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 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 ...
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Change key mappings for xfce4-terminal

Hi I'd like to change the key mappings slightly in xfce4-terminal, maybe similar to adding Xterm.VT100.translations to .Xresources. In particular, I want to make ctrl-backspace delete the last word, ...
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Why can't Emacs running in a terminal distinguish Ctrl+; from “;”?

This question arose from my previous question on emacs beta. In short I want to bind C-; to an Emacs functions in a terminal, but it seems that something captures this key before it reaches Emacs: ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcut for context menu in Xubuntu

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and typing on a keyboard without "Windows" and "context menu" keys (Unicomp Model M). Currently, I get context menu (mouse right-click) with Shift+F10, but when touch-typing, I ...
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How can I remap a key combination to a different one?

I have a keyboard with a US layout and there is a special key that triggers Ctrl+Z (key codes 37 and 52). The problem is that I'm using it with a QWERTZ layout (selected during installaiton) and ...
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Why doesn't this sequence of keys, using SyRq, work

I have Fedora 20, with zshell and Mate desktop. I have just come across this article about using SysRq keys, but they don't give the results shown there. I am using Alt with the key marked "Home" ...
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key replacement (like autohotkey?) [duplicate]

I have several broken keys on my laptop keyboard, which I replaced with key commands in Windows using autohotkey. Autokey, the closest linux alternative, has fallen out of development and won't run on ...
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replace menu key with capslock and capslock with left control using xkb

I followed the instruction here by defining my own xkbsymbols (Use setxkbmap to swap the Left Shift and Left Control) partial modifier_keys xkb_symbols "replace_Menu_Capslock" { replace key ...
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Copy and Pasting Script for the Alphabet and Numbers [closed]

How would I create the following shortcut? Ctrl+Win+A = Copy selected text to a unique "A" variable. Win+A = Paste the text which is binded to the unique "A" variable. And then extend this to the ...
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showkey -s doesn't display scancodes in CentOS 6.4

I'm running CentOS 6.4 on vagrant and then doing a vagrant SSH into the box. I've been trying to get backspace to work correctly for a while now (as chronicled here: Centos Terminal Configuring ...
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loadkeys has (almost) no effect

I'm running CentOS 6.4 on vagrant and then doing a vagrant SSH into the box. I've been trying to get backspace to work correctly for a while now (as chronicled here: Centos Terminal Configuring ...
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Bind Ctrl+Down in Joe on a Linux console

When I want to select a line in joe editor, I can go to the beginning and simply pres CTRL-Down and this will select the line. I can move somewhere ales and copy the line with CTRL-k-c. The key code ...
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Tmux: how do I bind to C— (control-minus)?

I'd like to bind to control-minus in my .tmux.conf but it doesn't seem to work: bind C-- split-window -v Is this possible?
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List of acceptable entries in openbox config (keyboard)

Is there an exhaustive list of the tokens that openbox config xml files recognize for keybindings? e.g. F1 = F1 ... W = Windows C = CTRL I'm specifically interested in how openbox ...
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Disabling a keyboard key in console

I wrote a script that dialog command is vulnerable to Esc key, now I want to disable Esc key in console. NOTE: X11 has been not installed in server and xev or xmodmap doesn't work.
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keyboard hard remap keys?

I am trying to find a way to remap keyboard keys forcefully. I tried using xmodmap and setxkbmap, but they do not work for one specific application. Such commands work for other normal ...
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From a bash script, is there a way to get the keybinding for “Resize window”?

This question is related to another that I asked How do I execute a program in Xfce and make it use another xfwm4 theme other than the default one? However, I'm now trying to get an answer that will ...
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Wrong keybindings in Dvorak

Using Dvorak as the selected keyboard layout, I find this strange behavior: The copy+paste keybindings in some programs don't work with Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V in the dvorak position, but they work in the ...
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how to recall last argument in bash with vi setting

I use set -o vi setting in bash. The shorcut Alt+. (recalling last argument of previous command) here doesn't work as in emacs mode, so what is the equivalent for vi?
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Quick way to copy the rest of a line?

In Emacs, I want to copy the rest of the current line. The regular way is to select the rest of the current line, and then M-w. A quicker way is C-k C-_. Is there a non-customized way using only ...
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Send specific signal number with specific key

I want to set a specific key like F12 to send me a specific signal number that out of linux signals range that I can handle this signal with trap command. How can I do that? NOTE: I'm working with ...
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Use a keyboard shortcut to switch between synergy-“ized” monitors/windows

Is it possible to map a command to my keyboard so that I can switch between my various windows? I checked on the synergy website but was not able to find very much about the subject. I'm trying to be ...
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How to navigate the panel by keyboard to launch applications in XFce4?

In most applications, I can use TAB, TAB, to navigate from one button to the next, then ENTER to select it. I placed several launchers on the XFce4 panel. Is there any way to launch items located ...
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How to tie a keyword (to be pasted) to a key in Linux

I have to configure the keyboard to paste text 'abc123' into any program after pressing key combination Alt or Ctrl + a number. It has to work for every program, and I prefer to do it through the ...
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Linux Mint Search launcher doesn't do anything

In Mint 17, using Cinnamon, if I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts > Launchers there is an option to set a shortcut for something called Search. However, whatever key ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch Nemo

In Windows you can type Super+e to launch the file explorer. I find this really useful, particularly because almost every action I take starts with search for a file or folder. Is there an equivalent ...
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Hex codes for input key combinations

In iTerm2 one can setup keyboard shortcuts so that for a given input sequence, iTerm2 sends a specific hex code to the terminal. What exactly are these hex codes? And how can I identify a hex code ...
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Change inside comments with Vim

Is there a way to change inside of a comment with Vim? I know you can change inside brackets and quotes with i] and i". For example, If you are on a quote you can press, ci"my new textESC And ...
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Why are there several keys unbound in vim?

There are several keys that are unbound in vi/vim, such as g, q, v and #. Is there a particular reason why these keys are unbound? Can I just use them however I want or will I be breaking certain ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut opposite to Ctrl+k?

Ctrl + K deletes rest of line in an UNIX command line. How do I delete all the text before the cursor?
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Archlinux ARM Rasperry Pi login buffer display and decryption fail

I have put the Archlinux Arm on my SD card and the first time I have done this it was all correct and worked well but I had to "reinstall" everything for several reason. So now I am doing the same ...
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zathura: How do I add a keybind for exec?

zathura is my default PDF reader. Some files cause it trouble though, and in such cases I run :exec acroread $FILE which automatically opens the same file with Acrobat Reader. How do I add a key ...
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How to control keyboard backlight using hotkeys

How can I turn increase and decrease the keyboard backlight in notebook on Linux using the same hotkeys used on Windows? In Windows I can control the keyboard backlight by pressing hotkeys (FnF9 to ...