize window, but it still opens windows menu. How do I ...
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Porting custom layouts to Linux

Few years ago I've created some really handy keyboard layouts for Windows (with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator) and Mac OS X (with Ukulele). The main idea was to combine Ukrainian and Russian ...
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How to mimic Menu key using xte?

My laptop is woefully missing the Menu key, but I have some extra buttons on my mouse so I hoped to map one of them to the missing Menu key - as explained in several answers on AskUbuntu, for example ...
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Disable FN Key: Copy/Paste Shortcut from Windows Host to Ubuntu guest

I'm running Ubuntu 14.03 LTS on VMware Workstation 12 Pro using Windows 10. The language support on Ubuntu is English (United Kingdom) and English (United Kingdom) on Windows. For text entry on ...
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Temporarily slow down mouse by pressing shift key

sometimes high precision while using mouse is needed, e.g. when resizing windows, cropping images. It would be very convenient to have some sort of mouse speed modifier key which while pressed down ...
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Replicating Windows' Super + Arrow shortcuts for resizing windows

So first, I'm sorry for trying to make Unity more like Windows, but as a long time Linux user that needed to move to Windows for work, but am now able to move back... I want this functionality so bad. ...
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Is there an app for easily switching between screens?

I watch quite a bit of TV / movies on an HDMi monitor which I hook up to my laptop. When I used windows, there was a shortcut Fn + F2 which brought up screen configurations quickly and I could just ...
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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 ...