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

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Associating a function in Emacs after looking up the code with M-x describe-key

I would like to associate the following function (which toggles on and off full-screen on the active buffer): (defun toggle-maximize-buffer () "Maximize buffer" (interactive) (if (= 1 (length (...
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Fn+F2 does not UNMUTE

I am using Lubuntu 11.10 (original, not Ubuntu + LXDE) on a Vaio VPCEG series. After install of some network manager, my key Fn+F2 got a different function. It's printed on it the blue symbol for ...
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Using setkeycodes to map pressed and released to different “keys”

I have a keyboard that has a scroll wheel, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu and xev command doesn't show anything when moving it. But with the dmesg command I found this: When moving the scroll wheel up:...
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Other than Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout, any other Xorg key combinations?

All I can find about XkbOptions was: Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" Seems I can only use alt+shift combination to switch keyboard layout, any other keys that I can use ?
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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Defining key sequences in Evil-mode Emacs

I couldn't find any instructions on defining key sequences in the Evil doc. The example given by the developers only covers a single key. (define-key evil-normal-state "w" 'foo) What do I need to ...
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Shutdown from login prompt in tty

Suppose I boot a Linux machine without GUI. When it displays a tty login prompt, can I shutdown the machine with a keyboard sequence? Of course I could type in my username and password and then sudo ...
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Open terminal from emacs

Is there a fast way (keyboard shortcut) to open a terminal emulator (in my case urxvt) in the same directory as the file in the current emacs buffer?
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Assigning awesome keybinding for more than 9 tags

I'm using the awesome WM and the nine default tags (or "virtual desktops") are not anywhere near enough for me: I've got a lot of VMs and remote VNCs etc. In the past I've used window managers with ...
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assign shortcut key to run a script

I've written a script to change the brightness of my screen. It's useful when I am working on text mode and shortcut keys of my keyboard to change brightness doesn't work. Is it possible to run this ...
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Xfce 4: Change global keyboard shortcuts

I use Alt+Space in Emacs, but in Xfce it pops up window manager menu at the upper left corner of a window. How do i disable Alt+Space for Xfce and change global keyboard shortcuts in general?
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emacs - paste text from clipboard without formatting

I am using Emacs 24 for MacOSX and having some problem with pasting code from clipboard to Emacs. The code that I selected usually already nicely formatted (with tab, ident, ...). However, when I ...
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How to change keys for window manipulation (from menu, default: alt+space) in openbox?

I'd like to change default keys which manipulate window. For example default set is: maximize: x key but unmaximze: is e key I really want to have for example x key for maximize and unmaximze. How to ...
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Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4

I'd like to use the right ALT key as 'mod4' (most notably because, by default, the 'awesome' window manager is using mod4 as a modifier for most WM commands and I like that idea a lot). However I've ...
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Keyboard shortcut to set gnome-terminal tab title

I like to work in Linux without using the mouse, because of that I would like to know if there is any method to set a keyboard shortcut to set gnome-terminal tab title.
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Make 'CTRL-/' behave the same in vtty and xterm

When I press Ctrl+/ in a graphical terminal (e.g. xterm) I get "undo". However, in a virtual terminal (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F1) I get "backspace". In practice I run into this when I'm using emacs in a ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restarting X

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 <...
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How to get brightness keys working inside openbox session?

I'm using Openbox window manager without DE. I'd like to get fn + [brightness up/down icon] working like it is in GNOME/KDE, but i'm looking for lightweight solution without gnome-power-manager and ...
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In Gedit, how might I jump from the command line (bottom frame) to the file explorer frame to the text editor frame using keyboard shortcuts

I know how to jump from tab to tab in the text editor frame, but jumping from the text editor (center-right top frame) to the command line (center-right bottom frame) using only the keyboard eludes me....
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F4-key mysteriously reassigned

In the middle of today, my F4 key started producing the letter p, without my conscious acting and I can't seem to revert this change. Whenever I press F4, p appears instead. How can I change this back?...
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Bash: How do I move my cursor to the left a word-at-a-time?

In OSX I can just hold down the option key and press the left cursor key until I get to the word I need to edit (or in Vi I can just hit b, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in ...
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Meaning and commands for Ctrl+Alt+Del

In my gnome GUI desktop of Ubuntu 12.04, Ctrl+Alt+Delete will log out instead of rebooting. But I was told that Switching to a text-based virtual console and pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete will ...
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Script for emulating Windows [Win]+[Arrow] keyboard shortcut

I am running Fedora 14. I would like to (at least partially) emulate the behaviour of Windows when you hit Win+Arrow Key. That is, I would like it to "snap" to the left/right sides of the screen. I ...
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Vim: How to get rid of filetype-specific map?

Edit: Working version. I've mapped [[ and ]] to my own functions: nmap <silent> ]] :let &tabstop += 1 <CR> :echo 'tabstop =' &tabstop <CR> nmap <silent> [[ :let &...
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How do I edit the terminal launch command in Linux Mint?

In Linux Mint (Debian-based) how can I edit what the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t launches? For example, I would like to issue gnome-terminal with the --maximize option, and to have it launch tmux instantly.
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How to run the terminal using keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 2?

I'm using Gnome 2. I use the terminal several times, and I lose a lot of time going in Applications / Utilities / Terminal to launch the terminal. I am wondering if I can launch the terminal using ...
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How to configure a shortcut to open a window accessed by right click on the systray icon?

The application I am referring to is Turpial and it is a Twitter client. The problem is to open the window I need to send twits, I have to right click on a systray icon and select an option. In the ...
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Porting GNOME keyboard shortcuts to URXVT [closed]

I recently switched from gnome terminal to urxvt. I am also a heavy emacs w. tabs user which uses a lot of key combinations similar to urxvt (tab related stuff) like Shift-Left and Shift-Right. These ...
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vim hot keys with variables

I am trying to do a mapping that moves the current line to another line. Something like nnoremap < space >m$VARIABLE :m $VARIABLE <CR> dd
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Emacs commands in xterm

I found that the commands I used to use in gnome-terminal, those I learned in Emacs, are only partially working in xterm. In some cases, I get strange chars like ÿ, æ, and â instead. Do you know how ...
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How to change a firefox option on a quick way (via shortcuts, command line,..)?

In Firefox we have two options at Firefox->Preferences->Preferences->Fonts and colors->Colors menu, Use system colors and Sites can use other colors. I would like keep the first one ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work (...
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tmux after start

Can I configure tmux so it will after running tmux automatically opens two windows named src and cmd? I always type after starting it: prefix + c, prefix + ,srcENTER prefix + c, prefix + ,cmdENTER ...
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Remap select window 2 in tmux

In tmux you can switch to window 2 with prefix_key + 2. I'd like to press rather prefix_key + u. I tried in .tmux.conf this: bind-key u 2 and this: bind-key u select-window -t 2 Which doesn't ...
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In KDE, how can I create a custom keyboard shortcut that prints the current date?

I often need to print the current date in lots of different programs. Right now, I always type it per hand which is error prone. I'm using KDE 4.8, and it has customisable keyboard shortcuts. For ...
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Keyboard Shortcut To Send Text Strings To Program

How can I configure a shortcut key to send a text string to the current program? The purpose is to type common entries quicker (email address, street address, phone number, username, favorite quote, ...
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Restore from wastebasket shortcut?

Is there a shortcut for GNOME desktop to restore a file which has been sent to wastebasket? I did this on windows with Ctrl+Y, I just wonder if someone uses something similar on Linux?
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Awesome: keyboard layout switch

I use awesome as a window manager under gnome (debian system) and I made a widget to switch keyboard layout by this code: -- Keyboard map indicator and changer kbdcfg = {} kbdcfg.cmd = "...
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How can I make the backspace key delete one character backwards in tcsh?

I have a clean installation of openSuse. This automatically sets up bash as the default shell. For historic reasons, all of the aliases and shortcuts I want to port from an old computer are in tcsh, ...
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How to print keypresses in .inputrc format?

Which application can I use to figure out what to put in .inputrc for any custom keyboard shortcut? I've tried a few, and none of them seem to be usable: showkey, showkey -a and read just print ' if ...
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How to print keyboard shortcuts in human-readable form?

It would be very useful to have a user-friendly way to get an overview of the currently defined keyboard shortcuts. In other words, given the /etc/inputrc lines "\e[A": history-search-backward "\e[11~...
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Shortcut key for scrolling inside a terminal

What is the shortcut key for scrolling inside a terminal? If I hit the Up or Down arrow or PageUp or PageDown, it will only traverse through command history, not let me traverse the previous part ...
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How do I disable a keyboard shortcut in gnome-shell?

There are tutorials all over the web on how to set various functionalities to activate on a keyboard shortcut, but so far I'm unable to figure out how to un-set a keyboard shortcut. That is, how do I ...
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What does this output from xev mean?

I'm interested in remapping some keys on my keyboard. In particular, I want to hold down the Function key, press the F1 key, and have this trigger a script. I know that xev is useful for figuring out ...
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Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap?

I've already checked the option section in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst but I didn't find an entry for AltGr...
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How to bypass GNOME Terminal when sending keyboard input?

When running an interactive shell application, how can I send it a key (or key combination) which would normally be intercepted by GNOME Terminal? In this particular instance it's the F10 key which is ...
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Apple keyboard in openbox

I just upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. I'm using Openbox as an alternative to Gnome 3. The problem is that I cannot find a way of using the multimedia keys properly in Openbox. Changing the keyboard ...
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Ctrl+F2 no longer opens the app launcher in Gnome 2

In KDE I press Alt+F2 and the app launcher opens. In Gnome, however, I press Ctrl+F2, it doesn't work. When I first installed Mint 12, it was working, but I think it stopped working when I installed ...