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

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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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Add keyboard shortcut to function inside Thunar

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for "Create document..." subcomponent "Empty file", shown in the picture below: It seems all the shortcuts in use by Thunar are stored in the file ~/....
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LightDM (in locked state) shows my desktop if I try to change keyboard layout

I have fresh installed ubuntu 16.04. Two keyboard layouts: english and my native language. I use shift+alt combination to change keyboard layouts (info just in case...) What's happening: 1. I lock my ...
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Setup shortcut keys not working

In my Ubuntu 12.04, in keyboard settings, I didn't find a shortcut for restarting X, so in "Custom Shortcut", I set up Ctrl + Alt + Backspace for the command sudo restart lightdm. But the shortcut ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ...
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Shortcut keys stopped working - can they be fixed without restart?

Shortcut key bindings quit working on me ever so often, but they can be restored by restarting my machine. Sometimes this is very inconvenient and my instincts tell me there is some underlying process ...
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Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?

When I try to edit the synapse config it does not allow me to use the left Super as a shortcut to invoke it. Is there a round-about way that I can go through. When I just press the Windows/Super ...
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How do I bind a specific symbol sequence to produce different sequence?

I am wondering if there's any way (via XFCE DE) to produce something like the following (which is available at Mac OS), you type :sequence: and something else is produced, like that:
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Ubuntu 16.04: changing language on lock screen results in crash

When I change the language on lock screen with keyboard shortcut, the system freezes for a few seconds, the lock screen disappears (I haven't typed a password), for fraction of a second I see all my ...
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Run a command every time a change in keyboard hardware is detected

I use a custom keyboard layout [Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 with Unity], via xkb and Xmodmap (similar to http://superuser.com/a/111968/488410). However, each time I restart the machine, dock/undock, plug/...
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How do I prevent mplayer from resuming/playing when entering or leaving fullscreen?

When I press f to toggle the full screen mode of mplayer, mplayer immediately starts playing. This is not the behavior I want. I searched the man page and couldn't find anything useful. The only ...
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How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B to exit?

How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B(reset) to exit? Command Ctrl+Alt+F7 worked for some period, then stopped working, possibly after upgrade system, don't know. Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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I need a specific shortcut key to be pressed automatically every 30 min in Gnome/KDE/etc

I'd like a keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F8) to be automatically "pressed" in my Desktop Environment (GNOME) every 30 min. This should popup my task list. What I need is almost exactly this: Program to ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of mupdf keyboard shortcuts?

I like mupdf's speed, but I am exasperated by the lack of documentation and its (unnecessarily) hyper-minimal interface with not a menu bar or context menu in sight. Does there exist a list of ...
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Specific keys not working correctly after software update

Right after a recent normal update (July 2016), a few keys on my 4 year old Acer Aspire laptop changed their function. Del now opens some small grey function window that seems to do nothing, and it no ...
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Ctrl Alt T doesn't work

I have a very strange problem on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop with Gnome-shell 3.3.2. The default shortcut to open the terminal, CTRL+ALT+T does not work. If I try to change the shortcut to another ...
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Ctrl-Alt-T stopped working - Ubuntu 14.04

This happens now and then and after a restart it works. No clue as to what causes this. When this happened earlier I would search for Terminal in Dash and launch. But today, even that does not work. ...
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What keyboard shortcut do you use for Screenshot?

I like how OS X has the screenshot shortcuts set up so that you can press them with your left hand. So, on Windows I configured Greenshot to do the same thing with Alt + S. However, Alt + S gives ...
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How to make desktop shortcuts on Ubuntu 16.04?

I was wondering how to do that, this is not something vital for me but I find it useful to know. I found some ways to do this for older versions and I don't know if they can be applied to 16.04. I ...
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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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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Dell Insiron 2in1 Auto-rotate on 16.04 help

I have been searching everywhere. I can not get auto-rotate to work. I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000-series (3153 to be exact) and I can not get the screen to auto-rotate magick-rotation does not seem ...
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fn+f-keybindings no longer working, Dell Inspiron N5050, Ubuntu 14.04

The fn-f-keybindings used to provide me with all kinds of settings: volume, screen brightness, touchpad on/off. These could all be triggered by using fn plus a designated f-key. fn+f3, for example, ...
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Windows-like global shortcuts with the <Super> key in Xubuntu

I would to define Windows-like shortcuts using the Super ("Windows") key. I'm running Xubuntu 11.04 (Natty). Using Settings->Settings Manager->Windows Manager->Keyboard I assigned Super+D to "Show ...
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Ubuntu workspace switching shortcuts don't work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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cannot open terminals in ubuntu 15.10 with CTRL+ALT+Fn keys [on hold]

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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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Problems with TTY and ALT+F4

so I don't know why but when I type ALT+F4 Ubuntu firstly pass to TTY4 and when I go back to TTY7 to login in my previous screen, after entered, it'll close the window (that I was trying to close). ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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Disabling Control-Alt-Delete shutdown is not working

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 computer. If I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when the Ubuntu VM is in focus, the Ubuntu system sees it and shuts down after 60 seconds. This does ...
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Ubuntu 16 - Holding Volume Up key on keyboard not working

I'm trying to change the volume level on my Ubuntu 16. If I try to mute via holding the notebook's "Fn" + "volume down" key, the volume decreases 1 level and then it quickly decreases the rest of it, ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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How do I change the copy and paste keyboard shortcuts on Lubuntu 12.10?

I have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my macbook pro and I am new to linux. I want to change the Lubuntu keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting. I want to change Ctrl+C to Cmd+C and to change Ctrl+V ...
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Logitec k120 keyboard problem in Ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I am using logitec K120 wired keyboard. After a fresh install I am facing a rare issue. When I press left ctrl, the Page Up button automatically pressed. On the other hand, when I press right ctrl, ...
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fn + t-pad not woking to disable touchpad on Alienware 17R3 for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to figure out why Fn+F11 (T-PAD) does not disable the touchpad. Other Fn combinations seem to work. The touchpad can be disable through the system window interface. However, it is annoying ...
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Change behaviour of F1-12 keys

I just installed Ubuntu on my new Dell Chromebook 13. I know that many of you don't have experience with it but my question is very generic, so please help me out anyway. The keyboard doesn't have an ...
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How to only append to clipboard (but not overwrite current data)?

I have a rather large file, I need to copy the entire contents somewhere, but when I scroll down the page all the data I have selected becomes unselected. I could just copy and paste block by block, ...
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Super key (“The Windows Key”) not working in i3wm in 14.04.1 LTS

I just installed i3wm but I can't configure the $mod to be mod4 (Super aka "the Windows Key" in other OSes). I can only choose to use the mod1 (Alt). I've tried reinstalling i3, and deleting the ...
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How to add shortcut for Xfce Application Menu

I have XFCE in my desktop, and I want to make a keyboard shortcut for Super_L and Super_R ( Known as Windows Keys ) to open my Applications Menu. What is the command?
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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making go terminal default terminal

How do I make Go Terminal default terminal instead of Ubuntu's original terminal? Also changing all shortcuts to open Go Terminal(ctrl+alt+T)
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Any not maximized window in focus disappears when I hold Ctrl+Alt

The menu is displayed, but the application isn't visible after holding Ctrl + Alt (and any shortcut-keys with) I can focus on it and I can view menu, but can't view self window when use Alt + Tab. ...
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What does Ctrl-| (pipe key) do in a terminal?

For example, when I press Ctrl+Shift+\ (a. k. a. Ctrl+|) in a IPython session I get a Quit (core dumped) message. Where is this keybinding bound and how can I deactivate it?
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Brightness fn key shortcut doesn't work on ASUS laptop

The brightness shortcuts via fn key don't work. I tried each solution from this answer and its comments. After editing /etc/default/grub file I rebooted. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux" ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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Volume shortcut does not work anymore on Lubuntu 16.04 but brightness works

I had the shortcut working and set up using xbindkeys on Lubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade to 16.04 it does not work anymore. The brightness shortcut Fn + Left/Right works perfectly. I checked with ...
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Problem to select multiple non consecutive files only by keyboard in Nutilus. I don't have a file selection

Nautilus Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus list view Ambiance Theme I want to only use the keyboard, not the mouse For example if I am in the Downloads folder, when I hold the Ctrl key and move down or up (...
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Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V not working in 16.04

I am not able to copy paste using keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+V and CTRL+C). It is not working globally on my Ubuntu 16.04. CTRL+A is working fine however. How can I fix it? I would be able to add a ...