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

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fast move window in ubuntu with keyboard

yes i know about alt+f7 shortcut, but moving with arrows is too slow. also it used to work (fast move to the left/right) with shift-left/right on previous LTS 10.04, but currently on 12.04 doesn't ...
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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I know this question may have been asked before but the solutions are all out of date or don't work.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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Nemo shortcut for custom ation [on hold]

I'm on Linux Mint 17.1. I created a "full-path.nemo_action" in ~/.local/share/nemo/actions. This action is displayed in the drop-down menu, and done properly on click. There is one trouble. How do I ...
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Switch the keyboard layout with Alt+Shift and keep the language bar value correct on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and paid attention that by default I can't switch the type layout with Alt+Shift combination. I tried to play with dconf Editor and with Gnome Tweak Tool, and now I ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Make ALT+D act like ALT+TAB - HUD

I am using the Alt key very often and I do like the HUD and want to keep both. This is my problem: I always use Alt+D in Chrome to access the URL bar and I'm doing this very fast, but then HUD ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...
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Channel Fn Keys to Chrome Running in Background

I recently started using Google Chrome on my Laptop primarily for Google Play Music. My keyboard has some Fn keys which are great for controlling music players (like Rhythmbox), even when the screen ...
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My fn keys to change brightness/volume stopped working on Ubuntu

Suddenly I started getting a black screen on startup for a few seconds and a few lines show up there before they vanish and it boots. I haven't been able to find any other problems except for the fact ...
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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...
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How to program F Keys - UBUNTU 14.10

I would like to program the F keys for commands I more often use in Ubuntu. For example, say I want to program F1 to open a directory I use quite often, F2 to Open the Terminal Window which then ...
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How do I keep change in keybaord configuration even after keyboard change and/or sleep & awake?

I wanted to change Caps key to Ctrl which I did by the following command setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps The problem is the change remains for the session only. I even added the command to startup ...
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How do I logout using only the keyboard?

In Ubuntu 11.04, Ctrl-Alt-Del gives me a menu with shutdown, hibernate, suspend and restart, but no logout. Is there a key combination to logout of Ubuntu? Is there a way to provide one?
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ? ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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Function keys and numeric keypad problems on packard bell tk85

i've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my packard bell tk 85 but i'm having problems with the built-in keyboard. Looking at the keyboard setting i can see that the keys from F1 to F12 are mapped correctly. ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position?

I'm wondering is there any way to achieve the affect of the Ctrl-Alt-Keypad shortcuts in Unity using terminal commands instead? I want a command that sets a gui window to half the size of the screen, ...
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Bash: delete word ahead of cursor

Consider the following bash prompt, where ^ denotes the prompt location: svn commit -m very/long/path/to/some/file "[bug 123456] Fix the pixel issue" ^ I'd like to commit a different ...
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is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts in LxTerminal?

Is there a way to change or add keyboard shortcuts within the LxTerminal application? My specific desire is to change the bindings for previous and next tab so they match the shortcuts in my other ...
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How to show the list of shortcuts produced by super key using command line

What is the command that shows the same result of holding the super key?! I.e. What is the command that list all shortcuts in system...
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How to change shortcuts for moving windows to the screen edges?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 under gnome-shell. When I press Ctrl-Alt-KP_Left, the active window moves to the left edge of the screen, likewise for right, up, and down. KP_5 maximises/restores the window. ...
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How to delete lucky try icon and suggested apps in my Celkon A118 [closed]

How to delete lucky try icon and suggested apps in my Celkon A118 Android smartphone? In my smartphone my phone apps are installed automatically. And that icon is not going away. I even have ...
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How to change Function (Fn) Key behavior on wireless Logitech keyboard

I do have a wireless Logitech K750 keyboard (silver Mac version) connected to a Lenovo ThinkPad (via the unifying USB receiver, together with a wireless Logitech mouse M705) and currently running ...
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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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switching keyboad layout disables setxkbmap customizations

I use this command: setxkbmap -option "lv3:caps_switch" to customize my keyboard shortcuts (home, end, left and right arrows). Configuration resides in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file. Everything ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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How to intercept all keystrokes

First of all, I don't expect that something like this already exists, but I am interested in knowing how something like this would be accomplished. I want a program that I can have running in the ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04, how does one enable 'p' shortcut key for the (terminal) context menu?

Because CTRL + V doesn't work in the terminal, I got used to MENU + P combination. Now with Ubuntu 15.04, this doesn't work anymore (by default anyway). How do I re-enable this functionality?
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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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Why does the more command not work when bound to a keyboard shortcut?

I have two commands that both work in terminal: notify-send "$(more /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" and notify-send "$(cat /home/tim/autest.sh | head -1)" putting them in a script like this: #! ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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Quickly place a window to another screen using only the keyboard

I know that using Alt+F7, I can use the keyboard to move the window around. I can also use the "Grid" plugin of Compiz to position quickly the window around my current monitor. The grid plugin doesn't ...
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Using MS Excel Keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I recently switched again from Windows to Ubuntu 13.04. I use MS Excel a lot, and don't want to exchange it from Libre Office. For me it runs fine with Wine. However the reason I switch back to ...
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'show desktop' crashes if nautilus is running on Ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, kernel 3.19.3-031903-generic, nautilus version 3.12.2 My problem is that whenever I press Super+D keys or even Ctrl+Super+D to hide everything and go to desktop, my system ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS having problem with Brightness and Touchpad hotkey

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my IdeaPad Z570 Laptop. Initially, when the system is fresh, all hot-keys except the brightness control was working perfectly fine. I went through various solutions ...
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Keyboard shortcut responds very slow

The shortcut for print screen became very slow on my Ubuntu 14.04.2. It takes about 10-15 seconds after pressing the key to showing a print screen region selection controls. I tried to use shutter as ...
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Ctrl + V and Ctrl + C doesn't work in intellij IDEA 14.0.2

I can't copy and paste code in Intellij. I've been googling for a couple hours now. Every forum where there is a solution does not work. Ctrl+X works. Ctrl+Z works. Ctrl+V does not work. Ctrl+C does ...
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Left, Down, Right Arrow keys, Insert, Delete Keys Not Working [on hold]

I am using Acer Aspire V5 Touch updated to Windows 8. I learned that recently the left, down, right arrow keys are not working. And then today I checked on the Filter keys which is to be found on ...
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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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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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us keyboard not working in 14.04 after removing *.xkm files from /var/lib/xkb

I wanted to customize my keyboard shortcuts and followed the advice given here: Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout? I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file and deleted *.xkm files ...
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How I can set-up LXTerminal in Lubuntu to start maximized?

When I push CTRL + ALT + T I want see my default LXTerminal in Lubuntu 13.04 in full size (not like F11). I know that I can push CTRL + ALT + F1 and get tty-terminal - it good for some situations, but ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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How do I change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash?

I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.
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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" ...