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

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Method to convert simultaneous key chord / letter key combo into another key?

I'm looking for a method to make simultaneous key presses trigger another, e.g. for the keys W, E, F, pressed simultaneously, to trigger another key press, say, Ctrl+Alt+Esc. My ultimate goal (in ...
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Interference between XF86Display (F4) button and Super button in Xfce keyboard settings

I like the Super button for the Whisker Menu search (xfce4-popup-whiskermenu), which is the default in Linux Mint Xfce (but can be set like that in Xubuntu or other systems with the Xfce desktop) and ...
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Is there any way to identify which application is hijacking a keyboard shortcut?

Some application on my system (Ubuntu Linux 13.0) is hijacking a specific keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Space). I don't know which one it is and would like to identify it. How can I do this?
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Change control flow key to scroll lock

So, my Scroll Lock key doesn't have much use, while I keep hitting Ctrl-S with no intention of stopping control flow. I know how to disable Ctrl-S from locking scroll (stty -ixon), but can I use ...
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Bind multiple chars to single keyboard key [duplicate]

Is there any possibility to bind multiple chars (e.g. a word or even multiple words with spaces between them) to a single key? I've been able to bind specific letters to keys using xmodmap, but not ...
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How do I combine two keys to act as FN key with xbindkeys?

I have been hammering my head on the wall for the past two days trying to figure out a way to combine two keys to execute a function with xbindkeys. To make a long story short I have a chromebook ...
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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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Custom global keybindings in cinnamon via gsettings

I am trying to setup some keyboard shortcuts for cinnamon: gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings custom-list \ "['custom0', \ 'custom1', \ 'custom2', \ 'custom3', \ ...
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Unmap Ctrl+h from backspace

I have the following key mapping defined in .tmux.conf. bind-key -n C-l next bind-key -n C-h prev What it does is cycling through windows in tmux when pressing Ctrl + L an Ctrl + H, respectively. ...
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Suspend options with KDM greeter

I am not able to suspend my desktop to RAM from the KDM greeter. I am able to suspend it to RAM when logged into KDE using the sleep option from the logout menu and by pressing the sleep key on my ...
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Special custom shortcut

I would like to create a special shortcut that minimize all windows and switch my current desktop to the next one. Could be useful for work. I'm on Fedora 21 with GNOME.
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How to refresh file list in moc?

In moc (music on console), I want to refresh the file list, because I have renamed all files to lowercase and moc still shows uppercase for all files that begin with a number. The help command (h) ...
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mutt: two character sequence commands

Is there any way to define a two-sequence command in the mutt email client? I would like to map gg to the first email, similar to the first line on vim, but I can only find ways to map commands to ...
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Super + Space as shortcut for layout switching. Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon recently. I have swapped my Alt and Super keys and now I want to set Super + Space keys to switch between layouts. How can I do that trick? I've searched this ...
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Restrict Alt+Tab to the current workspace in Gnome 3

Is there a way to tweak Alt+Tab in Gnome 3 so it will iterate windows only in the current workspace? I'm using Debian wheezy.
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execute command on pointer movement, wait and revert?

I've got two pointing devices (touchpad and trackpoint) and the goal is to execute a command when movement (any direction, any distance) is detected on the trackpoint, then wait a configurable amount ...
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how to get list of shortcuts

I am currently using Esc + p to know my previous command run on terminal. similarly there is one like Esc+ Backspace to delete only certain character. I want to know more of such short-cut combos. ...
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bind -x leaves terminal in a state resembling ^V

I define a shell keybinding in my ~/.bashrc like so: bind -x '"\e\C-w":"/usr/bin/reset"' This does make Ctrl-Alt-w launch the reset executable. However, it leaves the terminal in a state that ...
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Keyboard key is not recognized even with showkey

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, in a laptop that I carry around and use with different physical keyboards (as I don't feel comfortable with laptop keyboards) For one of those keyboards (Dell SK-8135) the ...
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When I use left window key + e in konsole it prins 'se'

I was trying to change my keyboard layout and when I tried it in the konsole, I saw that konsole interprets it rather oddly. Win + E executes some hostnames and prints "se" on the prompt. With other ...
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Cinnamon: How to get path in text on GUI window, and how to open terminal at current GUI-window location?

I want to know how to set it so that I see the graphical directory path in text instead of buttons in Cinnamon. I also want to know a way to open a terminal at the GUI-window's current path. Like ...
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Setting a shift-like key for changing language layout in KDE

Is there a way to set a shift-like (not tab-like) hot-key for changing language layout in a KDE environment so that the language layout toggles again when the key is pressed and toggles to the ...
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Bind ctrl+space to backspace

I would like to make ctrl+space shortcut do a backspace. I can run a command, but is there a way or a program that emulate directly the key pressed?
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Bind right click contect menu to key

I'm using a Latitude DELL notebook with XUbuntu which is working really well. But there's this one issue. The missing "context menu" key which is usually between CTRL and AltGR. I already found a way ...
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What is <Primary> for a key?

I just saw a weird shortcut in dconf-editor: <Primary><Alt>KP_End What is <Primary>? I also saw an Above-Tab key. I completely understand what that is referring to, but were are ...
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Which application receives which hotkey? (List X clients which hold key grabs.) [duplicate]

How can I list the X clients which registered for a specific keyboard event (i.e. a key press; a shortcut thing). Those things are called passive key(board) grabs. And the list should contain what ...
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How to debug what blocks a key sequence in urxvt?

According to this port, i made these configuration in my .Xresources for urxvt: URxvt*keysym.Control-1: \033[27;5;49~ URxvt*keysym.Control-2: \033[27;5;50~ ...
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How to map emacs multi-modifier keys in vim?

I want to be able to map the multi-modifier keys of emacs in vim. I am trying this for exiting vim: imap <C-x><C-c> <ESC>ZZ However, this does not work.
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Set focus to newly open window

I use Archlinux 3.17.2-1 with gnome-shell 3.14.1.5-1 I use keyboard shortcut to open various applications, for instance Ctrl+Alt+G opens gnome-terminal and Ctrl+Alt+T opens xfce4-terminal When ...
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Tmux commands: What is M-whatever

Might be a very silly question to many folks out there, but I'm dense! Ex: Applying predefined layouts: C-a M-1 switch to even-horizontal layout C-a M-2 switch to even-vertical layout ...
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“Switch windows of an application” shortcut has an associated “Switch to previous window of an application” shortcut

The application switcher is no longer switching backwards with Shift+Alt+Tab. It does switch backwards with Shift+Super+Tab. I am using the alternative Alt-Tab extension. I tried disabling it but ...
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How to use the '-config' option of `setxkbmap`?

I have a keymap file with this content: xkb_keymap { xkb_keycodes { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)" }; xkb_types { include "complete+numpad(shift3)" }; xkb_compat { include ...
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How to delete a word next of last slash

I have the following path : $ vim /path/to/some/where If I press Ctrl + w, It removes entire text to first space. The result would be : $ vim How do I delete just the word next of last slash ...
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Mapping key bindings

Background: I got an Acer Chromebook yesterday and I am running Ubuntu on it (I am also somewhat new to Linux). The keyboard does not have dedicated Home and End buttons since in ChromeOS there are ...
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How to kill app that captures keyboard input for killing the app?

I'm using the i3wm. When I run Open Arena I can't force kill it with Mod+Shift+Q like I can with other apps, I can't restart the wm or anything. Open Arena is stealing the keyboard input. So ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Find out which application listens to specific key bindings? [duplicate]

Is there an application to know which key is bound by which process and therefore not usable in another application?
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Simulate PrintScreen key press

I want to write a script that changes the window focus, and sends keyboard commands, such as print screen, and arrow keys, to the system. As in I need print screen to capture my desktop, not the ...
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Using xbindkeys to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click and allow drag and drop

Is there any way to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click using xbindkeys? I would like that hitting the meta key triggers a left click, and hold down the meta key allows ...
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How to create custom keyboard binding

Is there a way to modify keyboard layout in Gnome in a such way that the following modifications will be available? ; --- Backspace <Alt-;> --- ; <Alt-h> --- LeftArrow <Alt-j> --- ...
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Dead keys maps missing in certain programs only

I cannot use ^ with certain programs. I'm working in KDE on OpenSUSE 13.1 64b. ^ works as a dead key in Konsole, Firefox, Chrome, Gvim. ^ has no effect (pressing ^ then a just inserts a) in Xterm, ...
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How to use CapsLock instead of Escape in Vim?

I would like to map my CapsLock to Escape. How do I represent CapsLock in .vimrc? I know to map space to a command I would do something like this: :map <space> viw How would I map CapsLock ...
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Does gnome-terminal have an equivalent for xterm's modifyOtherKeys?

xterm has a modifyOtherKeys option that tells it to construct an escape sequence for various key combinations that are normally not available. That option can be enabled in .Xdefaults, or with a ...
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How to enable yank-nth-arg using vi mode on Bash?

Hey guys I'm trying to figure out how can I take my nth arg, from my last command, without using the !:nth. In a normal bash (emacs mode) I can do that using the follow shortcuts: <ESC>nth_arg ...
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Auto-Complete and Shortcut Keys for Linux

I'm looking for something that will allow me to type anywhere, on anything and for this software to auto-complete. I used FastKeys on Windows which would also allow you to do custom shortcuts to open ...
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How to switch between the virtual consoles ttyv1, ttyv2 10 on FreeBSD?

The CTRL+ALT+F1..F12 keybinding does not work. I'm using kde interface.
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Behavior of ALT in Qt5 applications

I work in Arch Linux 64bit with both English and Hebrew keyboard layouts available, using Alt+Shift to change between them. I recently noticed that when I work in Texmaker, which is a Qt5 ...
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How can I use the scroll lock key to toggle the back light on my keyboard?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that requires Scroll Lock for toggling the lights. I quickly came into some issues that can be worked around with a few simple bash commands - See this thread. ...
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keyboard shortcut for inserting text

how to set a keyboard combination for inserting special string in current window at current position? for example, when I'm on Firefox address bar, or Chrome address bar, and press Alt+Ctrl+N it ...