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

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How do I delete multiple lines in nano without affecting the clipboard?

I can select all file by going to the 1st line Alt+\, start marking the text by Alt+A, go to the last line by Alt+/ But there, I don't know which key to remove the selected text. Hit delete doesn't ...
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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora to Ubuntu I cannot use this ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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Is is possible to change Super + T to terminal?

So now that 14.04 was released and the most active questions on this are from 2011 to 2012 ([1] and [2]), I'd like to ask again just out of hope: Is it possible to change Super + T from starting the ...
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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for same command

Is it possible to assign multiple keyboard shortcuts for same default command. I want to switch between workspaces using CTRL+NUMPAD_1 and using CTRL+1 too. Or how to add custom command for ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts in gedit

Since I spend a lot of time on my laptop, I've gotten used to using keyboard shortcuts for everything. I want to be able to switch from tab to tab of opened documents in gedit by pressing Ctrl+Tab ...
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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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How to open system monitor easily?

As stated above, is there a command to open system monitor?
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Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Is there a way to set shortcut-keys for specific opened windows in Gnome?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and I always have opened windows: Browser, console, vim and Skype. I want to set specific shortcut-keys for those windows. Is there a way to use for example: Win-C = Google ...
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How to delete catalogues with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?

How to delete catalogues or files with the 'Del' key (without right-clicking and then clinking 'remove' or going through Terminal) in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Keyboard shortcut to lock screen & turn off monitor

I can turn off the monitor and lock the screen manually with cinnamon-screensaver-command -l && xset dpms force off. However, if I try to put that command as a custom shortcut in ...
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How to customize/add keyboard shortcuts for evince

I'm using evince 3.10.3 shipped with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't like some of the default settings for keyboard shortcuts. However, I cannot figure out how to customize them. Following this question, here ...
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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How to make the shortcut « alt+tab » display over the opened windows?

I use the latest stable version from Ubuntu. When I use the shortcut Alt+tab, it works (it still selects the differents applications opened, and switch between them), but when I have a window ...
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Scrolling through tabs in Firefox without opening them

When we have many tabs open in Firefox we get one arrow on each side to scroll through the tabs. What I usually do is to use the mouse (yuck!) to click on those arrows to do the scrolling. How can I ...
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Use keyboard key (preferably [Menu]) to replace defect left mouse button of touchpad

I have a notebook with touchpad, but the left-click button barely works and I want to replace it with the Menu key. I can click by tipping on the touch pad, but it does not properly recognize when I ...
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How to remap the context menu to another key in linux?

I just purchased a Lenovo thinkpad and I am so proud of everything in it. It feels just as rock solid as the Linux kernel :P. The problem is that Lenovo decided to remove the context menu key that is ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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Gnome-Screenshot error in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (it came with GNOME 3.8, but I replaced by GNOME 3.10) and after a few problems, the only one I couldn't solve was the screenshot problem. When I press the ...
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Cleaning the command line (like `ESC` in Windows)

When have the garbage in the command line, I can simply hit escape and it is cleaned. Nothing happens in Linux. What is the corresponding command? Backspace over the whole string is boring and stupid. ...
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Where has the hotkey for “Insert” -> “Cross-reference” gone in LibreOffice Writer?

I use cross-references a lot when writing documents in LibreOffice. I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 (can't remember the LO version, sorry), but I used to be able to do "Alt-i", "e" to get the ...
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How to scroll to the top of the terminal buffer with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a keyboard command to scroll to the very top of the terminal buffer? The closest command I could find is Shift + PageUp, which only scrolls up one page of text at a time.
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Clipboard manager with “history paste” support?

I am looking for a clipboard manager, but I don't want one that just keeps a list so I can select an item to bring it to the front of the clipboard, nah, that's too easy. What I am looking for is a ...
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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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key shortcut to show own terminal

I have a terminal already open among a bunch of stuff open and I am looking for a key shortcut to get the terminal right away. I am aware of the alt+tab combination but it's to painful to repeatedly ...
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What is the equivalent of 'Control-Alt-Delete'?

On Windows anytime the system hangs Ctrl-Alt-Del brings up the Start Up Manager, from which you can end the program or process causing the hang. Is there any command like this on Ubuntu?
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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Keyboard Shortcut is @as []. What does it mean?

What does this keyboard shortcut mean? Is there a list of definitions for shortcut binding symbols? velociraptor@JurassicPark:~$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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Shortcut to Move Tabs in Firefox

I'm wondering how to move the focused tab around, to right or left, using a keyboard shortcut in 12.04? After a Google search I found the shortcut Ctrl + (L/R)Arrows, but it seems to work only in ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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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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Horizontal scrolling in Firefox to Shift+Mouse Scroll (instead of Back/Forward)

On Ubuntu 13.10, with Chrome browser, gedit, Gimp etc. the Shift + Mouse Scroll == Horizontal scroll. With Firefox (26.0) it behaves as Back/Forward page, which is really annoying. How I can ...
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Print Screen in AWesome WM

I'm trying to make it so I can do a screen shot with with the PrintScrn button in Awesome WM. I found an ImageMagick script with keybinding in the Wiki, but I'm not able to make it work. The script ...
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Hot-key support for second language on LibreOffice

After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier. Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to ...
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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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How to disable global <Super>-p shortcut?

In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false. However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Why do these xte commands work in terminal, but not when bound with xbindkeys?

This xte command, when I run it in a terminal, triggers Expo mode: xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L' However, when I put this in my .xbindkeysrc file: "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' ...
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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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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...