I want to set keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04
but it does not work properly.

I use CompizConfig Settings Manager > Commands
Rather than not work at all, sometimes it works.

When I use Alt to Key Binding, work is unstable.
So is Super, F1 and Shift.
But Ctrl is stable work.

The settings

Commands ~/Documents/Scripts/paste.sh
Key Bindings <Alt>v


xdotool keydown ctrl
sleep .1
xdotool key v key ctrl

Thank you.

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    that's because super F1 is already in use, in compiz, you need to use keybindings that aren't already in use, then it will work just fine – mchid Oct 11 '15 at 7:58
  • Thank you! I want to use Alt most. Alt is already in use too? – I_niche Oct 12 '15 at 2:29
  • I try using shift+alt+key, ctrl+alt+key, or shift+ctrl+alt+key instead. But don't work properly. If use alt or shift, then failed. – I_niche Oct 12 '15 at 5:00
  • I want to paste the content of the clipboard by Alt + v. – I_niche Oct 12 '15 at 6:48
  • I found the problem, also, you don't need a script to run, just enter the command in ccsm – mchid Oct 12 '15 at 7:20

Open ccsm:

ccsm &

Go to keyboard shortcuts and set the following command:

xdotool key ctrl+v

You will have to mess around with keybindings to find one that works. I tried F1 and it works fine. You cannot use ALT as far as I can tell because ALT is binded to the menu.

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