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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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Who stole control+Q in Ubuntu 18.04?

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, Ctrl+Q doesn't work, in all applications. It used to be the "Quit" command in most applications (Alt+F4 still works OK), even in other applications which use it ...
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Can I customize Keyboard shortcuts? (Nautilus)

I just want to customize shortcuts for two actions i.e. Switching next tab & Switching previous tab. These two actions have already shortcuts assigned (Ctrl+PgUp & Ctrl+PgDn). I want to ...
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What kind of code do keyboard “custom shortcuts” accept

The first thing I've been taught to do when I use Debian or Ubuntu is to create a shortcut (in my case Ctr-Alt-T) to open a terminal. To do this I create a new keyboard shortcut (in the X system's ...
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super+space stopped toggle language

Up until a week ago or so, I could use super+space to toggle between English and Swedish. Then it stopped working for some reason. I have tried different key-combinations but no matter what I cannot ...
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Change directory of terminal unless one if specified

I want to have my default directory be ~/ unless there is another one specified by a command. Like, when I right click and choose "Open in Terminal", I want it to be the correct directory, but if I ...
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create custom keybinding for arrow keys

I type a lot during my day and I often find that I have to move my hands in an awkward way to reach the arrow keys. Is it possible to bind for example Shift+Alt+[i, j, k, l] to up, left, down, right? ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (including the control key) returns caret (^) plus the capitalized input character

I'm sshing from my Mac to an Ubuntu machine, but for some reason the key bindings do not work properly. For example when I try to run the tmux shortcut CTRL+b it returns ^B. The closest questions I ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 XFCE 4.12 window manager keyboard shortcuts not working with Apple Aluminium Keyboard model

Settings in Keyboard > Layout > Keyboard model are set it to Apple Aluminium Keyboard shortcuts specified under Window Manager > Keyboard have no effect at all. I can't cycle through windows using ...
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Mapping capslock to escape and both shifts to capslock

I'm using: setxkbmap -option caps:escape # "Make Caps Lock an additional Esc" setxkbmap -option shfit:both_capslock # "Both Shift together enable Caps Lock" But with second option I can'...
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Shortcuts defined to open a program not react immediately after login in Xubuntu 16.04.5

I don't know if this behavior is normal, when I start my laptop then every thing is loaded (desktop, panels, wifi connection and so on) then I type a shortcut to open for example mousepad(Alt+m) it ...
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Alt-Gr + [Key] freezing XFCE on Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS server

I have an Ubuntu 16.04.5 server installation with XFCE**. Every time I hit Alt-Gr + e (Euro sign), Alt-Gr + . (ellipsis) and other combinations involving the right alt key, XFCE completely freezes. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME Opera Browser prevent toggle menu by pressing Alt

When you press single Alt button or in combination with another key i always see this menu: How to prevent this behavior only for Opera browser in GNOME? Because some similar behavior have another ...
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What does pressing Alt do when suspending the computer?

This question is related to my previous question, where I saw weird behaviour with my 18.10 installation after waking the computer from suspended mode. I figured out that I was using an incorrect ...
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Kubuntu custom shortcuts doesn't work

I am using Kubuntu 18.04 with KDE Plasma 5.12.6. When I add some custom shortcut keys from the settings, they work for a 1-2 minutes then suddenly stop. Just nothing happens. Then I have to go back to ...
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How to change keyboard layout switch shortcut in console

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 server. During installation I selected English as the system language and Russian as the main input one. It asked me to select the shortcut for toggling between the main and ...
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Typing in Terminal Adds Caret & Bracket to Letter on Ubuntu Server v18.04

After Ubuntu server boots up to terminal, I type my user name only to get a circumflex accent (a.k.a. caret) ^ and a left square bracket [ added to each letter. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS ubuntuserver tty1 ...
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Increase key press delays for the contrl keys

I'm using Unity desktop. The foremost reason I use that because it enables me switching windows by pressing Super+N where N belongs to {0, 1, 2, 3 ... 9} The way I have optimized is by assuming, at ...
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18.04 and hotkeys

I am running 18.04LTS on a HP ZBook, and I noticed that not all of my hotkeys are working. I used xev to try to figure out why they aren't doing their job, but xev didn' recognize even a send key code....
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Where is ALT key for MacBook Pro?

I’m just switching to MacBook Pro. I am always using the SSH to remote Linux server terminal. However, I need to use Alt + T, Alt + Y, Alt + .. on the text menu driven terminal application but I ...
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Camera hotkey popup not displaying after update Ubuntu 18.04

On my Lenovo laptop I have a button to activate/deactivate my camera, just as I do for increasing/decreasing brightness, volume, muting mic, enabling/disabling touchpad, etc. The camera button still ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 often freezes and it's impossible to use

About one month ago I bought a new PC, it's an Asus VivoBook Pro Notebook (RAM 16GB, HDD 1TB, SSD 512GB, intel core i7-7700HQ, NVidia GTX1050) and I installed Ubuntu 18.10 creating a partition in the ...
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Global shortcut to switch to instance of application without selecting window

Ubuntu 18.04 (and presumably other versions that use Gnome, such as 17.10 and 18.10) has global keyboard shortcuts for switching among applications based on their location in the dock with Super-0...9:...
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How Can I Add New Modifier Key (as Shift )

I want to change Caps-lock button to a custom modifier key for adding another functions to keys as Shift, Alt-gr. Solution in my mind I need a new modifier key and remap Caps-lock to that modifier ...
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HP Backlight keys not working in 18.04

I installed 18.04 on a HP laptop, and at first the backlight keys were working fine, then I installed the Cinnamon Desktop environment and thereby also the lightdm display manager. Since I didn't ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open the first option in a search in mozilla firefox

In mozilla firefox, after i have entered a search string and searched for it, is there any keyboard shortcut which can let me directly open the first or second option (perhaps in a different tab)? I ...
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What keypress will take me to tty13? help me? [duplicate]

I've exhaustively tried every option presented to me in dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, the best I've been able to manage thus far has been to have both Alt keys behave the same (LeftAlt+F1 and ...
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Switch all windows between main and secondary monitors

I'm looking for a way to take all the windows from the main monitor and move them to the secondary one, and simultaneously moving the windows from the secondary monitor to the main one. I'm aware ...
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Unable to clear terminal using `Ctrl + L` in guest OS

So, I am using XUbuntu 18.04 version, inside Oracle Virtual Box 5.2.18. Now, whenever I press CTRL+L, it gives me a prompt saying it's going to switch to seamless mode, but I want my terminal to ...
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In moving from 16.04 to 18.04, how can this custom shortcut be made to work?

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have a custom shortcut set that features the following command: bash -c "xvkbd -text $(date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H%MZ" --utc) 2>/dev/null" On 16.04, this outputs "typed" text like "...
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Zoom shortcut: Replicate “Ctrl + Mouse-Scroll” with keyboard only

I can zoom in and out using following shortcut: Ctrl + mouse scroll. It works to zoom in both web browser and text editors. ➥ How to emulate the same behaviour, using keyboard keys only? (E.g., using ...
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Creating a shortcut to create shortcuts?

So I've just installed "gnome-panel" and I've been using the "gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop" command in the terminal to create some shortcuts to my most-used webpages. I'd like to ...
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How to make a keyboard shortcut for the HOME and END buttons?

I would like to make a keyboard shortcut of CTRL+ALT+DOWN-ARROW = End (keyboard button). and CTRL+ALT+UP-ARROW = Home (keyboard button). Is there a way to do this?
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Tab key gets stuck on double tap

I'm having an issue with my installation of Ubuntu 18.10. If I hold or double tap the Tab key, it seems to get stuck as if I'm holding the key. It will register anywhere between half a dozen and 20 ...
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Is there anyway to move (swap) an icon pinned to the taskbar by keyboard? [closed]

My Ubuntu version is default 18.04. It seems to be configured via some macro or shell script, But I can't find and figure out. Is there any way I can move (or swap) pinned Ubuntu taskbar icons using ...
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Lubuntu brightness/backlight issue

I freshly installed Lubuntu 18.10 with LXQT environment and here's my issue : I want to dim the backlight of my laptop with the keyboard shortcut (XF86) but when i press it, it changes the brightness(...
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Incorrect behaviour when pressing Super+P

I have 2 monitors. When pressing Super + P I'd expect the shortcuts to behave like this: Mirror image, Extended image, External only — Only 2nd monitor on, Internal only — Only 1st monitor on. The ...
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How to set shortcuts to screenshot on Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS?

In Ubuntu Mate version 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial) , I want to create a shortcut like Shift + PrtScr to screenshot, but I am not able to find where to do it. When I go to Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse ->...
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ubuntu 16.04 nautilus there is no clickable area in a folder because the folder is full of files [duplicate]

I cannot click on the folder area when the folder is full of files, and thus I cannot right click to open the context menu and for example "launch terminal". In other words, no matter where I try ...
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problem with shortcuts ubuntu 18.10

While upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 18.10, a prompt came out asking something about Latin and non-Latin keyboards (I have also installed the greek keyboard) and switching between them. I was given a ...
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Make alt + ` show all windows in a matrix in 18.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04. I do a lot of work in Matlab, and often create a lot of figures, meaning I have a lot of open windows. In 16.04 when I wanted to reach the main window or ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter) without interfere on default behaviour (type upper case latter)?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04.5 and I would like to ask if is possible to set keyboard shortcut using Shift+(any latter)? I tried and the shortcut works but now I can't type upper case latter ( in case ...
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Super-Left and Super-Right work well but not on a Nautilus window - Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a second laptop (Asus 56C). Super-Left and Super-Right work well on all windows but not on a Nautilus window. They work fine on the first laptop, I didn't do ...
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About adding a keyboard shortcut

I am using xfce-4 desktop. I want to add a keyboard shortcut to open the screenshot app listed in the menu. I tried xfce4-screenshooter -f command, but I am getting the error attached as image. What ...
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How to unbind a shortcut in a terminal

Ubuntu 18.04 I'm using embedded terminal in my IDE and there is IDE-binding Ctrl8 which is pretty useful and convenient and I would not like to rebind it. However the Ctrl8 shortcut works as ...
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to kicking on my WiFi hotspot?

How might I create a keyboard shortcut for turning on my WiFi hotspot? I tried using the keyboard shortcut menu in the settings, with nmcli device wifi hotspot ssid ____ password ____ for turning on ...
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How do I make a keyboard shortcut for code which uses xsel?

OS: Kubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 I want to remove the first seven characters of certain strings I copy. For example, I want to first copy and then convert 1234567890 to 890 I can do so with the ...
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Multi-key hotkey combinations don't work on Ubuntu 18.04

On Ubuntu 18.04, hotkeys that have more than 2 keys aren't working for me. For example in PHPStorm there are combinations like ctrl+k AND ctrl+shift+k. Of these, ctrl+k works correctly, but ctrl+...
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Fix terminal shortcuts after upgrade to 18.04

I got used to use Yakuake quake style terminal which uses Alt+Shift+Arrow for changing window size. These shortcuts have stopped working after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. Right now when I try use one of ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - move a window left-right in the same workspace

How to move half left - half right a window in the same workspace with shortcut on unbuntu 18.04. On 16.04 it was ctrl+win+ left or right.
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How to search files via the file selection dialogue? (keyboard shortcut)

Clicking on a shortcut folder and typing directly afterwards allows for searching for files. And in Windows, the file selection manager has much of the real Windows Explorer functionality, including ...