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

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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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How to scroll in a terminal using keyboard?

How can I scroll in bash using only the keyboard? If it's not possible in bash, are there any other shells that support this?
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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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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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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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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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How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...
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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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Can you switch between windows within an application in Openbox?

Is it possible to set up a keybinding in Openbox for switching between open windows within an application? Just like you can in gnome 3 with alt + [key above Tab] .
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Change Alt + F4 behavior in Elementary OS [migrated]

I am afraid this would be hard to achieve however I'll try to ask. I was used from other OSes like Win or other distros that when you have multiple applications opened and you want to know shutdown ...
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Return to X session after Ctrl+Alt+F1

What is the command to return to the graphical desktop after entering the terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1? I need it for operating my Raspbian.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to restart XFCE with new settings from a bash script?

My laptop is running Linux Mint 17 XFCE Edition, and I'm trying to set it up so that I can use Emacs with my usual keybindings. These include certain autocompletion/fill commands involving Alt-Tab, ...
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Exit vim more quickly

I use Vim mainly for quick edits rather than long work sessions. In that sense, I find the keyboard sequence for quitting especially laborious: Esc, Shift + ;, w, q, Enter. How to quit Vim (possibly ...
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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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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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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird

Is there a way to disable those evil keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird? When I accidentally hit a, suddenly the message gets archived and a new Archives folder is created. Similarly other keys bring ...
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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 move windows across displays in Gnome 3?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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Linux kernel dropping custom keyboard scan codes

I have a vintage IBM 122 key model M keyboard that I am adapting for use on a modern computer. I am using a Teensy 2.0 to do the encoding and to handle the USB side of things. I borrowed the firmware ...
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Fedora 20 KDE: shortcut for airplane mode

is there a possiblity to have a Keyboard shortcut (e. g. fn + f10) for the airplane mode (Switch off all wifi Connections) under KDE (Fedora 20)?
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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. ...
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How to set a single modifier key as a shortcut in openbox?

I want to have my super key start dmenu. I have set it as a keyboard shortcut in my rc.xml as follows: <keybind key="0xffeb"> <action name="Execute"> ...
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How can I make backspace act as escape using setxkbmap

There seems to be several options for setxkbmap like -option caps:backspace which makes caps a backspace, however I cannot seem to find an option that makes backspace an escape key. How do I create a ...
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Linux guest VM on mac host - Keyboard

I use a Mac as a development box, but am slowly transitioning to Linux. So I am spending the majority of my time in the Linux guest VM while working. But I still spend a fair amount of time in Mac ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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MobaXterm: How to see previous commands' terminal output while still being in VIM? (Equivalent of 'Shift + Page Up' in PuTTY)

I'm finding this difficult to explain because I'm not sure what this is called technically so please bear with me. What I want (which is possible in PuTTY): 1) Login to a machine (using PuTTY) 2) $ ...
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Getting tmux to copy a buffer to the clipboard

I am trying to figure out a decent way to copy what I have in a tmux buffer into my clipboard. I have tried a couple of different things like bind-key p select-pane -t 2 \; split-window 'xsel -i ...
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Why Ctrl+m and Ctrl+q wasn't used in bash shortcuts?

Recently I've been viewed through bash shortcuts key, and trying to find an appropriate one for my tmux activate key. And I find an interesting fact that ctrl + m and ctrl + q are not used in bash ...
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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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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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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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Disabling mnemonics in the menu bar while keeping button mnemonics in GTK2

I would like to disable mnemonics in the menu bar because they interfere with keyboard shortcuts in some applications -- the terminal, for example -- but I would like to keep mnemonics for buttons in ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Free all function keys ( F1-F12 ) for gnome-terminal

I'm using gnome-terminal and I need to free all the F keys because I need to remap them to something else inside vim, how I can do that? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04.
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Tilde on unix:hpux and / or solaris

On Linux press F9 return a correct ~ On unix(solaris or hpux) return 0~ How to set correct tilde on those systems?
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How can I select and copy file names in the command line without using the mouse?

Typically, when I want to perform an action on a file I discovered in the terminal after calling [ls], I would have to - with my mouse - highlight, left click, copy file name, type the command in then ...
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Enabling `Alt` hotkeys for buttons in Gnome?

I mean: whenever a letter in the text of a button is underlined, pressing Alt plus that letter clicks the button. I have gone through both the Keyboard and the Tweak Tool applets without success. ...
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Gnome 3: enable Ctrl+Alt+Bksp on a per-user basis without editing any files?

I would like to enable the Control + Alt + Backspace sequence to kill the X server, plus other sequences, without editing any files, if possible (or at least, no system files).
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Escape sequences for function keys (F1-F12), especially F11 and F12

I want to use the terminal multiplexer byobu, so I need to use the function keys (F1-F12). However, I am accessing a remote machine via SSH, so I need to send function keys over SSH. (I'm running ...
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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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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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How do I bind XF86XK_AudioMicMute to an action in XMonad? [closed]

I am toying with switching back to XMonad from dwm, but one of the issues I ran into during my last stint with XMonad was that my micmute key (my keyboard has one), did not work since XMonad's ...