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

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How to switch input language with Caps Lock in Ubuntu 13.10? [closed]

Ubuntu 13.10 has a different menu for Text Entry. I'm using Caps Lock for swiching language input. After upgrade from 13.04 I'm not able to switch languages with Caps Lock. Looks like upgrade broke ...
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on Teamviewer connection between 13.04 to 12.10 computers, short cut strokes do not work?

I am running Teamviewer 8 from my laptop 13.04 Ubuntu to workstation with Ubuntu 12.10 and I cannot use short cuts (like alt+tab) on the connected machine. However I experienced that all of those ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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How to open new tab in existing window using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T opens a new terminal window on Linux. By default it opens 1 new terminal window. Is there a way how to customize how many new tabs are going to be opened? E.g. by using ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to send my system into hibernation?

I want to assign a shortcut key for the Hibernate functionality. I have Fn + F11 for hibernation in Windows, but it's not working on Ubuntu. It's getting in sleep mode instead. I've also tired ...
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Screenshot Context Menus/Popups

I want to be able to take screenshots of Context Menus and Popups when I hit my hotkeys for taking a selection Screenshot, I use the keys Alt+Shift+$ for Selection Screenshot or use my other setup ...
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Where I can find the GNOME key binding scheme files stored?

I want to personalize my system wide key bindings, where I find these files and what package has them?
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How to use Gnome/Ubuntu media key binding in other window environments?

I had an older laptop with ubuntu 13.04 (upgraded a few times) where I've installed xmonad. In xmonad I would get all the media keys bindings from ubuntu (including osd notifications). I'm not sure ...
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How to use Alt+Shift to switch keyboard layouts?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, with the new keyboard handling system. The little "switch keyboard" option does not let me set it to Alt+Shift. How can I get this keyboard binding, as I have ...
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How can I set different key bindings for the launcher and the dash?

I would like to have separate keys shortcuts for the dash and the launcher instead of using the same key (tap or hold). How can this be accomplished?
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Unknown keycode

I have some keys on my MSI GT70 notebook that got triggerd in /dev/input/event3, but when I look in showkey it does not appear to have an keycode when i press the key(s). How can I attach an command ...
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Hotkey for “Kde button” menu? And default shortcut-keys cheatsheets?

What's the hotkey to open that thing in KDE that's basically like the Windows' "Start" menu? I've found it surprisingly hard to find some basic hotkey cheatsheets for my shiny new install of ...
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Scroll with stylus & keyboard shortcut

I'm using a stylus with a touch screen and looking for a way to scroll with just the single point touch by holding down a modifier key. I get a similar effect to what I'm looking for by holding down ...
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fn keys to change keyboard blacklights not working

The fn + f3 and fn + f4 are not working, the others seem to be working fine. This is what I tried to do to fix it: I opened the grub file using gedit, changed the permission. changed: ...
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Script to automate remapping keys? [duplicate]

When I use Windows I currently use AutoHotKey to re-map keys (I swapped keyboards on my laptop). Is there any way I can do this in Ubuntu via a script which I can just double-click from the desktop? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - gnome-settings-daemon crash and problem with fn keys

I know there are many questions similar to this, I've been reading them and searching for a solution for 2 days but no luck so far. I have a Samsung NP550P5C laptop and just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 ...
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Keyboard shortcut script not working

I finally gave up on getting my FN+up and FN+down keys to change my screen brightness on my laptop. I took a brightnessup.sh and brightnessdown.sh script and put them in /etc/acpi and then went to ...
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“xdotool key XF86AudioRaiseVolume” and ccsm commands not working

I am trying to create a shortcut to increase and decrease volume using compiz config settings manages (ccsm). I enables commands in ccsm. I wrote in Command line 0 xdotool key XF86AudioRaiseVolume ...
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Make a window shortcut permanent

I want to be able to always make the terminal window pop-up with focus with the same keyboard shortcut. I've found so far that if I right-click the window and go to More Actions > Window ...
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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My Fn keys just stop working!

Well I have ubuntu 12.04LTS on my laptop. Everything worked fine till last night. But today when I started my system it seems that my gaphic is a little different (lower) and there are something that ...
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Need help with mapping my keyboard

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu right now, so far I'm enjoying it. There is this one thing I don't understand. I want to replace my Pg Up button with Alt+T. If I want to use T only I know I should use ...
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Icons goes missing from menu bar, the same for shortcuts with Fn and Ctrl+

The problem occurs when I try to: connect to external monitor make screen goes black with Fn+F7 apply to display settings and now most recently after installing some updates After installing ...
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How to enable laptop shortcut keys

I was wondering if there was any way to enable the shortcut keys built into my laptop. I have an older Asus G1sn laptop that has shortcut keys built into the top of the keyboard for ...
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What unused key combinations are available for use with AutoKey or other apps?

I tried setting up a macro using AutoKey and assigned Ctrl+Alt+f8 thinking it probably wouldn't be used for something else. Unfortunately it turned my entire screen black except for a cursor in the ...
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How to have sub-layouts of a specific keyboard layout in Ubuntu?

In Windows it is possible to arrange your keyboard layouts in 2 levels as following: 1. English: 1.1. English US 1.2. English UK 2. German And you are able to: a) switch directly between 1. ...
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Kubuntu no special characters with ALT

This is my first question so correct me if needed. Problem is, my Kubuntu 12.10 doesn't print my regional characters with alt(polish). This happened few times earlier and always happens during regular ...
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Unlock Gnome 3 without mouse

When I want to unlock my screen in a Gnome 3 session, I have to use my mouse to "drag up" the screen and uncover the password input. I would prefer to not use the mouse for that action since I am ...
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Switching Keyboard Layouts using Shortcuts BUT Preserving Gnome Toolbar Layout List

I've often used a lot of keyboard layouts as I speak a few languages and typing on that language's keyboard is generally easier than trying to recall the unicode codes for accents, but I've run into a ...
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Wireless disabled by hardware switch

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I have ASUS X550V laptop. This is my rfkill list: 0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no ...
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Change aphostrohe with AltGr + P using xmodmap

I'm struggling with changing one keybind with xmodmap. AltGr + P outputs þ, but I would like to change it to output '. xmodmap -pm outputs: xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in ...
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Bad keyboard shortcuts

I use ubuntu 12.04 and gnome3 desktop. I have a weird keyboard shortcut setting (I didn't do anything with keyboard configuration). when I press Shift+p the terminal opens and after typing Shift+w ...
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Notebook fn + f1 to switch the display, so why would the letter p?

I use Dell notebook and Ubuntu 12.04. A few days ago fn+f1 suddenly type letter p instead of switch display monitor. Need your help please.
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Ubuntu Dashboard change the shortcut

The shortcut to open the application dashboard is: Alt + F2 And I'd like to change it to: Ctrl + Alt + D System preferences can be opened via: gnome-control-center I've looked into keyboard ...
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Switch keyboard layout on left control while pressed

I'm using dworak, and I'd like to switch to qwerty layout when I'm using shortcuts (like ctrl+c etc). The problem is that I press the shortcuts with my left hand (e.g. left Ctrl), and in ubuntu ...
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Unbale to use Q(lowercase) key after a failed key-binding effort

I tried to use the Alt-q combination to set as a shortcut for opening 'terminator' using gconf -> metacity-> global keybindings. But it did not work. The problem now is that my 'q' key on the keyboard ...
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Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
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Starting a script with a keypress without an X server

I am looking for a way to bind any sequence of keys to an action that will run a script. I need to accomplish this on a Ubuntu 12.10 server which does not have X. I have looked into Upstart however I ...
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Audacious with shortcuts in keyboard

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and audacious as audio player.I am using a lenovo G460 notebook.It has keys which can play music.They work with Amarok. But , I want to make them work with Audacious.Can anyone ...
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Keyboard shortcuts work ONLY in qwerty layout

I am running Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04. Gnome 3.6. I have three keyboard layouts: Us, Dvorak and Hindi WX. All the keyboard shortcuts in all categories (system, windows, etc.) work ONLY when US layout is ...
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The convenience Win+R/Run command

How can I achieve the convenience the Win+r, more widely known as Run command, provides in Windows, in Ubuntu? E.g.: Go to path Open a file in default application
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Problem With ë character in Ubuntu 13.04

Hello Guys I have Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 and I can't type ë. And why I press Right Ctrl + " + e Not displayed ë but another character. This Characteré is not the same with this character ë Can ...
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Change the keyboard shortcut for launching the dash in 13.04?

When I hit the Meta key I get the Unity launcher. I don't like this and would like to change it. I tried the answers from here with no luck. Mostly because the following settings directories ...
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ubuntu 12.04.3 with gnome: some shortcuts e.g. [alt]+[f2] do not work

the above mentioned shortcut does not work, as well as strg/ctrl+alt+t for terminal. But for example strg/ctrl+alt+l for locking the session runs fine. Some do, some not, and I don't know where to ...
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Shortcut to switch between different keyboard layouts (languages)?

Is there a shortcut for this, or can I create one? I'm running 12.04.
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Ubuntu Can't Processes Key Release

Whenever I press Fn+F8 to raise the volume or Fn+F7 to lower the volume, Ubuntu acts like the keys are being held down. The notification blinks rapidly as if I'm hitting Fn+F8/7 really fast. The ...
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I can't set Terra's show/hide keyboard shorcut

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 with Terra Terminal an I want to use Alt+1 to toggle Terra's visibility. I do right click on Terminal -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and I change "hide/show Terra" option ...
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How do I change ctrl+C and ctrl+v shortcuts? [duplicate]

Some time ago, I decided to go with dworak keyboard layout. Which I am mostly happy about. But what bothers me is that ctrl+c and ctrl+v shortcuts (and probably many more, but these are the ones that ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with MATE

I'm on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine with MATE 1.7 installed. I'm trying to open the keyboard shortcuts menu, but nothing happens. Anyway, I can reach it through: system option -> keyboard -> ...
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Twitter: alt-gr takes to beggining of the line

My keyboard is set to have Alt gr (right Alt key) select third level characters. Now I mainly use Serbian keyboard and when I try to mention someone on twitter and try to type @ character I would ...