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Questions tagged [shortcut-keys]

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

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How can I paste a specific string into my text by a shortcut key?

I want to use keyboard combination Alt-E to write my email address, rather than have to type it out all the time. I know how to create a custom key in unity-control-center Keyboard Shortcuts Custom ...
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Command to bring up a list of GNOME shell shortcuts?

Is there a command to bring up a list of the GNOME shell shortcuts (including user-defined shortcuts)? Ideally, I'd like to use that command to define a custom shortcut for that purpose.
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Why isn't my 'Shift' key working in shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and keyboard shortcuts containing the Shift key aren't working, "not working" meaning Shift is ignored. They are not working in applications with shortcuts containing Shift either ...
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CTRL + ALT +T not working to open Terminal

I downloaded Ubuntu 18.04 a few days ago. I'm trying to carry out an exercise which requires me opening the Terminal. I was instructed to use CTRL + ALT + T. This is not worked at all. Every I use ...
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Shift + special key does not work using real vnc viewer in windows to access ubuntu

Same issue as this: VNC: pressing Shift + Tab = Tab only I can write "A" by pressing shift+a, but shift+tab won't work. Tab be triggered without the shift key. This has been an issue since at least ...
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Alt and Win/Super keys not working on Unity desktop with no apps open

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit with Unity 7.5 as desktop environment with two monitors. I switched from GNOME 3, where every key functioned well. After I switched to Unity, no keyboard configuration have ...
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Where can you find possible key combinations and their outputs?

So... I recently bought a keyboard with a US layout as they didn't have it for my native language. It is however missing the key on the keyboard where i normally do '\'. I am using I3 as my WM and ...
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Custom Alt key + TAB application switcher require enter push in Ubuntu16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and I assigned Alt_R key to the one right key of space key using ~/.Xmodmap because my keyboard has no right alt key. But application switcher does strange work. When I use Alt_L ...
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Cannot use ctrl+shift+U with RStudio

After pressing Ctrl+Shift+U in any text field inside the application the underlined u shows up but anything I type afterwards is taken as plain text. I verified RStudio had already assigned that ...
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What is the KDE equivalent of the Microsoft Windows Alt+Space and Alt+'-' sequences?

Microsoft Windows enables you to activate a window's system menu using the Alt+Spacebar key combination and do so for an internal window ie (MDI) via Alt+- combinations. It is equivalent to clicking ...
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Define default directory for keyboard-trigered screenshots in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Background I want my screenshots to be saved in my ~/pictures/screenshots directory. I have then followed instructions of the selected answer of Default save directory for gnome-screenshot? — i.e., I'...
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Switch layouts with one key on 18.04 (bug?) [duplicate]

I want to switch layouts with Print Screen, which conveniently sits under the right thumb on my ThinkPad keyboard. I configure it so in the Keyboard settings and it works! HOWEVER every time I press ...
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What does [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [e] do, while typing text?

I already knew that Ctrl+Shift+u would allow to type a character by giving its Unicode hexadecimal representation: an underlined u appears, you type the code and hit Enter. For example, Ctrl+Shift+u;...
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Can't change keyboard layout using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04

I've recently started using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am facing a very obnoxious problem - there's no way of changing the keyboard layout with ANY keyboard shortcuts, system-wide, not just in a certain ...
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Alt key randomly behaves as ctrl when switching workspaces

I'm a heavy user of workspaces and switch between them frequently using shortcuts alt+[number] such as alt+1 for workspace 1. However at times alt behaves like ctrl, which switches between the tabs in ...
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Joined Terminal Tabs

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04, and I noticed something odd with the terminal tabs. I changed the new tab shortcut to CTRL+t. When I do that, I get an entirely new terminal with two tabs, ...
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How to scroll lock in a bash terminal on Xubuntu 18.04?

During processing, I want to be able to disable (and enable again) auto scroll down to newest output so that I can examine the output before. Terminal software version: xfce4 0.8.7.4
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Keyboard shortcut for launching application from dock in Ubuntu 18

In Ubuntu 16 if you held down the super key, the applications in the dock display with a number. If you continue holding the super key and then hit one of those numbers, the application launches. Is ...
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When I press the right shfit key it opens a “Type your command” prompt on the launcher. How can I disable this shortcut? [duplicate]

When I press the right shift key I get this prompt: I want to disable this shortcut. How can I do that?
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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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why super+a why not only super key

in ubuntu 18.04 to go to dash menue we have to press superkey+a. before it was just superkey. and there is a search app bar in dash menu. So why super+a why not only super key
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KUbuntu Shortcuts Close vs Quit

The documentation page for KDE says Ctrl+Q Quit Alt+F4 Close Both seems to work the same way. What is the difference between them?
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Volume mute and unmute button getting pressed frequently

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo laptop. Since the laptop was almost 4 years old, one of my volume mute/unmute button got damaged and the relevant key press/release event got triggered ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity using the mini ISO. So I don't have GNOME installed with Unity. My problem is that keyboard shortcuts (e.g., launching Terminal or switching between keyboard ...
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How to view all Unicode characters assigned to keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

How can I see what characters are assigned to various key combinations on my keyboard? For example, I found out that if I press Right Alt-Shift--, I'm getting an "m-dash" character: "—". I would like ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 not recognizing Ctrl + Alt

My Ctrl+Alt key combination is not recognized by my OS. My Ctrl and Alt keys both work individually. I am simply not able to use any shortcuts with Ctrl and Alt together. I am fairly certain that ...
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Command showing different behaviour when running from terminal and when Using as Shortcut

I am using KUbuntu 18.04.1 I am trying to extract text from screenshot using spectacle (Screenshot app of KUbuntu) & gocr (OCR tool) If I give the commands one after another in Konsole (Terminal ...
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Switching language and the subsequent input of capital letters

Previously, using Ubuntu 16, I pressed Alt+Shift to switch the language, let go of the Alt key, left my finger on the Shift button, and was then able to enter a capital letter. Now, in Ubuntu 18.04, ...
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Why I can't use (left)Alt+c to define a shortcut for an application?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I can't define an app shortcut using Left Alt+c, I don't why. I have set super key as compose key. On keyboard settings windows I have several shortcuts using Left ...
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How to turn off Alt+f1 shortcut [duplicate]

I am using Intellij and used to use Alt+F1 to navigate between different views. I have begun to use Intelij in Ubuntu but when I press Alt+F1 the first icon on the launcher will be activated. I could ...
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How to make Shift + Numkeys act as in MS Windows from GUI?

I'm using full keyboard with numpad (Generic 105-key intl.). I want to configure it in the following manner. If NumLock LED is on (NumPad) is enabled, I want to make Numkeys working with <Shift&...
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What is the alt+shift+drag shortcut and where can I disable it?

I have discovered that the alt+shift+drag shortcut in VS code does not work, and instead moves my window. I have tried in other apps too, and they move the same way, but I didn't find where I can ...
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How do I set the hotkey Print to Rectangular Region in Spectacle?

For the Kde Spectacle Tool, I want to set the hotkey Print to replace Meta+Shift+Print for a rectangular region screenshot. For reference: https://docs.kde.org/trunk5/en/kdegraphics/spectacle/...
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ssh shortcut is attempting to connect to a different ip

I am trying to ssh (with shortcut via .ssh/config) into an EC2 instance from my MacOSX and observing a strange behavior. That is when attempting to SSH to a IP XYZ I am getting a failed message saying ...
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How to change Ctrl+Alt+F7 in Ubuntu 18.04

Can I change the schortcut Ctrl+Alt+F7 to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F7 in Ubuntu 18.04 ? If yes, how ?
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Gnome-screenshot doesn't always work from keyboard shortcut

I created a script to screenshot and save the screenshot directly, and I wanted to bind it to a keyboard shortcut. However, it only works about 50% of the time. If I run it from the terminal, it works ...
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How to switch monitor screens using keyboard shortcuts?

I have an external monitor attached to my laptop. For switching between the screens, I need to move my mouse to one corner to switch to the other screen. Is there any keyboard shortcut or another ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mate. Problem with switching keyboard layout

I use Ubuntu 18.04 Mate Edition with installed Unity. I've got several keyboard layouts and they're switching nice in Mate, but when I try to do it in Unity (upd: by shortcut) nothing happens. I've ...
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What is super + tab? [duplicate]

What is Super+Tab? I was told to try to use to return fullscreen view, but I don't what it means. My keyboard does not have a key that is named super. Some shortcut key?
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xBindKeys does not work on non-English keymap

I have used the extra buttons of my mouse for copy-past some text in everywhere(gedit, libreoffice, firefox and etc). I use xte and xbindkeys for to do it. This is my ~/.xbindkeysrc # Copy text "/usr/...
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Command behaving differently when triggered by keyboard shortcut

I have custom shortcuts for increasing and decreasing audio volume, mapping to amixer -D pulse sset Master 2%+ and ...-, respectively. This works fine under Unity, but not under Gnome Shell, where it ...
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Cannot bind shortcut to diodon history menu although it works from terminal

Diodion hotkey feature doesn't work for me. So I wanted to bind system hotkey to /usr/bin/diodon to open the history menu. If I type /usr/bin/diodon in bash shell, it works absolutely fine, the menu ...
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Keyboard Shortcut making the system crash

I wanted to create a shortcut on my ubuntu 18.04 version to open nautilus on my personnal folder when using the shortcut "super + E". When I press it, it execute the command "nautilus -w /home/$USER &...
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Keyboard shortcut to type three backticks

Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut to type three backticks? Background: I use these three backticks all the time in Slack, general markdown, Gitlab and it's annoying to have to press backtick ...
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How to assign ESC to a key on Wacom pad?

In system settings I found good tool for setuping Wacom pad keys. Here I can set any keyboard combination except one - Esc, because it used to exit. But I really want to set one key to esc, how can I ...
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Shorcut to insert bullet point • into text in Linux (Ubuntu 18.04LTS)

I am new to Linux and I would like to insert the character that corresponds to the bullet point • when typing text. I know that I can to do by typing (Crtl+Shift+u and then 2022) but that is quite a ...
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A particular key not working

One of my key character "v" is not working. It does not print with any combination: "ctrl + v", "caps lock + v", "fn + v". Now currently I am using onboard for printing keyboard character "v" But I ...
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ctrl+shift+tab not working correctly

I just installed lubuntu 18.04 from scratch and I'm noticing a glitch: in both firefox and chromium ctrl+tab switches correctly to the next tab on the right, but ctrl+shift+tab works intermittently ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Is there a way to disable the alt+½(the button right above tab) shortcut

I want to use the Alt+½ (the button right above tab) for something else, but this hotkey seems to be overriding everything. It is the hotkey for swapping between windows of the same program in the Alt+...
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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 ...