Questions tagged [shortcut-keys]

Questions about keyboard shortcuts: both which ones to use and how to create custom shortcuts.

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GNOME propagate key event after handling them [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME 3.36.2. I have set switching keyboard layout to Shift+Left Alt: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-input-source "['<Shift>Alt_L']" However, ...
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Shortcuts not working after upgrading Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04

I recently upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 an now I am seeing that over desktop none of the shortcut keys is working such as CTRL+C CTRL+V SHIFT+DEL. Though I am able to able to perform above using the ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 - Super+Left shortcut is not functional where other direction work

I've went through this interesting thread: Lubuntu 19.10 & 20.04: How to tile windows? The window tiling section is missing in lxqt-rc.xml Lubuntu 19.10 & 20.04: How to tile windows? The ...
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Is it possible to create a keyboard shortcut to run a script in terminator?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I am currently trying to create a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+p) to execute the script below in terminator. I got this shortcut to work with the gnome terminal via settings>...
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Cut, Copy, Paste keyboard shortcut problem on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop and when I tried to use ctrl+x,ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc. nothing happened. I have searched all of the related answered ...
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What is the “nationality toggle” and how do I reset it?

While upgrading to ubuntu 20 I was asked to pick a key to enable "Nationality Toggles", I chose the Right ALT key. This Key now switches from English to another language. However, pressing the key ...
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Always show keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 18.04

I can't get the keyboard shortcuts (or "mnemonics") to be permanently underlined in my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS machine. I've tried modifying the theme (even checking that yes, it was Ambiance), didn't work. ...
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Alternative to xbindkeys that allows key-combos sans modifier keys

When I press XF86TouchpadOn + Left I want it to mimic Home button pressed. I tried xbindkeys, with xvkbd and with xdotool but none worked. Here's my .xbindkeysrc "xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\[Next]'" ...
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Is there a way to make the Delete-key bypass Trash in MATE/Caja?

On Windows systems, the Trash-folder for deleted files can be turned off in the system settings, making a simple Delete keypress remove the selected file(s) permanently. I know that it's possible to ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I'm on an HP laptop running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I have the following shortcuts: Select left by word: Ctrl+Shift+Left. Select left by sentence: Fn+Shift+Left. I would like to switch the shortcuts to:...
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how to change shortcut for stopping running script on gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

by default Ctrl + c and Ctrl + z used for exiting (/stopping) running script or program on terminal , i want way to edit those key bindings to another functions than the defaults . i checked "...
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How to open the little wifi dialog from command line?

My goal I want to set a shortcut to open the Select Network dialog that opens from the top left system menu. The graphic way to open it is to click on the top left corner, then on your network, then ...
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How do I remap Alt+` (key above Tab) in GNOME 3.36.2 on Ubuntu 20.04?

I am trying to change the key to summon my Guake Terminal to Alt++` (backtick, the key above Tab) and only to find out that the key is occupied by GNOME for cycling through windows of the active ...
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Dialog box program, the blue font found after tenth option, “Is there a shortcut key or keybindings to those options?”

I used dialog to create a menu that logs time with time warrior commands. My question is about the dialog script, first time I used it, here is what my script looks like. enter image description here ...
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Terminal in Ubuntu doesn't work using Ctrl + Alt + T

When using Ubuntu, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work for launching the Terminal. I tried changing its shortcut key but still it won't work but when I'm using Xubuntu, the said shortcut key works. How can I fix ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint [closed]

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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How do I rebind the keyboard shortcut to open the menu in Lubuntu 20.04?

All the answers I've been able to find are for LXDE but I need the answer for LXQT. What command/DBus message opens the main menu? Clicking the existing entry in the Shortcut Keys utility only lets ...
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How do I view split on top/bottom/corners

I want to create a shortcut to pack the view of the current program on an area of my window. It's like super+left shortcut, that shows as "split view on left" on keyborad->shortcut1 configuration, ...
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Keyboard media keys no longer work after upgrade to 20.04

Media control keys (play/pause, next, previous) no longer seem to work after I updated from 19.10 to 20.04. Tested with both spotify and gsconnect controlling music playing on my phone. None seem to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 Alt-Tab is slow

I recently switched from Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 to Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. I noticed that the Alt+tab performance is significantly slower in 20.04 than in 18.04. I did not notice a delay when I Alt+tab ...
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Mapping btnx to only activate when certain keyboard button is pressed

I tried btnx recently, but I found it either activates the mapping on disables it, but I currently don't have a multi button mouse The functionality I want is to map the wheel up / wheel down to do ...
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Fn + Arrow key map issue in Ubuntu

I just bought a Dell Inspiron and one of the best things about Dell is that they map Fn + Left to Home and Fn + Right to End. But in this new laptop, that mapping works properly on Windows but behaves ...
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My F12 key isn't working, which is preventing me from being able to switch back to Windows

After using a mechanical keyboard I can't seem to get my F10, F11, F12 keys to work. When I run sudo evtest and press F12 and Fn + F12 noting happens. How can I get these keys working again? Is there ...
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GNOME (GDM) equivalent to LightDM's “dm-tool”

In my old Ubuntu 16.04 installation, I had the command dm-tool switch-to-user <spouseusername> mapped to F1 so that my wife could easily jump onto her account on the family computer. Now ...
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How to run a command through a keyboard shortcut in the current directory? [closed]

To open vscode I use code . in the directory I want to use. How can I assign a keyboard shortcut such that the command runs in the directory I am currently browsing? If it's not possible then how can ...
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How to change keyboard shortcuts for Zoom (The Video-Conference App)?

I am using Xubuntu 18.04 32-bit version and use Zoom. I encountered a problem with the shortcuts while attending a class on Zoom. I could not exit full screen using the key 'Esc' while the keyboard ...
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“Mute microphone” native button doesn't work - MSI Modern 15 A10M-214XFR

I recently bought a MSI Modern 15 A10M-214XFR and put it on Kubuntu 20.04. There is just this little problem I can't solve: the "mute mic" native button and his little light (see picture) don't work (...
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Share or collect xubuntu keyboard shortcuts

Since I moved from Windows to Xubuntu as my work and personal OS, I tweaked a lot of keyboard shortcuts and now I'm feeling very comfortable with it. I have two different users on this computer and I ...
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brisk menu keyboard shortcut assignment

I am using ubuntu mate 20.04 I want to assign a custom key combination (i.e. Ctrl+Esc) on brisk menu which has as default Mod4(winKey). I've found its entry in dconf editor, but no other shorcut works ...
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Normal keyboard switcher for Gnome?

Is there any normal keyboard switcher for GNOME in Ubuntu? "Normal" means: Supports more than two languages. I.e. switches them not cyclically but with reordering with most popular on top. Shows ...
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xbindkeys + xvkbd works, but xbindkeys + xdotool fails

Here is the relevant part of my .xbindkeysrc file. The first commented line gives you idea of what I am trying to achieve. # System-wide equivalence of Shift-Del, Ctrl-Ins, Shift-Ins and Ctrl-X, Ctrl-...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with switched keyboard layout (20.04) [duplicate]

I recently got this problem and have no idea why. when I change keyboard layout in ubuntu 20.04, the keyboard shortcuts don't work in apps. there seem to be no problem with desktop itself, like I ...
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Configure Caps-Lock to make entering backtick easier

I have a Swedish keyboard and for me to type a backtick (`), I need to hold Shift and type the tick key twice. I wonder if there is a way (using xmodmap perhaps?) to make Caps Lock behave like the ...
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Switch languages ubuntu 20.04 lxqt desktop

I wonder if anyone can please help me. I have installed ubuntu 20.04. then installed the lxqt desktop for it. I want to have two langues available for typing. And I want to switch between them by ...
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Ctrl+C and other commands working every other time in LibreOffice on 20.04

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 in English (US). Keyboard shortcuts are working normally on the GNOME Shell and all programs but LibreOffice. At least in Writer, Calc and Draw, commands like Ctrl+C and Ctrl+...
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Mapping Bluetooth Commands

I have a Wacom Bluetooth stylus and would like to map the existing functionality that works for Windows for my ubuntu environment to specific commands or other shortcuts. According to this ...
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Shift+Ctrl not working

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, I have noticed any shortcut involving both Shift and Ctrl does not work if I Shift before Ctrl. In other words, Shift+Ctrl+T does not work but Ctrl+Shift+T works. This ...
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Change short cut like mac

I'm using ubuntu 20.04. My company PC is mac OS, so it's better to match both shortcut as much as possible. I want to change the key like below alt + → -> ctrl + [ this is prev, next button ...
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Media keys inconsistently working on different applications. 18.04

I'm finding that the 'focus' of the media keys seems inconsistent. I was using Clemtine to play podcasts and could pause directly from the play/puase button. A recent reset had me opening up tabs ...
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Unable to change keyboard input source when the selected source is not english

I have recently upgraded my ubuntu from 18 to 20.04 LTS. So I have two main input sources of language, Egnlish and Arabic. Firstly, I can change the input source from the tray no problem with that. ...
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I3WM: How can I restore a window from scratchpad keeping its original status/dimensions?

I am using this code inside my ~/.config/i3/config file: bindsym $mod+Shift+minus move scratchpad bindsym $mod+Shift+plus scratchpad show This allow me to hit the Super+Shift+- keys to move the ...
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dconf-editor shortcuts don't work

I'm used to work with 6 workspaces. I can assign shortcuts to change to anyone of them trough the settings menu > shortcuts, and it works. But it only offers the "option" to stablish shortcuts for ...
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Specific Key Mappings

I am trying to map specific keys to character outputs, such as "Ctrl + O = |". I understand that different language layouts provide different mappings but I want to have more control over them, on any ...
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How to make alt+backtick switch only windows on the current workspace?

There are multiple questions and answers about how to make Alt+Tab switch only applications of current workspace, most notably this one. However, is there any way to enforce the same behavior to Alt+`...
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No Ctrl-Alt-F1-F6 on Ubuntu 20.04

Since I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my PC I can not get Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6 working. Here are my config: OS: Ubuntu x86_64 (5.4.0-29-generic) Motherboard: msi B450M MORTAR MAX, MS-7B89 1.0, 32 GB RAM ...
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HP Pavilion M7 laptop - keyboard not working

It is and old I7 laptop with a Canadian multilingual keyboard (I hate the manufactures which try to be politically correct) which works OK with Windows and an old openSUSE 13.1. I tried Kubuntu 14.04,...
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Shortcut to get back to previous folder in PCManFM

Is there a keyboard shortcut for getting back to previous folder in PCManFM? I couldn't find it in the Help > Keyboard Navigation page, nor in the Preferences. PS. Using PCManFM 1.2.5 on Ubuntu 18....
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Search not coming up with Super key after upgrade to 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fosa and I've lost the use of the Super key to bring up the search window with the Spanish and Belgian keyboard layouts (2nd and 3rd layouts). The Super key ...
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Window + arrow not working on Lubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

OS: Lubuntu 20.04 X64 I don't know why when I press Window + arrow keys nothing happens and it was working on 18.04 before upgrading (Fresh 20.04 install). Also working on Windows 10 so it's not a ...
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Super key is always pressed on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently Upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 LTS on an Asus laptop, but from beginning i couldn't type certain characters like s, m, n or even space. Instead these act like shortcuts. For example ...

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