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

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Vinagre host key?

Does vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer) has host key, usually it is Right Ctrl ? This is helpful to switch between remote keyboard shortcuts and host keyboard shortcuts. I use this program frequently ...
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what can be done if shortcuts stop working?

Suddenly some basic shortcuts no longer work. Ctrl + Alt + T does not open a terminal windows for example. Why not? What can be done about it? Neither does Ctrl + Alt + L lock the system. What can ...
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Setting up right mousebutton to make new Line in OpenOffice

I need to copy many entrys to OpenOffice. This works great with the middle mouse button. (In case you dont know: In Ubuntu there is no need to copy and paste explicitly with CRTL+C and CRTL+V. Just ...
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ECLIPSE MARS.1 with UBUNTU 14.04 TRUSTY Parameter hints short key CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE not working

When I press CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE on parameter list of a method in my Eclipse MARS.1 Java editor, the pop up parameter hint does not show up. Instead I have a little square black box of 5mm but cannot ...
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How to backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?

Is it possible to export/import or generally backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Bind “Super (Win) Key” release event (not press) in XFCE

Is there a way to set up button-up events in Xfce? I see several posts unanswered regarding this topic. The thing is, the topics are one year old. Isn't there any moving? No one ever answered the ...
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Disable U+00A0 no-break space (custom keyboard setting)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac and use Eclipse and EiffelStudio for programming. My keyboard layout is set to "German (Switzerland, Macintosh)" which I would like to keep because I'm familiar with ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Libreoffice Draw - Don't work Alt + Mouse_Left_Click - shorcut-key in order to select an object which is placed under another object

Here: https://help.libreoffice.org/Impress/Selecting_Underlying_Objects is wrote: To select an object that is covered by other objects, hold down Alt and click through the objects until you reach the ...
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Enable Special Keys on Toughbook CF-C1?

I have a toughbook CF-C1 which is a convertible laptop/tablet machine. There are 6 buttons next to the touch screen designed for use in tablet mode. In Windows they were for things like login (the ...
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How to create a condition based keybinding?

At first, as a sort of prologue, lets say that this is not a question for faint hearted. Meaning, that I'm not a beginner with configuring Ubuntu MATE. I have created a script which I launch with ...
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Change keybinding Shift-F12 in byobu using tmux backend

I'm using byobu on my desktop and servers. To operate in nestet session I'm using Shift-F12, bun when I want to use e.g. htop (F-keys) I need to: add unbind C-S-F12 to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux and ...
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Ctrl alt keys percieve shift

I have everest rampage kn-r1 keyboard. ctrl, alt keys perceive as the shift key. Please help me My ubuntu version: 14.04
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How do I disable Alt+` in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked many times, but none of the answers I have found have worked for me yet. I have done the following. I have disabled the Alt-related shortcuts in Compiz Config: ...
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Set Keyboard shortcut for open terminal in current directory Nautilus 3.16

I'm trying to set a shortcut for "Open In Terminal" item in nautilus menu to open a new terminal with say, Alt + T, or something like that. I'm using Nautilus 3.16.2 with GNOME Shell 3.16.3 and I ...
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Shortcut Key remapping Ubuntu 15.04

I would like to remap the tab switching keyboard shortcut to something else. That's the CTRL + PageUp and CTRL + PageDown shortcuts. I can't seem to find this setting in Compiz or System Settings. I ...
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How to change keyboard layout using Left Alt?

In Ubuntu 12.04, I used to changed keyboard layout just by pressing Left Alt. After upgrading to 14.04, it is not possible anymore. It is very annoying, to the extent that I'm tempted to downgrade ...
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Repeat key after double press

The following is default behavior: if I hold a key X for less then t milliseconds, the key X gets sent if I hold a key X for more then t milliseconds, the key X gets sent repeatedly with speed v, ...
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Xubuntu - shortcut for magnifying screen [duplicate]

I started using Xubuntu a few weeks ago, and I'm annoyed with a strange behaviour : when I accidentally type a certain keyboard shortcut (yet to be determined), my screen shifts to a "magnified" mode ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Error on line 1 char 1

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some weeks now dual booted with Vista on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I use a dual monitor set up which was working fine. I unplugged my laptop once from the external ...
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Keyboard - Arrow Keys and P not workin

I have a problem with my laptop keyboard. It's an Asus, and Up, Down and P keys aren't working. I've already tried change the keyboard layout with sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and ...
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Gedit: Search next match … usability

Searching the next match with gedit makes me crazy. I press Ctrl+F The search input box opens I enter foo There is a match for foo. Nice Up to now everything is sane I want to search the next match ...
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Recommendation for custom keyboard shortcut combinations?

Is there a recommendation with regard to how keyboard shortcut combinations for custom applications should be constructed so that they do not interfere with Ubuntu's default shortcuts or shortcuts of ...
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All alternative `ALT` shortcuts deactivated in gnome-shell

When I use the gnome shell and leave the unity i have this problem. All ALT shortcut disabled. for example when I use netbeans cant use ALT + SHIFT + F for source format or use ALT+ SHIFT + (Up| ...
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File menus gone missing

Since upgrading to: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 Codename: vivid* I'm no longer able to open file menu (Edit, View, Search etc) with keyboard shortcut ...
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move window a workspace down

I am using Gnome on ubuntu. I have a question if there is a short-cut to move a window down. If I right click the title bar there is a command to move the window a workspace up or down, I would like ...
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Use the keyboard, not the mouse, except for the web (to learn shortcut-keys)

I would like to focus on learning OS and programs keyboard shortcuts. For this reason I'd like the mouse / touchpad (maybe just the click) to be disabled, to avoid the temptation, and just to know ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - Shortcuts Profiles / Layouts

I've been working a lot with Ubuntu recently, using my favorite desktop environment Gnome 3 and things work just as they should. The only problem is that I would really profit a lot from having ...
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Bind Alt+Tab to a Logitech mouse button on Kubuntu

Note: this is not a duplicate of either this or this, as I will make clear. I have a Logitech Proteus Core mouse. Under Windows 10, I have set one of its buttons (the small one labeled "G9" on top of ...
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How to close active window with custom keyboard shortcut, only for selected applications

I would like to set up several applications like document viewers and image viewers in Unity to close with one key pressed, preferably when q key is pressed. Most of the applications I use do not have ...
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How do I enable shift+home and shift+end in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've been a long-time Windows user who has recently decided to try Ubuntu, so I dual-booted Ubuntu 15.04. I am finding it difficult to adjust to the lack of numpad shortcuts in Ubuntu, and would like ...
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Multimedia keys (previous, play/pause, next) don't work

Only those three keys won't work. Volume, screen brightness keys are working like a charm. Anyone know what's the problem? I tried already manualy to adjust media shortcuts eventho I knew it's system ...
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HDMI extended monitor hotkey customization (Super + P)

Is there a way to disable mirroring when pressing Super + P to cycle through display modes through HDMI?
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Reset keyboard layout to default and wipe out all earlier settings

How can I eliminate all of the possible keyboard layout modifications so that my keyboard layout goes back to normal? I wanted to try and change my caps lock key to be a control key, as many people ...
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Why do my control keys stop working when I insert a USB device?

I'm not sure where to start looking for answers to this, so I appreciate any advice you have! When I insert any USB device (eg a USB mouse or USB headphones) into my laptop, the control key on the ...
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What process is launched when I press super+1…9?

I understand that the final result of this keyboard combination is to launch the app that comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. in the dock, but I would like to know how I can identify the process that is being ...
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Mouse scroll fast forward and increase volume in the same time in VLC [closed]

I encounter a weird issue with recent VLC version and I am not able to find information about this problem. When I scroll using the mouse wheel during a video, it increase the volume and in the same ...
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How to enable multimedia keys?

I've installed ubuntu mate 15.04 last night and I've just noticed that multimedia keys (play ,next ,pause ...) of my AOpen KB932 standard keyboard are not working. I'm confused because it was working ...
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xev Alt key change, but Alt key doesn't work

I want to chage special key alt, crtl, hanja(in the multy language) because I Used ibus, I try to change my keymap by Xkb not xmap. after searching on internet I just to exchange my keycode on ...
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Home/End jumping only a group of characters, not to the begin/end of the line

The Home and End keys on my laptop (reached by Ctrl+arrows) jumps only to the next non-alphanumerical character (like ./_) instead of jumping the full line. I guess this is an optional behavior which ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2

I am a new user of Ubuntu and have encountered a problem where no keyboard commands work straight off of installing Ubuntu v14.04.2. Copy, paste, cut, and anything to do with the Ctrl, Alt, and Super ...
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Disable Alt shortcuts in Chromium

I would like to use ALT+code to write special characters in Chromium (when I write emails for instance), because I write in French on an English keyboard. Annoyingly, it seems that Chromium has ...
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How can I use the middle button of my mouse as the shift key?

when I am using xev and press the middle mouse button. ButtonPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0xd9, subw 0x4200002, time 29074898, (44,38), root:(638,340), state ...
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Matlab freezes after calling a figure function in Ubuntu 15.04

I just updated my Ubuntu from 12.04 version to 15.04 (clean update, i.e., I erased my old Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the new one). I have Matlab R2013a installed in it and it used to work really fine, ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...
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Unable to launch application using Keyboard Shortcuts

I want to create a new keyboard shortcut to launch Android Studio or Netbeans, but don't know if it is possible. I've added a new keyboard shortcut and changed the command to: cd ...
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How to open currently open VLC with shortcut?

I'm a new Linux user converting from windows. In windows, if I open vlc or other application use it, minimize and decide to run the application again by clicking on a file that is associated with it ...
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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D missing from terminal keybinds - have to add it on every login

I have been running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my Thinkpad T420 for a couple months now, and so far it has been great. However, A couple days ago my "d"(lowercase only) key stopped working in any terminal ...