Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

Questions about keyboard shortcuts: both which ones to use and how to create custom shortcuts.

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I cannot set F1 for a custom shortcut. Why is that?

I tried setting F1 to show a dropdown terminal, but it does not register. F2, F3... all are working and I am wondering why not F1? Thank you! Petre
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I have some features in mind about the perfect Linux OS: does elementary OS will answer to them?

I would like to know if the latest version of Elementary OS allows to: 1/ change the Mac address of the computer on each reboot 2/ change the Mac address every x minutes 3/ hide any folders (and ...
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How to restore default shortcuts in Elementary OS 6

Please, tell me how I could restore default keyboard shortcuts on Elementary OS 6? I tried this advice How do I Restore the Default Web Browser in elementary OS 6?, and it's not worked for me.
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How to change shortcut for "Next keyboard layout"

I have two languages installed on my system. I want to be able to switch them by "super"+"space". However the only options I can see in default "System Settings" app are ...
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When Using FN+(F10/F11/F12) (Sound Controls) It Gets Stuck

When I use FN+(F10/F11/F12) on keyboard, which are related to sound settings even though I release the buttons the settings keep getting changed as if the keys were stuck. I don't have this problem ...
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Keyboard shortcut app crashes with segmentation fault [io.elementary.shortcut-overlay]

Anyone have any ideas how to fix it? FYI: on new account it works tried uninstall/install, didn't help I don't have any clue at which moment it stopped working, since I don't use it often arnis@...
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How to switch across windows across all workspaces?

When I press alt+tab I can switch to any window/app in the current workspace but not anything in other workspaces. I know I can see all open windows across workspaces by win+A but is there any ...
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Keyboard layout switches only one-way via shortcut in Odin

I just installed Odin. The switch between keyboard layouts is fine if I make the selections by clicking with the cursor, however, using any of the keyboard shortcuts to change the layout, it only ...
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Проблемы со сменой раскладки при использовании сочетания клавиш

Настройки: Раскладки: us и ru Комбинация клавиш для смены раскладки: alt+shift Кейс "us->ru": Нажать комбинацию alt+shift. Раскладка изменена. Кейс "ru->us": Нажать ...
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Is it possible to set EOS keyboard shortcuts to be like in macOS?

Currently I mainly use macOS and I tried EOS because it seemed so similar. However, the keyboard shortcuts were very "windows like". Is it possible to set the system so the keyboard ...
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Calculator keyboard shortcut

Keyboard calculator shortcut don't works with eOS 6 Odin. I opened a issue on the app's Github but it doesn't depend on it. Comments can help to find a solution : https://github.com/elementary/...
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How to get cursor text navigation like MacOS - cmd(ctrl) for end/start of line, option(alt) for next/prev word

I'm using ElementaryOS 6 on my main desktop computer and looking for text cursor navigation like MacOS. Example: When you hold cmd and left or right arrow keys, it navigates to the beginning/end of ...
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Elementary won't shut down with custom keyboard shortcut

The custom keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+k. After using this shortcut, it takes 30-60 seconds for everything to shutdown. Lately when I do this, the screen will just show the elementary logo on a ...
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Shortcut keys don't work on non-Latin layout

I have two layouts in the system, Russian and English. Whenever I'm on the Russian layout, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and others just don't work. Is there anything I can do about it? Also other app specific ...
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Ctrl + F doesn't seem to work on applications on 5.1

I tried it on Brave browser, VS Code, Files etc. Ctrl + C/V seems to work fine but notCtrl + F. What could be causing this?
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Super key not working on 2nd keyboard

I'm using a laptop (Thinkpad E570) and it's worked great with elementary OS. I usually use 2 monitors with it but had to remove one, so I started using one external monitor and the integrated lcd on ...
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Mac style text selection?

I'd like to make it so Alt+Left goes back one word, and Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the line. Currently ctrl goes back a word, and nothing goes to the beginning of the line. How can I do this?
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Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut to launch an application and cycle through its multiple windows?

I've been using a GNOME desktop for quite a while and the GNOME Run or Raise extension (https://github.com/CZ-NIC/run-or-raise). It lets me define a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Alt+t) which will: Launch ...
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windows key, in logon screen

experimenting with this distro, i stumbled across something odd. If you press the windows key on the logon screen, the screen rotate clockwise. I can t find a key setting in the os that make this ...
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Remove shortcut preview

In Hera, sometimes I press the super key to activate a shortcut and then I change my mind. However an annoying keyboard shortcuts preview pane appears. Pressing the super key again gets rid of it. But ...
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Has anyone found a way to change ALT+Tab behaviour?

I don't like the behaviour of the Alt + Tab shortcut when changing between windows. How can I change to something like macOS where you see a line of icons rather than changing windows? I found a ...
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Terminal - closing a tab has a different shortcut than the rest of apps

Normally, I close the tabs using CTRL+W. In Terminal, that does not work. Instead, I have to use CTRL+SHIFT+W. Why is that? Can I change it to CTRL+W?
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Moving a window to another workspace works only when at least 2 apps are open - why?

I noticed that I am not able to move apps' windows to the next workspace if there is just 1 app running in my current workspace. It's not a big issue, since, normally I'd want to move apps to another ...
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Configuring the wing panel [duplicate]

I lost the keyboard layout indicator from the wing panel. I reinstalled the system language settings and keyboard settings, but it didn't help. Any ideas how to fix this?
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How to show the debug window of Netflix in Firefox (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D)

I finally had Netflix play at higher resolutions with a native elementary OS browser (specifically Firefox). I am using an updated version of the Netflix 1080p add-on in Firefox and it works ...
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How can I take a screenshot with eOS installed on a MacBook?

I have installed elementaryOS Hera on a MacBook. The issue is that it is not possible to take a screenshot using the shortcut 'print' key, because MacBooks do not have a 'print' key. Instead, I have ...
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Very Serious Keyboard App Bug - Shortcuts Disabled

I am running EOS 5.1 in VirtualBox (also has it on a Laptop but I usually use VirtualBox to test upgrades before applying to Laptop). See Keyboard -> Shortcuts have valid values before update: I ...
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Super key swapped with alt key

My super key swapped randomly with the alt key. For example, when I click super key nothing happens, but when I click alt, the shortcuts help pops up.To close a window I need to click super+f4. In ...
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Can't switch between keyboard layouts via shortcuts - none of them work

Whatever shortcut I choose in system settings to switch between keyboard languages, it won't work. Tried all available combination - Alt+Shift, Ctrl+Alt, Alt+Space, etc. What could cause this? I've ...
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Commands for window management on elementaryOS (or ubuntu-based systems in general)

Currently, I'm using elementary OS, which is a fine distro with a great UI, but previous to this I have been using i3 (on Arch and Ubuntu) and I really miss the window management aspect using simple ...
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Problem when triggering the Keyboard brightness with (Fn + F9) and (Fn + F10)

I'm 05 days trying to decrease and increase the brightness of my keyboard through the Fn + F9 -> Decrease and Fn + F10 -> Increase keys and I can't. I've tried everything but it doesn't work. As I ...
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Strange desktop behavior seems to "randomly" occur

Please bear with me because I do not know what is causing this issue or how to reproduce it. I wrote randomly in the title because I am not sure if there is something I am doing (e.g. some unfortunate ...
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Cycle through windows without focusing on them

I'm on elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera and use the Alt + Tab shortcut to cycle through open applications. This cycles through applications by bringing each window into focus (foreground). However, I want to ...
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Keyboard shortcut stop working

This happens often that keyboard shortcuts stop working like volume control, screenshot, etc., and it start working again when I reboot system. this issue started from last month only, never had this ...
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How do I open second terminal with the same shortcut? Is there a setting for it?

So, I've figured that I can set up any shortcut to open my terminal and currently I use cmd+enter to start it, it is very convenient and helps greatly when I need quick access to terminal. BUT when I ...
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Can I enable Emacs-like keybindings throughout the operating system?

Just looking into elementary OS, and it looks really attractive. I'm a heavy Emacs user; consequently I feel at home on macOS where I can hit Ctrl-a, Ctrl-e, Ctrl-k, etc. to move around, delete lines, ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces

I'd like to have an alternative keyboard shortcut for switching between workspaces. Is there a way to have multiple shortcuts for the same action? I guess that if I knew the system command that ...
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shortcut to Files opens LibreOffice

For one login, the keyboard shortcut Command+E flashes a LibreOffice window (I've installed it) instead of opening Files. But for another login, the shortcut opens Files OK. As far as I can tell, the ...
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Jetbrains IDE not receiving "Super" / meta key input

I'm trying to use PHPStorm and set up some keybindings using the super / meta key ("windows" key on my keyboard) but it looks like PHPStorm is not receiving the keyboard input at all (e.g. when I try ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work sometimes

The keyboard shortcuts doesn't work SOMETIMES when I boot up the PC. It's completelly random, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's all configured in the Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcut ...
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Settings schema 'io.elementary.code.settings' does not contain a key named 'smart-cut-copy'

Unable to open elementary's built in text-editor: code. When launching from dock, it never opens while the cursor gets replaced by a circular spinner for 10-15 seconds. When launched from terminal, ...
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Logitech MX Master 2s - How to assign thumb button?

I'm running eOS 5.1.2 and using a MX Master 2s connected via Bluetooth. I like to assign he thumb button to "Show All Windows". Usually it can be done with assign a new button in the keyboard ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Set F1-F12 as shortcut without key combination

Just migrated from ubuntu 19.04 to elementary and loving it! One major problem with keyboard shortcuts on elementary is that to set a shortcut for say MUTE (icon listed on F6 Key) i have to use a ...
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How do I get the control button to work in the terminal?

How do I get the control button to work in the terminal? control-shift-c does not copy, control-q does not kill processes, and without use of the control key I am finding it impossible to use nano or ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to expand a wingpanel icon (ie the sound/music one)?

As stated in title. I'd like to use a key combination or a macro key to open/close the sound icon in wingpanel, rather than clicking it each time. It seems like it should be trivial, but I can't find ...
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How to open a new Terminal Window instead of a new Tab

I am using elementary OS 5.1 Hera. The shortcut Super+T in previous versions (in elementary 5 and older) opened a new Terminal Window . Now it opens a new Tab in an existing Terminal Window (which in ...
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how to create new partition using Gparted inside elementary os?

1.while I was installing os it asks for erasing all the data on HDDs so it also deletes all the partitions on HDDs so now I want to create a 2 new partition on HDDs how to do that???? Shortcut key ...
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I am looking to create a shortcut to put the display to sleep

When I'm running a task in Elementary that takes a prolonged time, I'd like to switch off the display until an event like the mouse moving or keystroke "wakes" it back up again. On MacOS and Windows ...
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'Tile Right' keyboard shortcut stopped working

I'm facing a weird problem: after a few hours of usage, the 'Tile Right' keyboard shortcut has stopped working. I can still tile a window to the left with the shortcut just fine, but not to the right. ...
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Change keyboard layout button shortcuts

I want to set keyboard layout changing on Super (win) button. How can I do this? In system params (I think it called so in English version) there is no Super button in the list of shortcuts. os:...

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