Questions tagged [shortcut-keys]

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

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Alt+Shift to switch language conflicts with Alt+Shift+Tab for previous window [duplicate]

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04. I use gnome-tweaks to map Alt+Shift to swtich language. The problem is that when I use Alt+Tab to switch window, the option to press Alt+Shift+Tab (which ...
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How to set Alt+mouse drag to move the window and Ctrl+mouse to resize the window unity (fresh install of 20.04)

I fresh installed ubuntu 20.04 today and found the alt+mouse drag for move and ctrl+mouse drag for resize doesn't work. How can I turn the function on? (I don't know why ubuntu people didn't set it ...
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Troubles with Calculator key on HP notebook

I've got a new notebook HP Omen 15, manufactured in 2020. I has Calculator key, and I cannot get it launching calculator in Ubuntu 20.04. When I press Calculator key, nothing happens. I also cannot ...
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Shortcut to show Bluetooth drop-down list in Plasma panel

Instead of clicking with the cursor the panel applets (widget and tray icons) in order to show their drop-down window with list/options I prefer sometimes to use shortcuts: Meta-B for battery, Meta-V ...
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Can't drop URLs in MPV

Basically, I can't drop an URL into MPV if MPV is open 'on top' of firefox. Let's say I have grabbed an URL and have it grabbed with the mouse, MPV is also open and I can see it, but once I grab the ...
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Language switch changed to super key, after dist upgrade

I had upgraded my Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10. In the middle of the process, a dialogue showed up and asked that which button combination I want to choose for switching between Latin and national languages. ...
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Unable to use directional keys to create shortcuts

Like the title says I am unable to use the → ← ↑ or ↓ arrow keys when attempting to create a short cut. All the other keys work as intended. I have ubuntu on a laptop with volume indicators on the → ...
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Enter key does not execute command in python and bash

My enter key suddenly started triggering a history-search-backward action instead of running the typed command in python and bash shells, although it still behaves correctly on my zsh (default) ...
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Why am I getting locked into 'Activities/Overview' after Super Key on Ubuntu 21.04

I may have missed something here, but after I upgraded to 21.04 I randomly get locked into "Activities/Overview" after I press Super Key. I can still open and close applications but I am not ...
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Timestamp hotkey won't work

Problem My custom hotkey to insert a timestamp does nothing. Details I'm using xdotool for the command. My Ubuntu version is 16.04 LTS. The timestamp I want to produce is YearMonthDayHourMinuteSecond ...
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How to set right alt as switch to next input source on ubuntu 20.04

How to set Right Alt as a shortcut to switch to next input source on Ubuntu 20.04
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Custom keyboard shortcuts for key presses

I am trying to make some custom keyboard shortcuts that will do some key presses for me. Basically I have a tiny keyboard and I don't have Home and End keys. I am trying to make a shortcut that ...
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How to disable Ctrl + Tab in Ubuntu 20.04?

I usually cycle between tabs (e.g. in Chrome, Visual Studio Code, etc.) with Ctrl+Tab. But in my Ubuntu 20.04 this key combination displays this instead: Is it possible to disable this and let ...
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F11 has suddenly become my screenshot key

I'm new to using Ubuntu on a PC (but many many years ago, worked developing shell scripts in Unix for several years), and am going through the pain of setting up my first Ubuntu PC from scratch. The ...
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Create Keyboard Macro to change modifier keys on Mac

I use parallels to run windows on my MacBook Pro for one of the application at work that requires hotkeys (such as Alt + C, Alt + X, Alt + Q etc). To ease my process while using this app, I tried ...
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xdotool Does Not Work With Gnome Keyboard Shortcuts

I created a custom keyboard shortcut, <ctrl> + <alt> + <shift> + T that would call the command xdotool key --clearmodifiers ctrl+F10 e; however, it does not work. I know that the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts (copy, paste…) do not work with caps lock on

(I've also asked this on unix-stackexchange as I don't know which forum is best suited, I am happy to delete one of the questions afterwards :) ) I am using a Linux SMP machine with the GNOME ...
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Copy and Paste options are not working in Gedit text-editor in a Linux terminal

I'm new to Ubunto and Linux. I'm using Ubunto 20.04 Virtual Machine, and I'm trying to install asterisk using the terminal. There are some codes that I need to write in text files using gedit, but ...
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Set custom shortcut keys for brightness on iMac 2011 Ubuntu 20.10

It works on the slider and it previously worked on a keyboard that had brightness keys. My new keyboard does not have dedicated keys. So I want to add a keybind in settings -> keyboard shortcuts -&...
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Side mouse buttons assigned by default to Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V

I just started a fresh install of Ubuntu on a dual-boot system with Windows 10 the other OS. I have a Logitech mouse, and hitting the two side buttons respectively returns the key combination Ctrl-C ...
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How to enforce keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Gnome?

I have set the keyboard shortcut Super+K to "Move to workspace above". But the "Pop shell" extension does it's thing. I also have set the keyboard shortcut Super+2 to "Switch ...
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Make alt-tab sequential, not 'sticky'

I am running 20.10 with ubuntu-desktop. Default alt-tab behaviour is "go back to the last program." For a thought experiment let's say there are four programs open on my desktop. Like ...
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compose key for us international layout not working

After my upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 my compose key is not working as it did before anymore. This is my input configuration: setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc105 layout: us variant: ...
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Keyboard shortcuts sent by mouse not detected anymore

I'm using a Logitech G602. The mouse has 6 shoulder buttons. 1 of them is setup to work as a middleclick button, whereas the others send keyboard shortcuts, for example Alt+← for navigating back. ...
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Problem with disabling F1 key

I want to disable the commands associated to my Fn keys in particular the F1 command which activates the sleep mode. In addition, Fn keys alone are not present in the Keyboard Shortcuts (in the ...
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Making Keyboard Shortcuts act Universally (No Matter the Language)

I would be really grateful if someone could give me some guidance! I am trying to set up some shortcuts. The thing is that Ubuntu responds differently, according to the input language, specified by ...
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Cannot launch vim from Keyboard Shortcut

I want to edit text in Vim and want to automate the process. Here's my program: $ cat /usr/local/bin/example-script echo "Some Text" > ~/Desktop/filename nvim ~/Desktop/filename The ...
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Chrome ctrl and command are swapped?

I use Mac along with this Ubuntu. On mac, command + is how Chrome shortcuts are. On ubuntu, it's ctrl + . However, other things like vscode or tmux are + key on both systems. Is there a way to setup ...
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How to set shortcuts in Ubuntu (Gnome) for functionalities which are not available in Settings Keyboard Shortcuts?

In the Settings app in Keyboard Shortcuts are some functionalities where I can assign shortcuts. But I am missing some. Like "Switch to workspace 5". There is only "4". Or "...
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How can I change or delete the shortcut to shade/roll up a window in Ubuntu 20.04?

Somehow the shortcut for shading/rolling up a window has been set to Ctrl+Alt+S in my Ubuntu 20.04. I don't need the Ctrl+Alt+S shortcut for the shading action, since it clashes with the standard ...
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Scrolling the terminal without a mouse

I'm sure this has been asked before, but anytime I try scrolling using the arrow, page up/down keys and/or those in combination with ctrl, shift, alt, etc. It just types some odd combination of ...
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How to execute a hotkey as command on the startup? (Xubuntu)

I have an old laptop that was used to run on Windows7 and now I installed Xubuntu on it. The problem: The system on startup don't activate the touchpad, I need to press FN+F8 for it to activate. I ...
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Using a proprietary Dell keyboard key for something else

I have a Dell G5 15 5500. It has "the G key" on it, which, in Windows, will tell Alienware Command Center to turn the fans to 100% and let the CPU turbo as high as possible. I was just ...
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How to list all the shortcuts that is active in XUbuntu?

I have a shortcut key that I use to switch to right workspace which is Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow and recently I cannot use this shortcut for some reasons, but after I reset the key in the Window ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: How to disable Alt+g needed by Emacs goto line feature?

I need to press Meta-g g to jump to a particular line in the Emacs editor. However, the Right Meta/Alt g opens the desktop's "Type your Command" prompt. (I need to press the right-side Meta ...
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How do I make a keyboard shortcut open an existing window?

Ctrl + Alt + T opens a new terminal window. How do I make a keyboard shortcut open an existing window for an application if one is already open (and open a new one if not)?
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20.04 Kill X Server With Keyboard Shortcut

I recently bought a new computer, and had to install and reinstall Ubuntu once now because I'm lacking in technical knowledge sometimes, hence this post... After my last install, I found out, in no ...
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Shortcut to change keyboard language on XFCE without having to click on xfce-panel plugin

I have a Xubuntu 20.04. I added the Keyboard Layouts applet plugin to my xfce-panel. To change the keyboard language, I can click on it. However, I want to be faster. I'd like to press a key ...
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Something blocks Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left/Right

I have been using Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left/Right in my code editor for a while and i think about a week or 2 ago, after some updates, these keybinds are now no longer reaching my code editor or any other ...
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How do I expand a notification bubble using the keyboard without Super + N shortcut?

Assuming my desktop environment is different than GNOME and that I do not have the predefined Super + N keyboard shortcut that comes with it, how may I expand a prompted notification bubble using the ...
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using the same keybind to run relative/absolute command for wacom tablet

found that the relative to absolute switch for my wacom tablet doesn't work on ubuntu 20.04.2, unless i use the terminal, so i thought i'd set it up as a keybind to make it easier (WL is for when my ...
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Switch displays on Lubuntu

I am trying to install Lubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa), however my laptop screen is damaged, so I can not see anything. I have an external display connected to the laptop via HDMI. Installation ...
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Fn keys and sound not working after resume from deep suspend - ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

I have recently bought an Asus Zenbook 14 UX425EA and promptly installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on dual boot with the preinstalled Windows 10. Everything has worked exceptionally well, except for this ...
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Ubuntu Server: How scroll through the terminal/screen by page and line? [VirtualBox]

Having VirtualBox with Hosts: Mac and Windows 10 Guest: Ubuntu Desktop && Server (18.04) and Desktop (20.04) In the Terminal when the screen is filled about content shown through the output ...
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Create a custom keyboard key for opening the latest notification

Using Ubuntu 20.04, if I get a new notification on the notification bar, I would like to simply use a shortcut, such as Super+K, so the notification would quickly open instead of using the mouse to ...
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Black Screen after login, gnome shell overwriting existing binding

I just installed Ubuntu 20.10 after a long time with Arch, and it everything was going well. Then I used the key combination I set (alt+space) to switch input methods from English to German. The ...
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Cannot disable `Tools` keybinding on 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04, and was trying to reassign some of the keybindings. On my keyboard (Das Keyboard 4, mac) there is a "F13" button, which is seen as Tools on Ubuntu. On 18.04 I ...
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question to remap keys in Ubuntu terminal to Mac has not worked for me yet in Ubuntu VM under parallels

After looking here for answers I am still struggling. I am running Ubuntu 21.04 as a virtual machine on my M1 Mac mini under Parallels 16. I am also running Windows 10 as a VM and the keys there map ...
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Albert hotkey (shortcut) didn't work in Gnome Terminal or Gnome Terminator

I'm on Ubuntu 20.10 with Gnome Wayland session. I have installed Albert (version 0.17.2) and I have setup Ctrl+Alt+Space Albert hotkey. In Gnome Tweaks, I have enabled « Ctrl position - Swap Left Win ...
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What process could be grabbing alt-tab?

I'm running KDE on Focal and had to reboot a few days ago. The normal thing for alt-tab to do is show a list of the windows on this workspace on the left side of the screen and cycle through them. Now,...

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