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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How to make Openbox to use my custom config file?

I'd like to use several custom keybindings to handle windows more effectively. So I copied the rc.xml from /etc/xdg/openbox/ to ~/.config/openbox/ and edited the relevant (<keyboard>) section of ...
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how to get several windows in one screen? - Ubuntu [duplicate]

In windows you can have two windows divided in a one screen. Is there any equivalent in linux? Ubuntu specifaclly
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Where is the keybinding located in dconf for <Super>v for Ubuntu 19.10?

Pressing the key combination, <Super>v, will open the notification tray at the top of the screen. I intend to override this key combination but can't seem to find where it's located in ...
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How to use keybinding to a string of text?

What's the Ubuntu 18.04 command to bind a key (CTRL+1 for example) to a text string "my awesome text", to paste "my awesome text" in a text box? Also, how can I bind ALT+0128 for a EUR sign and ALT+...
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Unable to remap Win+2 key combination in 19.10

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 in VirtualBox. I wanted to remap the key combination Win+2. The keyboard configuration applet shows it as unused, but when I press it, it opened Thunderbird. After ...
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Assigning keyboard keys to mouse buttons (not vice-versa)

I use xbindkeys, and I want to map some of my keypad keys to be mouse buttons. I don't want to use mouse keys, because the layout doesn't work for my typing. Currently I do something like this: "...
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How can I change the Microsoft Surface Windows Button to show the on screen keyboard

I just recently installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro (gen1) tablet. The only problem I'm having is that the on screen keyboard doesn't always show up when I click a text box. I would like to change the ...
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Overriding mouse extra side buttons

I have tried to map new commands to the side buttons of my Dell mouse using xbindkeys, xmodmap and btnx. As an example, I have added these lines to my ~/.xbindkeysrc file: "amixer set Master 5%-" b:...
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xmodmap stops working when switching in-between tty sessions

I have made a keybinding with xmodmap keysym Alt_R = Pointer_Button1, and enabled it with xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap. The keybinding works fine. However if I temporarily switch to another tty session and ...
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Keybinds and swopping basic key functions

I bought a US layout, mechanical keyboard as I like having a long left Shift key and it was on sale. However, I am using UK layout settings as I need the £ symbol but as a consequence, I can't make a \...
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Bind keyboard to mouse click in coordinates?

My question is easy. I have just installed AutoHotKey on Linux, and it seems to work fine, but it won't click on the coordinate I gave to the script. z:: Click, 460 470 It is simple, but I can't ...
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GNOME Do: Remap Summon Do to only <Super>

I am a heavy gnome do user and I have unbound the Super key from the gnome activities window so I can use it to summon gnome do. In gnome do preferences it will only allow me to set the key binding ...
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Completely disable mnemonics systemwide in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to remap several keybindings to resemble those of MacOS, but it seems like the systemwide mnemonics are overriding the keybindings that I want. Is there any way to do so?
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add accented character to american keyboard

I am using GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 19.04 and have a US keyboard and I would like to add the following keyboard shortcuts: Alt+; = é Alt+: = ö Alt+' = à Alt+" = ä Alt+[ = è Alt+{ = ü and I need to set y as ...
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Remap Capslock, but keep its function with Ctrl + Capslock

I want to remap my Capslock key to function as left mouse click, Alt+Capslock to function as right mouse click, and Ctrl+Capslock to function as Capslock. I've been using this in Windows with ...
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CTRL-a and CTRL-e map incorrectly in tmux

I like to use command-line commands CTRL-a (beginning of line) and CTRL-e (end of line), but when I start a tmux session, these commands don't work. CTRL-key seems to be interpreted as caret ^, as in ...
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How to remove a keybinding for a special character?

I keep running into a certain issue - pressing Right-Alt + Spacebar enters a non-breaking space. I don't really mind the extra byte of space it takes, but what grinds my gears is that gcc will refuse ...
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Want some window numpad shortcut back experienced in an older version

I've have trouble retrieving coarsely some older default numpad keybinding for moving current window around. I may have forgotten to look to a conventionnal place to activate this like a web page or ...
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How do I change the gnome keyboard shortcuts defaults? [closed]

Gnome keyboard shortcuts is a weird mixture of <Super> and <Alt> bindings. E.g., Switch applications Super+Tab Switch system controls Ctrl+Alt+Tab Switch system ...
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Remap a Modified Key

How can I remap a modified key such as CTRL-j to another key (possibly modified), while leaving the key j alone? I am using Ubuntu 18.04.
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how to disable ALT key as a “special” binding in 18.04 so ALT key shortcuts works elsewhere like Libreoffice

I find the single key capture of ALT key very annoying as it interferes with keyboard shortcuts in other applications. E.g., Libreroffice Writer. There are many references to ALT key related issues, ...
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What does Win+Shift+F4 do?

I am trying to assign keys to commands in Settings > Keyboard, but I am not able to assign Win + Shift + F4, although I was able to assign F2 and F3 with the same combination. Edit: I first tried ...
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Remap apple keyboard F keys to be typical F1,F2,…,F12

I have the following keyboard : And would like to map the F keys to be typical F1,F2,...,F12. I'm using the following: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Release: 18.04 ...
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bind modifier combination to super

I would like to bind some combination of keys on the right of the keyboard to super so I can access shortcuts like super+ up etc. using only one hand. Is this possible? Using Ubuntu 18.10 with Gnome.
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How to restore a Paste Shortcut CTRL+V [closed]

I installed an clipboard app and selected Ctrl+V for it. Now, the shortcut Ctrl+V does not work even if uninstall the app. How restore a Ctrl+V shortcut?
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How can I bind logitech mx anywhere side scroll button press to raise and lower volume

I have a logitech MX anywhere (on a thinkpad t480s if that matters) and I have tried following guides like this but I can't seem to get it working. I basically want to control volume down and volume ...
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Change “Super” keybinding Ubuntu 18.10

So I want to try using Ulauncher for a while. However, I can't change the launch keybinding to just being the "Super"-key (I prefer it over any other binding) I've tried unbinding it, but I can't ...
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Permanent bind key for Terminal to drop-down

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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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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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 to open devtools in ...
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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-...