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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... ...
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Change or disable Ubuntu global keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Del) using terminal without using UI

I want to disable or change the Ctrl+ALT+Del key-shortcut in ubuntu 12.04 machine, without using the UI. Because I removed X and there is no UI to change it. I just want to do it from terminal. ...
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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
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Is there any way that I can make shortcuts from my Windows Programs in Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu as Dual Boot, is there any way that I can make a shortcut from one of my existing Windows programs, in my "App Draw" so that I may open it in Wine? I'm using Gnome-shell. ...
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Switching keyboard layout and shortcuts

I often switch from French to US keyboard and the usual key shortcut for application keep on being as if it was French. Is it possible that the application (Kile is an open application with which I ...
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Shell Script Desktop Shortcut

So I tried making a desktop shortcut which executes a very simple shell script. But when i double click/right click->execute it, it does nothing. (or at least I think it does nothing) heres how my ...
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Show unity launcher on with key combination

I wanted to ask if it is possible to pub unity launcher on autohide and have 2 ways of showing it. First is obvious with mouse, and second with some type of key combination, like ctrl+shift. Edit: ...
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Change keyboard “shortcuts”

So when I was on Windows i could do Ctrl + Alt + 2(") to put an @ or Ctrl + Alt + 1(!) (The one next to the key under Esc) to do the |. Now I can't do it anymore. How can I change the "shortcuts"?
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multiple shortcuts with xbindkeys or other ways in chromium

i have a problem. I will create a multiple shortcut for my notebook keyboard if chromium is open. In a browsergame i can use strg+1 and similar for a buff. Now i will create that circumflex-key or ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 12.10

Noticed today that the default Unity setting for keywords to partially maximize windows to left or right partially works in my laptop. My Ubuntu is totally updated. Any idea on how to fix that?
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Creating A Shortcut to Open Terminal & Run A Command

everyone. I'm new to Ubuntu Gnome, and I just wanted to know if it's possible to create a shortcut such as CTRL+1, and have the terminal popup and run a command such as 'sudo apt-get upgrade'. Is ...
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Ctrl + V will not work if I close the application I copied text from

I always have to keep an application open I copied text from to paste the text somewhere. In fact the copied text will be saved to Klipper (if Klipper is on) after it has been copied. But why cannot a ...
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Can a script starting with a bad shebang line work?

Creating certain scripts to use in Lubuntu/LXDE as described here that should look like this and were made to be run by shortcut as described in the last part of that answer, in order to search on ...
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Terminal command script launcher

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut or script that will automate terminal command input for me to open a program. cd /Downloads cd /GrooveNet-master cd /project cd /bin ./groovenet Once ...
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Creating shortcuts with shell script

I have programed a java program. To run it I write java -jar /path/name.jar in the Terminal. I have made a script (.sh) which installs the program on the system. I want the script to create a shortcut ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcuts for single line scrolling in the terminal?

To scroll a single line in gnome-terminal you have to press Ctrl-Shift-↑ or Ctrl-Shift-↓ in Ubuntu. In other distributions (e.g. Xubuntu) you only have to press Shift-↑ or Shift-↓ for the same ...
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How to emulate the super key?

I use an extremely old retro-keyboard.... " TVS 101.PC-XT" This keyboard has only 101 keys (AlphaNumeric, NumPad, FunctionKeys); And I don't intent to change it for I am very comfortable with it ! ...
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Cannot use super+space as a shortcut in XFCE

I moved from KDE to Xfce, and I've found that I cannot use Super+Space as a keyboard shortcut (applied via the Xfce keyboard settings program). My main concern is that I use that shortcut to open up ...
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Right-click on home folder in unity launcher does not populate the bookmark list

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I also installed Unity Window Quicklists by following this link. I added a few bookmarks (shortcuts) to the left side selection in nautilus: ...
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How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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Super button won't open the Dash in an empty workspace [closed]

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3 for a while, than started back on Unity. My problem is that the super button only opens the Dash when there are already a few windows in a workspace. When the ...
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Desktop icon for network

Very new to Ubuntu 12.04 which I just installed on a laptop but I was wondering how I can get the folder in Browse Network to appear on my desktop and dock? Allowing me to be able to click on the ...
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Geany - what's the shortcut for inserting curly brackets?

As it is written above. I came across that shortcut a few times but unfortunately I can't recall it because I found it not very useful. Now I've changed my mind and I was searching through web but ...
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How to put focus on the menu toolbar?

In windows machine I am used to tap the Alt key and I have normally focus on the menu toolbars, like "File", "Edit", "View" and so on. Is there any equivalent for Ubuntu? Because, right now, if I hit ...
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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts in 12.10? [duplicate]

This question has been asked already, but it doesn't seem to apply to Ubuntu 12.10. The file formats of /usr/share/gnome-control-center/keybindings/ has changed. I tried the script someone kindly ...
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How to create Chrome/Chromium web application desktop shortcut?

I'm not able to create desktop/Unity short cut for web applications using Chromium/Google Chrome web browser in Ubuntu 12.10.
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Cannot set 'alt-a' as shorcut in system shorcuts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to set a hotkey alt-a, but the alt key highlights the menu bar and so when I press a it goes back to 'All Settings' and doesn't set the hotkey. How can I set ...
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shortcuts lost after restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. When I try setting some shortcuts and restart the System they are "deactivated" or default (but they are still working). After one more restart they do not work any more. Can ...
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Shortcut to switch to app

Is it possible to focus an opened app instance/window using a command? I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut as to quickly switch to a specific app. I want shortcuts for: chromium (now it opens a ...
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How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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How to add a shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

Is there a utility I can use to add an icon to the Cinnamon menu which runs a user-specified command, and as a bonus, displays a user-specified icon? specifically I'm trying to add a command to open ...
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unfocus browser flash player to use shortcuts

Once I click to play a video in youtube I can no longer use any other shortcut (eg: ALT+PGDWN to change tab), I need to click somewhere else in the page, is this normal? how can I un-focus the flash ...
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Function keys and Hot are switched

I recently got a new laptop and installed 12.10 on it. I noticed right away that the "hot keys" on the F keys didn't always do what was pictured and also I noticed that the "hot keys" and the function ...
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Focus location bar in Thunar with keyboard shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut for focusing the "location bar" (the field that displays the current directory)? Even the Tab-Key does not stop at this field, so I have to use the mouse. Sometimes, it is ...
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How to create terminal program launcher (desktop shortcut)?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 win Unity 2D. I want to have a launcher which launches application (sh file) which outputs many things to console. gnome-desktop-item-edit can't help.
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
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Create .desktop file as shorcut to a folder in Lubuntu LXDE

What is the "Exec=" part of a desktop configuration file for this? I guess I should mention file manager but how exactly?
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Shortcut Icons on the desktop do not work

My desktop computer has two drives each with two partitions apart from swap, boot. /dev/sda1 has Windows XP,programs and some data; sda2 and sdb1 have only data: sdb2 (40GB) has Kubuntu 12.04.01. ...
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Edit shortcut list window displayed through super-key pressing

When I long press super key in Ubuntu, it's displayed a list of keyboard shortcuts used in unity. I would like to know if it's possible to edit the content of this window to display something ...
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My Ubuntu shortcuts arent persistent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit version. I changed the shortcuts, for moving Windows to left/right/up/down workspace from SHIFT+STRG+ALT+... to STRG+SUPER+ALT+... and after I did so everything works ...
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How to set two shortcuts for the same thing?

I'd like to be able to set Chrome OS like shortcuts for brightness and volume (and some others), while keeping the default Fn ones. Is there anyway to achieve that?
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How to reset bash keyboard shortcuts?

How can I reset the bash shell's Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut? I changed it a few months ago and can't seem to recover it.
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System shortcut setting is always restored to default [closed]

I changed the "Hide all normal windows" keyboard shortcut to Super + D (from Ctrl + Super + D) in System Settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts. It works for some time, but finally it's always set back to Ctrl + ...
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Custom shortcut does't work!

I would like to have a shortcut for a command: sudo nautilus "/" I tried to set it in Keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom Shortcuts but it didnt work. I also created shell file with this command and put ...
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.desktop file. There was an error lunching the application

I a new ubuntu 12.04 user. I've read my stuff and copied/pasted code from here and there trying to make my second life client have a shortcut on the sidebar. I did this before... I did a format to ...
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Matlab shortcuts not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I can't seem to be able to use any shortcuts on Matlab. It appears that they go directly to Unity and bypass Matlab all together. For instance, if I press F10 ...
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How to change the location a shortcut is linked to?

I have 12.04, the initial user account name is google, then I changed the user name from google to linux. I move /home/google to /home/linuxand update the /etc/passwd file. But now, when I click the ...
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Separate keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard layouts

I have a few language keyboard layouts installed in 12.04. I am using Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcut for switching between language layouts. Such switching method takes a lot of my time. Is there any ...
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How do I get a USB drive shortcut on desktop?

Is there a flash drive shortcut on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop like Ubuntu 10.10 desktop have?
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Override custom keyboard shortcut limit

I would like to add a custom keyboard shortcut for the "Home" button, but I get the error: The shortcut "Home" cannot be used because it will become impossible to type using this key. I am using ...