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

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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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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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Display again the first screen after installation 14.04LTS

After installing Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I was greeted with a screen that I was afraid I would never see again after closing it, so I took a picture of it with a camera: The question is: How can I ...
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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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Keyboard shortcut/command for opening a new nautilus window and raise it

What is the shortcut for opening a new window (opening folders). for that I have to go to folder options and right click and then need to click on open new window. or I have to make focus on the ...
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Writing a simple Gedit plug-in

I love Gedit and use it daily, but there's one simple thing that would make my work so much simpler. And that is being able to use the arrow keys to open and close directories in the File Browser in ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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Thunar ctrl-click

Is it possible to add in thunar file manager something I think I used to do in Nautilus, that is ctrl-click to open the selected folder in a new tab? I know you can set middle-click to do that, but I ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-clicking

I am looking for a keyboard shortcut to raise a context menu using Ubuntu on a MacBook pro. Pressing the keyboard shortcut should have the same effect as right-clicking at the cursor location. On ...
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Copy Shortcut for Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce to use with VirtualBox

I would like to know how to configure Xfce4 terminal copy shortcut via the interface or Ubuntu 14.04 server file system? I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a dev/test box. Unity seemed a bit of ...
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Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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Annoying input method shortcut key

I don't know why my shift key (both left and right) is set as shortcut key to change input language in Ubuntu. When I hit the shift key (shift key only, not shift+some other key), the input language ...
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My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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dell xps 13, is it possible to swap ctrl and fn keys in bios? [migrated]

This question was marked as a duplicate to a question about how to remap keys in the OS. This is not related to my question. Although most keys can easily be remapped in this way the fn key is ...
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IntelliJ / PyCharm / Webstorm keymap not working at all on Ubuntu 14.10

I have a weird behavior of all webstorm products (IntelliJ, PyCharm, WebStorm etc.) on my Ubuntu 14.10 installation. The IDEs work fine, everything is great, except the keymap shortcuts. None of them ...
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Is it possible to place windows with keyboard shortcuts in Gnome-Shell?

With Compiz in Unity, I could press Ctrl-Alt-6 to place a window on the right-half of the screen, Ctrl-Alt-4 to place it on the left half, Ctrl-Alt-7 to place it in the top left quarter of the screen, ...
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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How to bring up last terminal window with a shortcut key?

I use terminal so often for making quick commands and then I leave it in the background so that I end up getting 20+ terminal sessions open while I'm working. This is because it's very quick to simply ...
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Shortcut to send telnet session to background conflicts with Cisco terminal shortcut: Ctrl+Z.How do I change that?

My Linux machine has no GUI. I use it as a jump box from where I telnet/ssh on my routers to configure The shortcut to send a process to background in Unix is Ctrl+Z On the same time the shortcut to ...
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Launcher and Other option is not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My System has Ubuntu 14.04 .....when I left it was working fine but when I open it again there is no launcher no status bar and no setting option is showing event though short cut key and super not ...
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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Layout change on Ctrl-Down/Up: a way to solve “QWERTY-shortcuts in Dvorak layout”

There are several related questions: Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active? Dvorak layout with Qwerty hotkeys (Dvorak — Qwerty Ctrl) Why ...
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xubuntu 14.04 change “minimize all windows” (show desktop)

None of the suggested answers: How to change de "Minimize all windows" shortcut in Xubuntu? Simple launcher to minimize all windows?\ Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, ...
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How to move tabs in guake

How to move the tabs in guake, e.g. tab1 tab2 --> tab2 tab1 Searched and found this thread : https://github.com/Guake/guake/issues/35 It says this issue and is fixed now, so anyone knows how to do ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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Setting custom hotkeys

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with xfce4.8 as my desktop enviroment and I am trying to set a hotkey to make F6 turn the display brightness down, F7 turn it up, F8 mute the speaker and so on. Using ...
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Pressing 'D' shows the desktop, how to disable?

How do I stop D from showing the Desktop? When I RDP (xrdp) or VNC (built-in or x11vnc, client-side UltraVNC), pressing 'D' shows the desktop. Please tell me how to remove this binding.
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Function keys F1-F6 and F10-F12 unusable in Gnome Terminal

We have applications we used to run on Fedora 14, that use the function keys F1+F2+F4+F10 but they do not work when running the same program in UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. The only Function keys that still work ...
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Disable F1-F12 Hotkeys

I recently installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion dv6. All of my function keys (F1-F12) have hotkeys bound to them (screen brightness, volume, etc.) but I want to be able to use the F keys without ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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ctrl+alt+l not activating screensaver

When I first installed Ubuntu 14.04 the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+L would activate the screensaver. Now, after I had to do a reinstall that shortcut locks the account and goes to lock screen. Super+L ...
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how to disable Ctrl+Q system wide

How to disable Ctrl+Q system wide? I read the other answers but they did not help. Reassigning the shortcut is not possible, since pressing the key combination quits the settings window, so it does ...
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ctrl+alt+t random terminal opens

When I need to open a terminal I press Ctrl+Alt+T to save time. Most of the time absolutely nothing happens, I try to press same combination again, and still nothing happens. After like 5-8 tries ...
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ctrl+R shortcut doesnt work anymore

i was following the standard ubuntu touch app (currency converter), i messed things up with the showcase file, then set everything up again from scratch. Only difference being that the Ctrl+R shortcut ...
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How do I unbind Ctrl-Alt-T?

After I've upgraded to 12.04, I cannot unbind Ctrl+Alt+T from launching gnome-terminal anymore. I've tried disabling it completely and assigning it to another shortcut in [System Settings -> Keyboard] ...
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ctrl+x suddenly does not work | Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

Suddenly Ctrl+X does not work. I tried everything and I have no idea :O It actually happened to me before I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 desktop.
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Switching terminal with Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and using Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2,F3 ...) no longer switches to a different terminal like it used to in 10.04. Is this the result of a change in some default setting? Is ...
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How to disable unity panel focus keyboard shortcut Alt+F1

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and trying to disable Alt+F1 shortcut as I need it for usage in Pycharm. I have already gone through How to disable Alt+F1 / Alt+F2 shortcuts?. But it is not working for me. Any ...
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How to disable F1 for Help in GNOME?

I often accidentally press F1 when in GNOME which opens Help Center. Quite irritating. I tried disabling it in key bindings but search through all the places they are stored in GNOME according to ...
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How to prevent alt-f1 from selecting Dash

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. Alt+F1 gets intercepted by Unity (I'm guessing) and highlights the Dash icon. I don't want it to do that, as I want Alt+F1 for other purposes. I have scoured google and ...
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Thinkpad W540 specific keys (F1-F12)

Does anyone know how I can get the keys specific to the Thinkpad W540 keyboard working on Ubuntu? I'm thinking of keys such as those increasing or decreasing screen brightness; displaying all open ...
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How do I disable the Help F1 key?

When the Gnome desktop has focus, hitting F1 brings up "Ubuntu Desktop Guide". How do I disable this keyboard shortcut? UPDATE: This problem seems to be gone in Ubuntu 12.04 (hitting F1 while the ...
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gnome-screenshot copy to clipboard shortcut

I use MATE as desktop viewer. How can I add a shortcut for taking a screenshot of a part of the windows and copy it to the clipboard? Basically what with gnome the command control-shift-stamp.
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ubuntu 14.04 alt+shift and Eclipse problem

I have US, and Greek layout options and I switch between these using Alt+Shift. 1.I use eclipse and I am very used to pressing alt+shift+r in order to use an application's shortcut. In ubuntu I can't ...
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Shift Switcher versus Kile shortcut

When I use the Shift Switcher generates conflict with shortcut keys Kile. I can not access the menu by pressing Alt. How do I use the Shift Switcher no conflict with Kile?