Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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Using Ctrl+Meta+n to switch to the next virtual terminal?

I am using KDE and there are virtual desktops and activities, but I want to use multiple users instead, that is why I need to switch to the next virtual terminal, I assume that I should use loadkeys ...
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How do I run a sudo command from kde shortcuts command?

In KDE setting you can assign a shortcut to execute your arbitrary command. To assign a command to shortcut in KDE, you can do the following. In System Settings -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts, ...
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Help with xmodmap example from archwiki

This article: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/xmodmap#Reassigning_modifiers_to_keys_on_your_keyboard Has an example: clear lock clear control add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R keycode 66 = ...
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Switch between Dosbox and Linux

When playing old dos games on DosBox in Linux (Mint 20), I get locked in and cannot find any shortcuts to switch over to Xfce desktop or running applications in Linux. In Windows you can easily do ...
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Exit browser in full screen

I'm trying to find a way to exit kiosk mode or to exit a full screen chromium. So I'm running a Raspberry Pi 4 with raspbian and have Netflix, Disney+ etc. working as a link on my desktop. I add the ...
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How can I remap crtl-z? [duplicate]

I have several keys remapped successfully, but ctrl-z is being stubborn.. I can get these to work: stty susp undef bind '"\C-f": undo' bind '"\C-Z": undo' ..but not: bind '"\...
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Key combinations (eg Ctrl+Alt+arrow) do not work with xmodmap remapping ijkl to arrows

I am using xmodmap to remap CapsLock to Mode_switch and ijkl to get remapped to arrows. The only issue is that ijkl do not always behave as normal arrows. Two examples: A) Ctrl+Alt+Right should switch ...
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Alt+F2 maps to volume down instead of run command

I have a Dell laptop and "Alt+F2" invokes a volume-down operation instead of "run command". The correct mapping for Alt+F2 does appear in my keyboard shortcut settings, so I think ...
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Set Ibus keyboard shortcut for "Hangul toggle key" via config file

I am using a fully-updated installation of Gnome Manjaro Linux. I have added Korean (Hangul) as an input source in Settings > Keyboard. My goal is to use the keyboard shortcut Super+Space to toggle ...
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How do I prevent Virt-Viewer from capturing keyboard shortcuts?

I am using debian 11, virt-manager and lxd to do virtualization. I need a way to prevent virt-viewer from capturing things like Super key, Ctrl+PrintScreen, the number pad, etc. I use a lot of ...
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How to set Caps Lock as Hyper (and change modifiers) using xkb?

This is currently my .xsessionrc file: xmodmap -e "remove Mod4 = Hyper_L" -e "add Mod3 = Hyper_L" -e "lock = Hyper_L" -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Hyper_L" & ...
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linux (gnu-) screen: remap Ctrl-a (default command key) to Alt-a in 'one go'

Looking for a way to remap screens C-a or ^a (default command) binding, to Alt-a or ^[a by using an easy to memorize, one-go command / switch. I know this can be possible in 2 steps, but also only ...
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xfce, xfwm and .Desktop shortcut

I started using a Debian distro and I'm new with it. I'm trying to customize shortcut and I don't get the differences between xfce and xfwm. Why there are "two type of shortcut"? (located in ...
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Unable to disable Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (kills Server X / session). Linux Mint

I accidentally killed a session with Ctrl + Alt + Backspace (actually I pressed Shift too but works the same way) and decided I don't want that combination to do that (I have to use similar ...
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tmux up arrow not working properly

System: ubuntu 20.04 Linux 5.13.0-39-generic tmux 3.0a Problem: While using tmux, any directly attached ssh session from my host I establish, I can no longer use the up arrow, it is not recgonized ...
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Problem with shortcuts in KDE

I'm facing something weird since yesterday after I manipulated some shortcuts in Manjaro custom shortcuts. Now when I use Ctrl + LeftArrow in Firefox, it navigates me to previous active tab in ...
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Pop OS: How to switch to previous workspace?

I want a keyboard shortcut for switching back and forth between (at least) the last two workspaces I visited. Something similar to how ALT+TAB switches between the previously-focused windows. Can this ...
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Why can't I get bash to use forward incremental search?

Recently I ran across a few articles with tips on how to more efficiently use bash that mentioned a combination I'd never tried: Ctrl-S (in the prompt, with no command running) to search the other way ...
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Tab switching shortcut in xfce4 terminal only shows 5~ or ;5~ [duplicate]

According to the menu settings in my xfce 4.16 terminal on Xubuntu Impish, I should be able to switch to the previous tab with Ctrl+PgUp and to the next with Ctrl+PgDown, but when I press these, it ...
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Switching ctrl-c to win-c in console

I would like to switch, in terminal, key combinations with control to combinations with win key so e.g. ctrl+c becomes win+c, ctrl+d becomes win+d. Then I would like to set ctrl+c/v for copy and paste....
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problem with xmodmap NoSymbol

so my keyboard got water-damaged and subtract key(the one in the num pad area) is randomly repeating itself so I wanted to disable the key with xmodmap -e 'keycode 82 = NoSymbol' and when i run ...
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How to scroll horizontally to the end or beginning using keyboard?

For vertical scrolling I can press the home or end buttons to move to the start or end of the page (for example in Chrome). Also by pressing page up and page down keys I can move up or down by a page. ...
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A simple global keyboard shortcut handler

Yeah, I know there's actkbd which allows to assign global keyboard shortcuts which will work everywhere including the text console and a graphical session but I don't want to run an extra daemon (long ...
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suddenly all my windows closed

I was working in Linux Mint 20.2 with XFCE 4.16 and some keyboard shortcut suddenly closed all my windows except the one I was working in. I have no idea what I did. I reopened Brave and instead of ...
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How to remap a key combination to a key combination in X?

How do I remap a key combination Ctrl+54 (keycode for C) to Ctrl+C? I want this because I am switching between keyboard layouts often, but many programs accept keyboard shortcuts only in latin layouts....
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What does "ctrl+shift+a>m" keyboard shortcut acually mean?

I was reading the documentation for the kitty terminal emulator. It has a keyboard shortcut defined as ctrl+shift+a>m. I understand the ctrl+shift+a part, but what does the >m mean?
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Associate Alt(Meta)-Key with Ctrl-Key, and Caps-Lock for Hyper-Key

I want to swap the Alt(Meta)-Key with the Ctrl-Key, and use Caps-Lock for Hyper-Key. This is what I have xmodmap -pke | grep "Control\|Alt\|Meta\|Hyper\|Super" keycode 37 = Hyper_L NoSymbol ...
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disable Alt+Super workspace switcher

How can I disable Alt+Super+Left/Right from switching workspace in gnome-shell? If I go into Keyboard settings there is no options I am using latest GNOME version on Arch Linux. I am on Xorg.
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Holding down option key when deleting on mac terminal doesn't delete in bulk

When deleting stuff from the command line or pretty much any other software (e.g., word, URL browsers, etc..), I sometimes like to hold down the option key while pressing delete, because that uses ...
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Use single key for keyboard shortcut but retain its letter with modifier key in KDE

I'd like to specifiy the "^"-key (above the Tab key) as the shortcut for opening Yakuake in KDE. But I would like to still get the "^"-letter by pressing "AltGr-^". I can ...
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Mapping Shift + Escape to ~ From the Command Line

I own a 60% keyboard that does not have a ~ key. Before when I was on MacOS, I used to use Karabiner Elements to map Shift+Esc to ~. Now that I've switched to Linux, I would like to know how I can do ...
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"Ctrl + ." displays "e" character and captures the keyboard shortcut

For a few days now I can no longer use Ctrl+. anywhere (which makes working with Vs Code pretty frustrating). Instead of executing the shortcut an e appears. I can then write normally, and when ...
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Reset keyboard remap permanently

I had the brilliant idea to switch the FN key and CTRL key on my lenovo laptop keyboard which I now after 3-4 months realize was the biggest mistake I've ever made in any linux distro. This didn't ...
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I cannot use Alt-Tab to switch between windows in Arch Linux with Budgie Desktop

I installed budgie desktop on Endeavour OS (based on Arch Linux) using the package manager (yay). I am unable to switch between applications using alt-tab. Also, the control panel does not open. How ...
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Dell XPS 9360 FN brightness keys not detected Manjaro

I have Manjaro installed in dual boot on a Dell XPS 9360 with FHD screen non touchscreen. The key combo to increase/decrease the screen brightness are Fn+F11 and Fn+F12. This works perfectly on ...
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Remap CTRL + 7 to the character {

How do I remap the character { to CTRL + 7. The reason is that AltGr + 7 is awkward to press for me and would be easier by using CTRL + 7. Also I want to set it up the same way of getting { on both a ...
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Media keys such as volume up/down , brightness up/down not working in kali linux on laptop

I have dual booted kali linux with windows 11 and all the media keys combination and media buttons works fine in windows. I have also seen many people having the same issue as well, but the problem is ...
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generic 71 key "60 Percent" keyboard layout

I have a desktop using Debian 11 Bullseye with a 71 button keyboard and no individual F1..12 keys (they are combined with the top row and activated with by pressing the Fn key as the shifter, in ...
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Where to find the commands that shortcuts execute in KDE?

How to find out which commands are executed by shortcuts set in System Settings->Shortcuts in KDE? For example, I'd like to know the command to show all open windows in System Services->Kwin ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Disabling unwanted audio hotkey (CTRL, 1) breaks Printscreen button

I recently discoverd an annoying shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04 while playing a game: CTRL, 1 (not CTRL + 1 at the same time; I just tap CTRL, wait a tiny amount of time, and then hit 1, and then this ...
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How can I navigate between applications in kali linux with shortcut keys?

How can I navigate between applications just by using keyboad? I want to go right and left between applications but the arrow keys not working for me.
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Linux Mint: Overwrite existing keyboard shortcut

When I press Super + Shift + S the Sound Settings icon popups by default as shown in the following image I want to overwrite this shortcut to grab a screenshot area as follows How can I do this? I ...
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Problem with shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Plus or Minus on the numerical keyboard

I wanted to utilize keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Plus or Minus on the numerical part of the keyboard, but they are not working at all on any Linux I've tried (Manjaro and Debian and both Gnome and KDE)....
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How to configure KDE start menu to pop when pressing "Meta" key

For an unknown reason the shortcut to display the desktop menu by pressing the windows key (aka. meta )⊞ on the keyboard is not working anymore on KDE desktop. So of course I can click on it or assign ...
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less: custom shortcut for previous searches (up-arrow)

The less viewer allows some customization using the ~/.lesskey file, but it does not seem to have any effect in the context of searching. For example, I can map ^P to the up arrow, and this works for ...
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`bind -x` must be able detect the current running environment,

How do we have bind -x be able detect and differentiate the current running environment, e.g. whether currently is running in environment Bash or other, say, Perl REPL (Run Evaluate Print Loop) so ...
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Using letters as numeric keypad

My keyboard doesn't have a numeric keypad. However, it's very useful and, sometimes, I would like to use it. I'm looking for some good way to map my letters to number when using some modification key. ...
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Linux Mint 20 - Ctrl+Alt to AltGr

I am struggling to figure out how to bind (left) Ctrl+Alt to AltGr key on Linux Mint 20. Like most of the world, to write e.g. { I am used to pressing Ctrl+Alt+7 on Windows. This is not the case in ...
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How to disable mapping of Mouse4/Mouse5 to back/forward in browsers in WAYLAND?

I am on Fedora running GNOME 41 on Wayland. I want to disable Mouse4/Mouse5 button mapping which by default does back/forward on browsers. I understand that this is probably done by something in the ...
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What is the "global keymap" in zsh?

In the zsh manual 18.2.2 Local Keymaps it refers to the "global keymap" thrice. Where is this term defined? How do I find out what is my current global keymap, and how would I change it?
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