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Synergy + Emacs C-<SPC> to set mark not working

Problem When I use C- (Ctrl+space) in Emacs, it fails to set the mark. The alternative keybinding, C-@ works, but requires an extra finger and mindfulness. Emacs doesn't have trouble recognizing the ...
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Ubuntu: Keyboard language switching by Ctrl+Space

Don't ask me why but I want to switch between keyboard languages (I'm using US/UA) by pressing left control + space. I don't see this key combination in the appropriate settings, unfortunately. ...
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Sublime Text show opened files shortcut

It should very useful can show a list with all opened files with just a keystroke and navigate up and down to move to it. Anyone knows a shortcut or a maneuver to achieve it? 1) Show this list is ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize Alt-Tab anymore

I run Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit inside a VirtualBox VM with Windows 7 Enterprise x64 as host. I just upgraded VirtualBox from 4.3.10 to 4.3.12. I'm not entirely sure if it's due to the upgrade, but my ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu Shortcut Menu opening spontaneously

About two days ago the shortcut menu started opening spontaneously and wont close for more than 2 seconds, making it impossible to type anything since most keys start working as shortcuts and others ...
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How to setup a Ubuntu custom shortcut for “goto selection”

On Windows, I set up a Autohotkey shortcut in a way that the selected text was sent to the OS for execution. If it's a http hyperlink, default browser is launched. If it's a file path, file explorer ...
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1answer
116 views

Create new mod key with Xmodmap to remap keys?

I'm trying to remap my parenthesis and bracket keys to a more comfortable position on my keyboard. Would it be possible to create a NEW modifier key (such as Control or Shift) in Xmodmap and then ...
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427 views

Disable Touchpad by pressing a button

I would like to disable the touchpad while I'm typing. There are various questions on behalf of this topic already: How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04? Mousepad ...
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1answer
210 views

How to change the display orientation with a keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu?

In windows I can change screen orientation by Ctrl+Alt+[Arrow]. Is there such a shortcut in Ubuntu or how to define one?
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1answer
570 views

How to open new tab in existing terminal session and using keyboard shortcut / modifying global settings

Keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + T opens a new terminal window on Linux. By default it opens 1 new terminal window. Is there a way how to customize how many new tabs are going to be opened ? e.g. by ...
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1answer
3k views

Minimize/Maximize current window keyboard shortcut

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts for maximizing, minimizing and resizing the current window? I am on Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome-latest version.
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Can't bind Alienware multimedia key to KDE shortcut

I am trying to create an entry in "Custom Shortcuts" settings in KDE (Ubuntu). I can set the trigger to e.g. Ctrl+Alt+X but the button I'm interested in is the multimedia key which, under Windows, ...
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1answer
293 views

Keyboard shortcut to launch applications from the GNOME3 Favourites

I have just switched from Unity to GNOME 3. The main feature I'm missing is being able to launch the xth application on my Unity Panel with Super+X. Is there a similar set of shortcuts, or a way to ...
1
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2answers
172 views

Move left by a word instead of by a character in terminal

I want to move left and right by words using ctrl + left/right arrow in terminal (I'm on ubuntu 12.10). Currently when I use these keystrokes I get ;5D or ;5C appended onto the line, which is useless ...
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1answer
108 views

What is Ubuntu doing with my keyboard shortcut?

I used to be able to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+← → to cycle between workspaces and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+← → to move windows to different workspaces in ubuntu 12.04. Now for ...
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3answers
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How to define keyboard shortcut for a URL in Firefox on Ubuntu?

Is there a Firefox add-on or trick to define keyboard shortcuts to URLs? For example, assigning a hotkey (in Firefox or Ubuntu) to quickly access a site. I'm using Ubuntu Linux.
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1answer
209 views

change ubuntu brightness using external keyboard

I have a hp pavilion g6 laptop. My keyboard has stopped working so I cannot use laptop keyboard to change the brightness. The issue is my brightness is set at 0 so I cannot see anything once ubuntu ...
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145 views

Ubuntu 12.04 - Ctrl+T does not work in browsers

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04. At the beginning I used Unity, I downloaded and installed Chrome, Ubuntu tweak (where I configured my favorite shortcuts) and decided to switch to Gnome-classic ...
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1answer
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What is the little box accepting text in lower right of Ubuntu 1204

I recently installed ubuntu 1204. The lock screen key is supposed to be Super + L but when I press that combination a little text box opens in the lower right corner and it gets the input 'l'. ...
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Defining keyboard shortcuts involving the Fn key

I am accustomed to pressing Fn+Left to simulate the Home key and Fn+Right for End. On a keyboard with physical Home and End keys, using these Fn keyboard shortcuts do not work. How can I map custom ...
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2answers
282 views

Bind shortcut switch to a specific application

I usually have several applications running on my workstation. Usually I need VIM, Google Chrome and Terminal and some other applications that I don't always need, e.g. mail client, IM, VLC, etc. It ...
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compiling c and running code via keybinding

I want to compile and run my c code via key binding gnome-terminal -e make ~/Graphics && /home/johnr/Graphics/se so i add that to command one and get the global key <Alt>r as the ...
2
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2answers
998 views

Enable Ctrl (or Alt) + arrow keys to mimic 'home' and 'end' functionality

I am a long time Mac user and I'm now using a Ubuntu machine for development, and while I'm more or less used to a lot of the keyboard shortcuts, one thing I can't get used to is using the 'Home' and ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I input unicode characters by code point in Xfce (Ubuntu)?

In Gnome, entering Shift-Ctrl-U plus hex codes allows you to enter arbitrary unicode characters (see also this. This is supposed to work for any Gtk2 app, but is not working for me in gnome-terminal ...
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1answer
361 views

isearch-forward-regexp key binding using Ctrl+Alt+s

The key binding for isearch-forward-regexp is C-M-s, however I cannot invoke that bindings somehow using Ctrl+Alt+s. I can do Esc then C-s to invoke it though. Other commands with the C-M prefix ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in Ubuntu Linux?

ctrl+shift+u is a combined shortcut key in Eclipse. But when I press it, it shows up a u, just like input with an underline. I guess this shortcut has been declared by Ubuntu, so I can't use it. I ...
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3answers
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What does Ctrl+C do in Ubuntu Terminal?

Does anyone know what Ctrl+C and Ctrl-V do in Ubuntu Terminal? Since they don't copy/paste, is there any particular functionality to these buttons? When I press those shortcut, it writes ^C and ^V. ...
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1answer
142 views

Ctrl+C incorrectly mapped in Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS

I was playing around with my keyboard shortcuts and accidentally mapped a command to the Ctrl+C shortcut. Now I can't stop programs running in the terminal with Ctrl+C and I have no idea of how to ...
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1answer
651 views

Enter key does not work anymore. How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to the Enter key in Ubuntu?

My whole keyboard works except the Enter key (what I did to it was complicated to explain and stupid). I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. What can I do ?
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3answers
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How can I make a “Go to Desktop” keyboard shortcut in kubuntu?

I had a look in Settings->System settings->Common appearance and behaviour->Shortcuts and Gestures->Standard Keyboard Shortcuts but I didn't see an option to reach the desktop (nor to minimize every ...
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Clear terminal using keyboard shortcut

I was curious if there is a way to clear the terminal buffer/output through some keyboard shortcut. I am using Ubuntu. I am aware that Ctrl + L clears the terminal, but you can still scroll back to ...
2
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2answers
151 views

Defining terminal shortcuts

I use Ubuntu with Gnome. I carelessly assigned Copy to Ctrl+C (it was Ctrl+Shift+C by default). Now I am unable to use "Kill current process" shortcut. I couldn't change it with "System -> Preferences ...
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2answers
493 views

Switch to previous workspace in ubuntu

Is there any way to assign a key in ubuntu to switch to the previous workspace. I know there are keys to switch to workspace on left, right, up and down. But I want to switch to the previous workspace ...
2
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1answer
551 views

gedit, keyboard shortcut to switch to bottom pane (command prompt)

Im on Ubuntu, and using gedit for some minor programming stuff, and was wondering if anyone knows a keyboard shortcut to switch between the text area and the bottom pane (bottom pane = shell / command ...
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Shortcuts Not working in ubuntu

Ubuntu 10.10 x64 Has been working fine since install last week, all of a sudden lost the ability to ctrl+a, ctrl+c etc. Seems to work fine in login screen, but once it boots up desktop the ability ...
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how can I use F11 on my dell mini (with no default F11 key)?

I am using a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu 10.10 OS and am used to hitting F11 for full screen. How can I get my keyboard to do this?
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How to Right Click Using the Keyboard from Ubuntu on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro. How do you right-click using the keyboard in this setup? I've read that holding down the command key simulates pressing the "context menu" button on a Windows ...
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1answer
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How come I can not use my SUPER-L key, or Windows key, in Ubuntu 10.04?

For some reason I can not use my left or right SUPER key which is also known as the Windows key. I used to use it to activate some Compiz Fusion effects like Expo by pressing left SUPER + e. I have ...
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2answers
628 views

Nautilus shortcut for creating empty files

Is there any keyboard shortcut in Nautilus for creating new empty files. Like Shift-Ctrl-N does for folders. If there isn't, is there a way to add this custom shortcut somehow?
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3answers
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Expanding a GUI tree view on Ubuntu with the keyboard

I'm using Synaptic and Ubuntu, and when installing something it gives a tree view widget. ("To be removed", "Unchanged") where you can expand items by pressing on the + icon. My question: How can I ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu, bind Win+D to minimize all opened windows (Now, I'm using Ctrl+Alt+D)?

Is is possible to bind Win+D to minimize all opened windows (yeah, it's my habit)? Now I'm using Ctrl+Alt+D in Ununtu. I've tried System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, but Win key seems ...
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1answer
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Shortcut key in Ubuntu for accessing the top bar

What is the shortcut key in Ubuntu for accessing the top bar? (The one with "Applications", "Places", etc.)
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4answers
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Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit?

Not sure if I am missing something very obvious here, but it looks like you can't set your own key bindings in gedit. I've looked around on the ubuntu support forums and Googled around, but apart from ...
2
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arrow keys not working in Java application when using xmodmap

I've defined my keyboard mapping using xmodmap and it works beautifully with my browser and the rest of my software except java applications. I tried switching the AWT_TOOLKIT to Mtoolkit instead but ...
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2answers
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How to set a Ctrl+Alt shortcut in OpenOffice?

I'm using Open Office 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 9.10. I want to change the shortcut for "Save As" to (the more logical) Ctrl+Alt+S instead of the default Ctrl+Shift+S. I think I've finally got my head round ...
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164 views

Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V malfunctioning

Sometimes, I select an item, hit Ctrl+C, browse to a folder, hit Ctrl+V, but no item is copied to the folder or some other item is copied to the folder (eg from a previous select + Ctrl+C). For ...
3
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1answer
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Where does ubuntu store keyboard shortcut settings?

I'm having trouble setting a keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu. Trying to use the win (super) key as a modifier, but as soon as I press the win key the keyboard shortcut UI just assumes I wanted to use ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Disable/configure Back & Forward (History Scroll) through Shift + Mouse Wheel in Internet Explorer

I have a problem with Internet Explorer. Sometimes (not always) when you use the mouse wheel to scroll a page up/down it instead chooses to go back or forth in the web browsing history. This behavior ...
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3answers
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Custom keyboard map is causing issues with stuck keys

I have a Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboard and I am running a custom keymap (dvorak with some stuff for umlauts): http://pingus.seul.org/~grumbel/tmp/md5/b054e11505c88e1bfc6ebd5da46bdb78-xmodmap_pke ...
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1answer
575 views

Ubuntu log in dialog hot key

I am having trouble starting up Ubuntu (Karmic). Bascially I get to the bit where the log in dialog is supposed to appear, but it doesn't. Is there a hot key of some sort to force the login dialog to ...