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

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Assign hotkeys to paste predefined text

I am looking for a program that runs on Ubuntu 12.04+ x86_64 which allows pasting pre-defined text based on hotkey combinations. For instance: Ctrl+Alt+V+U: pastes my username Ctrl+Alt+V+E: pastes ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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What are the Enlightenment (e17) shortcut keys?

In particular, I'd like to launch programs from the keyboard. I expected the windows key (Super) to launch the launcher ("Run Everything") The launcher built into e17 looks really nice, so you can ...
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Use Caps Lock as arbitrary shortcut key in KDE5

I'd like to run a bash script when I press caps lock in KDE5. I had this working just fine in KDE4. I can easily assign Caps Lock as the trigger to a command in system settings -> shortcuts -> ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut for wine application? [duplicate]

I know that launchers can be made, but is the same true for keyboard shortcuts? I've tried myself, with just a copy and paste of the directory to no avail. I apologize, but I'm new to linux, can ...
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cli command to run keyboard shortcuts, e.g. Alt-F2

i want to use hot corner for run dialog window. what is the name and command of that tiny box (program) which is called when i press Alt-F2? This is cinnamon related question. for example, under lxde, ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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Alt-PrtSc-K not working

Alt+PrtSc+K is not working on my machine. I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. The shortcut used to work on older Ubuntu releases (whose purpose was to kill the display server). Any suggestions? ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to minimise a window to launcher in unity?

In 10.10 that I was using before 12.04 you could use alt+F9 to minimise a window to the task bar. In 12.04 meta+ctrl+ cursor up down maximises and unmaximises a window. If you have a numeric keypad ...
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In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen?

In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen? Can I just modify the Ubuntu settings? update: Using Vmware Fusion
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fn keys starts to work after resume from sleep

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. After fresh installation none of the fn keys didn't work except for fn+f3 combination - which is sleep. After resume from sleep all fn keys (brightness, power, ...
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How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?

Ctrl+Alt+← can usually be set to restart X, however I can't find the option to allow this (it is disabled by default). I have looked in System->Preferences->Keyboard and ...
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Why do i have to shift - right / left key to open and close folders in nautilus, eclipse, etc.?

In windows, you could navigate tree menus with left/right keys, now in ubuntu 11.04 (and perhaps previous versions?) i have to hold the shift key while i do that, its quite annoying, any way to ...
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What is the app that does the SHOW DESKTOP action

There is an icon on an Xfce panel to show the desktop. The shortcut is set to Control-Alt-D. What is the application that does that job? I want to assign it to another keybinding.
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How to select a different autocomplete using the tab shortcut?

I type in for example: cp /media/Macintosh I'm recovering someone's HD so I want to get Then Tab so that it can correctly put in the formatting for Macintosh HD I then want it to complete among a ...
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Remove a 'bind' entry from terminal

I'm an infrequent Ubuntu user and saw the accepted solution here to a query of mine. I'm wondering how to restore default keybind (only newline, no '&' at the end). Where exactly are these ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to a sudo-script

How do I create a keyboard shortcut to a script that needs sudo privileges? I tried to create shortcuts via Ubuntu Keyboard Settings GUI to scripts "sh script.sh", "sudo sh script.sh" , but ...
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Make gnome-screenshot save when I press Enter

gnome-screenshot used to save when I pressed Enter on my keyboard. Since 2015.04 it does not work anymore. I have to press Tab three times before pressing Enter. How can I make it save when Enter is ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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Xdotool does not work with xbindkeys

I want to use xdotool with xbindkeys but it does not work. This is what I tried first: "xdotool type a" m:0x1 + c:50 Shift + Shift_L this is not a duplicate as I have tried the solutions ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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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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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press <escape> to get out of INSERT mode. How can I apply this to Gui implimentations of Vim?

Vim in shell allows <alt>[a-z] to circumvent having to press Esc to get out of INSERT mode. For example, Open up a terminal and set its editing mode away from emacs, to vi set -o vi Now ...
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Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to minimize a window?

I'm looking at the window manager keyboard settings but I don't see it. There are shortcuts for maximize, hide, move, and so forth, so I'd think I was on the right page.
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
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KDE Hotkey-Volumecontrol stopped working

After installing a fresh Kubuntu (15.04) the hotkeys for volume-control were working out of the box. (Also making some nice "blob"-sound when I used them) I had to install a few codecs and other ...
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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Remove <Super>L lock screen shortcut

I'd like to repurpose Super+L, but it locks the screen and I can't figure out where to disable this. I'm using Unity. Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System shows the keybinding for Lock screen is ...
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How do I get 'Run' on the Lubuntu Start menu to respond to the R key?

I'm using Lubuntu (15.04). The Start Menu has a 'Run' item for, well, running a command. When I open the menu, I want to press the R key and have the 'Run' item highlighted. How can I do this?
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disable automaic update for texmaker [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 15.04 and I experienced problems with Temaker, namely the keyboard shortcuts did not work after some time. However, manually installing the version compiled with Qt4 fixed the ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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Keyboard shortcut to toggle touchpad

My problem is about if command. I have tried to type this in console: if gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad touchpad-enabled; then gsettings set ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Open terminal shortcut

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal if none is open or switches to it if there is an open one (not open a second one as Ctrl-Alt-t does). How can I accomplish this?
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in 2015/10/5 alongside windows 8. The keyboard seems to working fine except the 'ctrl','alt' and probably other that i couldnt tell without those button. I cant even ...
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CTRL+ALT+5 behavior changed in 14.04

I'm using stock Ubuntu with Unity installed, and this problem is totally annoying... In 12.04, CTRL+ALT+5 (Toggle Maximization State) would maximize/restore a window's state. E.g.: Open a terminal ...
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~/.inputrc is missed in ubuntu 14.04 => Cannot create a key binding

I want to add this key binding in the suitable conf file : Control-t: "top -Ss \C-m" Which means : Bind Ctrl+T keys to top -Ss command line . i enter on terminal sudo ls ~/.inputrc to check ...