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

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Special Function Keys are not working in Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS

Volume (+/-/Mute), Brightness (up/down), Disable Webcam, Mute Microphone and Projector Function keys are not working (when used through laptop keyboard) but Next, Pause/Play and Previous keys are ...
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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 12.04 Volume up down mute stopped working

I'm using a Lenovo SL500 for several years now and suddenly the Volume keys stopped working. It could be that a kernel updated caused it - I don't know. However when I go to the keyboard settings -> ...
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Xmodmap - how do I use ctrl as a modifier?

Pressing the 1 key gives me a "1". Pressing shift+1 gives me "!". I would like to press ctrl+1 to give me a "¹". (Superscript one character) The following code allows me to type "¹", but only with ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 alt key problem after upgrade

After last upgrade, when I do any alt+key combination my plasma window manager freezes as if the alt key keeps pressed. So I can only move windows. I have to connect with ssh to restart display ...
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How do I type an 'æ' character? [duplicate]

I've tried alt+0198but it doesn't work. I guess that only works in Windows. How do I type it in Ubuntu?
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How do you save time with gnome-session-fallback and hotkeys?

As a developer I love to work with my keyboard. Not only do I save time with hotkeys when developing. Which hotkeys could I use in addition, to the ones I use, to get quicker in working on my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown?

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts to Shutdown? (e.g. in Windows Alt+F4+Alt+F4 Right Arrow Enter)
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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Logitech M545 button mapping

I bought a Logitech M545 yesterday, and it's not behaving as it should. With my old M705 I could use the thumb buttons to go back/forwards in Firefox, Thunar, etc, but with the M545 they don't even ...
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How do I see, find or raise hidden windows on Unity desktop?

When I get lots of windows on the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, I can't find a way to see, find or select/raise the hidden windows. This is so fundamental an issue, I'm sure some mechanism exists for this, ...
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Make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04. The keyboard doesn't have the "Delete" key. How can I make CTRL+Backspace behave as Delete? I was able to remap some other single keys in ...
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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disable automaic update for texmaker [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu 15.04 and I experienced problems with Temaker, namely the keyboard shortcuts did not work after some time. However, manually installing the version compiled with Qt4 fixed the ...
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Xubuntu 15.04: Can no longer navigate with Ctrl + left/right on MySQL shell

In previous versions of Ubuntu (and other Linuxes), I was able to jump word-by-word in the MySQL shell with Ctrl+←/Ctrl+→. This does not seem to work in 15.04. Instead I get ;5D (Ctrl+←) and ;5C ...
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AppKeys Ubuntu Gnome extension opens news instances of chrome

Ave! I normally pin my chrome on (Super+1), Editor ( Super+2) and Firefox ( Super+3). And thanks to this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/413/dash-hotkeys/ i dont regret switching ...
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Change behaviour of fn + f1-12 on Toshiba

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro C70-B-135 and Ubuntu 14.04. This laptop came with Windows 7, so it's dual boot. My issue is that in windows 7, f1-12 keys were in default mode (I mean, I didn't have to ...
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Disable Fn-keys brightness change on Dell Inspiron E1405

I've got an old Dell E1405 which smoothly runs 14.04, with one caveat that is. When I press the Fn button with arrow-up or arrow-down, the brightness jumps in huge steps. Is there a way to disable ...
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Some shortcuts are missing (Ubuntu 14.04)

I always use Win+Ctrl-Left_Arrow Win+Ctrl-Right_Arrow keys to send the window to the left and to the right spliting the screen in two. Some days ago this shortcuts were removed. How can I enable them ...
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Tilting backspace on Chrome or Chromium disables keyboard

In Chrome or Chromium, whenever I hold ⌫ (backspace), the keyboard shuts off. I am able to use desktop shortcuts (Super + 1 for first program or Super + D for showing desktop), but returning back to ...
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How can I detach a tab from my main chrome window (into a new window)?

I want to be able to move the current tab from the window (with other tabs) to a new window, in the foreground, keeping all other tabs open. I'm using Google Chrome, always up to date, on Ubuntu ...
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How to display correct keyboard backlight levels?

I have a DELL latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When pressing Fn+right button, I am able to change the keyboard backlight (works good), but on screen, this on screen notification (notifyOSD), ...
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How can I quickly re-enable fn shortcuts that stopped working?

On 15.04, sometimes (fairly often) my fn shortcuts stop working. The problem is in the OS, they are still able to change brightness, but no notification is displayed and I cannot change the volume ...
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How do I bind Windows key using command line?

I want to map Windows key (without any additional key) on Ubuntu to be able to launch Terminal (xterm). I've already went through this information but I don't know how to go from there. How can I ...
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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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Ubuntu 15 Hotkeys Are Broken

I have been searching around and not totally sure how to approach this issue with the Ubuntu Hotkeys. For example CTRL+ALT+T, my custom Hotkey SUPER+E for nautlius don't work. There are a few others. ...
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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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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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Is there a program which can assign whole words as shortcuts?

I would like to type entire words (using modifier keys) for every key on my keyboard. The desire is to increase typing speed by using less key presses. For Example: mod + A --> The mod + Q --> ...
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Xbindkeys & xte - keybindings not works

I have problem with .xbindkeysrc config. First line works as expected, Mod4+Space change language layout. But other configs won't work, if enable Mod4+w 'w' not works. What I can do to make this ...
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From OSX to Ubuntu: I need help on common shortcuts

I installed ubuntu on my macbookpro... I'm already comfortable with the bash and apt-get tasks, and the OS seems pretty easy to understand and use, however since I'm used to use a lot of shortcuts in ...
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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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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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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...
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Remmina rdp session - no toolbar and keyboard shortcuts don't work

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and I copied over my .remmina folder from my old 14.04 install and all my connections are there however when I connect to remote windows computer through rdp which is ...
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xbindkeys: Conflicting program

So my issue is I just reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 and as always I install xbindkeys and set up my search button to be middle click and the scroll wheel side clicks to copy/paste. However it was working ...
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Ubuntu - remap copy/paste and language switch

I am using Linux (Ubuntu) with XFCE at work. At home I use Mac Os with Cmd+c etc shortcuts. This is very useful because you can use Control as regular key in terminal without stupid remapping like ...
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open link from chrome to firefox?

I've got two browsers open, chrome and firefox, and would like to have a shortcut to be able to open a link I have in chrome as a new tab in my firefox window. Right now I do this by clicking 'Copy ...
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How do I get Shutter to open the GUI after taking a screenshot

I configured Ubuntu 14.10 to run shutter -f when I press Print Screen. But that just saves a file. How do I get the hotkey to not just run Shutter, but also place the screenshot in the clipboard and ...
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Ctrl + Shift + U not working in MS Office 2007 under Wine

I have to deal with this problem on another family PC on which I forced Linux installation over Windows. I'm well aware that Alt + Number doesn't work on Linux, that's why I was relying on Ctrl + ...
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global media keys

I've assigned keyboard media keys - play/pause, next, previous to VLC. Problem is, they only work if VLC window is in focus, which kind of looses the purpose, because I'd like to skip tracks while I'm ...
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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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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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How do I reset the binding of Ctrl+Tab?

I was using gnome-tweak-tool and momentarily bound Ctrl+Tab to one of the window-switching navigations. After clearing the rebinding, it didn't go back to doing what it used to do: switching tabs ...
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Ubuntu terminal: How to change ctrl + c (interrupt) to something else?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity right now. I've changed my copy and paste keys to Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V respectively. The command I've used is this: gconftool-2 -t str -s ...
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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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 ...