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

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Remapping both Caps Lock and Windows keys to be separate modifiers

I want to use both my Caps Lock key and Windows key in my i3wm config. In particular, I want Caps Lock to take the place of $mod in the config and I also want to be able to reference the Windows key ...
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XFCE menus override shortcut keys

I have recently installed debian 8 with xfce 4.10, and I am annoyed by the following: Menus (like e.g. the one that pops up if I press ctrl-esc) overrides the access to short cuts. Normally I have ...
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Adjust volume using mouse multimedia buttons

I know that there are many questions on the internet about setting keyboard/mouse multimedia keys/buttons in Linux, nevertheless my question is more specific. My wireless input devices: Logitech ...
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Can't enter capital letters using shift key

In some applications entering capital letters works like hitting ESC key. Reproducing: Open LibreOffice document Select "Save as" (Unity dialog) Hit "Create folder" Enter a capital letter using ...
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LXDE hotkey to start app or switch to it if already running

I got used to Win+(1..9) hotkeys in windows 7+, and would like to implement something like this in LXDE. So, I need to define a hotkey that will: launch defined application if it is not launched ...
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Jump to a Byobu window by number

Let's say I have a dozen windows open in Byobu, I am currently on window 2 and I want to go see what's going on in window 9. How to quickly jump to another window, without having to press F4 seven ...
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Xubuntu brightness keys incrementation randomly resets

Xubuntu 14.04 has a common bug for brightness controls. For most people editing /etc/default/grub/ to add acpi_backlight=vendor, then sudo update-grub, and rebooting works. However, it did not work on ...
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How do I remap newline and carriage return regardless of the terminal used to connect?

All my configuration is stored in my github account (https://github.com/mnebuerquo/dotfiles) so I can just clone my repo and run my install script and my home is configured to use all my tools. I ...
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Tmux bindings using Ctrl+comma

In OSX, on iTerm2, I can map Ctrl/Cmd/Opt+, or Ctrl/Cmd/Opt+. to hex codes that go to next or previous tmux windows. How can I use Super/Meta/Ctrl and comma/dot key presses on Linux to produce the ...
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To get Stable Keyboard Configs for 90 WPM and Dvorak in Debian?

I am trying to set stable keyboard configurations for the user with 90 WPM of correct words per minute and the keyboard layout Dvorak. The cursor location is behaving unstably for instance in editors ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really ...
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CTRL + ALT + L doesn't work anymore

I am running on Linux Mint and I use CTR + ALT + L to lock my keyboard. But now since 2 days it stopped working.Nothing happens when I use this key combination. When I go to: Menu > Keyboard > ...
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Hint driven Mouseless gui navigation

Is there any software that can display a hint on buttons so I can click around with just the keyboard? Like in those firefox plugins https://github.com/mooz/keysnail/wiki ...
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How to change specific keys in the keyboard?

My Down and Right arrow keys were no longer functioning. Therefore, it is very difficult to use my laptop.So I want to change the key map like this: Pg up to function as Up arrow key Pg down to ...
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How to interrupt uninterruptible program?

If I run mysqld from the command line, it displays some startup messages, and then stops responding. It doesn't produce output, and ignores any input, and there seems to be no way to get rid of it. ...
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How to set a single modifier key as a shortcut in openbox?

I want to have my super key start dmenu. I have set it as a keyboard shortcut in my rc.xml as follows: <keybind key="0xffeb"> <action name="Execute"> ...
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MobaXterm: How to see previous commands' terminal output while still being in VIM? (Equivalent of 'Shift + Page Up' in PuTTY)

I'm finding this difficult to explain because I'm not sure what this is called technically so please bear with me. What I want (which is possible in PuTTY): 1) Login to a machine (using PuTTY) 2) $ ...
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Why aren't Ctrl+m and Ctrl+q used in bash shortcuts?

Recently I've been reviewing the bash shortcuts keys, and trying to find an appropriate one for my tmux activate key. I find it interesting that ctrl + m and ctrl + q are not used in bash shortcuts, ...
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Disabling mnemonics in the menu bar while keeping button mnemonics in GTK2

I would like to disable mnemonics in the menu bar because they interfere with keyboard shortcuts in some applications -- the terminal, for example -- but I would like to keep mnemonics for buttons in ...
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How can I make backspace act as escape using setxkbmap?

There seem to be several options for setxkbmap such as -option caps:backspace which makes caps a backspace. However I cannot seem to find an option that makes backspace an escape key. How do I create ...
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Enabling `Alt` hotkeys for buttons in Gnome?

I mean: whenever a letter in the text of a button is underlined, pressing Alt plus that letter clicks the button. I have gone through both the Keyboard and the Tweak Tool applets without success. ...
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How do I bind XF86XK_AudioMicMute to an action in XMonad? [closed]

I am toying with switching back to XMonad from dwm, but one of the issues I ran into during my last stint with XMonad was that my micmute key (my keyboard has one), did not work since XMonad's ...
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Escape sequences for function keys (F1-F12), especially F11 and F12

I want to use the terminal multiplexer byobu, so I need to use the function keys (F1-F12). However, I am accessing a remote machine via SSH, so I need to send function keys over SSH. (I'm running ...
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Gnome 3: enable Ctrl+Alt+Bksp on a per-user basis without editing any files?

I would like to enable the Control + Alt + Backspace sequence to kill the X server, plus other sequences, without editing any files, if possible (or at least, no system files).
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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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Is there a way to restart XFCE with new settings from a bash script?

My laptop is running Linux Mint 17 XFCE Edition, and I'm trying to set it up so that I can use Emacs with my usual keybindings. These include certain autocompletion/fill commands involving Alt-Tab, ...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. ...
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Shift + Ctrl + C (terminal copy) doesn't work since I installed Awesome WM

The title sums it up. Since I installed Awesome WM I can't use Shift+Ctrl+C to copy text from terminal (although Shift+Ctrl+V still pastes)
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How to disable specific combinations of keystrokes

I've been suffering from RSI recently and am trying to make an effort to be more disciplined about typing. One of the things I've noticed is that I sometimes (out of habit) use combinations of keys ...
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Keyboard's Control key detected as Primary

I use ArchLinux 64-bit, with these apps: xfce4-panel 4.12.0-1 xfce4-session 4.12.1-2 xorg-server 1.17.1-7 xorg-server-common 1.17.1-7 xorg-server-xwayland 1.17.1-7 xorg-setxkbmap 1.3.1-1 xorg-xauth ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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Disable certain operating system keystrokes and mouse actions on Cinnamon

I'm using Linux Mint, and many of the operating system keystrokes/mouse functions conflict with Blender functions. For example, when I try to hold down alt and drag, it moves the entire window, ...
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Disabling keyboard shortcut for changing display setup in gnome-shell

When I press the right super key + P, gnome-shell switchtes between different display settings (how my monitors are arranged and what there resoluiton is). Sometimes I press the combination ...
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RapidFire input with xdotool and xbindkeys

I'm wondering how it be possible to configure a keybind to use RapidFire with xdotool and xbindkeys to a gamepad input? I have a Logitech F310, and I want to know how I can pass keybinds to simulate ...
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Bind key-mousekey combination to a bash script

Is it possible to map a key-mousekey combination to a bash script? Such that e.g. when pressing [Ctrl] and (then) [left mouse click] a particular script is being executed? Or a ...
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How can I keep default mode key bindings in a new mode?

I have several "lesser" modes in my i3 config, which only have a few keybindings for specific tasks. For example, Skype mode: mode "skype" { bindsym $mod+1 exec xdotool mousemove 90 70; exec ...
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Is it Possible to use Mouse Movement in a Shortcut?

I'm interested in creating shortcut keys that use mouse movement as part of their trigger to send a keycode, for example so that I could have a shortcut like: ctrl + alt + [mouse movement down] ...
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Setting backspace=2 in zsh with vi bindings

I just set my zsh to vi mode as I feel the word/WORD (w/b W/B) skip keybindings will help me work faster than plain ^a ^e in emacs binding mode. However, I'd like to set backspace=2 or set ...
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xkb: make ctrl+backspace behave as delete

How can I map Ctrl+Backspace to behave as Delete key with xkb? I can remap a single key on /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc but can't figure out how to do the combination. My OS is Ubuntu 15.04
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What are the programs/commands which the magic SysRq key invoke?

From Magic SysRq key The magic SysRq key is a key combination understood by the Linux kernel, which allows the user to perform various low level commands regardless of the system's state. It ...
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pkexec command is not working by means of keyboard short-cut

Earlier I used to run nautilus as root by sudo -A nautilus. Now I've set policy action for nautilus and pkexec nautilus is working fine through command-line and Alt+F2. $ cat ...
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Run commands “without” terminal [closed]

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Find commands of default keyboard typing shortcuts in Gnome 3

I have Debian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie (DE GNOME Shell 3.14.2) installed on my machine. After having set Alt + PageUp and Alt + PageDown shortcuts for multimedia sound volume Up\Down respectively, I found ...
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xmodmap clear modifier not working

Trying to understand XKB and how to customize keyboard mappings, specially for modifiers. A little experiment on disabling modifiers, leads to an unexpected result: (1) Modifier maps before $ ...
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System-wide keyboard emulation of mouse scroll

I would like to emulate mouse scrolling through a keyboard shortcut. What I mean by that is whether I have a browser or terminal open, I want to be able to scroll through it exactly the same way I ...
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How to use media keys in GNOME Shell with local and web media players

Whenever I open a media player (i.e. Rhythmbox, Banshee...), I am able to control them with the media keys (play/pause, next song, etc.). Now I would like to pass those media keys to my web browser as ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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How to cycle displays in Mate desktop?

On the Arch-based Antergos Linux, initially Gnome Shell desktop, I have installed Mate on a laptop that normally (in Windows, OpenSuse, Ubuntu) has a dedicated key to switch between displays, which ...
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Can you assign arbitrary keybindings in xmonad?

I know how to set up keybindings where you have to hold down one of the keys of type KeyMask. Which are: Alts, Ctrls, Windowskeys. Also, giving 0 as the KeyMask can be used to define single-key ...
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In X11, how can I create a custom key combination that maps to PgUp, PgDn, Home, and End?

My keyboard does not have keys for Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down. I would like do the following: Map Shift+Alt+⇦ to Home Map Shift+Alt+⇨ to End Map Shift+Alt+⇧ to Page Up Map ...