Questions about how to run a program or other operating system function when a given combination of keys is pressed.

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How to remove a zsh keybinding if I don't know what it does?

How do I disable a keybinding if I don't know what it is or what it's triggering? I have my zsh key mode set to vi-mode, through bindkey -v. To do a history search, I press Esc to get to "command ...
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disable insert key for all but one applications

I would like to disable the insert key on my keyboard, because I often hit it accidentaly when typing, and it messes up my text. I found I can use xmodmap to disable insert key completely: xmodmap ...
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Insert/overwrite mode in fish

I'm using Linux Mint on a MacBook and on its keyboard the equivalent for the INSERT key is the combination Fn + RETURN. At the moment I can only see the intended behavior of this combination in ...
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stty on old AT&T unix: how to add End-key for “end of line”?

How I can use the ctrl+e keyboard combination in emacs mode to go to the end of the line, but also be able to use the End key to do the same? How do I set that with stty? I have tried this combination ...
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How can I map the Caps Lock key to ShiftInsert on xubuntu [duplicate]

For a long time I have disabled my Caps Lock key using xmodmap. However I would now like to map it to something useful, specifically Shift+Insert which does the same as the mouse middle button (if ...
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how to create more than three geany custom commands with shortcuts

Geany allows creating custom commands and first three of them are available for invocation by pressing ctrl+1/2/3 respectively. How to make the fourth and subsequent ones available for shortcuts as ...
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Question about behavior of control key shortcuts

I am confused about how Ctrl-key combinations work in terminal. In bash man page, there are various combinations such as: C-e - go to end of the line C-f - go one character forward etc. But then ...
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Nemo file manager - change focus from the sidebar to the main view (automatically)

I find it hard to change the focus (either by keyboard, or automatically) from the sidebar to the contents view in Nemo 2.8.7 on Ubuntu 16.04. Nautilus does not have this problem. I want to be able ...
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What is “<Esc>Kv” in bash

When I am in bash and press Esc, Shift+K, V, bash fires up $EDITOR with a filename similar to /tmp/bash-fc-186566385. Why is that and what is its purpose? I probably need to mention that I am ...
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Cinnamon DE - View all global key bindings?

I'm using Cinnamon 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 16.04. How do I identify which process is grabbing a hotkey or combination shortcut? I tried How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?. However, ...
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What keycodes correspond to requests for touchpad-enable and touchpad-disable?

I'm trying to write a kernel driver to support a hardware switch on my laptop. The switch is supposed to control whether or not the touchpad is disabled or enabled, and it is built into the laptop's ...
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How does 'Create New Folder' short-key work?

In many file managers there is a shortcut/key to create a new folder. In Nautilus, Thunar, Panthon-Files, this is Ctrl+Shift+N, in Dolphin it is F10. How does this shortcut work? I imagine that ...
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How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

I am using a freshly installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and I want to set caps-lock to change keyboard layout (single key, not key combination). I used to have this Linux-mint, and I grew used to it. I ...
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Problem with understanding keys bindings

I have a settings and a zsh session ~ bindkey | grep help "^[H" run-help "^[h" run-help Why when i press "Control + [ + h" word under cursor removes and nothing happens, but if i press "Alt + ...
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Find out if ctrl+backspace equals ctrl-H or ctrl-?

This question was about how to delete the last word in bash with ctrl-backspace. As already mentioned there, different Linux distros (or different Unices in general) behave differently: Some produce ...
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How to change built-in xfce shortcuts

XFCE4 has some customizable keyboard shortcuts configurable under Settings > Keyboard and Settings > Window Manager. But there are other keyboard shortcuts that I cannot find in these menus. For ...
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Setting up keyboard shortcuts to perform a terminal command

I'd like to perform certain actions by keyboard shortcut on Linux Mint 17.3. Specifically, I'd like to execute commands expressvpn connect (connecting to my VPN provider) and xsel -b|xsel -bi ...
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Getting Ibus working with tiling window manager

I am wanting to get the Ibus IME (Anthy engine for Japanese input) working in all my window managers. Unity is fine, along with Compiz and Metacity. But the one I really want to get it working with ...
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What is preventing my window managers from recognizing some key combinations?

Since rebooting my system this morning, every window manager seems to have lost its capacity to recognize combinations of keys. I'd started noticing it in xfce4 when I tried to launch the ...
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Text movement in Text fields

I moved to OS X several years ago, and have noticed that due to the way they set up keybindings, you get some niceties when it comes to navigating any text area (for example the URL field in your ...
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Xmonad: Catch all keyboard shortcut

I'm using Xmonad and I have a quite long list of custom keyboard short cuts defined in my config. I would like to add something like a catch all at the bottom of the config which locks my screen if ...
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What is the historical origin of CTRL + P for up and CTRL + N for down?

I am a moderately experienced vim user, who is now beginning to use GNU emacs. At about the same time as I learned that Ctrl-p and Ctrl-n are the default for up and down in emacs, I also learned they ...
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xfce4-terminal: keyboard shortcut to set terminal title

How can one set a keyboard shortcut for an instance of xfce4-terminal? It appears that the Terminal->Set Title menu does not have a shortcut tooltip, and I would really like to keep my open terminals ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Change 'Text Scaling factor' via Shortcut

Does anyone know a way to define a Shortcut for the 'Text Scaling factor' Setting in Linux Mint Cinnamon? I could not find anything under 'System Settings' > 'Keyboard' > 'Shortcuts' ...
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Cannot reassign shortcut SUPER+M under GNOME

Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.4.5-1-ARCH GNOME: 3.20.0 I am unable to make use of the shortcut SUPER+M. What I've tried so far: assigning the shortcut to the system's email program assigning the ...
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Is there a KeyHold event in Xorg?

I have a new Macbook Pro and I installed Arch Linux on it. One thing I want to be able to do is use the media keys to seek through a track (in mpd) and goto the next or previous track. This is ...
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Meaning of the bash shortcut Alt+{

What's the meaning of the output from the Bash shortcut Esc { (Esc, Shift+[ on a US keyboard)? e.g., $ ls brown.txt file1.txt file2.txt fox.txt quick.txt Esc { produces the following at the ...
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vim + tmux: some shortcuts broken?

When I am using vim inside of tmux, some of my shortcuts are broken. E.g. I have bound Ctrl + up/down and Shift + up/down in my .vimrc and when I'm running vim inside of tmux these shortcuts do not ...
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Blue Fn + Function keys not working with Lubuntu on my Thinkpad

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (if the submodel matters, please say so), with Lubuntu 15.10 running on it. I use LXDE for my desktop environment (as the name suggets). Now, as you may know, Thinkpads ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts lose focus when switching between Applications

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit, Cinnamon Version 2.6.13 with Kernel 4.3.0 and I'm playing Football Manager 2016 on it. So when I switch between applications after a few switches the keyboard ...
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convert .Xmodmap to custom.xkb file and load it from $HOME directory - customize x keyboard [duplicate]

I use the following .Xmodmap file to map a few symbols and German Umlaute öäü: keycode 108 = Mode_switch keycode 13 = 4 dollar EuroSign keycode 19 = ...
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How to map mouse functions to the keyboard in Linux

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and would like to map several mouse functions to my keyboard. To be specific, the four mouse functions I would like to map are: Left mouse button double-click ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Mint 17.03 Rosa for language switch?

Clicking the flag is not an option. ALT + Caps doesn't work, I went through all shortcuts - no language switch options, there is custom shortcut option - if anyone can help provide a command to do so ...
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Remap Fedora 23 Keys under the i3 window manager

I have read that xmodmap has been overridden by xkb since Fedora 23. I am using i3. xkb seems really overwhelming when all I want to do is swap the windows key and alt key. From xev the outputs are: ...
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Forward Slash “/” key opening “Gnome Help”

I've done a yum update today (CentOS 7) and after that my forward slash key is now opening "Gnome Help" every time I press it. It is driving me insane because I have to use the numpad divide symbol to ...
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What is the xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts “Property” value to bind left-click?

I am using xfce4 and I would like to set a keyboard shortcut for <Primary><Shift> + left-click. I would like to set this keyboard combo to run xfce4-screenshooter -r. On compiz, I ...
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How do I maximize an application with a keyboard shortcut under KDE Plasma 5?

I would like to maximize the Atom text editor with a keyboard shortcut (e.g., F9) under KDE Plasma 5, similarly to how I reveal the Yakuake drop-down terminal with the F12 shortcut. Is this possible? ...
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Is there any way of changing most keybindings to something more familiar?

most pager is nice, but it's default keybindings are unlike any others. As I don't want to learn a whole new set of keybindings for my pager (no matter how fancy and wonderful it is) — is there any ...
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How to set ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste and ctrl+shift+c to kill process in xfce4-terminal?

Hello I can't find the option to reassign shortcuts in xfce4-terminal 0.6.3. I'd like to reassign ctrl+c to copy, ctrl+v to paste and ctrl+shift+c to kill process. I know I can do that easily under ...
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Modify Openbox key-bindings from commandline

I am using the LXDE desktop environment, which is based on Openbox. I know how to change the key-bindings by editing my ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, e.g.: <keybind key="A-F11"> <action ...
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Is there a shortcut in gedit to insert a line, i.e. the exact opposite of deleting a line?

In gedit, Ctrl+D deletes a line. Is there a shortcut for inserting/adding a line?
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Why backspace doesn't go to the previous page in firefox/xfce4?

I have a big problem, when I hit backspace while web browsing with firefox under xfce4 debian it doesn't go to the previous page like it's used to do under windows, any idea how to fix this annoying ...
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wine - Can I get SWTOR to use backslash and AltGr in keybinds?

I usually play SWTOR on Windows (10), but being able to play on linux would be so much better for too many reasons to list (and beyond the scope of this question). So I've set it up via playonlinux ...
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How to insert text by hitting a key in chrome?

The hotkey should be easy to disable and enable (with another shortcut). The text and keys to enter are string, and should be called by typing "r". It should be used in a flash app for easier ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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How to move a window to another workspace in Xfce?

The shortcut for "move windows to another workspace" in Xfce should be Ctrl+Alt+Shift+← / → / ↑ / ↓. But it doesn't work, there're no such shortcuts. Why, am I missing anything?
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How to overwrite the default shortcuts of the terminal in xfce?

I have xfce installed and use xfce terminal. I can't figure out how to overwrite the default shortcuts so that I can use Ctrl+C(V) for copy/paste in the terminal. So far in other desktop environments ...
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.11. Configuring input using the 'Input Method Configuration' screen. Whenever I change "Extra key for trigger input method" it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer ...
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How to activate the hotkeys in Linux Debian 8 Jessie (Gnome 3 DE)?

I installed the Linux Debian 8 OS with Gnome 3 Desktop Environment a couple of days ago; till then, I used Ubuntu on my PC and I always found really useful the hotkeys/shortcuts available in that ...
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How to bind “\C-;” in ~/.inputrc?

I use Meta-ijkl as arrows in Emacs, and M-; as a backspace, so I want to make the keys in bash represent the same style. Moving and deleting works well, but for some reason I cannot bind ...