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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How to disable "Resize Window" shortcut (Alt-F8)? [closed]

I disabled this shortcut it via System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts, but it still persists. Furthermore, it takes precedence over Alt-F8 in other apps. How do I really disable this shortcut? Do I ...
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Reverse control-code look up for terminals

My understanding is that terminals often use ANSI control-codes to represent non-alphanumeric character sequences. For example, when editing .inputrc for Bash in Linux, it's easy to find code ...
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Mapping key combination with xmodmap

I'm trying to achieve the following mapping keycode 135 = <Ctrl-C> Is it possible to achieve this in some way?
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How to change previous/next word shortcut in bash?

How do I configure Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right as previous/next word shortcuts for bash (currently alt-b and alt-f)?
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Can I change a shortcut key to Windows key?

I'm trying to change the shortcut key for "Run Application" ( Alt+F2 ) to the Windows key. When I click "Show the panel's Run application dialog box" in Keyboard Shorcuts, it says "New Shortcut", ...
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Adding Ctrl-L as "clear" hotkey in OpenBSD's ksh

I've been looking for a way to use Ctrl-L to clear the monitor instead of typing clear in each time. I found nothing except a patch which didn't work for me. How do I add hotkeys/shortcuts to my ...
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Enable killing X.org with a custom key combination

I've just read How to enable killing X.org with ctrl+alt+backspace and am really happy, that control-alt-backspace no longer kills my X-Server. However, I'd like to have a way to kill it. It just ...
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Jump to start of the line in Bash's Vi mode

I'm using Bash Vi mode (aka set -o vi). Still I miss the Ctrl-A shortcut from Emacs mode, which is very handy. Many times I'm retrieving the last command and append an echo to the beginning of the ...
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In Gnu Emacs how do I set up a global key to toggle the menu-bar?

Using Gnu Emacs 23.1.1 on Ubuntu 10.04... I've decided to go cold turkey with the Gnome menu bar. (but I do want it to be "available" for the teething transition period... tepid turkey? :) So I'...
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Can less invoke vim instead of the default vi when I hit the 'v' key?

I want to launch vim instead of the default vi editor when I hit v in less. Are there any settings I can modify to allow me to do this?
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Fluxbox shortcut to open an xterm, or switch to an existing one

Is it possible using fluxbox to setup up a shortkey to say winkey+r that opens up a terminal (say xterm or whatever) with these properties: If there is already a terminal that the working directory ...
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Emacs command to cut OR copy to system clipboard?

As a very new Emacs user, I've been using Ctrl+w and Ctrl+y to cut/copy and paste between buffers in Emacs. Is there a way to do the same thing so that not just Emacs, but the entire system, can have ...
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Task manager keyboard shortcut in Linux?

Is there any keyboard shortcut for the "task manager" (like Alt+Ctrl+Del in windows) when my machine goes into a crashed state?
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Shift+Ctrl+[Left|Right] to highlight text, then type, ignores the first two characters typed

I'm using openSuse. It was installed for me by the IT group here at work this week. I routinely use Shift+Ctrl+ some arrow key to highlight text, and I'm in the habit of simply typing in order to ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to a specific application in Openbox?

I use the web browser Uzbl and the window manager Openbox, and I wondered if I could configure openbox to add a keyboard shortcut to minimize / maximize Uzbl's window ...
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How do I bind to Shift+{Left,Right} in tmux?

I'm looking at tmux from screen, and have hit a bump while configuring the (highly configurable!) tmux key bindings. Problem is, in my .screenrc I have bindkey ^[[d prev bindkey ^[[c next bindkey ^[[...
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How to open the same directory in another panel in Midnight Commander?

In Midnight Commander, how to quickly set the right panel to the same directory as the left panel (and vice versa)?
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VI mode in freetalk

I somehow managed to get my freetalk into vi-mode. I'm just unsure how I did it (if I restart freetalk I get an emacs-mode). Anyone an idea?
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How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display? [closed]

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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How do I jump to the next or previous word with CTRL + arrow keys in a console?

In terminal emulation applications, pressing CTRL + Left / Right arrows jumps from one word to the previous or next one. Is it possible to have the same functionality in a Linux console, whether it is ...
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Amarok2 "Search Collection" shortcut?

Is there a way to make a shortcut for amarok2 that would put focus on the search collection box?
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Emacs and windows manager keyboard shortcuts without "Super" key

I found a classic M-series keyboard and I want to use it. However, it does not have the "Windows" key (a.k.a "Super"), only the Shift, Control and Alt modifiers. My keyboard shortcuts are cluttered as-...
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How do I quit from vi?

I'm new to vi. I started vi on my Ubuntu machine and I can't quit. I see the editor and I can write text, at the bottom line there is a label "recording". How do I quit the vi editor?
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Is there a back-"button" in w3m?

Does w3m offer a keyboard shortcut to go back one page? I couldn't find anything in the man pages.
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Toggle between dvorak and qwerty

I've recently started to learn the dvorak keyboard layout, but I still need to use qwerty sometimes. I'm looking for a script to toggle between the two keyboard layouts. Also, I'd like to invoke ...
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KDE custom global shortcuts

How can I set a global shortcut in KDE (4.4) to run a bash script?
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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How can I simulate keyboard shortcuts in a bash alias?

For example, one of my bash aliases is this alias p='clear;ls -lt;pwd;' clear also clears the history which I don't want. I just want to clear the screen momentarily. Ctrl+L however does exactly ...
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Is there any way to assign shortcuts to Nautilus bookmarks?

I have added several dirs as bookmarks to nautilus and I want to know if there a way to assign keyboard shortcuts to some of them.
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Emacs mode in zsh: M-b M-f etc. show weird symbols

I have set up zsh to use emacs mode. But typing Alt+f or Alt+b inserts weird symbols (accented letters and so on), rather than moving around by word in the shell like it should. Since I don't ever ...
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How can I make Ubuntu UI uniformly use bash keyboard shortcuts?

On my default 10.04 Ubuntu install I am consistently tripped up by the fact that some UI text areas/input boxes treat CtrlA as "select all" vs. "move my cursor to the beginning of the line." Is there ...
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OpenSuse custom keyboard shortcuts not working

Note: This question is specifically on a clean install of OpenSuse 11.3 with gnome as the display/desktop manager I can't get custom keyboard shortcuts to work, default shortcuts are working properly,...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in KDE 4.5.0

My printscreen button doesn't work (it doesn't launch ksnapshot, but xev registers it's events just fine). Does anyone have any idea how to fix it? Old workarounds don't seem to be working. update ~/...
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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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