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

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Ctrl shortcuts not working in VLC on 15.10

I'm experiencing some keyboard shortcuts not working in VLC after upgrading to 15.10. If I just open VLC with no file loaded, almost all shortcuts involving Ctrl do nothing. Ctrl+O should open the ...
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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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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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform Shift+Home to select content from caret to start of string, while NumLock is turned off. But if in that case I press just Home, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through ...
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Multiple keycodes not working at the same time

I'm using xubuntu 14.04. I'm having a problem when pressing some keybinds (specifically with some keycodes). Thus, show you the result of xev when pressing first Alt_R and then Alt_L. KeyPress event, ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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xbindkey: press key two times in a row for a different output

I recently discovered xbindkeys and xdotool. I was wondering if there is way to remap a key to a different one if pressed two times in a row? Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: I want to start ...
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Program buttons G7 and G8 on the Logitech Gaming Mouse G502

I wanted a few extra programmable buttons on my mouse to assign shortcuts to, so I picked up a Logitech G502. I am using xbindkeys and xev according to numerous tutorials available to find the button ...
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Lenovo hotkeys not working

I have a Lenovo Z570 IdeaPad laptop with Kubuntu 14.04 installed.It has 5 touch hotkeys.Among them 3 are for controlling volume(mute,decrease and increase).They works fine.But the other two are not ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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How to Disable Alt+` Key Combination

I was wondering if there was anyway to disable the Above_Tab key combination that switches the windows of a program. I've tried going through CompizConfig and disabling the Switcher there with no ...
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Custom Keyboard Layout to use H J K L as ARROWS not working properly

I set up my keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ to use the keys H J K L as arrows Left, Down, Up and Right as the third and fourth shift level. mostly I followed this post. The Right Alt is ...
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Override system-wide shortcut for application-specific shortcut

Is there a way to give a keyboard shortcut defined in an application precedence over a system-wide shortcut with the same key binding? Desired behaviour: When some keys are pressed, check if the ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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How to change accels in GNOME 3.10?

Up to GNOME 3.8 you could easily change your keyboard shortcuts inside an application with dconf, but that option is deprecated now. (I've read an entry on a mailing list about that.) Unfortunately, I ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcut guidelines?

Is there an authoritative specification of keyboard shortcut guidelines for Ubuntu? I am looking for something like the OS X guidelines that result in unified application behaviour for common things ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, ...
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NotifyOSD does not work

Somehow my NotiyOSD unter 12.04. does not work. notify-send "Test" "Test" produces: notify-send -i /usr/share/icons/gnome/32x32/status/dialog-warning.png "Test" "Test" produces: If I use my ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

I've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V aren't working anymore.
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Make an app receive all keyboard events (or as many as possible)

Every once in a while, I come across a piece of some useful software that has hardcoded keyboard shortcuts that conflict with my system wide keyboard shortcuts. It seems to me like there's some sort ...
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xubuntu 12.10 how do shortcuts (technically) trigger actions. Trying to debug shortcut randomly stop working

Keyboard shortcuts randomly stops working, it appears to primarily affect shortcuts involving the Alt-key. I have seen this issue in 12.04 as well. I'm now trying to research the issue in more ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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How to stop Evince from going to the end of the document on pressing shift?

On pressing shift the pdf viewer Evince always jumps to the end of the document. This is especially annoying, when I have to manage several tabs. How can I disable this shortcut?
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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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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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Sequential key bindings

I was wondering whether it's possible to define sequential keybindings in any sensible way. What I want is that pressing Esc + l + Esc produces for example the text \lambda So basically get ...
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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Can i use a window like the unity shortcuts window to show a message?

Unity shortcut window appear when holding the super key on the keyboard: Wow a pretty good look glassy transparent window. So Is there any way to show a welcome message in a window like it to me when ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Custom Keyboard Shortcut for “gnome-screenshot -a(--area)” not working right

I put this command in terminal and it works fine, allows me to select an area and all, but when I assign a shortcut to this command, I have to spam the keys for few seconds before it actually works, ...
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Thunar ctrl-click

Is it possible to add in thunar file manager something I think I used to do in Nautilus, that is ctrl-click to open the selected folder in a new tab? I know you can set middle-click to do that, but I ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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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 entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...