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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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Is it possible to type μ on the bash command line without copying and pasting?

This may seem a bit of a strange question, but it occurred to me that when typing a command such as the following, I always have to copy and paste the character from Wikipedia. echo '5 μs' >> /...
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How to fix key mapping for control key [closed]

As I have mentioned here for some reason whenever I try to use CTRL key for any of the keyboard shortcuts, it prints the caret sign ^. Here is my .bashrc file: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for ...
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Ctrl + Alt + A does not work in Emacs and other applications

I'm currently using Fedora 29 KDE Spin, I noticed that CTRL + ALT + A does not work in spacemacs, and the key combination does not seem to work anywhere. Some people advised me that it might be due to ...
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Using CapsLock as a Function key

I want to do 2 things: Disable CapsLock key so that pressing it doesn't toggle CapsLock. Be able to set up custom combinations with CapsLock like: CapsLock + j to map to Down key CapsLock + k to map ...
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Kde Konsole swallows Shift-Left and Shift-Right

I'm running emacs -nw in console mode inside the KDE konsole terminal emulator. In Emacs I have defines Shift-Left and Shift-Right from the windmove package to jump horizontally between buffers. The ...
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Importing KDE global shortcuts defined by UUID?

I set up custom shortcuts using the Global Shortcuts GUI and want to transfer them to my other machines. When I export these shortcuts to a file, there are lines like: {f7cae817-7e09-468e-b039-...
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What does Super-O do on Linux Mint?

I am running Linux Mint, with Cinnamon 19. I accidentally pressed Super-O, and the following popup icon appeared: Pressing Super-O again seems to 'toggle' the setting, now showing this: I looked ...
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i3 config xbacklight increase/decrease with fn+f not working

I am trying to fix so that I can inc/dec screen/keyboard brightness with my fn + f(1-12) keys. When I run xev and try to inc/dec my screen brightness then it tells me: Decrease KeyRelease event,...
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Why does Mutt's (more specifically, Neomutt's) “quit” command change depending on which screen I'm on?

If I'm viewing an HTML-based email, the steps to view it are: Inbox: select email, press [Enter] Email: text/html is unsupported, press [v] Email: viewing attachments, select and press [Enter] Now ...
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readline keybindings in chrome/chromium

Does a chrome/chromium extension exist that can configure often used readline keybindings? Specifically Ctrl+a for Home, Ctrl+e for End, Ctrl+d, etc for use within a text editing box. I have found ...
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Two keyboard keys with same ouput?

I have a Gigabyte Aero 14 with the G-Macro keys on the side. I have had Arch for a while on this computer and love it for my coding environment, but I have had some free time lately and want to ...
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zsh keybinding: insert-last-word

In zsh, I have alt+. bound to insert-last-word When I am listing through the last command parameters by repeatedly pressing alt+., sometimes I press one too many and I need to go one back. What ...
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How to disable ALT + HOME shortcut? Linux Mint 18

My notebook keyboard seems pressing random times the shortcut ALT + Home. Is bad because when I'm in, e.g., browser, I go to home page.
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How to undo CTRL+L in Bash in a GUIless system?

I mistakenly hitted CTRL+L and hiddened output from my previous viewport of the terminal window (Putty window in that case). Of course I can scroll up with the mouse and see the Bash output but that ...
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How to customize keybindings on ST i.e. simple/suckless terminal?

Here is the corresponding part of my config.h: /* Internal keyboard shortcuts. */ #define MODKEY Mod1Mask #define TERMMOD (ControlMask|ShiftMask) static Shortcut shortcuts[] = { /* mask ...
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How to map the forward/back buttons on Logitech G102?

By default pressing the the side button on the Logitech G102 mouse in Ubuntu results in the '[' and ']' keys being pressed. I am unable to map these button to the forward/back actions. Build ...
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Super J and Super K remapping under Fedora for MATE behaviour

In MATE, when one calls 'Move between windows, using a popup window', it is possible to cycle using the Left and Right arrow keys while keeping the Super key pressed. Is it possible to re-map these ...
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tmux: Switch windows and panes with a single key

My Problem tmux key bindings require two separate key hits to enter a command. The first is called a prefix, and set to control+a. The second key performs the actual command, for example: c create ...
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What's changed in Ubuntu 18.10 keyboard Input

I use terminator on my Ubuntu machine, this terminal allows me to split the window into multiple bash instances. I used to use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+O and Ctrl+Shift+E to split the screen. ...
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Assign BackSpace to Super_R or Menu button in /etc/default/keyboard

I am running Debian 9. I bought a new keyboard that I love, but the BackSpace key is very small. I would like to assign BackSpace to the right Super key or Menu key (also on the right lower side). ...
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Is there a way I can tab between screens without pressing ctrl-a tab every time?

Essentially I just want to press Ctrl+Tab, not Ctrl+A then Tab. I don't believe this can be accomplished with an alias, but have read some stuff about maybe using stty? But I've never used stty and ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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Using Menu key as modifier in X

I would like my Menu key (keycode 135) to act both as the regular context menu key when pressed alone, and also to have it emulate my XF86Audio* multimedia keys when used as a modifier, e.g. Menu+PgUp ...
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Access primary register with keyboard

I’ve read this answer on superuser.com by grawity and part of the text “X Selections, Cut Buffers, and Kill Rings.” by Jamie Zawinski. I understand there’s the primary register: use the mouse to ...
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Tmux binding error `returned 127` in cygwin

I want to use a clipboard manager in tmux. It is the CopyQ, but it does not matter, I guess. In ~/.tmux.conf I set following binding: set-window-option -g mode-keys vi bind C-y run 'out=`tmux save-...
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How can I remap Left Control + ijkl to cursor keys

Based on this blog post, I'd like to use Ctrl + ijkl as cursor keys, without losing other common keybindings such as Ctrl + s, Ctrl + a, etc. Using xkb, is there a way to remap Ctrl + i, Ctrl + j, ...
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How to bind a keyboard shortcut in zsh to a program requiring stdin?

This is a follow-up to this question: I'm trying to create a keyboard shortcut for the terminal file manager ranger, in order to jump from the zsh prompt into the file manager with a single keystroke. ...
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Archlinux auto key bindings wlan special button

I am struggling with figuring out where are stored default special key keybindings. I have Lenovo T460s running ArchLinux and for instance backlight control and more particularly wlan on/of (X86WLAN) ...
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How can I add a keyboard shortcut from the command-line or by editing a file?

On Linux Mint, I would like to bind a shortcut key to run a command*. I have already achieved this using the GUI, but I need a way to define this keyboard shortcut from the command-line, without GUI ...
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Mouse shortcut to open a second instance of an application on Mint?

On Windows, if I want to open a second instance of an application, such as open another Chrome window or another File Explorer window, I can middle-mouse click on it in the task bar and a second (or ...
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Keyboard Expression Question Similar To (echo -ne '\015')

How do I express (Ctrl + a + d) to detach safely from a screen session in the same fashion as I would enter the key combination with my keyboard in the following fashion: (echo -ne '\015') I want to ...
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Cannot set keybinding with 4 keys (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm trying to change move-to-workspace-up keybinding to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up combination but is just doesn't work. That's what I do: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-workspace-up "[...
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How to start the LXQT launcher (lxqt-runner) with just the Super key?

Posted in order to give the answer (QnA). I have installed Lxqt desktop on top of Kubuntu 18.04. That means I can still use the krunner launcher of KDE/Plasma if I chose to, but Lxqt has its own ...
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How can I execute hotkey presses from a script in Gnome?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 x64 (with gnome). I have a set of hotkeys set up to do various things like switch layouts. For example, in one work flow I arrange four terminals, one in each corner, and ...
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Can I shortcut elinks?

Is there a command that can be set to a keyboard shortcut to run elinks, or a way to set elinks as the default browser?
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How to bind. Tab solely = Tab, but Tab with other key = WinKey + other key

I want to remap my Tab key so when it clicked solely without any extra keys it will acts as Tab as usualy, but when I combine it with other keys like Tab+j it will behave like Win. TAB = TAB (pressed ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus the file list in Dolphin?

When using Dolphin, I often end up with focus on the "Places" left-panel. Moving keyboard focus to the main file list is a horrible process, involving pressing Tab once per entry in the location ...
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Where are the Linux Mint xfce keyboard shortcuts saved?

I am currently running "Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia" with the Desktop Environment "xfce4". Because I have to setup several PCs, I want to write a bash script, that configures the keyboard shortcuts for the ...
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Setting Shift + Spacebar + SomeLetter as an alternative for arrow keys

Is there any way to customize your keyboard to set Shift+Spacebar+SomeLetter as an alternative for arrow keys? When editing text, I either use a mouse or arrow keys to take the cursor to a particular ...
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Invalid key bindings after upgrade to ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04

I need a shortcut Alt + 1 in Intellij IDEA but after Ubuntu upgrade it results into Alt + plus. However other numbers like Alt + 2 behave as expected. And hitting 1 indeed results into writing 1 in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open new terminal in new window not working in classic Gnome

I login to my profile using gnome 3. I have set the keyboard shortcut there to open new terminal in new tab as Ctrl+alt+n and when I apply this shortcut it opens a new window terminal from desktop. ...
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How do I map control-[ to escape for all X applications

In the terminal and vim, control-[ (left bracket) are synonymous with the Escape key, and I've gotten very used to this, so I would like to have this mapping for all my X applications. How do I do ...
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how can i create a keyboard shortcut that uses Right CTRL key?

I want to create custom shortcut using Right CTRL key (like RControl + P to launch Pinta). But keyboard settings in GNOME recognize both CTRL keys as 'Ctrl'. I am running Debian 9 stretch(kernel 4.9.0-...
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How to override the copy-mode behavior of the Home and End keys in GNU Screen?

I use screen a fair amount and would like the Home and End keys to simply go to the beginning or end of the current line, rather than the default, which is to go to the global beginning or global end ...
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.zshrc shortcut working on Arch but not Ubuntu

Helllo everyone, I use the zsh shell as default shell on both Ubuntu and Arch. I configured a shortcut (the up arrow) to autocomplete from history in my zsh shell, using the following line in my ....
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Keyboard layout changes on change of focus at KDE

I have a Debian 9.5 (stable) with KDE and i've binded three commands to three different global shortcuts with System Settings -> Shortuts setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout us setxkbmap -model abnt2 -...
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Can't switch layout with Win + Space after enabling extra typographic characters

I'm not sure if it is Mint specific (Mint 19, Cinnamon), but after enabling extra typographic characters feature in keyboard settings I can't switch layouts with hotkeys. I tried left win, shift + ...
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How setup keyboard layout in GRUB2 Shell with sabayon

I have an Italian keyboard and I want setup the right keyboard layout in grub shell. I found many tutorials online that make use of grub-kbdcomp or grub-mklayout, but those commands doesn't works on ...
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Cycle through open windows in gnome3 workspace without minimizing

Is it possible to cycle through open windows on a specific gnome3 workspace while showing the windows in their original size, similar to Alt-Esc in MS Windows? I'm aware of the window picker (Alt-Tab)...
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How to access agetty terminals (e.g. TTY2, 3, 4, etc.) from QEMU VM

In my QEMU virtual machine (started with qemu-kvm -boot d arch-freebsd.img -m 4096) I'd like to access an agetty terminal, which I'd normally access with Ctrl+Alt+F2 (or F3 if I need tty3, F4 if tty4, ...