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Asus A455LJ brightness Fn+F5+F6 doesn't work on ubuntu 16.04

i've just installed ubuntu 16.04 on my asus A455LJ i5 5200u with Nvidia 920m, and just install nvidia driver properly but i can't get my brightness control Fn+F5 nor Fn+F6 work, but in the system ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate

Is there a pre-assigned keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate?
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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One command to get a running py script ID then kill it

I once asked for a script to control unity launcher auto-hide behavior and the community here was kind and clever enough to give me exactly what I needed here. Now I wonder if there is ONE command ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 change shotcuts

I want to change the next/previous tab shortcut of tabs that lie within windows for all applications, e.g. browser, terminal, etc. How can I do this? Settings->Keyboard->shortcut doesn't list these ...
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Setting hotkeys to switch language [duplicate]

How can i set Caps Lock to set Russian language and Shift + Caps Lock to set english? Not just Ctrl + Shift to switch them.
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Is there a way to create a shortcut for files?

I have several books or files which I want to open many times, is there a way which I can remember the files and open them by one click? I am using ubuntu 16.04
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Keyboard shortcut bug

I am on Ubuntu 15.10. Ctrl + alt is used for closing any windows/programs that I am currently in. So for example if I want to open a new terminal using ctrl + alt + T, when I press ctrl + alt, it just ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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How do I create a shortcut to Gnome 3 Activities menu? [duplicate]

I created ~/.local/share/applications/bt.desktop file containing entry [Desktop Entry] Name=btsync Exec==~/Progs/btsync Icon=un-reboot.png Type=Application Terminal=true; Command ~/Progs/btsync ...
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Synapse Application search bar indicator?

I would like to synapse search bar indicator on ubuntu 16.04. I am using the following command, but its not working: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Role of .desktop extension

I've done a lot of trial and error and reading and can now create .desktop files (i.e., launchers, shortcuts, etc.) most of the time using Lubuntu. But I'm unclear whether or not the ".desktop" ...
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Special shortcut for each input language in LXDE (Lubuntu)

I use Lubuntu 15.10 and I want to bind special combination for each input language. For example, in Ubuntu (Unity) I set up Ctrl + 8 for Russian, Ctrl + 9 for Bashkort, and Ctrl + 0 for English, by ...
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Making a shortcut keys for one shortcut key

So, i switched to linux, but i am too used to microsoft shortcuts.. I got what replaces Ctrl+Alt (with Level3 key).. So for better use, is there any way of Making lvl3 key to Ctrl+Alt? By that I ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Can't execute .sh file that works finely through the terminal in Xubuntu 16.04

My first attempt with scripts, is a shortcut to open a Jupyter Notebook on a specified folder from an file on the Desktop called ipython.sh. The content of ipython.sh is: #!/bin/bash cd ~ ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Manually created scilab launcher doesn't work

I try to create shortcuts when an application are running thanks to the icon that appear on the left side and I do Lock to launcher (which actually impede to take a screen shot). Yet, I did it for ...
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Replace Android studio 1.5 launcher shortcut with Android studio 2.0 shortcut

I used Android studio for a long time. I like to have it on launcher, so I run studio.sh in terminal, and when AS running, I lock the icon to Launcher so I can run it with one click later. Now I have ...
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Simple softlink to apache root

I have noticed that when I open a file via a desktop shortcut, the path that gets used by the application (sublime3) is the one via the desktop rather than the actual location of the file. This is ...
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How to create a shortcut to open new window of nautilus and actiavte this window? [duplicate]

I know how to create a shortcut on Keyboard>Shortcuts. But if I want to create a new window and activate this one, I would like to know. It shoudl be: nautilus;wmctrl -a nautilus; but keyboard>...
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How to add a desktop shortcut? [duplicate]

How to add a file shortcut on the desktop in 16.04? I tried to drag & drop a file from Nautilus to the desktop and nothing happened. Thanks.
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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Sublime Text's Shortcut name is wrong (and creates a new file every time I start it)

I just installed Sublime Text 3 to try a rich text editor over a whole IDE. Turns out the shortcut to it is incorrect (./theme.sh), and every time I start Sublime it creates a file (theme.sh). theme....
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Add parametter to a shortcut

I try to install a windows aplicattion on ubuntu. When i runn it in windows, executable's shortcut had a parametter (egg. Midserv.exe \desktop. On ubuntu, to work this program, need to put this ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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Can't make a shortcut to work (properly)

I made a shortcut for PyCharm following this instruction (created a *.desktop file; before that I launched the application via terminal by sudo sh pycharm.sh comand). However, the shortcut I made ...
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How can I hide all windows and show the desktop quickly?

I know there are supposed to be several ways to do this, but I will explain why they don't work for me. Super+D and Super+Ctrl+D both result in this bug. So does the "Show Desktop" button in the ...
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adding an application into the search computer menu

I am currently using ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. I just installed it and I searched up by pressing Alt+F2 I am able to search the computer for programs / files / folders but somehow I installed webstorm and ...
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Used apt-get to install chromium but how to start it?

Sorry I am new to ubuntu. I have installed chromium by using: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Its installed but where does it go? No icon for starting it from desktop.and no icon in ...
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shortcut for konsole

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 and cannot get Konsole to open with the usual shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T and have looked on various forums and configured "shortcuts and gestures" to add another entry to open ...
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How to add an own shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

My question is just like this one, except that I need to add a Cinnamon menu item for a single user only. It should be done as a part of the installation process (for an application installed ...
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: /var/...
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How to setup shortcuts to launch or switch application in kde5?

Such as in Unity, cmd+[number] would launch an application or switch to it if it is already launched? Currently I know how to setup new shortcut to launch an application in system settings. But I do ...
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How to disable Ctrl+X shortcut for a specific program

I am using VisualBoy Advance (emulator) in conjunction with Emacs. C-x is a key shortcut in Emacs but if I forget to switch windows, and tap Ctrl+X, VisualBoy Advance closes (that's the shortcut it ...
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Creating wine shortcuts on 15.10: how to hide from desktop but not from launcher?

So I followed a previous answer to successfully create a shortcut to a Wine application. I want to hide the desktop icon but still show the launcher icon. I deleted the my-app.desktop from the Desktop ...
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Creating a link to an application that is installed but does not show up in Applications folder

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I want to create a link to Slic3r in a folder i've created on the desktop. All the other apps that I wanted to show up in this folder I copied from the /usr/share/...
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Unable to enable KHotKeys in Kde Plasma

I have installed Kde Plasma 5.4 along with the Unity. Now I am unable to open terminal using shortcut keys. When I checked the custom settings, all my shortcuts are disabled by default. please help
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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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Screen application shortcut closes terminal

Hi whenever i tried to connect usb port with screen application. screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 works well. But whenever tried to do it in a shortcut, terminal closes but screen works on background. ...
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Fn + left arrow shortcut activates screen settings

I'm running Ubuntu studio 15.10 (xfce). I have problem with keyboard shortcut for decreasing screen brightness Fn + left arrow. It is working but additionally it activates screen settings. How can I ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Xubuntu Xfce - multiple actions for shortcut

I would like to apply an additional command for default Xfce "left_workspace" (to show the toolbar on which I have a preview of all workspaces). I tried editing the configuration file (xfce4-keyboard-...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Alt Above Tab shortcut for Guake

I can't get Guake to use <Alt>Above_Tab (or "`", or sometimes called tilde?) for hide/show shortcut. I first disabled the original actions of both <Super>Above_Tab and <Alt> ...
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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