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

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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 to place the cursor at the end of the modified filename

In Ubuntu GUI, to change the name of a file we can press F2. Then the name of the file will highlight, excluding the file extension. What is the keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the ...
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How to disable the alt-hotkey behavior on gnome terminal?

This is not just gnome terminal, but pretty much all gnome windows: When you hold the "alt" key, you can press the first letter of one of the menu items. This will let you scroll that menu without ...
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Hotkeys not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Toshiba Satellite C55-B5101. A few weeks ago I was running windows 10, and it froze, so I did a hard shut down. Afterwards it wouldn't turn back on. So ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 “Reset and clear” shortcut doesn't work

I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and as in 12.04 which I have before, I set in Terminal preferences the shortcut: \/ Terminal Reset and Clear Shift+Ctrl+E Under the 'Terminal' item in the top-...
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How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)

I want to change the key bindings on some of the keys on my keyboard. I want some to run commands and others to activate different keys. What applications can I use to do this? Index: ...
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keyboard shortcut for accessing notification area like sound/empathy

is there way to access notification area elements like calendar/Sound/Empathy/Keyboard/Network through keyboard shortcut?when i play songs using vlc, vlc icon will be added to notification area i ...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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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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Ctrl modifier key not working

I have just installed a fresh new Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and am having a weird problem. The left and right Ctrl keys are not working as modifiers. I can see them both doing what they should in xev but if ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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iTerm 2 equivalent

Is there an iTerm2 (terminal application for Mac OS) equivalent for Ubuntu? Amongst the many features it adds the one I'm after is the "hotkey window", where you can overlay/hide a translucent ...
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Why are there keyboard shortcuts active that aren't in the settings menu?

I have the key combo Ctrl+Alt+left, Ctrl+Alt+right, Ctrl+Alt+up and Ctrl+Alt+down set to switch between workspaces in ubuntu 14.04. However, I can only ever use those shortcuts if I have focus on the ...
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Better keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I'd like to press, for example, the Menu key and the output be as if I pressed Ctrl+R or another combination of keys. In other words, I'd like to set aliases for combos using the same graphical user ...
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How to re-create the x-terminal-emulator alternative?

I've just installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and while tryng to add "terminix" as the default terminal emulator I've messed up really bad the x-terminal-emulator alternative, totally my fault! I'd enter ...
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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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alt key shortcuts in pycharm are not working on ubuntu 16.04

Shortcuts involving "Alt" key is not working on pycharm. For example the shortcut for "finding usages" on my machine is "Alt +f7". But whenever I press this key, my cursor changes from arrow to the ...
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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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Rotating monitor with a shortcut key [duplicate]

My Dell two in one laptop can be opened beyond 180 degrees to make an easel. However thi inverts the monitor. This is my prefered way of working with it at my desk at work where I have an external ...
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How can I quickly toggle monitor orientation with a shortcut key?

While looking if someone asked this question before, I landed on this for Windows. I'd like to do something similar (shortcut or terminal alias/command) on Linux/Ubuntu to be able to quickly switch ...
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How do i put 3 windows side by side using keyboard shortcuts in 14.04?

Work gave me a new monitor - which is a 21:9 screen, so I would like to be able to put 3 windows side by side, but ctrl + alt + keypad shortcuts can only be used to place 2, and with this monitor ...
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How can I make the volume change in smaller increments?

When I press the volume up/down keys on my keyboard, the volume changes too much. How can I make the step size smaller so that I have finer control?
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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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Any editor with CTRL+R binding for compiling LaTeX

I just had to replace my OSX with Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to find ways to get Textmate's capabilities to some text-editor: CMD+R compiles the document in Textmates and let's you choose different ...
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How to switch 'default' sound device controlled by hardware keys in Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop on a 12.04 Ubuntu upgrade after finding Gnome3 lacking. I've mostly been happy, but I've found an odd and frustrating bug. My laptop has two sound 'outputs' - an HDMI-out ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the 'create shortcuts' feature for Chrome Apps. It would create an icon in the Ubuntu launcher, giving a native experience. Currently ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to launch Activities Overview?

The SUPER key is currently the default key to launch the Activities Overview, however due to an incident involving large amounts of chocolate cake the key no longer works properly and does not always ...
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Is it possible to place windows with keyboard shortcuts in Xfce?

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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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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Where does Ubuntu Gnome store the keyboard shortcuts configuration file?

I am looking to copy the keyboard shortcuts file to another PC to avoid re-binding the keys again. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In Xubuntu there is a simple location with the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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How do I add modifier keys to keyboard mapping?

I have a keyboard with several extra keys (Logitech G710.) It has 4 macro keys, but with the driver I use they end up getting mapped to their own "launch (#)" keys. I'd like to map them as new ...
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Unable to bind Super+Shift+[number]

I tried to bind the aforementioned shortcuts for moving window to workspaces but they don't seem to work. I already changed the key for showing Dashboard to Super+l.
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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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Swapping Alt and Super keys with different Keyboard Layouts in 16.04

I have two keyboards I use regularly, one PC layout and one Mac layout. I would like the Alt and Super keys in the same position on each but they are reversed. I don't mind switching them manually ...
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Keyboard shortcut is not working in Fullscreen on VLC Media Player

Recently I made a clean install of ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop. After updating the OS I installed VLC Media Player. Whenever I go to fullscreen in VLC the keyboard shortcutss don't seems to work. For ...
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xubuntu ctrl + ] shortcut

i noticed when using google docs that the ctrl + ] shortcut to indent triggers something different on my computer (xubuntu 16.04). Something like D/X or F/S appears. i can't find it on the Keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 not working

Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 has stopped working for me in last couple of weeks. CTRL+V and CTRL+C does not give any result to me. I had to right click to use copy and paste. Any idea in ...
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alt + ctrl + delete equivalent in 14.04

Does Ubuntu have a task manager like in Windows which comes up on Alt + ctrl + del key combination ? For me, it will be useful when something or other gets the system hung. Help please..
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What keyboard shortcut changes the `xfce4-terminal` terminal text size?

It used to be that Ctrl + - and Ctrl + + would increase or decrease the text size of the terminal in earlier versions of Ubuntu, which is helpful when you're giving presentations and want to show your ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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unity 14.04 no alt+right-click resize

There are already a number of topics relating to the right-click resize problem but they all date to older versions of ubuntu and their respective answers and solutions did not work in my case. So I ...
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prntscrn button doesn't work in Ubuntu 16.04 (worked fine in 14.04)

I'm running 16.04 on an HP laptop. In 14.04, the prntscrn button worked as intended (pressing it took a screenshot of the whole screen, pressing shift + prntscrn took a partial screenshot of a ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working anymore in xfce

Although everything was working perfectly well, keyboard shortcuts like Alt+F4, Alt+TAB, etc. have suddenly stopped working in my Xubuntu 14/Xfce4 installation. Nothing happens if I hit them, and ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How to Make Capslock Control without xmodmap/XKBOPTIONS?

xmodmap is depreciated and does not work with gsettings, doing this here disables my xmodmap etc sudo vi /etc/default/keyboard > XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" and sudo setxkbmap dvorak '' ctrl:nocaps ...
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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: < >+AltGr. ...
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Need to press volume keys multiple times to change volume

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 and have a weird bug that didn't have before. Usually, to change the volume with the shortcuts (fn+f11 or fn+f12) I can either hold fn and press f11/f12 just to ...