Questions tagged [shortcut-keys]

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

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I pressed ctrl+alt+del on the Ubuntu Desktop[22.04], but it restarts immediately without any prompts and does not show logout option

As the title. When I type ctrl+alt+del, GNOME Desktop crashes and it brings me to a tty, and then the shutdown animation appears. Logout option does not appear at all. EDIT: I do not start gdm3 ...
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Super (Win button) + mouse scrolling won't switch desktop/workspace

When I was on wayland I used to switch desktop/workspaces by pressing the Super key and by scrolling with the mouse wheel. How to enable that behaviour in x11? Combinations like Super + Alt left + ...
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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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Gnome custom hotkey in specific group problem

I am a beginner for Ubuntu. For shortcut/hotkey setting, Ubuntu provide the feature in setting GUI. And I also can add custom hotkey in there. My question describe blow. Is it possible add custom ...
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"Copy a screenshot area to clipboard" isn't available on Ubuntu 22.04

I upgraded my system from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS recently. I want screenshots to be copied to the clipboard instead of saving them on my disk every time. I got to know that there was an option &...
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What is the search function called when i press the windows key on my laptop?

I'm on Ubuntu 21.10, and I'm just wondering, when I press the Windows key on my laptop, it brings up a search window where I can search my entire computer. Does this search have a name? What do we ...
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Kubuntu 22.04 / Lenovo T560, when I hold the volume down key pressed, session ends and I end up on the login screen again

Since installing Kubuntu 22.04 on a Lenovo T560, I can login by password, but I get logged out again, when pressing and holding the volume down key pressed (which is on position F2). And I don't know, ...
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Keyboard Wrong action : push normal key -> act shortcut (looks like 'super' key kept pressed)

First of all, I tried to change the setting for changing some keyboard mapping, but I got some problem. The problem is that if I push the any keys, it works shortcut action. Example) It means, if I ...
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Switching language by Alt + Shift after update from Ubuntu 22.04 beta to release is not working

Switching language settings made by Tweaks tool (gnome-tweak-tool) like described in accepted answer here. After performing update to release version by sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade ...
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Super-L can't login_22.04(wayland)

Using the Super + L keys, I am unable to access to the login screen(stays in black screen), however, app is still running in the background since the music player is still playing. The weird thing is ...
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Custom shortcuts for pasting multiline text Ubuntu 20.04

I used to use Autohotkey to do this on Windows; I'm wondering if there is a parallel way that I can do this in Ubuntu. I typeset a lot of math using LaTeX which can get pretty tedious and Autohotkey ...
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I don't have the ">" and "<" symbols on my keyboard how to assign a shortcut to type them

I code a lot and I need to easily access the "less than" and "greater than" keys, but for some reason my keyboard doesn't have those two keys. This is the layout that I'm using, ...
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How to disable mnemonic shortcuts in 22.04?

As far as I understand this is not distribution based issue, but something that happens with newer GTK versions, and thus all newer Ubuntu releases after 20.04. So whenever I have a toolbar in an app ...
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Where can I find the commands linked to keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 22.04?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 22.04 and I like its new screenshot UI. What I want is to find the command that gets executed when I press the PrtScr key. I would like to know how I can see the commands ...
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Alt+Tab only lists "Windows" and "Top Bar"

When I first use Alt+Tab I sometimes see a list of only two items: Windows, Top Bar. Usually the 2nd time I try it is back to listing all my windows. How can I get Alt+Tab to list all my windows the ...
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Kubuntu/Lenono E14: Fn+F4 key autorepeats for a single short press

I am on Kubuntu 22.04 currently, on a Lenovo Thinkpad E14 Gen-2 (AMD), using X11 (not Wayland). I have been facing a strange problem since 20,04 (ever since I got Kubuntu installed on this laptop). ...
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How to type Å on a German (Deutsch - Deutschland) keyboard layout - without switching to another layout

Yes, I know there's How to I write "å" on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?, but I want to do the same on German (Deutsch - Deutschland) keyboard layout. I don't care if it's not a ...
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Ctrl+; doesn't insert current date in LibreOffice Calc

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 (normal install on hardware) soon after it was released. It came with LibreOffice 7.3.2.2. The problem is that the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+; doesn't insert the current date ...
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A single key for Input source switching on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Is there any single key left that both Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and LibreOfice 7.3.2.2 do not use it as shortcut keys ?
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What's the terminal name of the "take a screenshot" app in ubuntu?

I want to make a kb shortcut to open the app like I do on windows 10 and so I need to put the name of the app for it to be opened in the terminal, but I can't seem to find the name of the app. By ...
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Mac Keybindings on Windows Keyboard

Background I primarily use a MacBook Pro with an external keyboard and have its keybindings memorized. The bottom row of my MBP keyboard layout is fn Ctrl Opt Cmd Space Cmd Opt Left Down Right The ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 how making rAlt + [hjkl] arrows keys

I have done this before on kubuntu but when I try to do this with xmodmap on ubuntu 22.04, the binds don't work. This is what I was using: xmodmap -e "keycode 108 = Mode_switch" xmodmap -e &...
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ctrl + ; is globally bound after upgrading to ubuntu 22.04

Recently I have manually upgraded to ubuntu 22.04 from 21.10. Unable to use libre office calc insert current date(ctrl + ;) shortcut since the shortcut is globally bound.
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Is there any update in keyboard shortcuts in 22.04 for key: ctl + .? [duplicate]

After updating ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04(LTS), a new keyboard shortcut is added (CTL +.). when I press those combinations e̲ is appear and after writing something then press enter it disappears and does ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Navigation keyboard shortcut problems

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 (from 20.04). It's pretty good but I have some problems. I want my shortcuts to be as follows: Switch to workspace left: <Control><Alt>Left Switch to ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - keyboard indicator on toolbar doesn't change after pressing hotkey

I'm using gnome-tweaks-tool to set an alternative hotkey for changing keyboard layout (Ctrl+Shift). It works - layout changes, but keyboard indicator on top toolbar doesn't change after pressing ...
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Is the feature [SHORTCUT-KEYS] 'Screenshot of an area to clipboard' missing in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

I noticed that the ability to 'Copy a screenshot an area to Clipboard (Shift+Ctrl+Print)' and previous screenshot functions [SHORTCUT-KEYS] are missing in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Is this an installation/...
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Command for Text Editor to make shortcut key

I'd like to make a shortcut key (Ctrl + Alt + N) for Text Editor in Ubuntu 21.10 I went to Settings > Keyboard > Customize Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts > + then typed Text Editor for NAME, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching input sources by Super + Space makes 4 arrows act as Scroll bar in LibreOfffice 7.2.6.2 Calc

Input Sources on my computer are English(US) and Thai and I use default Input Source Switching, Super+Space. In LibreOffice Calc, the English(US) works with no problem. On the other hand, while the ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working until restarting mate-settings-daemon on startup

I've been having issues with keyboard shortcuts for volume keys. They work when I manually set new shortcuts but stop working after reboot or new session. As a workaround I can get them working by ...
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GNOME Desktop: Shortcut to move window to "the next screen"

In the Unity desktop (e.g. Ubuntu 16.04) it is possible to create a shortcut (with a Unity tweaking tool) to move the selected window to "the next screen" (or "the other screen"). ...
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Key combination Ctrl+[Period] not working Ubuntu 22.04

Recently my keyboard starts getting crazy, everytime I press the key combination Ctrl + [Period] it prints the letter e, and then if I try to re-press the combination it deletes the e letter. I tried ...
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Cannot type curly or square brackets on a Croatian keyboard Ubuntu

My usual way of typing curly and square brackets in Ubuntu is (Ctrl + Alt + B, Ctrl + Alt + N) and (Ctrl + Alt + F, Ctrl + Alt + G) respectively. I have disabled all keyboard shortcuts involving Ctrl +...
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How to make Super+Shift or Shift+Space to change input language in Ubuntu?

I was able to make Shift+Space to change input language but then Gnome's default settings app made Space to change input language as well. It is not what I wanted. I wasn't able to find Shift+Super in ...
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I set L-Alt + L-Shift to switch input languages but now all shortcuts that involve these buttons don't work

Alt + Shift disables shortcuts that use Alt+Shift (Alt + Shift + K, Alt + Shift + I) in my IDE. I really got used to alt+shift on Ubuntu. I used to use Ctrl+Shift but ctrl involves even more shortcuts ...
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Can't register "ctrl + shift + alt + [DirectionalArrow]"

I'm working in Ubuntu 20.04 in vscode and it looks like ubuntu won't let me use ctrl + shift + alt + DirectionalArrow. If I press ctrl + shift + alt + enter or any other key, it works but specifically ...
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Alt + Up closes windows/apps instead of the default behavior

I'm on a ThinkPad P15 with Ubuntu 21.10, kernel 5.13.0-39-generic. Whenever I use the shortcut Alt + Up (for instance for moving a line of code up in my IDE or when browsing up one folder) the ...
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How do I map 'Ctrl + Alt + T' to bring up all existing terminals, rather than open a new terminal

I'm trying to change the keyboard shortcut 'CTRL + ALT + T'. The behavior I'd like is to open all existing terminals in the current workspace, and open a new one if there aren't any. I'm using several ...
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Caja: How to start Batch Rename by keyboard shortcut in Caja?

Caja 1.26.0 in Ubuntu Mate 20.04 comes not only with a regular rename but also a batch rename function, provided through an (already installed extension (also in the Edit Menu but with an “A” symbol ...
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Switching languages shortcut - how to set a shortcut to Shift + Alt?

I saw in other posts that since Ubuntu switched to GNOME it's not possible to set language switching shortcut to two keys, such as Shift+Alt. I noticed it expects minimum 3 keys. I saw the solution ...
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Unable to reopen Tilda with keyboard shortcut

I have been using tilda for many years and just installed it on a new pc running ubuntu 21.10. Tilda closes when the shortcut is pressed but once tilda is hidden, it won't reopen. I can see that it ...
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linux `ctrl + ;` shortcut key behaviour

Normally I use the Ctrl ; key inside vscode. But after upgrading my linux ubuntu this shortcut shows strange behaviour which I cannot explain: In any text entry field (terminal/vscode/browser address ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy Jellyfish" - Numeric Keypad not working - selecting apps on taskbar

Problem Summary Numeric Keypad settings all seem to be correct when examining Ubuntu Settings > Keyboard, GNOME Tweaks > Keyboard > Additional Options, and when running from an alternate TTY ...
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Right Alt + Left Arrow not doing the job in Mozilla Firefox browser

I expect it to do the same thing as L ALT + ← which goes back one webpage backwards. But R ALT + ← does nothing in Mozilla Firefox browser. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.03LTS. For example: I have kept ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-shell with xorg thinks that the super key is pressed, but it is not

I turned off my PC after holding the power button for a long time. (By accident) After I turned on the PC again, I discovered that Ubuntu thinks that I have pressed and held the Super (win) key on the ...
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Alt-tab to switch windows does not work on Gnome

I have followed the instructions from many posts concerning the change of the shortcut alt-tab from switching among applications to switching among windows. Infact, my current settings look like this: ...
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How to jump to the end or beginning when scrolling horizontally using keyboard?

For vertical scrolling I can press the home or end buttons to move to the start or end of the page (for example in Chrome). Also by pressing page up and page down keys I can move up or down by a page. ...
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My compose key doesn't work anymore in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (with XFCE). Is there another way to quickly digit accented letters?

My compose key suddenly stopped working few days ago, without me doing anything, apparently. I set it to right ctrl, but it doesn't work anymore. If I try another key (e.g. right alt), it doesn't work ...
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Gnome Single display shortcut

I'm using ubuntu 21.10 and Gnome 40.4.0 and I need a shortcut to change my second monitor to standby mode. When I hit Super+P it shows me: Mirror Join Displays External Only Built-in Only Windows ...
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Screen brightness F keys not working for Ideapad 3 laptop

I'm just curious if Ubuntu developers are working on a fix for the missing screen brightness -/+ F keys for future Ubuntu updates. I have a Lenovo Ideapad 3 laptop and have read that the screen ...
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