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

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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus without raising window

So right now I have 'focus follows mouse' enabled, and windows don't automatically raise on focus, which means I can have a window in focus that is partially behind another window. Now, when I use ...
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Media key shortcuts ceased to function

Recently (say within the last two months), some of my media keys have ceased to obey their assigned shortcut. Take, for example, Play. If I assign AudioPlay as the keyboard binding in the Keyboard->...
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Latin characters on Mint - Alt key like Windows

How can I use Latin characters on Linux Mint? I've tried the alt key like on Windows but it doesn't work. I've searched and they say that alt doesn't work on Linux like on Windows. I've tried other ...
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how to bind commands like “Ctrl+C” to one-key (for example “F5”)?

I use some commands very frequently. Some of them are several keys combinations. And my fingers are not quite satisfied with them. So it looks usable for me to bind them to one-key commands. For ...
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Is there a shortcut for opening a terminal in the current folder in Thunar?

Is there a shortcut for opening a terminal in the current folder in Thunar? This can be done by right clicking, but is there a keyboard shortcut?
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Xubuntu: disable global hotkey

In my Xubutu 15.04 combination alt+ins binded by create new desktop operation. How to change this? I tried to check xfce keyboard settings, but alt+ins not found on list.
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Changing specific keys on Apple keyboard under Fedora 22

I'm trying to change some specific keys on my USB Apple keyboard running Fedora 22. Just spent three days searching for an answer and trying different solutions, I ended up using xmodmap and still ...
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How to disable UIM “cooked mode”?

A user on my machine has an xfce4-terminal open. This automatically starts a special character (think Chinese character) input method like UIM/SCIM. That means, some ordinary characters are not ...
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Black screen when pressing Windows + L

I've recently installed the Ubuntu-based "Elementary OS" alongside Windows 8, and I have a problem with the shortcut (Windows)+L. In the CLI I'm using at work, this is a shortcut to clear the screen,...
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Is there any file I can edit to change the keybindings of Enlightenment 19?

I would like to edit the keyboard shortcuts used by the Enlightenment window manager and I would like to do so textually by editing some text/XML file. Sort of like how I edit ~/.config/openbox/lxde-...
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Easy way of mapping Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J to Down

I have an IDE called Intellij that I'm using on Linux to code Java applications with. I have the editor mapped to VIM keys, using the IdeaVim plugin. What I don't like is when I get a popup dialog ...
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How to access contextual menu in gnome 3 dash from keyboard?

My question is simple: How do I access the contextual menu from my keyboard inside gnome 3? I've seen other answers reffering to a menu key or button but not all laptops come with that button, mine ...
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remapping Caps Lock to Ctrl key in tmux

I'm a Linux beginner and using tmux 2.0 on CentOS 6.7(without X). How can I use Caps Lock instead of Ctrl in tmux?
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Key for the letter “o” stopped working, works only with Shift, Linux

A few days ago, I fund out that the "o" key n my keyboard doesn't work. I have seen a few similar topics with this problem, but none of them seemed to be solved. When I tap the key - nothing happens ...
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Use only left alt as modifier in i3wm?

Is it possible to set modifier only to left alt? I need to write special characters using right alt (or alt gr), therefore I would like not to have right alt bound to i3wm shortcuts. I've set mod ...
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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How do I *un*set an option in `xkbmap`?

I would like to disable the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace combination using a command line tool, without root priviliges. I know I can use setxkbmap to enable “zapping” with the option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp. ...
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How to change pager key bindings

I'd like to swap RETURN (scroll forward N lines, default one window) and SPACE (scroll forward N lines, default 1) in less to get a for me more natural way to page through man pages. I saw years ...
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Find OS X terminal key combination/escape sequence for Ctrl-'

One of my Emacs keybindings is C-', which works well in GUI. In terminal however, it is not being recognised. I understand that I need to figure out the actual characters sent to the terminal by C-' ...
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Show uGet downloader window with click on tray-icon or shortcut

I like uGet multi-thread downloader in Linux. I use it with Flashgot addon in Firefox. But I miss the following feature: when it is minimized to tray, the only way I can make it visible is by right ...
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Set global xmodmap in Debian

I currently have xmodmap setup for my user so I can type certain special characters. However, this only applies to my user, and I need these characters to be type-able everywhere, for all users. Is ...
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Is it possible to use two characters (e.g. ^tm) in insert mode in zsh for a command binding?

in my current .zshrc file I have bindkey -M viins -s '^tm' '^[Iman ^[Ela ^[d$' and this doesn't work, however when I remove m from the shortcut and it is now only ^t the shortcut is working. I'd ...
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How to use Ctrl-Insert to copy from XTerm?

In applications like Firefox Ctrl-Insert and Shift-Insert work like Ctrl-c and Ctrl-v (modifying the secondary clipboard), but in XTerm they do not work like the common Ctrl-Shift-c and Ctrl-Shift-v: ...
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Shift +Menu as a hotkey in KDE

In KDE environment I have set Menu button as a hotkey for switching language layout. But it does not work when Shift is pressed. So I need to set Shift+Menu as another hotkey for changing language ...
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How to revert from searching to original command

Following the instructions here, I edited by .bash_profile to enable the up and down arrows to autocomplete what I have typed in the shell based on previous commands. I added to my .bash_profile: # ...
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Inverting FN keys

My notebook is equipped with one of those fancy multimedia keyboards where you have to hold the FN key in order to use the classic function keys (F1-F12). Is it possible to invert this behaviour in ...
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Failed to disable shortcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Is CTRL+4 equal to ^4 or ^$ in caret notation?

This is a problem I have been thinking about. This Wikipedia page suggests that Ctrl+{Symbol} uses the shifted variant of {Symbol} when written in Caret notation. This suggests that CTRL+\ becomes ^...
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How to force the X server to produce a specific keysym and state?

I have a Macbook which I want to map the right "command" key (also known as Super_R, RWIN) to AltGr. The reasons I want this is due to how a normal Norwegian keyboard has its square bracket keys and ...
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I cannot use the keyboard shortcut <ctrl>+<alt>+<enter> in matlab running in emacs running in screen

In my usual setup, I use use matlab-emacs to run Matlab through the emacs gui. I run matlab and emacs on a linux server, and use ssh and X forwarding so this all shows up on my local ubuntu laptop. ...
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make shortcut for changing keyboard language in kali

I'm new in kali and I set two keyboard language (English and Persian) I can switch to Persian by pressing the little logo rigth top of desktop but I want to have a shortcut. what shoud I do ?
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Debian/Xfce: Keyboard shortcut for home and end keys

I'm running xfce4 on debian. I'd like to assign keyboard shortcuts for the home and end keys (specifically, to move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line). In the settings manager there is a ...
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Access the GNOME shell aggregate menu per keyboard

Is it possible to access the aggregate menu, or system menu, located in the top right corner on the activities bar of the GNOME shell interface, with a keyboard shortcut? If not, can such a shortcut ...
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Is there a way to log key presses under linux?

I am a heavy Vim user and I also use a ton of tmux and a load of bash in my everyday computer activities. In order to optimize my work flow, even more, I would like a way to get a log of all key ...
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What are the keyboard-shortcuts for Matchbox window manager?

There doesn't seem to be anything related in the man pages for the matchbox executables. Googling & SO'ing has not led to me to anything, either.
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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 quickly,...
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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 https://addons.mozilla.org/...
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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. ...