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I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for.

I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut Command + Right Arrow goes to the end of line.

Is there a way to wire up this command on Ubuntu? I have a Mac Book with Ubuntu so I don't have an End key.

I've tried the Custom Shortcuts in the Keyboard settings but can't get the command to work for end of line.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Install xdotool : sudo apt-get install xdotool
  2. Go to system connections -> keyboard -> shortcuts -> custom
  3. Create new shortcut, binding bash -c "xdotool getactivewindow key End" command to some key combination
  • That is perfect, thank you! For a bonus, how could I do command shift right arrow to highlight to end of line? – tyelford Apr 3 '16 at 11:16
  • @tyelford sorry , i don't have a mac, what's the command +shift + right-arrow does ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Apr 3 '16 at 11:19
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    Ah . . . well , same idea, make a shortcut for it , but use xdotool getactivewindow key Shift+End as a comman. Also . . .try to get out of the Mac mode of thinking - there's no command key on Ubuntu. There is super key, which acts more like Window's key – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Apr 3 '16 at 11:26
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    Thank you again, I nearly had it but forgot the plus between the Shift and End. Yes I know the super key is like the windows key but that particular shortcut is so handy because my left thumb is can reach the super key perfectly. – tyelford Apr 3 '16 at 11:30
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    This is so true. I'm sorely missing Ctrl-A and Ctrl-E for Home and End. The home and end keys on a PC keyboard are placed too far away. You want these shortcuts immediately available whilst your typing code. – forgetso Nov 22 '18 at 11:26
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On a Mac keyboard (running Ubuntu), the

function (fn) key + left/right arrow
key seems to be equivalent to the
command +left/right arrow
functionality seen native Mac environment.

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