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

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Use M-C, M-V, M-A for Copy, Paste, Select All

I am using Kubuntu Linux 12.04 on a Macbook Pro, and I am seeking the ability to use the Command/Meta key for common shortcuts such as copy, paste, and select all. Attempted solutions: Remap Copy, ...
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Fedora 17 : hotkey for terminal

Each time, if I want to use terminal, I press super key, typing terminal in search box, and enter to select terminal icon. How can I have hotkey to open terminal. (I'm not say hotkey : control + alt ...
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How to create cross-platform keyboard bind commands?

I'd like to have the same keyboard shortcuts in all the terminals I use. Since they don't have the same *nix on them, and since terminals can be very different, I'm looking for a reasonably portable ...
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How to run a command without hitting Enter Key?

Accidently I mapped Enter via xkbset to Pointer_button2. Now every time I hit Enter some gibberish text appears. I thought of a workaround involving remapping it back, but that means I will have to ...
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Can I map a key (caps lock) so it does one thing pressed alone, and another when pressed with a second key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remap CapsLock to Escape and Control System Wide Just read this seriously obsessive post about customising keyboards and while I'm not going to do everything there, ...
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Shortcut for tabn & tabp in vim/vi

When I open several files using vim+tabf, switching across the files will involve using tabp & tabn. Can I have a quicker way to do so?
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How to use Sony VAIO buttons to lock the screen?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEG laptop, like this. I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I'd like to use those 3 buttons (Assist, WEB and VAIO). They work with Windows 7, to recover the system and to open the browser. ...
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How to get keycodes for xmodmap?

I'm trying to use xmodmap to remap Alt / Super keys on Dell L100 keyboard, and have trouble getting the keycodes. For instance, using xev doesn't give me keycode for Alt FocusOut event, serial 36, ...
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Prevent Iceweasel from allowing sites to override default shortcuts

For example, I use Ctrl-L to mark the URL field. On some sites, this is overridden to do something else. How do I make this never happen?
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vim customized with emacs commands (insert mode only)

I was an emacs user, and I have to switch to vim. But I miss some basic emacs commands in vim insert mode: C-A C-E C-K C-Y C-x C-s ... and some other I know that I can press Escape and then press ...
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What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...
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Keyboard-only captioning in digikam

In digikam 2.5.0, is it possible to caption a series of photos using only the keyboard? If yes, how?
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XFCE - Send window to other monitor on keystroke

I am running Xubuntu 11.10 with a dual monitor setup. I am looking to create a keystroke (maybe CTRL + ALT + SPACE which will allow me send a selected window to the next monitor. In GNOME there is a ...
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How can I switch 2 characters in vi?

I like the fact that I've memorized ddp for switching two lines (i.e. dd deletes the line and then p puts it back '1 higher'). Is there are similar set of keystrokes for switching 2 characters so ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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Associating a function in Emacs after looking up the code with M-x describe-key

I would like to associate the following function (which toggles on and off full-screen on the active buffer): (defun toggle-maximize-buffer () "Maximize buffer" (interactive) (if (= 1 (length ...
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Using setkeycodes to map pressed and released to different “keys”

I have a keyboard that has a scroll wheel, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu and xev command doesn't show anything when moving it. But with the dmesg command I found this: When moving the scroll wheel ...
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Other than Alt + Shift to switch keyboard layout, any other Xorg key combinations?

All I can find about XkbOptions was: Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle" Seems I can only use alt+shift combination to switch keyboard layout, any other keys that I can use ?
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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Defining key sequences in Evil-mode Emacs

I couldn't find any instructions on defining key sequences in the Evil doc. The example given by the developers only covers a single key. (define-key evil-normal-state "w" 'foo) What do I need to ...
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Shutdown from login prompt in tty

Suppose I boot a Linux machine without GUI. When it displays a tty login prompt, can I shutdown the machine with a keyboard sequence? Of course I could type in my username and password and then sudo ...
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Open terminal from emacs

Is there a fast way (keyboard shortcut) to open a terminal emulator (in my case urxvt) in the same directory as the file in the current emacs buffer?
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Assigning awesome keybinding for more than 9 tags

I'm using the awesome WM and the nine default tags (or "virtual desktops") are not anywhere near enough for me: I've got a lot of VMs and remote VNCs etc. In the past I've used window managers with ...
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assign shortcut key to run a script

I've written a script to change the brightness of my screen. It's useful when I am working on text mode and shortcut keys of my keyboard to change brightness doesn't work. Is it possible to run this ...
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Xfce 4: Change global keyboard shortcuts

I use Alt+Space in Emacs, but in Xfce it pops up window manager menu at the upper left corner of a window. How do i disable Alt+Space for Xfce and change global keyboard shortcuts in general?
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emacs - paste text from clipboard without formatting

I am using Emacs 24 for MacOSX and having some problem with pasting code from clipboard to Emacs. The code that I selected usually already nicely formatted (with tab, ident, ...). However, when I ...
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How to change keys for window manipulation (from menu, default: alt+space) in openbox?

I'd like to change default keys which manipulate window. For example default set is: maximize: x key but unmaximze: is e key I really want to have for example x key for maximize and unmaximze. How to ...
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Cannot switch to console anymore after using Alt_R as mod4

I'd like to use the right ALT key as 'mod4' (most notably because, by default, the 'awesome' window manager is using mod4 as a modifier for most WM commands and I like that idea a lot). However I've ...
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Keyboard shortcut to set gnome-terminal tab title

I like to work in Linux without using the mouse, because of that I would like to know if there is any method to set a keyboard shortcut to set gnome-terminal tab title.
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Make 'CTRL-/' behave the same in vtty and xterm

When I press Ctrl+/ in a graphical terminal (e.g. xterm) I get "undo". However, in a virtual terminal (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F1) I get "backspace". In practice I run into this when I'm using emacs in a ...
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Openbox keybindings not taking effect after --reconfigure or restart

273 <keybind key="W-Return"> 274 <action name="Execute"> 275 <command>lxterminal</command> 276 </action> 277 </keybind> 278 ...
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How to get brightness keys working inside openbox session?

I'm using Openbox window manager without DE. I'd like to get fn + [brightness up/down icon] working like it is in GNOME/KDE, but i'm looking for lightweight solution without gnome-power-manager and ...
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In Gedit, how might I jump from the command line (bottom frame) to the file explorer frame to the text editor frame using keyboard shortcuts

I know how to jump from tab to tab in the text editor frame, but jumping from the text editor (center-right top frame) to the command line (center-right bottom frame) using only the keyboard eludes ...
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F4-key mysteriously reassigned

In the middle of today, my F4 key started producing the letter p, without my conscious acting and I can't seem to revert this change. Whenever I press F4, p appears instead. How can I change this ...
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Bash: How do I move my cursor to the left a word-at-a-time?

In OSX I can just hold down the option key and press the left cursor key until I get to the word I need to edit (or in Vi I can just hit b, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in ...
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Meaning and commands for Ctrl+Alt+Del

In my gnome GUI desktop of Ubuntu 12.04, Ctrl+Alt+Delete will log out instead of rebooting. But I was told that Switching to a text-based virtual console and pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete will ...
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Script for emulating Windows [Win]+[Arrow] keyboard shortcut

I am running Fedora 14. I would like to (at least partially) emulate the behaviour of Windows when you hit Win+Arrow Key. That is, I would like it to "snap" to the left/right sides of the screen. I ...
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Vim: How to get rid of filetype-specific map?

Edit: Working version. I've mapped [[ and ]] to my own functions: nmap <silent> ]] :let &tabstop += 1 <CR> :echo 'tabstop =' &tabstop <CR> nmap <silent> [[ :let ...
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How do I edit the terminal launch command in Linux Mint?

In Linux Mint (Debian-based) how can I edit what the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t launches? For example, I would like to issue gnome-terminal with the --maximize option, and to have it launch tmux instantly.
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How to run the terminal using keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 2?

I'm using Gnome 2. I use the terminal several times, and I lose a lot of time going in Applications / Utilities / Terminal to launch the terminal. I am wondering if I can launch the terminal using ...
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How to configure a shortcut to open a window accessed by right click on the systray icon?

The application I am referring to is Turpial and it is a Twitter client. The problem is to open the window I need to send twits, I have to right click on a systray icon and select an option. In the ...
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Porting GNOME keyboard shortcuts to URXVT [closed]

I recently switched from gnome terminal to urxvt. I am also a heavy emacs w. tabs user which uses a lot of key combinations similar to urxvt (tab related stuff) like Shift-Left and Shift-Right. These ...
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vim hot keys with variables

I am trying to do a mapping that moves the current line to another line. Something like nnoremap < space >m$VARIABLE :m $VARIABLE <CR> dd
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Emacs commands in xterm

I found that the commands I used to use in gnome-terminal, those I learned in Emacs, are only partially working in xterm. In some cases, I get strange chars like ÿ, æ, and â instead. Do you know how ...
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How to change a firefox option on a quick way (via shortcuts, command line,..)?

In Firefox we have two options at Firefox->Preferences->Preferences->Fonts and colors->Colors menu, Use system colors and Sites can use other colors. I would like keep the first one ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work ...
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tmux after start

Can I configure tmux so it will after running tmux automatically opens two windows named src and cmd? I always type after starting it: prefix + c, prefix + ,srcENTER prefix + c, prefix + ,cmdENTER ...
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Remap select window 2 in tmux

In tmux you can switch to window 2 with prefix_key + 2. I'd like to press rather prefix_key + u. I tried in .tmux.conf this: bind-key u 2 and this: bind-key u select-window -t 2 Which doesn't ...
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In KDE, how can I create a custom keyboard shortcut that prints the current date?

I often need to print the current date in lots of different programs. Right now, I always type it per hand which is error prone. I'm using KDE 4.8, and it has customisable keyboard shortcuts. For ...
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Keyboard Shortcut To Send Text Strings To Program

How can I configure a shortcut key to send a text string to the current program? The purpose is to type common entries quicker (email address, street address, phone number, username, favorite quote, ...