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

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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 shortcut ...
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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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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 unix-line-...
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New terminal working directory

When I login (using ssh) to other host and open a new tab (pressing CTRL + Shift + T). It sets current working directory to a particular directory in my home independent from current working directory ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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Key used in shortcut. How to unmap?

I'm having some trouble pressing the ` key (I had to copy/paste it here) on my Ubuntu. It acts like a weird tab or Esc now. When checking with xkbevd, I get ^[ How can I reset this and get the ...
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Unable to type apostrophe in the terminal

I'm unable to type the character ' in urxvt. Nothing happens if I press the button to type it. If I copy something to the clipboard that contains ', and paste it with shift+insert, the text is ...
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How to disable media keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4?

I'd like to customize what the mute & volume buttons do in XFCE4. They do control media playback but they do that without having any entries in the keyboard shortcuts setting. They don't appear in ...
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alt-shift toggles keymap when part of a shortcut

I have two xkb layouts, and use Alt+Shift to toggle between them: setxkbmap "fr,us" -option grp:alt_shift_toggle However, when I press a shorcut which contains Alt+Shift, the shortcut isn't taken ...
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How to get out of opened documents in the terminal?

I use to press CTRL+C, but there are some cases where this key combination doesn't work. E.g. if you open the perl docs: perldoc File::Path The documentation is presented on the terminal and I can'...
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Ctrl-Backspace and Ctrl-Delete in bash

Putting on Debian 8.3 stty werase '^H' or on Arch Linux 2/2016 stty werase '^?' in .bashrc (for example) makes Ctrl-Backspace delete the last word in the terminal. Still it's not the same ...
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How to access numpad keys in XMonad?

I want to map some programs to the ten numbers of the numpad, which should start when I press mod4Mask + a number. I know that ordinary numbers are accessed with xK_1, xK_2,... but what about the ...
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Bash: mapping backward-delete-char to a different key

In bash, is it possible to map backward delete not to physical <Backspace> key but to some other key? I.e., <F18> has the following escape sequence [1;5Q, and I tried adding the following ...
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Alt+tabbing through all windows on elementary OS

I want to add a new shortcut that would do exactly what Alt+Tab is doing but across all the workspaces. Let's say Super+Tab. Does anybody know what is a command I should write into new shortcut ...
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How to remap (“at the software level”) the Fn and Ctrl keys in an Acer laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire V5 laptop for home use whose keyboard's lower-left corner has the keys arranged like this Ctrl Fn  ❖ Alt This differs from, and IMO is less comfortable than,...
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What is the gnome-terminal ANSI escape sequence for “CTRL + arrow/s”?

I am trying to configure my bash ~/.inputrc to these settings (Note: ←, → mean the left and right arrow keys) Ctrl + ← - should jump back a word Ctrl + → - should jump forward a word Currently I ...
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How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?

I'm running XFCE 4.12 on top of Gentoo with a 4.2.0 kernel. My PlayPause button on my keyboard used to work as a global hotkey for VLC. Now VLC won't even recognize the key. It does see "Alt + Media ...
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Use the keyboard to emulate a mouse

My mouse is broken. How can I use the keyboard as a mouse on Raspbian? I need to resize the terminal window (and other windows in general), plus doing other tasks like I would if using a mouse.
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How can I create a single shorcut to open a set of programs?

Currently, I have a set of shorcuts to open several applications. I use xbindkeys to do so. I have something like this: Super + u -> sublime Super + e -> pcmanfm Super + s -> skype Super + x -> ...
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How do I use specific key combinations to change to specific keyboard layouts in Debian 8 (Gnome 3.14.1)?

For example, pressing Alt+LShift switches to eo and Alt+RShift switches to en (no matter what the current layout is)? I have previously found a solution utilizing setxkbmap, but using that breaks the ...
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Global vim-like (hjkl) navigation with numlock & xmodmap?

I'd like to be able mimic vim's hjkl navigation everywhere in the system by utilizing num lock (or scroll lock), and making hjkl keys act as arrows whenever num lock is on, and regular behavior ...
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Move window to desktop: Keyboard shortcut

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 (KDE). I know that I'm able to move windows from one desktop space to another by right-clicking in the title bar. I also know I'm able to do so from the command line with ...