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

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How to always underline accelerator (mnemonic) keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to force shortcut keys to always be underlined? I see lots of people talking about how to disable them (why would you do that?!??) but forcing me to hit alt, hit a shortcut (because ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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Keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection

Is there a standard or conventional keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection? I'd like to select some text and go to another app to paste without trashing my clipboard contents. I'd ...
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How to lock keys in Ubuntu?

I am looking for a way of locking some keys (from the keyboard) because hitting those keys while launching a particular apps make it crash. Practical example : When I start my application, I want ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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How can I type accentuated characters like ë? Need help

From this post: Often this is easier with the compose key. With that configured you use key combos to get the special characters. For instance: For ë you press Compose+", e. For ẽ you press ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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How to tile window on the corners in Xubuntu

After I realized that Unity is overstretching my graphics card and my CPU, I decided to remain to Ubuntu by switching to Xubuntu. Xubuntu is must faster, but I am now trying to reproduce the handy ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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keyboard shortcut to switch between terminals in gnome

I have an iMac in which I use vncviewer to open a vncsession to a linux (CentOS) server with gnome version 2.28.2 I need a keyboard shortcut to move between terminals in the gnome session within the ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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How do I open the Application Launcher on KDE with just the meta (“Windows”) key?

How do I open the application launcher ("start menu") of Kubuntu with my Windows key? Similar to how the Start menu in Windows is opened. I don't want to use Alt+F1.
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Ctrl + Alt + <key> doesn't work on non-US (f.x. German, Danish) keyboard layout

I have just recently moved from MS windows to Linux, and it is great; but there is one thing that really bugs me, and that is the use of Ctrl+Alt+key instead of using Alt Gr+key. When I program, it ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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How do I set a shortcut to screenshot a selected area?

In gnome's screen shot program, the quick keys PrtScn captures the entire screen and alt+PrtScn captures the active window. Is there a way to script or set up the third capture option of a selected ...
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cubuntu ctrl + arrow keys not working

I have a msi CR70 laptop and ubuntu 15.10. When I press Ctrl + left or Ctrl + right keys, it does not move the position I'm typing at by a whole word. It instead decreases or increases brightness, ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Bash terminal : Revert change of 'interrrupt' (CTRL-C) shorcut key

I changed something on my system/terminal to change the shorcut key for interrupt the process in my bash terminal, I switched from CTRL+C to CTRL+J. However, stty -a gives: $ stty -a speed 38400 ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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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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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Can I change the contents of the Keyboard Shortcut List that shows up when I hold down super?

It occurred to me that this could be a very convenient way to keep a little bit of information sitting just in the background, ready whenever I need it. I am referring to this list
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Ctrl+F4 doesn't work in KDE for Firefox / Chrome / Chromium

I observed that the shortcut for closing a tab in Firefox/Chrome/Chromium (Ctrl+F4) doesn't work on KDE. It seems it is being intercepted by KWin. Is there any fix or workaround for this problem?
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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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Force Alt+Tab show only active desktop apps in gnome-shell

I'm using Gnome Shell. Alt+Tab shows all opened application windows from all virtual desktops. It becomes impossible to use when many windows are opened. Is it possible to show only these apps which ...
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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Bash script not working with shortcuts

My bash script is working flawless when i call from terminal. However, when i create shortcut to it acts weird. #!/bin/bash url="" function uploadImage { url="$(curl -s -F "file=@$1" ...
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Media keys do not work on Amarok

in previous versions of Ubuntu, media keys used to work on my computer to control Amarok. But they don't anymore. The play/pause button works for Totem. A have already checked the shortcuts ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Notify-OSD and multimedia keys

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 15.10 Notify-OSD has stopped showing any indication that I have changed my volume or toggled my touchpad. I know that these keys work because the system updates ...
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Keyboard shortcut for ruby script

I have some problem here when I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for my ruby script. So the first step I've do for it was to make a alias and add that command for alias on file .bashrc alias ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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Where to find complete AltGr symbols map per keyboard layout

I have an italian keyboard layout, if I press this shortcuts I can display strange symbols Alt Gr+x = » Alt Gr+SHIFT+, = × etcetera... My question is, where can I found a complete visual map of all ...
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key board combination to recover from frozen screen

I have had a problem with my kde screen freezing with a kwin_x11 kde bug taking 100% cpu I cannot get another getty session with cnt-alt-f2 for instance There is a direct boot that by passes every ...
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Change key shortcut to write a specific character

Currently, when pressing Alt + Shift + - results this character: – (rendered: –). This is cool, but what I want is to write is a wider dash that looks like this: — (rendered: —) How can I change ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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How to hide cinnamon screensavers from albert launcher [migrated]

I am trying to use albert launcher on linux Mint 17.3. It was showing a lot of applications for almost anything I typed in it, application that did not launch, did not have any icons, names I was ...
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Black screen and beeping.

I've tried booting everyway I know how. Ctrl,alt, delete will sometimes stall it out until I release them. The 3 utility button at top right of keyboard panel (Dell Inspirion) will flash one after the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on Alt+Tab

Not always. Sometimes. When I click Alt+Tab it freezes and then log off. After that I need to login again. It really annoys. I found this question but answer is not worked for me. It's already checked ...
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How do I disable Ctrl+Alt+s to minimize a window?

When I type Ctrl+Alt+s on a window, the body of the window rolls up. How can I disable this shortcut, that I want to use for another purpose in my emacs configuration?
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Keyboard shortcut

I very often need to change a MAC address in my job, so I would like to make two keyboard shortcuts: When I press a shortcut terminal opens with pasted command sudo ifconfig eth0 down && ...
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Select ONLY the address bar in Chrome using Alt + D on Linux?

It's quite easy on Windows to go to the Google Chrome's address bar using Alt + D. Whenever, I was trying to use the same on Ubuntu Linux, not only the address bar is getting selected but also the ...
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In Ubuntu 13.10, none of the hotkeys of LibreOffice works in non-English keyboard layout

In Ubuntu 13.10, the hotkeys/shortcut-keys (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+S etc) in LibreOffice are language dependent and work in English language only. While writing in any other language (i.e. any Cyrillic and/or ...
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Remove Cinnamon Home Folder Launcher Key Binding

Cinnamon 2.8 Ubuntu 15.04 I have a key right above my backspace key that launches a home folder and changes my background. I would like to get rid of this keybinding. Preferences > Keyboard > ...
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How to search through all keyboard shortcuts that use a certain key?

I sometimes set keyboard shortcuts, but as there are so many keyboard shortcuts set on my system, it is hard to know what other keyboard shortcuts you might set off when setting and using a new one, ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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How to set Copy and Paste in ubuntu

Running: Ubuntu desktop 15.10; Recently, somehow, my settings for normal copy and paste keybindings have changed. I've searched through and through and found only people asking how to copy and paste ...
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keybind to toggle touchpad in lubuntu (openbox)

I'm using lubuntu. I want to add a shortcut to toggle (turn on and off) my touchpad. I know I need to edit the xml file in ~/.config/openbox (in my case it's lubuntu-rc.xml) as described here and ...
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Remap shortcut to a single key cannot be used

I want to remap my workspace switcher shortcut to a single key, specifically the Page Up/Page Down keys for going to the top/bottom workspace. But Ubuntu will not let me do this using System settings ...