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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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Calling Python from bash script not working with XFCE keyboard shortcut

I have a python script to translate text via command line, the usage is script.py "Hola Mundo" and the output will be Hello World. Now I want to send text to this program via a keyboard shortcut in ...
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Alt+number does not switch terminal windows but gives me an unwanted Bash function instead

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1. I want Alt+n (where n=1,2,3,4...) to switch between the respective terminal windows to speed up my workflow. However, when I do this in terminal, I get an output: (arg: n),...
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Shortcut to reneable shortcuts?

Ubuntu 16.04 all up to date. I used PrtScr to capture a screen then went to Gimp and did some editing. During which, I was using Gimp's shortcuts, click-shift for point to point line then also hold ...
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debuan F2 decreases volium and not rename a file [on hold]

when i press on some file in the UI and i press F2 it shows volume decrease (F2 laptop hotkey). how can i make the rename file functionality work?
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Custom keyboard shortcut to print symbol

I'm trying to set a custom shortcut Alt + - [that's a hyphen] to print an em dash and can't get the right command. echo — doesn't work. Any ideas what I can do?
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Keyboard not working in games in Wine

I've installed GoG Heroes III Complete using Wine on Ubuntu 18.04 on an Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG laptop. When running the game, I see that some keyboard shortcuts won't work. For example, n to ...
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Need shortcut to New Document context submenu in Nautilus

When the nautilus window has few files in "List view" (as opposed to "Grid view"), it is easy to click on an empty spot at the bottom of the list to get the context menu and find New Folder item and ...
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3rd level key has no effect, how do I make it work or are there any other good ways to type less common characters quickly?

I installed the gnome tweak tool, and went to "Additional layout options". There are several possible keys that can be assigned to choose 3rd level, I tried right Alt and right Ctrl and both of these ...
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Problems making “at” sign with Spanish keyboard

Just did a clean install of Linux on an HP Pavilion that had Windows 10. My keyboard is set up for Spanish language, but I am having trouble making the "at" sign @ the way I am accustomed to (i.e. ...
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Change media-keys shorcuts in cinnamon

I've installed cinnamon on Ubuntu and I want to create a setup script. Including hotkeys. This post showed me how to add custom key-bindings, great. But how can I add '<Super>1' to the browser (...
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Prtscr key recognized as Audio Media key

So i have Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel v.4.17.14. This problem appears around a week ago. When i press PrtScr- opens default system media player and takes a screenshot. I thought that it's shortcut in VLC ...
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xcape slow in GNOME 3

I'm using xcape to get left Alt to emit escape when pressed & released alone (among other remappings). Unfortunately since upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 I've noticed that it's significantly laggier ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Keyboard shortcuts for window splitting are reset after reboot

after installing Ubuntu 18.04 (fresh install, no upgrade), I spent some time to get a workspace grid with my previous keyboard shortcuts working (see Workspace layout in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate] and ...
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kUbuntu 18.04.1 and keyboards hotkeys

Until recently I used kUbuntu 14.04. I decided to upgrade to 18.04.1 (full system reinstallation). It seems like everything is okay, but with the keyboard strange things happen. Firstly, keyboard ...
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Shortcut not saved persistently | Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

At least 3 times a day I have to set my custom shortcut again. How can I make Ubuntu save it persistently? ubuntu shortcut not saved Even after resetting the permissions as commented and rebooting ...
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Shift+2 or Shift+Anykey isn't working

I've a Lenovo Ideapad with Ubuntu 18.04. I tried type my e-mail so I can't put the @ character, when I press Shift+2, the number 2 is entered in the field. All characters are no working, for example ...
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Opening Arc Menu Gnome shell extension with super key and now window placement won't work

Ubuntu 18.04 supports super key and arrow key combinations to snap windows to either side of the display. However, after installing Arc Menu from Gnome Shell Extensions and configuring the super key ...
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How to make keyboard backlight controls work in ASUS FX503VM?

Hello Ubuntu community. I've recently purchased the ASUS FX503VM laptop and I've managed to solve most of the "problems" so far in Ubuntu 18.04. The one that is bugging me for a week now is the ...
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Alt in fullscreen switches window where i dont want it to

I found that while in fullscreen mode gaming, Alt (which I use for keybinds ingame a lot) makes the window switch back to the previous active window. Figured it has to do something with Ubuntu Mate's ...
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Applications overlay command

I'm trying to work out what function call opens the Applications overlay in Ubuntu 18.04 - this is the function call that runs when the Super+a shortcut is pressed in Ubuntu 18.04. Applications ...
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Get command from keyboard shortcut [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the command that is executed when a keyboard shortcut is pressed? E.g., when I press Ctrl+Alt+T, the terminal is ran. Is there a terminal command or an application that would ...
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How to view the keyboard shortcuts window from Unity on Xfce?

Is it possible to view the keyboard shortcuts window accessible with the Super key from unity also in Xfce? If yes, is it possible to change the contents of the window? I would like to have a pop-up ...
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Nautilus - How to open a bookmark folder with keyboard in ubuntu 18.04

The way it worked in 16.04: open nautilus switch back and forth between the left pane ('places'?) and the folder view with F6 when you are in the left pane and a bookmarked folder is highlighted you ...
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Ubuntu 18 activate ctr+alt+num for window placement [closed]

It seems to be a recurring problem in ubuntu releases that the Ctrl+Alt+number for window placement gets deactivated Ubuntu 14 How to remap default unity window placement shortcuts Ubuntu 12 Why don&...
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Window “snapping” and workpace switching keyboard shortcuts have stopped working [Ubuntu 16.04] [duplicate]

Today I noticed that a lot of the keyboard shortcuts I regularly use on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS have stopped working. I can no longer switch between workspaces using Ctrl+Alt+arrowkey and I can no longer ...
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How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory and execute a command? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and trying to use hotkey and terminal more often. At the moment I could use gnome-terminal --working-directory=university to open a particular directory in terminal per hotkey (...
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Select option from Run Application Dialog

Is there a quick way (a keyboard shortcut) to select one of the options from the Run Application dialog cause right now I have to use the mouse to select the one I want. For example when I type code ...
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What is the Keyboard Application Shortcut to set a key to mute volume in Xubuntu 16.04?

I have Xubuntu 16.04 on my Chromebook using Crouton. I am trying to enable my multimedia keys to work. I was able to get the volume up and down keys working respectively with: 'pactl set-sink-...
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Set Voltra as the default Music App

I use Voltra Music Player in Ubuntu 18.04, and I really like it. However, I don't think it has been set as a music app - I am unable to select it as my default Music app. Here is a screenshot: default ...
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Application view binding issues in 18.04

After years of not using Ubuntu, I decided to go back and have a look at it again yesterday. Got to say that it's massively improved over the years and I am one of those who are happy that Unity is ...
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Remap LWIN + ; to ä

I am using a US keyboard layout, but I need German Umlaute as well. Under windows it was easy to map LWIN + ; to produce an ä, LWIN + ' to an ö. I read about xbindkeys, xmodmap, ... but everywhere I ...
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set dconf-editor values programatically

Is there a way that I can access and edit dconf-editor values programatically, I mean using phython or bash? I want to develop a simple tool to edit some window management shortcuts. I know there are ...
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How to enable Wifi toggle key (f12)?

I run Ubuntu 18.04 on my HP, and before dual booting, when I only had Windows, I would always press the F12 key to turn the Wifi on and off easily. Now that is the only key that doesn't work on Ubuntu....
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Utuntu 18.04 - Super + Number keys aren't working when “Dash to panel” is active

So when the standard dash for Ubuntu is activated, I can switch to applications via Super + 1 or Super + 2 Keys and so on. But I installed Tweaks and then activated the "Dash to panel" option and ...
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Switch Workspace Shortcut Broken

Ubuntu 16.04. LTS, Unity After the last update, I cannot switch workspaces with Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key nor move windows with Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key. This answer here didn't help: Cannot ...
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Ubuntu 16 print screen keyboard button does not work

I am on Ubuntu 16 and I have been facing delays in taking screenshots. That seemed to be a bug in Ubuntu 16. I resolved it by adding a keyring restart at system boot as explained here. Then the ...
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Disable function keys for all but one program?

I want to use my function keys for global shortcuts or to invoke commands in a particular program (like OBS for streaming). The problem is that some programs also have standard definitions for these ...
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Are there equivalents to FunctionFlip and BetterTouchTool for Ubuntu?

FunctionFlip for MacOS can individually control the function keys, such that some function keys work normally as function keys, while others work as special keys. For example, it would allow F2 and F3 ...
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Shift+Alt+Down does not work as Shortcut for PHPStorm or any other app Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04.01 upgraded from 16.04 Shift Alt Down does not work in PHPStorm. Also, I can't assign any shortcut to it and it is not recognized as a shortcut (but top, left, and right do get ...
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Move workspace position in GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04

Just wondering if its possible to move workspace positions in Ubuntu 18.04. For instance you might have: Workspace 1 - 2 Terminal windows Workspace 2 - Chrome browser window Workspace 3 - Some IDE (e....
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Disabling Unity keybindings in-game

I've got a rather annoying problem - I've recently bought a new computer and for a change, started using Ubuntu 16.04. I use the computer both for working (programming, etc.) and for playing games. ...
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Alt-F3 forces me to reboot

I'm working on a game in QB64 and I want to use Alt+F3 within the game. But when I press that, I get an awful little prompt thing, I have to reboot and I lose any unsaved work. Please tell how to ...
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Cycle through docked applications in 18.04

In older versions of Ubuntu, you could use Super+Tab to cycle through the programs in the dock and open the one you landed on. Is it possible to restore this functionality in the dock present in ...
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Why does alt+left arrow go into tty now? That's a chrome shortcut for 'back' and it keeps taking me to tty or login screen

I'm using 18.04.1 LTS. I looked at the related questions, but they seem to suggest that Alt+Tab is also affected and somehow related, which is not the case for me.
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Super key is not working on the external Drevo Calibur 71 keyboard (used to work)

I have a Drevo Calibur 71 USB/Bluetooth keyboard that was working fine until recently. The problem I am having is that the Super key is not functioning as it should. Actually it does nothing. It ...
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How can I adjust the screen brightness in i3wm on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a System76 laptop. The brightness controls (i.e. Fn+F8 and Fn+F9) work great in Unity/Compiz/Gnome/whatever is default, but when I change to using i3wm instead I get... ...
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GIMP 2.10 disable view rotation

I'm a heavy blender user, and I'm used to shift+mmb being used for panning. However in GIMP that results in image view being rotated, which is very annoying, since you have to manually go through the ...
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Windows Key on Lenovo T520 not launching keyboard shortcut menu 18.04

I am running 18.04 in my laptop and I see all over the internet that pressing and hold the Windows or Super key will bring up the list of all shortcuts in a nice menu window but that does not happen ...
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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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My super key is disabled. How to enable it?

Today somehow my Super key is disabled. I can't use it, neither the laptop keyboard nor external keyboard. When I press the Super key, it does not send the Super key signal to ubuntu (18.04 LTS). ...