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

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Unable to bind lock screen button

I've recently converted my Chromebook (Lenovo 500e) to Ubuntu 22.04 and I used a script from Fascinatingcaptain to re-gain functionality of the top row of keys. This worked for the most part, but it ...
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Make right-Super act like Control in Kubuntu on Macbook

I have just installed Kubuntu 22.04 on a Macbook Air and have noticed that the keyboard has two Super/Meta keys but just one (left) control. I am more familiar with PC keyboards: I don't need two ...
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Bind Caps+hjkl to arrow size doesn't work with shift, super, alt, ctrl

I bound Caps + hjkl to arrow keys, to be like Vim. I opened Tweak, chose Keyboard & Mouse, click AdditionalLayoutOption, and I checked "key to choose the 3rd level" item. I edited /usr/...
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Set Right Control key to function as the Context Menu key

unfortunately my laptop does not have a menu key; can I reassign the right ctrl key to the menu key? I basically want the exact opposite of this: Set Context Menu key to function as Right Control Is ...
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How to phisically disable a stuck key

one of my keys was stuck and the first think was remapping it so it wouldn't bother me. I followed the steps of this post and and managed to fix it. But then I noticed that I didn't DISABLE the key, I ...
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Keybindings to start Thunderbird and Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 20.04: How to know them and how to disable them?

Sometimes I unwittingly do some key combo that fires up Thunderbird or Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 20.04. How can I know what's the keybinding triggering these actions and how can I disable it?
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Macintosh Keyboard — how to switch keys

I am on ubuntu 20.04 and I have attached a Logitech Keyboard with Macintosh Layout. Withing settings I was able to add this Layout and viewing it from the Settings yields that image: The Keyboard ...
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Multiple keycodes emitted for single keypress

My goal is to remap a key called sysrq on my keyboard to be Super_R. I know I need to first find the keycode that corresponds to the physical key that is being pressed and then remap it using xmodmap -...
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just upgraded to 21.10 button 10 on my m705 mouse won't send super any more. Will work for other commands

I had button 10 (the thumb button) bound to "xdotool key Super_L" previously on Ubuntu. Worked great, would pull up the Activities screen just like Super_L does. Since upgrading to 21.10 it ...
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Some Emacs's keybindings Don't work on Ubuntu 20.04

Some of my many Emacs 27.5's customized keybindings do not work when I work with Ubuntu 20.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1 with a US keyboard. Most keybindings work, but some like super-o or super-...
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Deactivate F1 Help on Ubuntu 21.10 to use Tilda terminal

I just updated to 21.10. I was used to and loved using Tilda with F1 to drop it down and up. This does not seem to work on 21.10 easily. I couldn't deactivate the F1 help function, i.e. whenever I ...
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21.10 Keyboard shortcut ctrl + shift + alt + up settings are not preserved

In Ubuntu 21.04, I disabled keyboard shortcuts ctrl+shift+alt+UpArrow and +DownArrow because they conflicted with my IntelliJ keyboard shortcuts. After upgrading to 21.10, my settings are gone. Also ...
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Number keys switching applications (Ubuntu 21.10)

When I'm pressing the number keys above the keyboard it keeps switching applications and when I press it with the Super key the number keys are working. I think the keybindings are reversed. I did try ...
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My Alt key started opening the HUD - how can I change it back? [duplicate]

I am not sure how it happened, but my Alt key started opening the HUD. (I.e. like the Super key), losing focus out of the running app. How can I disassociate it from openning the unity menu? EDIT (OP ...
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Prevent Terminator from switching tab when opening another instance

I am using Terminator as default terminal emulator. Every time I open another instance (e.g. via ctrl+alt+T) all already existing instances that have multiple tabs switch to the last tab (i.e. the ...
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Remap a key combination to another combination, e.g. AltGr+C -> Ctrl+C, under Wayland

I basically want to ask this question, but for GNOME on Wayland. This means that answers involving AutoKey and xbindkeys wont work, as neither works under Wayland. Background: I would like to remap ...
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Gnome extension key binding not working

Gnome extension(extensions.gnome.org) key binding not working,extension window getting stuck when i'm trying to bind the keys on Ubuntu 21.04.
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Map a command to numpad keys on 21.04

I know how to make custom shortcuts and assign keys. But I want to assign a command solely to numpad_1 (no mod keys). The default gnome shortcut application doesn't set the difference between 1 or ...
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Why setxkbmap in .bashrc is intermittently working? Why it takes awhile to load after PC has already started?

I am using this on my .bashrc file: ## SWAP CONTROL KEY setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps I did this, basically, because I am using Emacs a lot. It seems to work most of the time. Unfortunately, 2 ...
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launch YouTube from the command line

is there a way to launch YouTube from the command line? I'd like to set a keyboard shortcut. thanks so much! Origen
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ALT code key same as Windows

I need help with Alt Key, I would like to have it the same as on Windows, but CTRL + SHIFT + U is not in the option.. I do not like, is there any possibility to have e.g. ALT + 39 is '
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Command for "Delete" button rebinding

I'm running 18.04.5 with Xfce4 installed on a Chromebook via Crouton. I've noticed that some of the normal Chromebook shortcuts for things like Delete have not transferred over onto the Crouton ...
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GNU/Screen shortcut behavior after detaching

Very simple but annoying observation in my new install of Screen version 4.08.00 (GNU) 05-Feb-20. Asking here becase I'm very lost after trying to troubleshoot on my own. I create a screen session ...
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Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 keymaps change randomly

On Ubuntu 18.04/20.04, in the Mate, XFCE and Ubuntu (default) UI's, I've been having keys get remapped without warning, sometimes as I'm typing. In Mate, I was seeing these keys remapped: L -> ...
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What is the shortcut to open the home folder in Ubuntu 20.04?

What is the shortcut to open the home folder in Ubuntu 20.04.2 lts? I am new to Ubuntu.
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20.04 Kill X Server With Keyboard Shortcut

I recently bought a new computer, and had to install and reinstall Ubuntu once now because I'm lacking in technical knowledge sometimes, hence this post... After my last install, I found out, in no ...
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How can I keybind a custom voice note to a particular set of keys?

I want to bind a custom voice note with a particular set of keys, I did some research but most of the answers are about how to keybind an operation. I wanna know is it possible to keybind custom voice ...
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Black Screen after login, gnome shell overwriting existing binding

I just installed Ubuntu 20.10 after a long time with Arch, and it everything was going well. Then I used the key combination I set (alt+space) to switch input methods from English to German. The ...
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Is there anyway to change Totem Video Player keybindings?

I want to change Go Backward and Go Forward keys. is there any way to do this? Totem default keybindings:
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map Apple keyboard EJECT key to delete on Ubuntu 20.04

followed this great instruction https://askubuntu.com/a/1019659/786192 but it didn't work for me. I then took a more aggressive approach and edited /lib/udev/hwdb.d/60-keyboard.hwdb directly by ...
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How to get the terminal keyboard shortcut to open the configured default terminal? (20.10 with GNOME)

I have configured sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator to alacrity. The x-terminal-emulator command starts alacrity correctly. But the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut opens gnome-terminal. How do ...
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Pressing "v" in the terminal opens bash-fc.some_random_string in the editor

Recently I've started using the vim keybinding in the terminal. I changed the keybinding of the terminal by adding the following line in the ~/.bashrc file. set -o vi But I've noticed an issue with ...
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Can I remap keys from a specific keyboard in X11?

I have a graphics tablet, that acts as two USB devices on Ubuntu 20.04. One pointing device and one keyboard device for the hardware buttons. (The tablet does not use the wacom driver, so I cannot use ...
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My keyboard doesn't have Super button.Can i do anything to fix this? [closed]

I am using a Lenovo PC which doesn't have a super button. Using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.
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Remap Super Key

Is there a way to remap the Super Key to another location, like the Scroll lock key? I didn't see something like this in settings, I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, LTS, but I think this is a fairly general ...
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How to enter email adress pressing function key [duplicate]

I'm running Kubuntu 20.10 desktop. Howto link my email address to F1 key and by pressing F1 in any application enter my email address.
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How to toggle keybindings with a button

I want to create a custom keybinding where i - up arrow j - left arrow k - down arrow l - right arrow I want to be able toggle this on/off by pressing say a key combination shift+ctrl+i. How can I do ...
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create one shortcut for maximize and restore window

I know that super+Up maximize the window and super+down restore it. Is there any way from which I can do both with one shortcut? I mean pressing super+up will maximize but then again pressing it will ...
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Hp spectre x360 Mute mic button not working & LED indicators not lighting up on volume buttons [closed]

I'm currently using pop_os 20.04 LTS on my hp spectre x360. My mic mute button does not work even though all other audio buttons do. Also all audio buttons which have an LED indicator(mic mute and ...
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Mutter mapping not working

Hello Ubuntu community, I try to create a setup script for all my settings that I fire after a fresh installation to restore all of my settings. The script includes: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter....
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Change Caps Lock to Left Shift+Ctrl in Xubuntu

I want that pressing Caps lock behave the same as pressing Left Shift+Ctrl within Xubuntu. I use these two a lot as modifiers in conjunction with other keys. The only things I find are switching Caps ...
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Making a Lock Key with Xmodmap

How do I create a "lock" or "sticky" key in Xmodmap – such as Caps_Lock? Currently, I am using a dead-Greek key, but I would also like a key that locks my keyboard into Greek until ...
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Repurpose Fn+Arrow keys to control brightness on laptops

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th Gen, where the brightness control keys are on the top row. Being a DELL veteran, I wanted to see if I could use Fn+↑ to raise and Fn+↓ to lower brightness. Using evtest, ...
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Keyboard "symlinks"?

Is there something equivalent to symlinks to keyboard strokes? I want to make one specific key (numeric keypad '.' button) to act like an ALT+A. More specifically I want that all applications receive ...
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How to configure macOS-like text navigation shortcuts in ubuntu (delete word/line, move cursor by word/line)

I use a macOS for work doing technical writing, and I've recently got an Ubuntu desktop at home (20.04). I'm using the same external keyboard for both, and the biggest thing I struggle with is that I'...
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xclip not working when invoked from keyboard shortcut

I got the command: echo "myemial@gmail.com"| tr -d '\n' | xclip -selection c It works when I run it from the terminal. However, when I added it as custom keyboard shortcut nothing happens. ...
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Down navigation key problem

Superficially, it might appear that this question has been answered before. But please bear with me. On starting my laptop, the down navigation key (down arrow) works fine. But on suspending and then ...
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Ctrl-C interrupts process, but doesn't clear terminal line

When I press Ctrl-C, I receive interrupts for running processes (e.g., sleep 10, followed by Ctrl-C, will immediately terminate the running process). However, it doesn't clear the terminal line - in ...
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Disable input from laptop keyboard input

I am getting random input of the up key causing browser and other application causing unintended scrolling. I have disabled up up key from from xmodmap: $ xmodmap -pke | grep -i up keycode 80 = ...
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Vim Mode copy-paste not working on Tmux

I am new at using Tmux. I have seen that it is quite difficult to copy-paste inside Tmux. So I searched for an easier method. Some sites suggested that I should use vim mode as I am quite familiar ...
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