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Questions tagged [key-binding]

Key-binding refer to keyboard shortcuts that are customised by the user to be different to the default.

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Permanent bind key shortcut for Terminal to show/hide

I'm not using right CTRL . Is it possible to bind key for terminal app to get in on top current workspace or hide? (show/hide window) It doesn't necessarily have to be CTRL key. It's about ...
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Spotify keyboard controls not working

I am on Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot play, pause, go to the next or the previous song in spotify. There are many answers but most are complicated, is there a simple solution that doesn't require a command ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (including the control key) returns caret (^) plus the capitalized input character

I'm sshing from my Mac to an Ubuntu machine, but for some reason the key bindings do not work properly. For example when I try to run the tmux shortcut CTRL+b it returns ^B. The closest questions I ...
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Change Alt+Right-Mouse Drag for resizing window

I use Alt+Mouse-Right-button for resizing window (xfce DE). But it's not convenient to do so with a touchpad. I want to bind this combination to other key combination without pressing right mouse ...
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Enable fn keys by default on peripherals?

I have an HP x360 n127br notebook with ubuntu 16.04 On my workstation, I use it with alogitech MK345 kit I am used to using the media keys instead of f1~12, and on my notebook, this behavior is set ...
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xbindkeys + xmacroplay are terribly slow on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

I've been using a combination of xbindkeys and xmacroplay to set up a new keyboard layer activated with the Windows key. Here's a sample: #Up "echo 'KeyStrRelease Super_L KeyStrRelease i KeyStr Up ...
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Can I emulate MouseKeys in Lubuntu so that I can use my NumPad to LeftClick or RightClick?

My mouse is pretty old and takes a lot of pressure to push the buttons down, with repeated use this becomes painful for me and when I used Windows found it much easier to just move the arrow using the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Keystroke Alt + Shift + (Ctrl) + Down does not work

After upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS (with unity) the keystrokes Shift + Alt + Down and Alt + Shift + Ctrl + Down stopped working (btw Alt + Shift + (Ctrl) + [Up, Left, Right] works). I ...
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18.04 super+shift to change language

I am trying to use Super+Shift to change the language with no success on Ubuntu 18.04 with gnome-session-fallback I tried gnome tweaks but did not succeed. Any idea ?
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Disable sleep key (not button) in Ubuntu 18.04?

The answers given in How do I disable the sleep button on my keyboard? do not work in Ubuntu 18.04. On my keyboard, Fn-F1 puts my system to sleep, and I accidentally hit that key combo often. Here's ...
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Get Euro (€) sign by old MacBook keyboard (Finnish)

I have the € sign printed on Shift + 4, but the combination gives a different character that is "¤". I am using "Finnish (Macintosh)" keyboard layout, and I tried "Apple", "Apple Laptop", "Generic 105-...
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Bind media keys to cmus

I'm wondering how to bind the media keys of my laptop to cmus play/pause next/previous. I've tried to use the bind common audioplay player-pause and variance commands to simply try to do what I want. ...
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How to assign Caps Lock (first lang) and Shift+Caps Lock (second lang) in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want to change language layout via CapsLock for the first layout and Shift+CapsLock for the second layout. How can I do this? For example, I have two input sources in Settings → Region & ...
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How to make AltGr temporarily switch keyboard language?

I have a keyboard with English and Russian letters. Super+Space switches language. I want also the right AltGr temporarily switch language while this key is pressed. How to assign this function to ...
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How do I bind Volume Up/Down/Mute and Brightness Up/Down keys in Lubuntu 16.04?

I just installed Lubuntu on my Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook using Crouton. I have Brightness Down, Brightness Up, Mute/Unmute, Volume Down, and Volume Up keys on my keyboard that I would like to ...
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Super key and the main menu in Lubuntu

Is there any way to make Lubuntu 18.04 pop up the main menu when I press the Super key? Most distros do this out of the box.
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keyboard ctrl,alt,super still works as shift even after Swoogan/aziokbd

i use laptop but i want to use external usb keyboard for more convenient works. i know that lot of people have problem with this ctrl, alt and super key register as shift. and they all seem successful ...
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Bind Super + I/J/K/L to arrow keys [duplicate]

I want to bind Super+I/J/K/L keys to arrows. Let say if I press Super+I it would be the same as pressing ↑. If I press Super+K it would be the same as pressing ↓. I have edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/...
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18.04 ctrl+shift to change language

Can I use Ctrl+Shift for changing languages? I can't set this hotkey for changing keyboard languages. At this moment Alt+Shift switch languages, but I can't see this hotkey in keyboard hotkeys list ...
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OS keyboard shortcuts conflict with apps keyboard shortcuts in GNOME 3

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with GNOME shell. I set ctrl+shift for the "Modifiers-only switch to next source" option. This shortcut conflicts with apps hot-keys. I can't use ctrl+shift+i for open devtools ...
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Key mapping under XWayland (like earlier with xbindkeys )

I use a mouse, a 3D-mouse and a keyboard with a lot of extra keys which are mapped via xbindkeys under Ubuntu Gnome 17.04. Now the support of 17.04 is run out and I was forced to switch over to Ubuntu ...
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How do I change key bindings in Lubuntu? (e.g. to lock screen with Super-L instead of Ctrl-Alt-L)

I am pretty much used to Windows Key + L shortcut to lock the screen. Ubuntu has a nice config app to change key bindings. Unfortunately I could not find similar app in Lubuntu. How can I change key-...
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Disable google chrome's Ctrl + H

I'm trying to disable chrome's default binding for Ctrl+H using shortkeys as discussed in this thread. For some reason, the fix proposed by @andreas_hacker isn't working for me. As per the ...
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How to bind additional mouse buttons to be modifiers (Shift/Control)? [duplicate]

System: Ubuntu MATE 17.04 I use control\shift + [key] keybinds often, and plan to use lot of hotkeys with those modifiers. Because sometimes using grid layout I will need to be pressing buttons like "...
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How to bind <super> to Initiate Window Picker?

If I map Initiate Window Picker to super it doesn't work anymore. I've disabled "Key to show the Dash, Launcher and Help Overlay" and I've tried both with CompizConfig Settings Manager and with dconf-...
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Ctrl, Super and Alt buttons act like Shift

I have a DEX Ltk-020 keyboard, and I am having trouble with its key mappings. The Ctrl, Super, and Alt keys all act like Shift. I tried to change the input language, keyboard layout, etc... But I ...
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xbindkeys doesn't work with XF86audio*, how to configure key mapping correctly?

I want to map my Fn + Left (XF86audioprev) and Fn + Right (XF86audionext) keys to function as the "Home" (Num_Lock + 7) and "End" (Num_Lock + 1) keys. I tried using xbindkeys with xte. At the ...
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Show/hide gnome terminal by a keyboard shortcut

I need somehow to bind a key to open a gnome-terminal by pressing F12 and hiding it by pressing same button. When I hide it and press F12 again, I don't a want new terminal to be opened. I just need ...
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How do I disable TTY switching with alt+arrow-key shortcut?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 (because most programs I use have a cli interface) and whenever I try to use (Alt+left/right arrow key) keyboard shortcut, for Weechat, the tty switches ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 command line .inputrc for key binding?

On my command line in Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 , I would like to bind Ctrlup/down to the bash history incremental search function. I found some posts how to do it. They involve the ~/.bashrc and ~/....
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Swap CTRL and caps lock in tty1 (deeper than gnome)

I have Ctrl and Caps Lock swapped in my main desktop environment 14.04 using GNOME Tweak Tool like here. However, when I'm using tty1, which I do by default, my Ctrl and Caps Lock are not remapped. ...
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Binding functions to mouse

I'm pretty much brand new to Ubuntu/Linux (using Ubuntu 16.04) and have been having a terrible time trying to set up some new bindings for my mouse (Logitech MX Revolution). After two afternoons of ...
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Determine Keybinding Strings For Gamepad

I want to manually map the commands to the game Assault Cube to my PS3 controller. From what I understand, I can do so by making the correct adjustment to the configuration file. Here is a snippet ...
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key-mapping - Workaround for keyboard with missing keys (16.04) [duplicate]

My thinkpad has got a few of its keys damaged, and I have been trying a permanent workaround for it. I tried using xmodmap which could set the F9 key to the letter "L" (small/caps based on whether or ...
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How to reset xkb?

I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file. After doing so, my End and PgDn keys no longer work. I did not back up the file, but attempted to restore it manually with no results. Ctrl/Shift+End/...
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Mapping key combinations like Windows + L to @ sign

There are many questions out there but none worked or apply to my situation: I often switch between Mac OSX and Ubuntu and the @, copy & paste key combinations are driving me mad. How can I map (...
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Bind a key to the 'contextmenu' key

On most full sized PC keyboards there is a context menu key. See photo below. My new laptop doesn't have one of these keys, but I use it all the time. The context menu shows the context menu of the ...
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Run script from i3 config

I'm using i3-wm and I have Mod3 working as a hotkey. I have the following in './config/i3/config': #This command works bindsym Mod3+f exec "firefox" #This doesn't work nor do my other scripts ...
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How do I remove the remaining part of a word in the shell?

I would like to know if there is a key binding for removing the remaining part of a word in the shell. Here I mean "remaining" as what stays on the right-side of the line cursor. Example (_|_ is the ...
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i3wm changes to config have no effect

Editing config file for i3 windows manager located at '/etc/i3/config'. I tried changing the font size from 12 to 20 in the default file: font pango:monospace 20 Also tried commenting out a few ...
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Keyboard binding help! [duplicate]

The =+ key (beside backspace) of my laptop is not working and I would like to assign it to another keypress, say Shift+F12 for equals since the plus symbol is also available at the numpad. I know ...
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Xfce4 and Ubuntu 16.04 and recent firefox: get Emacs key bindings

How can I get Emacs key bindings in firefox (and other applications) when using Xfce4. Several answers relating to dconf-editor and gconf-editor don't work.
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Alt-F9 is missing in ubuntu's byobu

Alt + F9 toggle send keys to all splits under fedora 22's byobu, but under Ubuntu trusty this combination doesn't even appear in help. Is it possible to enable it? I'm using tmux as back-end, byobu 5....
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Remap Dell L502X touch keys on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Dell XPS L502X which has 3 touch keys. Touch keys (image) In Windows, the first one is supposed to bring up Windows Mobility Center or on newer versions, Windows + X. The second is ...
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Unbinding mouse buttons in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

My mouse (a Logitech G700) has a broken button that continuously depresses. I'm looking for a way to tell the computer to ignore that button, it's currently bound to the dash key and it makes things ...
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how do i bind the § key to insert on my keybord?

I Have been trying to bind § to insert xmodmap -e 'keycode 118=§' but it wont work I keep getting. xmodmap -e 'keycode 118=§' xmodmap: commandline:1: bad keysym name '§' in keysym list ...
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imwheel refuses to “window spread”

currently I have my ~/.imwheelrc ".*" , Thumb1, Super_L|w Super_L|w from the keyboard works and invokes the window spread. But in imwheel it just prints the letter "w". I tried , Thumb1, ...
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“Mark as read”-button in Claws Mail?

As I prefer to manually mark my email as read, I turned of the automatic marking. But how are you suppose to mark message as read? In KMail I have an "Mark as read"-button in my tool-bar. In claws I ...
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Where is key binding for Ubuntu Desktop help?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My audio mute button has recently stopped working. The volume down button now starts the Ubuntu Desktop Help window. The volume up button works just fine. The mute and ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...