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

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Make Compose not compose after certain key presses

On my laptop, I use the Win as a modifier. With the Fn key pressed, the key sends a different keysym and I use that as a Compose key. keycode 133 = Hyper_L keycode 134 = Multi_key add mod4 = Hyper_L ...
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Shortcut keys that are independent to keyboard layout

Is there a way to define an association of a particular physical key of the keyboard to some action, independently of the letter that this key is associated to in any layout? Example: In most ...
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tmux “last-session” binding

How could I bind to last (most recent) session? The obvious last-session leads to an "unknown command" error. bind-key z last-session
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Map a symbol to a specific key

I have the following problem: I use the intl variant of gb keyboard layout, i.e., what you get with: setxkbmap -layout gb -variant intl I use gmail in Firefox, and for some reason, the gmail ...
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How to execute a script in shell when a shortcut key is pressed

How could I execute a script in Shell when a shortcut key is pressed. Essentially what I need is when a shortcut key is pressed the script should read from a file and display that content in the ...
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Adding key bindings for “Fn” + “Control” key in openbox

I need use Fn + CTRL as a key combination, but it doesn't work in openbox (works in XFCE / KDE4`). <keybind key="Fn-C"> <action name="ToggleMaximize"> </action> ...
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is there a vim shortcut or can I create one for 'tabe other_file'

When possible I create 1 or 2 letter abbreviations for aliases and the like, e.g. x for exit or p for pwd at the command line. When using vim and doing multiple tabs for different files (which I can ...
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Cursor keys in bash in dtterm don't work as expected

I am trying to remap some of my keyboard shortcuts in bash. The problem is that when I try to display key code using Ctrl-V, not all keys work. For example, Typing Ctrl-V, then Home moves the terminal ...
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Is it possible to assign multiple commands to a single hotkey? (bash, xterm)

Back in the day, if my cursor was in the middle of a really long shell command I'd just hit Ctrl+C to get myself a new command prompt. Then I learned about Ctrl+K/C and life was good. Unfortunately ...
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How to use Super-L instead of Alt in XFCE for resizing/moving windows?

In XFCE, when holding down Alt and then clicking anywhere in a window with the left button will move that window (as if by dragging the title bar), or resize the windows when clicking and dragging ...
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Switch between windows & tabs in Linux? [closed]

do we have keyboard shortcuts to switch between tabs or windows, am looking for shortcuts similar to of those available in windows (ctrl + tab to switch btw tabs & Alt + tab to swtich btw ...
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In tcsh shell how I find a particular word in the command prompt?

Suppose I have the following line in my command prompt and the cursor is at the and of the line or the beginning of the line by using (CTRL+A) [subhrcho@slc04lyo pcbpel]$ abc def ghi jkl How can I ...
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How do I go to beginning of command line when I am inside the screen?

In bash I can hit Ctrl + a and go to first of the command line. But in screen Ctrl + a does not do this. How do I go to first of command line in screen?
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What is meant by a shell is in “vi” mode or “emacs” mode?

This question follows directly from the answer to one of my previous questions here. I am newbie to unix world and this site has helped a lot to understand some core concepts. In this case I am ...
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How to assign shell command to key?

I want to assign my script to special key on my keyboard. xmodmap recognize this key as XF86AudioMute, but I want to execute my script when it pressed. How to do it? My window manager is Window ...
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Disabling/enabling language specific mappings in Vim

I have :set keymap=russian-jcukenwin. In this keyboard mapping ` maps to ё. I want to unmap this backtick. :lmap ` l ` *@ё :lunmap ` E31: No such mapping Why lunmap ` gives an error? ...
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Keyboard shortcut to copy current command from terminal to clipboard [duplicate]

Is there any way to copy current command (line typed in bash prompt) in terminal to X-clipboard without involving a mouse?
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Xmonad seems like a (physically) painful experience

I've been using Xmonad for several hours after hearing recommendations from several people. Currently my configuration is very basic. I mapped the modifier key to the "windows key" as suggested in ...
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Make Nautilus navigate to the first file beginning with the typed letter

When I hit N in Nautilus under a folder, it behaves like I am searching files which contains N. Can I make it so that it only leads me to the first file whose name starts with N, like Windows ...
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Application launcher with grid like hotkeys

Is there a desktop enviroment or tool wich can provide the following functionality? If I press a self defined hotkey, a menu of self defined shortcuts/launchers is shown somewhere on the screen where ...
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How can I bind my ctrl+b so that I don't need to press it to resize my pane?

I managed to be able to resize panes in tmux thanks to this answer. But now I press CTRL-b and then e each time I want to resize the pane (e.g. make larger to the left). How could I bind the CTRL-b as ...
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Emacs paste into search (C-s) field?

Let's say you are writing code in one of Emacs window and then want to search for a string that you have copied manually (M-w) some time before. The problem is, that by default, when you issue C-s, ...
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The shell's “delete word” shortcut deletes too many characters

Under Bash some behavior of Alt+d has been driving me crazy since years and I figured out that maybe it could be fixed with a setting. If I'm at a terminal and issue a command like this: ...$ cat ...
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Dropbox, notify-send and OSD interfere with Ctrl-shortcuts

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with i3 4.5.1. When i3wm starts, Ctrl-C/-D/-K etc. are working fine. When I start Dropbox, notify-send or change the volume, all Ctrl-something shortcuts stop working. I can ...
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Alt +Tab behaviour in Gnome

It may be a silly question but in Windows I used ShiftAltTab to switch back between my open windows, that is go back to previous windows. Unfortunately, it is not working in Gnome. I have even used ...
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How to scroll in a terminal by line in GNOME Terminal 2.31.3?

I use Shift+(PgUp/PgDown) while scrolling in the terminal. But it seems to scroll one screen (or a half may be) at a time. I feel comfortable scrolling the terminal by line with the mouse, but don't ...
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switching windows in twm with keyboard shortcuts

I am using a system that runs twm and I am wondering if it is possible to switch between windows using keyboard shortcuts, as I do in gnome with Alt+Tab.
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Why do some default bindkey keys do not work in tcsh?

I'm using tcsh and I'm seeing that some of my custom and some of the default bindkey bindings do not work. Why don't they work? For example: I load some default bindings: bindkey -e I check the ...
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Suspending the global KDE&X-Windows keyboard shortcuts while specific application is running

I'm running KDE on Arch-Linux 64b. I've been a Vim user for two years now, and I want to try learning Emacs - just so I can have a justification when I diss Emacs users. So far, my main problem with ...
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Playing around with shortcuts and window sizes with awesome WM

I've been trying awesome WM for a few months now and i am really enjoying it. I am now playing around with the rc.lua file, and I'm searching for a way to do two things. With the shortcut mod4+Enter ...
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Cut + Copy + Paste in Linux Puppy Wary

Trying to cut + copy + paste from the standard urxvt shell in Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. If I follow this post on http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=15085 and I press: in urxvt: ctrl + ...
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Keyboard shortcut for SIGTERM in GUI application?

Related to another question, is there a way to send SIGTERM to the currently focused local GUI window application with a keyboard shortcut? Like clicking the [X] button in most WMs or Ctrl-c for the ...
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Gnome3/cinnamon set keyboard shortcut

I cannot find where I can set keyboard shortcut for switching languages. Update: New problem: I cannot set Alt+Shift combination for that.
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Where do I find a list of terminal key codes to remap shortcuts in bash?

For example: "\e[1;5C" "\e[Z" "\e-1\C-i" I only know bits and pieces, like \e stands for escape and C- for Ctrl, but what are these numbers (1) and letters (Z)? What are the ;, [ and - signs for? ...
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How to make Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn change window tabs

I am running GNOME 3.4 (Debian 7.0) and my laptop (Gigabyte Q2532), unlike all those I've used before, doesn't change application tabs with CtrlPg Up and CtrlPg Dn. This forces me to use Alt0...9, ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch files in one Emacs instance?

I've multiple files opened in an Emacs client. Right now, to toggle between files, I've to click on the file name at the bar below in the editor. Any keyboard shortcuts for switching between files?
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Emacs “jump to class definition” functionality?

I want to jump to a class file "A" from another file "B" which defines objects "A". In eclipse, it is done using F3. Is there a way to achieve this in emacs?
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Single key audio capture in Linux (save on key release)

I'd like to run a program that records audio only when the Right Control key is held down. On keyboard release the result would write to disk as, e.g. yy-mm-dd hh:mm.ogg. How might I do that? $ ...
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How to write dconf overrides for site-custom keybindings?

I want to add custom keybindings using dconf. Previously, I had do the same job using gconf and succeeded. However, there are some problems using dconf. (I'm working on a Debian package, so ...
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tcsh shortcut to move the cursor back to previous space

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut in tcsh to move the cursor back to the previous blank: not ESC+B which takes me back one word (for instance, in a path argument, to the previous path component) - I ...
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Turning off gnome's Function key mapping

I recently upgraded to Fedora 18 with gnome. My function keys started to do things like open the cd player (F12) and turn the volume up (F11) and down (F10). I'd like to just pass those though to the ...
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xmodmap causes incorrect keyboard shortcuts

I used xmodmap to switch the Caps Lock and Ctrl keys on my Thinkpad X120e. The keys are swapped but this has caused keyboard shortcuts in several applications to stop working correctly. In Libre ...
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How to save current command on zsh? [duplicate]

I am typing a command, I remember I have to check something, if I press Ctrl+U the command disappears and I can type something else, but then the command I was typing is not in the history. Is there ...
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Keyboard combination to insert non keyboard characters

on windows one could with Alt+235 print ë into (any) textfield. I tried the same on linux and it seems to be not working. Depending on the application the result is different, but never the wanted ...
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How to map terminal shortcut from CTRL-M to another combination

I read in another post that you can type CtrlJ or CtrlM instead of the Return key in the terminal, which is great. But what I want to be able to do, is change that to another combination, for example: ...
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What program or feature is overriding my “Unity style” keyboard shortcuts in DockbarX?

I have DockbarX installed with the option "Use Unity style shortcuts (Super+number)" enabled. Recently I am unable to activate the 2nd application with Super+Shift+2 (I'm on azerty). When I use that ...
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Ctrl-s hang terminal emulator?

I came across a sentence in vimdoc: Note: CTRL-S does not work on all terminals and might block further input, use CTRL-Q to get going again. and this key indeed hangs my vim. I was ...
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Need to reset the Keyboard shortcuts defined

I bound some keys by mistake, and they don't work any more, such as HOME, END, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT. Is there a way to reset all the bound keys to their original state? I know this might be ...
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How to set up keyboard shortuts with custom modifiers (like Mod3) in Cinnamon?

I'm trying to migrate from Mate into Cinnamon. In Mate, it was possible to assign custom modifiers to Switch to workspace on the left of the current workspace. In Cinnamon keyboard configuration ...
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Multimedia keys (Fn+[F1..F12]) don't work anymore after upgrade

I'm experiencing a strange issue with the multimedia keys on Archlinux with XFCE 4. I used to change the sound level with FnF11/F12 keys but after a reboot, I'm not able to use it anymore. Moreover, ...