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what is the “super” key for linux shortcuts? [duplicate]

I have a regular windows-based keyboard, what button do I press to have it register the "super" key? I don't see anything that says super on it. what do I do?
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What is super + tab? [duplicate]

What is Super+Tab? I was told to try to use to return fullscreen view, but I don't what it means. My keyboard does not have a key that is named super. Some shortcut key?
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What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

In Unity, are there any pre-defined shortcuts, e.g. to open the dash or unhide the launcher?
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How do I display two windows as split screen? [duplicate]

I have two open programs, but I want to view both of them at the same time. Dragging and adjusting them manually takes time, and I might have to do this every day. Is there any shortcut for doing this ...
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How can I use the Windows (Super) key?

The Windows key seems to not have any use in Ubuntu, but since I'm just coming from Windows I'm used to this key having some function. How can I make good use of the Windows key in Ubuntu? I've seen ...
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How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display?

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Using Mac-OS shortcuts in Intellij IDEA with Ubuntu

I'm very familiar with Mac OS shortcuts and I'd like to use them in Ubuntu also. But the keymap is full of Meta button and I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any solutions?
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How to have a way to quickly change programs in Unity?

I just have Unity running today, I like the way it hides stuff to increase screen space. Also, I like the new Workspace switcher and Applications "app". But I now find it hard to switch apps. Alt tab ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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How do I get my taskbar back?

When I restarted my Ubuntu workstation after a firefox crash, my taskbar disappeared. I'm referring to the bar at the bottom of the screen, where the currently-open programs are displayed. Also, I ...
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Accidentally removed default gnome panel applications

I accidentally removed the default Gnome panel menu on the top right (containing clock, mail, volume and shutdown options). After, I tried to get the menu back by adding some apps but that did not ...
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How do the keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu (with Unity) compare to those of Windows?

Until today, I was using Windows. Now I have migrated to Ubuntu 12.10. What are the keyboard shortcuts for basic commands like copy, cut and paste? How do they differ from Windows?
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Cannot use Meta + D to show desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity Super + D shortcut doesn't work I cannot use Meta + D to show desktop on a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. I have used both the alpha and beta versions and it didn't ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...

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