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If you are on Gnome, you can install Volume Mixer. Enable Use Volume Boost in the extension's settings. That's it! Your default keyboard shortcuts now increases the volume past 100% (and as a bonus, you get a quick change audio output menu in the notification area).


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I had the same issue and internet search didn't help me much. The problem simulating click 2 is annoying as OP mentioned. The problem with the above proposed xdotool and xsel is when xdotool starts "typing" you are still pressing another key. That does not always result with any output. For example if you bind it to "insert" key then xdotool is sending ...


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If you are using the "English (US)" keyboard layout now, you need to add a keyboard layout that supports those special keys. Go to System Settings - Keyboard - Text Entry, and click the + button under the list of language input methods / keyboard layouts. You need something like "English (US, international)". If your keyboard is not a standard US keyboard, ...


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Both of these solutions were a bit too hacky for my taste, so I dug a little deeper. The solution I found only uses dconf-editor. Just open dconf-editor and search (ctrl+F) for xkb-options and update the value. In my case, the value associated with the xkb-options key was ['terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp','lv3:alt_switch'] The option 'lv3:alt_switch' was the ...


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I have this corner tiling option available in Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12. Go to Window Manager > Keyboard. There you will see options for Tile window to the top-left etc.


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I had the same problem, after installing SketchUp the shortcuts did not work (wine 1.7.x and 1.8.0). I solved it by resetting all shortcuts in the SketchUp shortcuts menu (Window - Preferences - Shortcuts - Reset all). Grtz


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This soultion worked for me sudo apt-get install git gcc make libx11-dev libxtst-dev pkg-config git clone https://github.com/hanschen/ksuperkey.git cd ksuperkey make ./ksuperkey then make it to start every-time your computer boots up. source


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/window <number> like /window 1


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While to above answers worked for me in Ubuntu; after switching to Lubuntu I noticed that the ShiftPrtScn was no longer working. The following procedure fixed it for me. Since in Lubuntu the program scrot is used, I found that I had to add the following to the ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml: <!-- Launch scrot with interactive select when Shift-Print ...


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I have figured out the problem! The problem was that for some reason when one has the Show location of pointer option enabled in the gnome-tweak-tool, as this is assigned to CTRL, for some reason this prevents programs from capturing this key. So disabling that option in the gnome-tweak-tool fixes the issue.


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If you don't mind a solution for X only... The technique I was recommended is to put the following in a script: #!/bin/sh xmodmap - << ! remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control = Control_L ! You will have to run it once when you log in. If you run ...


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Do you have the guest additions installed? This helps with a lot of these issues. In the VirtualBox window running your VM: Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD Image... Or, right ctrl + D Follow the prompts and then restart your VM and it should work. As was said before the right ctrl is the host key by default and as so will not work for ...


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Right Ctrl Is used as "Host" key by virtual machine. You can change Host key in VB global settings or use left Ctrl as normal Ctrl key. You can see a hint in the lower right corner of a virtual machine window.


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You don't need any extension to enable this behaviour. dconf-editor provide this feature as an option: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Then dconf-editor This launch an graphical interface of system configuration database. Navigate into it to org > gnome > shell > app-switcher and then, check the current-workspace-only checkbox option. ...


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Aliases are not available to the GUI shortcut tools. They don't read .bashrc, for one thing and the don't run the normal bash shell anyway. Aliases only work on the command line. So, instead of using the alias, just make a shortcut that launches a shell and runs the command itself: bash -c "~/ums.rb > note.txt && gedit note.txt && rm ...


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Look for Text Entry in the Dash (I'm not sure about the Italian localization of that) , select the keyboard and press the symbol with the keyboard. Here how it looks for italian keyboard


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I figured it out. I think it's a bug in ccsm. I used dconf to watch the settings change while using ccsm: $ dconf watch / /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher unset unset?? $ dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher $ Yep... The key doesn't even exist. $ dconf list ...


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Going to be hardware. Especially make sure memory is seated properly. I can't count how many times i've seen this.


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There are two options: Press F6 to select only the address bar Control+L like in any other browser Alt+D should also work if you hold down Alt and then hit D


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The aim: You want a nice little MAC changer which you can just call using a keyboard shortcut and feed it a MAC? It should also be able to read it from the clipboard? Here is what you want: Preparation: To access the clipboard, we need xsel. Install it with the command sudo apt-get install xsel The scripts: We need to make four little shell ...


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This worked for me (LibreOffice 4.2.8.2 on ubuntu 14.04, English and Hebrew keyboard): sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-gtk and libreoffice-gnome


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The model of the keyboard-shortcuts overlay is hard coded in unity, so no customization is available for the time being.


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You can view the set keyboard shortcuts for Unity and Gnome through gsettings list-recursively | awk '/hotkey/||/keybinding/||/media-key/' | less and dconf dump / | awk '/keybindings/ || /media-keys/{print; getline; print }' I suggest you play around with those commands, try filtering out the output in different ways, but in short it's all in ...


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I settled for this solution: script # This shell script is PUBLIC DOMAIN. You may do whatever you want with it. TOGGLE=$HOME/.touchpadtoggle if [ ! -e $TOGGLE ]; then touch $TOGGLE synclient TouchpadOff=1 else rm $TOGGLE synclient TouchpadOff=0 fi config file <!-- toggle touchpad with fn key fn+F5 --> <keybind ...


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This works for me: #!/bin/sh TOGGLE=$HOME/.toggle if [ ! -e $TOGGLE ]; then touch $TOGGLE synclient TouchPadOff=1 & else rm $TOGGLE synclient TouchPadOff=0 & fi exit 0 There doesn't seem to be need for grep. Also, I'm not too sure that Openbox likes Fn in any rc.xml but see Nivatius' answer for how to use keypresses ...


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It is possible to remap any navigation command in GNOME and Unity directly with dconf or via command line using gsettings. For PageUp/PageDown moving workspace up/down you could do: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-up "['Page_Up']" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down "['Page_Down']"


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First verify that "Enable Drag and Drop" and "Enable Copy and Paste" are enabled in the "Isolation" settings. Then, execute the following commands in Ubuntu : sudo apt-get autoremove open-vm-tools Install VMware Tools by following the usual method (Virtual Machine --> Reinstall VMWare Tools) Reboot the VM sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop ...


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I have had a similar issue before. Another application was already using the keyboard shortcut, but it was not showing in Keyboard > Application Shortcuts. Therefore, it could not re-assign. In Terminal, use your favorite text editor to open the following: gedit ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml I assume you want to ...


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When you're missing your Windows task, go to Keyboard Settings and click on Shortcut Menu. Then, click Windows and select the first options or use Alt+Escape.


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Today I got an upvote for this question, so I'm posting my solution I've been all the time using for more than a year and am quite happy with. Step 1: make bash script (e.g. write it to ~/swap.sh and make it executable) to set focus to a window that is in the middle of the other display: #!/bin/bash getwindowat() { # move mouse to coordinates ...


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This type of GUI for running commands is basically known as "Run" interface. It's fairly simple idea. In the Ubuntu's Unity environment Alt+F2 allows running specific commands using the default shell, dash or Debian Amquist Shell. Of course, you have to remember that you are running commands "blindly", meaning without the STDOUT output from command or ...


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Alt + F2 worked for me (i know you suggested it didn't work for you, however its worth reinforcing for others!). Kubuntu 15.04


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Looking at other askubuntu questions and related forum posts I've gathered that intel wireless 3160 is a dual card (bluetooth and wlan). There's some driver problem or design thing that makes it difficult for current iwl driver to use both at the same time. Disabling bluetooth migth enable wlan. Try disabling bluetooth from bios. If that does not work, ...


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Do not use previous advice in Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher '""' It works! But it gives some bad behaviour: i cann't type a "space" symbol, unexpected resets to login screen with disabled keyboard.


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dmesg | grep iwl brings: dmesg | grep iwl [ 9.807507] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: PCI->APIC IRQ transform: INT A -> IRQ 19 [ 10.259645] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3160-15.ucode failed with error -2 [ 10.259666] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-3160-14.ucode failed with error -2 [ 10.462478] iwlwifi ...


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For easy customisation I would personally recommend Kubuntu (KDE), or perhaps Ubuntu Gnome, but not Unity. Unity is quite inflexible (though with addons this can be worked around) about how you position your launcher/task manager, and how it displays. This gets more frustrating when you have multiple monitors and want to fine tune how things display. You ...


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Most of the problems you've listed would be solved by using Unity, especially the shortcuts thing. I've been using both Unity and LXDE for quite some time. Unity has great built-in shortcuts and a very good way to handle custom shortcuts. I really can't live without them. For example you can move through workspaces using Ctrl+Alt + an arrow. To move a ...


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I've repackaged the given answers in this thread into a standalone example: #!/usr/bin/env python2 import signal from gi.repository import Gtk def bind_accelerator(accelerators, widget, accelerator, signal='clicked'): key, mod = Gtk.accelerator_parse(accelerator) widget.add_accelerator(signal, accelerators, key, mod, Gtk.AccelFlags.VISIBLE) def ...


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Nautilus Shortcuts You can use Alt-Left and Alt-Right to move through your location history. Alt-Left has the same functionality as Backspace. Similarly, Alt-Up and Alt-Down move your location up and down the directory branch visible on the address bar. Example: In the example above Alt-Up would move you to /etc/. Likewise, Alt-Down would move you to ...


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Try with +Release "xte 'keydown Super_L' 'key S' 'keyup Super_L'" b:11 + Release That may help.


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In case someone is using hamster and will find this feature handy this is my current working code: #!/bin/bash file=/usr/local/bin/hamster-log last=$(<$file) activity=$(zenity --entry --title "Enter new activity name" --text "New activity name:" --entry-text "$last") hamster start "$activity" if [ ! -z "$activity" ]; then if [ -f "$file" ]; then ...


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Shortcuts listed in System Settings -> "Keyboard" -> "Shortcuts" -> "Custom Shortcuts" are run in sh. Command substitutions such as $(<file) are not replaced with the content of file like in Bash, that's why the file is not read. I'm not sure how you're calling the script in the custom shortcut but there are two possibilities: You're calling the ...


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If you are using the numpad keys, which are different than the number keys above the keyboard (and to which the shortcut you tried to set actually likely refers), then what happens is this: bottom right number on the numpad is 3, therefore ctrl+alt+3 will focus that window to the bottom right of the page. following that pattern, 1 is bottom left corner, 7 ...


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If you are trying to get a script that will prompt you for the activity name you can use the following code #!/bin/bash echo "Please enter the activity name" read activity hamster start $activity when you run the script, you will be prompted with the message "Please enter the activity name". once you type your activity name and press enter, it will run ...


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Would something like hamster start "$(zenity --entry)" work for you?



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