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 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 ...
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Cannot change global keyboard shortcuts in Linux Mint XFCE

I am using Linux Mint 14 XFCE. I am trying to remove the default XFCE window manager shortcuts for workspace switching (Ctrl-F1, Ctrl-F2, etc.), as described in this question. The answers there ...
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Paste text from clipboard directly to browser and make Google search for it

When we need to paste something to Google Search from our clipboard, we need at least two or more clicks, before we can get to URL bar and hit CTRL+V and then Enter to start searching. I was thinking ...
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KDE global bindkey for 'accept-line'

Is there a way to bind Ctrl-j keys to send 'accept-line' in KDE? readline library has a nice feature called key bindings. There are quite a few default keybindings user may want to use. To see it, ...
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XFCE make media keys work globally?

I'm running Gentoo with xfce. I also have a logitech keyboard that has media keys like play and pause. The keys work fin in most programs, like vlc, if the program has the focus. I want these keys ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal scrolling

Is there a utility I could use to scroll the active window horizontally using the keyboard?
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Additional keybinding combination to copy text to clipboard

I would like know, how to make copy to clipboard work not only with the default Ctrl+c key-combination but also using Ctrl+End for instance. How do I do that?
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confusing behavior of emacs-style keybindings in bash

Bash offers many useful emacs-style keybindings for simple commandline editing. For example, Ctrl+w deletes ("kills") word left from the cursor. Another keybinding, Alt+d is supposed to be a "mirror" ...
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Custom shortcut to i3lock screen

I'm having difficulties with creating a custom keyboard shortcut. I'm trying to lock my screen using i3lock with a picture. From the terminal, the command i3lock -i ~/Pictures/lock.png works like ...
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Ctrl-w closes my Chrome window

As I become more used to Emacs, I mix it with other applications quite a lot. For killing some text in Chrome browser windows, I repeatedly type Ctrlw, and close chrome windows and lost my unfinished ...
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Xterm Ctrl+Arrow shortcut keys

I'm using xterm version 293. While navigating in a command, I normally use the short-cut keys as Ctrl+LeftArrow or Ctrl+RightArrow to move back and forth. But while doing so, rather expected ...
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What does meta+n do in the terminal

When I click this it replaces whatever I have currently typed into the buffer with a :. Hitting backspace will go back to whatever I had in the buffer but I can't seem to find what the hell it's ...
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How to configure up arrow to get to the previous command in maxima?

If I press Up in a shell, then normally it brings up the previous command I entered. In maxima it's all different. Pressing Up just prints out ^[[A. The same thing happens when I try to move the ...
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Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to kill X server can't be disabled

I would like to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Backspace shortcut to kill my X server. I have tried disabling it in the gnome-keyboard-properties "Layout Options..." dialog. When I start the dialog, the option ...
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Fluxbox: how to map a key for taking screenshot of selected area?

I want to map the Ctrl+Alt+4 to take a screenshot of a selected area. Right now I can do that from a terminal using gnome-screenshot -a. I have tried putting: Control Mod1 4 :ExecCommand ...
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Shortcut to google selected text

Is there a way to customize evince to search on Google a selected phrase? Like in Firefox where I select a text and right-click--> "Search Google for ..." If evince isn't customizable, is there any ...
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Scientific Linux 6 assigning keyboard shortcuts

Can I assign keyboard shortcuts for launching Konsole terminal emulator on Scientific Linux 6 without administrator privileges? If so can you guide me how, I appreciate your help.
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Home and End keys in a gnuplot interactive terminal do not move cursor

When working interactively with gnuplot, the home and end keys do not move the cursor to the beginning and end of a line, but instead produce the characters "OH" and "OF", respectively. What's the ...