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

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Remapping keys that generate multiple scan codes

I have a ThinkPad W540. On its keyboard there are four multimedia keys above the numpad. Two of those keys generate keycodes (and, apparently, scancodes) that correspond to combination of keys, Win_L +...
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How to change built-in xfce shortcuts

XFCE4 has some customizable keyboard shortcuts configurable under Settings > Keyboard and Settings > Window Manager. But there are other keyboard shortcuts that I cannot find in these menus. For ...
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How do I *completely* disable the Ctrl-O shortcut in Midnight Commander?

I like using both Midnight Commander and Vim. In Vim, Ctrl-O is the "go to previous position" command, and in MC, by default, it toggles between the shell and the panel. I would like to be able to ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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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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Problems Using Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with Fedora

I've been using the Microsoft Sculpt keyboard for about a week with almost no issue. The one problem I'm seeing is that the Ctrl+F keyboard combo doesn't seem to work anywhere in my OS, other ...
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Xfce Keyboard Layout change Ctrl+Space

Ok, so I've been googling this for almost a week now...without any luck. When I open the Keyboard settings pane, the options are only limited to (ones that have "Space" in them) Alt+Space and Super+...
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Unable to type apostrophe in the terminal

I'm unable to type the character ' in urxvt. Nothing happens if I press the button to type it. If I copy something to the clipboard that contains ', and paste it with shift+insert, the text is ...
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Bind ALT key in Tmux to move across panes

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to bind ALT + <hjkl> in tmux to move across splits. I've seen this plugin that allows you to move across panes with CTRL + <hjkl> but I would like ...
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How to remap “dead_hook” in Emacs and Vim?

I would like to remap some common symbols like ( and ) to the base line of my keyboard combining Alt Gr with other keys like j or k. I can remap Alt Gr+k to ) because that combination prints ĸ. The ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut to switch on certain language on Fedora

I am using Fedora OS. I need to set up the custom keyboard shortcut to switch keyboard to certain language. I. e. right Shift to English and left Shift to Russian. Fedora keyboard settings allows only ...
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How to bind the Super-key to whiskermenu without breaking Super+Other combinations?

Coming back from Windows 7 I'd like two kinds of shortcuts to work at the same time: Pressing Win (a.k.a. Super) alone should open the whiskermenu e.g. for quick application launch Pressing Win + an ...
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Can I exclude some key bindings in VirtualBox?

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 as my host system. Then I have Virtualbox with Windows 8.1 as guest OS. I am using workspaces in Ubuntu and I want to run Virtualbox in fullscreen in one workspace and at the ...
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Custom key combinations in dwm

I have some custom key combinations in config.h, which work great. I just got a 60% keyboard, and would like to configure the arrow keys to work Vim-like ¨hjkl¨, instead of the combination with FN + ...
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Dead keys maps missing in certain programs only

I cannot use ^ with certain programs. I'm working in KDE on OpenSUSE 13.1 64b. ^ works as a dead key in Konsole, Firefox, Chrome, Gvim. ^ has no effect (pressing ^ then a just inserts a) in Xterm, ...
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Behavior of ALT in Qt5 applications

I work in Arch Linux 64bit with both English and Hebrew keyboard layouts available, using Alt+Shift to change between them. I recently noticed that when I work in Texmaker, which is a Qt5 application,...
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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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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 gnome-...
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Typing punctuation adds an accent to the preceding letter after my laptop is docked for a few minutes

I am running Manjaro XFCE. Everything worked like a charm for months now, but 2 weeks ago the keyboard configuration from my external keyboard seems damaged. Writing on my laptop itself works ...
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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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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 file-...
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How to map a complex multi-key combination into a shortcut to execute a process, in X (across WMs etc)?

I am wondering how can I make a complex multi-key combination like say, Ctrl+Alt+T into a shortcut to execute me a process,xterm for instance? The important caveat is that I want it wired into either ...
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How can I prevent Control+Alt+D from logging me out (of Gnome 2.22 on Debian 5)?

I was using Emacs, and typed Control+Alt+D in order to run Emacs' "down-list" command. I was dismayed to see, however, that I was instantly logged out; I assume this is some Gnome keyboard shortcut. ...
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Application shortcut for windows in KDE

I would like to have a shortcut for several applications that does the following: Start the application if it's not yet running. Put the application in the foreground if it is in the background. Put ...
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How can I stop using setxkbmap groups from snagging modifier keys?

I have several different keyboard maps that I can switch between to my heart's content using: setxkbmap dvp Then when I want another one: setxkbmap ptf Etc. This works, but I'd rather use the ...
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xfce4-terminal: keyboard shortcut to set terminal title

How can one set a keyboard shortcut for an instance of xfce4-terminal? It appears that the Terminal->Set Title menu does not have a shortcut tooltip, and I would really like to keep my open terminals ...
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alt-shift toggles keymap when part of a shortcut

I have two xkb layouts, and use Alt+Shift to toggle between them: setxkbmap "fr,us" -option grp:alt_shift_toggle However, when I press a shorcut which contains Alt+Shift, the shortcut isn't taken ...
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readline - use of modifiers other than control and meta

I'm trying to use Apple's ⌘ command and ⌥ option keys to map some functions in readline to no avail. As per the man page I used octal values but that doesn't seem to work \xHH the eight-bit ...
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readline - yank resets set-mark

I want to implement this binding "\C-xk": kill-region # turn previous word into HTML/XML # opening and closing tag pair "\C-xh": "\e \eb\C-xk<\C-y>\e </\C-y>\C-x\C-x" but it returns to ...
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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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Is it possible to make the right mouse button do something else in Linux Mint?

I have a cheap 2 button mouse so wanted to turn the right mouse button into my gesture button (with Easystroke). Perhaps making a double right click act as a normal right click.
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Remapping Num Lock key to function as Caps Lock

As a followup to this question, my Caps Lock key is now mapped to Compose instead. However, it turns out that my 14 month old toddler still manages to turn on Caps Lock from time to time with his ...
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vim arrow keys insert mode mapping

I want to move the cursor without using arrow keys in insert mode too. I've tried the following: :imap <A-h> <Left> but after moving cursor left by Alt-H from insert mode I get back to ...
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Enable Alt+Ctrl+t to open a terminal in LXDE

How can I enable shortcut Alt + Ctrl + T to open terminal on Debian, LXDE? I found that this is possible to define in rc.xml file. In LXDE webpage I found message: How do I define LXDE settings ...
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KeePassX Global Autotype corrupting keys when used with VMware

I'm running VMWare Workstation on Arch Linux with KeePassX set to use ALT + "A" as a global auto-type keybinding. Prior to running VMware, KeePassX works great. When VMware releases the keyboard from ...
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How to map PowerOff button as End on XWindows?

I have this unfortunate PowerOff button on my laptop situated in the place of the End key: I already have a way to disable the PowerOff handler triggered by the OS (Ubuntu 14.04 in my case). Now I ...
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How do I combine two keys to act as FN key with xbindkeys?

I have been hammering my head on the wall for the past two days trying to figure out a way to combine two keys to execute a function with xbindkeys. To make a long story short I have a chromebook ...
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Super + Space as shortcut for layout switching. Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon recently. I have swapped my Alt and Super keys and now I want to set Super + Space keys to switch between layouts. How can I do that trick? I've searched this ...
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Keyboard key is not recognized even with showkey

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, in a laptop that I carry around and use with different physical keyboards (as I don't feel comfortable with laptop keyboards) For one of those keyboards (Dell SK-8135) the ...
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Bind right click contect menu to key

I'm using a Latitude DELL notebook with XUbuntu which is working really well. But there's this one issue. The missing "context menu" key which is usually between CTRL and AltGR. I already found a way ...
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Linuxwacom xsetwacom/xorg.conf

I have a CentOS 6.2 workstation with linuxwacom 0.21.0 installed. I am trying to map a button on a cintiq tablet to a keyboard key. I can do it successfully using: xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 24HD ...
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Alt key not recognized - Dell Inspiron n4110/Mint 16 (Petra)

I'm running a fresh install of Mint 16 on an essentially-brand-new Dell Inspiron N4110. I booted to Kali Linux initially, and noticed AltTab, AltF4, and AltD (address bar focus) weren't working in ...
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Registering new mouse buttons with events in KDE

Is there a file or something where I can register the mouse events to do something? I'm using KDE. For example, in Windows, pressing Win + ArrowKeys nicely aligns the windows, I am looking for the ...
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How can I prevent my bluetooth keyboard from sleeping?

I like to type using a bluetooth keyboard. After about 5 or 10 minutes of being idle, the keyboard seems to go to sleep. Once the keyboard is asleep, there is a 5 to 10 between the next key press ...
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Keyboard-bound applications in Openbox

Following the template of another stack user I've bound a keyboard shortcut to toggle an application between hidden and fullscreen. The only problem is, no matter what application I apply it to, I ...
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Remapping shifted function keys in XKB

I'm working on a keyboard layout for the Khmer language and I'm quickly running out of space. My aim is to create a keymap that includes all the characters in the Khmer script as well was their ...
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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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Awesome GNOME recognizes my media keys but fails to act upon them

I'm using Awesome GNOME. When I log into the GNOME Shell, my up and down volume keys work. When I login to Awesome GNOME, they don't. However, when I go into gnome-control-center to set them, the ...
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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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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening? Update I tried to solve the ...