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

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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 ...
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How can I change key bindings in GwenView permanently?

For reasons that are beyond me, authors of GwenView thought some of most useful functions should be accessible through control+key, even if the key alone is never used in that app. I'd like to bind ...
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HELP Shift key not working

I can't use 'shift' on my Asus x201e notebook. It's a fresh install of Ubuntu. After some time, the key doesn't work anymore. It's a 'qwerty' Portuguese keyboard. I tested keyboard key listeners ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with fullscreen window

So I will make this short and sweet. Is there a way or package that makes it so I can use keyboard shortcuts even if I am using a full screen application? For example DosBox does not allow any ...
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Problem with Shift, Caps Lock and F keys

The problem is with the Shift, Caps Lock and F keys The problem occurs only with the letter F. I'll describe the problems: (1) I press the F key is not working. (2) I press Shift+F: the result is ...
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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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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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How to debug keyboard shortcuts not working?

I'm on XUbuntu 15.10. I noticed that some keyboard shortcuts don't reach my application (Sublime Text). Ctrl+Alt+p is not visible by the application, while for example Ctrl+Alt+i is recognised ...
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CTRL+ALT+T not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and till day before yesterday, the shortcut was working perfectly. But when today I pressed it, it didn't open terminal. The terminal app still works. I am on GNOME3 3.4.2, and ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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Shortcut to switch displays

I have 2 displays on my PC - an IDE is open fullscreen in one display and Firefox is open fullscreen in another display. Since I mostly use the keyboard, it's annoying to have to grab the mouse to ...
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Run commands “without” terminal

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Can't turn on wireless Lan on Lenovo E31-70 80KC! Key Problem?

I am new to the forum and I hope that I don't violate any rules. Two days ago I bought a new laptop (Lenovo E31-70 80KC) and directly installed ubuntu on it. During the installation process I was ...
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How can I disable the Super button so that it won't bring up the Search window?

I know this question may have been asked before but the solutions are all out of date or don't work. I am running Ubuntu as a VM in VMWare on a Mac. If I try to switch from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to the ...
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...