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

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How can an application register a global keyboard shortcut on installation?

I'm working on a global, keyboard-driven special character picker for Elementary. The idea is that the user would press a keyboard shortcut (Super+I by default) and the picker window would appear, ...
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Can't use Alt+Shift anymore if it set to switch keyboard layout?

I was set Alt + Shift to switch between Thai and US and works fine But I need to use Alt + Shift + (other) key for VSCode but didn't work any help?
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Change “super” logo to ctrl in menus?

Is there a way to have the "standard" CTRL symbol (^) in menus and settings instead of the Apple key? (⌘) Primarily the "shortcuts" settings panel, I don't understand anything on it. And the other ...
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Shortcut not working

I'm on elementary 0.4.1 Loki and I run Telegram desktop. The only way I can get the special characters such as "é" or "ã" on telegram desktop is to run with this command: QT_IM_MODULE=xim Downloads/...
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volume keyboard shortcut changed now i cant use my volume buttons

i made a volume raise and lower keyboard shortcut then my original volume buttons stopped working i tried making them the shortcut and that wont work because i have to use more than one key in a ...
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Ctrl + a not selecting all

I assume that Ctrl+a is supposed to select all, but it doesn't work in any software (tried in chromium and libre writer.) The other Ctrl shortcuts (copy and paste and so on) work as they should. ...
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No media key shortcuts working

I'm having issues with anything considered a "media key" in dconf -> org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> plugins -> media-keys I've tried assigning shortcuts to things like terminal, ...
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Keyboard shortcuts: show already open window instead of opening new one

I have the keybinding Super + T assigned to Terminal. So, if I press the key binding, Terminal will open. But if it's already open, it will create a new tab and focus on it. Is there a proper way to ...
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How do I enter the Euro Symbol €

I need to use a shortcut in order to enter the Euro symbol: € like Alt+Ctrl+E in windows. What do you suggest?
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Can I switch to the current terminal (file explorer) but not open a new one

In the keyboard settings, we have shortcuts to open a terminal or file explorer, What I want to do is when I pressing Windows+T switch to the current terminal, Windows+E switch to the file explorer. ...
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Disabled is already used for [duplicate]

When i try to assign a macro key on my keyboard as a shortcut my PC will say that "Disabled" is already in use and it became unusable if I reassign it. I can't use the said shortcut again and I don't ...
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Shortcuts for proper shutdown and reboot in Loki?

Which commands should I use when creating keyboard shortcuts for shutdown and reboot in Loki?
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Loki – Volume keys only react on every second hit

I'm using a Tuxedo InfinityBook with eOS 0.4.1 Loki. When I hit [FN] + [VOL. UP/DOWN], the changes only take effect on every second hit. So, to lower or raise the volume by one step, I have to hit [FN]...
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Bind command to unused F7 key

I have a Dell XPS 13 from 2016. The F7 key is unused. The other F-keys are bound to xf86 keys. I want to turn my F7 key into a screen off key, running xset dpms force off but custom shortcuts can'...
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Unity-like app switching by Super + 1..9?

Is it possible to switch between apps like in Unity by Super+1..9 shortcuts? This is the fastest method to switch between them and it's not a problem to remember 5 top used applications that are ...
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Attempting to customize keyboard shortcuts results in reproducible crash

I have a keyboard with no super key, but would like to move between workspaces. The following steps results in a crash. (1) System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Workspaces (2) Press any setting (...
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How to custom key mapping to switch terminal tabs?

I want to set key mapping of Alt + ← and Alt + → to switch terminal tabs to the left or to the right, how to custom it? I know that Ctrl + Shift + ←(→) or Alt + Num can do this, but I does not like ...
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How to rebind the copy/paste shortcut keys?

I am an emacs user, and the elementaryOS short-cut keys for copy/paste really bug me. Is it possible to rebind C-c, C-v, C-a to super-c, super-v, super-a etc? (where super is the cmd/win key - i use a ...
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I'm on a MBP coming from OSX. I'd like to switch Super and Ctrl in all scenarios. I know it's very easy and requires installing nothing because I did it last night while trying out this distro, but ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “close tab” in Firefox

In other OSes, I've used CTRL+W (or COMMAND+W on Mac OS) to close the current tab in Firefox and other web browsers. Of course, if there is only one tab open, then the window is closed. But in ...
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Screenshot of an Area Keyboard Shortcut

I am able to use keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot of my entire screen (which automatically saves in the Pictures folder - side question how do I change where it saves?). When I try to use the ...
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How to switch to simple app switcher

Currently when we press alt+tab it brings one app to foreground and brings next app if we keep pressing tab. Is there anyway to bring simple app switcher like in Ubuntu or Mint and then use arrow ...
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Change layout button

I want to set 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.
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Sony Vaio FN keys not working

I have an old Sony VPC-SZ61MN and I cannot get the FN keys to work on elementary Loki? I have tried to change grub to have acpi_osi= or api_osi=vendor but no success. I have installed xbindkeysrc to ...
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Can't bind the § key on the Apple keyboard

When creating a keyboard shortcut I can't use the § key on my Apple keyboard, which is located under the Esc key. In elementary OS when the § key is pressed a < is returned. When I create a ...
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Is there a way to set custom keypress aliases?

Is there a way to bind aliases like Caps Lock+h = Home? Or Caps Lock+j = ⇦? On my PC I am using a Vortex poker 3 keyboard that has this and many others as the function layer and I want to use is on ...
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Cannot bind keyboard shortcut to .sh

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki I am trying to create a keybinding (like CTRL+Z) to a script file, but it never executes. Steps: System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom -> Add I ...
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Where are the keyboard shortcuts stored? [duplicate]

When I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Loki, where is that stored?
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How can I use key bindings that combine Alt with other modifiers?

I can't seem to set or use keyboard shortcuts that combine Alt with other keys. I'm running 0.4.1 Loki. I've read how to check for conflicts, and have run the following command to do so. The output ...
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Can't Combine Ctrl Alt Shift

I'm a new user in elementary OS and I'm trying to use a shortcut which is a combination of Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S, but when I press them it only produces Ctrl+Alt+S. Any ideas?
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How to create a keyboard shortcut to run gnome-system-monitor

I installed the gnome system monitor from the app center and was wondering how to create a keyboard shortcut to open it quickly
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Shortcut is not launching the app it's configured for

I've been using Loki for a few days now. I configured a shortcut (super+F) to access my home folder via system settings > keyboard. Oddly enough, the shortcut launches brackets and not the home ...
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Re-map copy & paste [duplicate]

I am using an Apple Magic Keyboard and would like to remap the keyboard shortcuts to be more apple like. For example: Command + C for copy Command + V for paste etc. What is the best way to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut Stuck on Disable

I'm using the Logitech MK710 keyboard. There are additional function keys on the thing, and some work but some do not. For example, the email fn key does open Mail, but the calculator button does not ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for application chooser

How can I change the keyboard shortcut for launching the applications menu? I have an extended Mac keyboard and currently have to Hold Ctrl+Alt+Space. I'd like it to be Alt+Space
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Shortcut to shift window to second monitor

Currently running Elementary OS Loki, have set up keyboard shortcuts for tiling to left and right to be Shift+Super+Left/Right. Sometimes this seems to push windows to other screens, however I feel ...
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Is it possible to completely disable Universal Access zoom shortcuts? [Solved]

I am able to assign an additional shortcut to zoom in and out using the System Settings > Keyboard > Universal Access > Magnifier Zoom In/Out options, but regardless of what I set there, the ...
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Cut, Copy & Paste shortcuts were not working

Im using Loki and there are times that i cant simply able to use Ctrl+X | Ctrl+V | Ctrl+C shortcuts they were simply not working. It works only after i completely restart the whole system. Please ...
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Alt + Backquote shortcut

I am looking for a way to disable system shortcut: Alt + Backquote (upper tab) at my ElementaryOS Loki. It is using through IntellIJ IDEA to enable version control panel. I would like to use default ...
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Can't use the back-tick as keyboard shortcut

I've been using the back-tick ("`" left of the number 1 ) as my shortcut for the Guake drop down terminal. I've set it for Guake from Guake's preferences. Now, I've installed another terminal, Tilix. ...
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Why xmodmap effect do not last

In Elementary OS Loki, if I run the command xmodmap -e "keysym Super_L = Multi_key" it works nicely, and I can use the left Windows key as Composer. But the effect do not last. If a lock the ...
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Shortcut to pantheon-terminal opens tab instead of new window

I want to create a keyboard shortcut for opening a program in a new terminal. So I went to System Settings - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Custom and assigned the command pantheon-terminal -e htop to a key ...
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Keybindings, specifically using the Super key in IntelliJ Idea

I'm trying to use IntelliJ Idea for some Kotlin development, and coming from Mac, I wanted to use the Mac key bindings. They rely fairly heavily on the Super key as an alternative to the Command key ...
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Hot Corners modifier key

Is there any way of enabling a modifier key to enable Hot Corners? Some times I accidentally move my mouse to a corner, like when I want to exit full screen of a video, or close a window etc. It ...
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Right Arrow Key Navigation Shortcut Issue

My system is an Acer Inspiron E 15 which is running on Elementary OS Loki. The issue I've found that randomly started today was discovered during my use of Google Docs via Chrome. I clicked the right ...
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How to completely clear screen in terminal with keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to bind Ctrl + L to tput reset rather than clear. Any ideas how to accomplish this?
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Grave (backtick) key for the keyboard shortcut is not working

Gnome desktop supports <Alt>Grave as far as I know: https://github.com/jussi-kalliokoski/dotfiles/blob/master/.config/gnome3-extra/keybindings.conf and when I press Alt + backtick button at ...
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How to set shortcut for brightness

I've an ASUS N56JN and brightness shortcut doesn't work. Usually with my laptop I can do it with FN+F5/F6. How can I solve this issue? Is there a way to fix it? Thanks!
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Multiple commands in one custom keyboard shortcut

How do I add multiple commands to one shortcut? Adding something like xdotool getactivewindow windowmove 0 0 && xdotool getactivewindow windowsize 50% 50% doesn't work, but either command in ...
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Vim commands on terminal do not work

When using vim from within the terminal I have the following issues. Vim "visual selection" using Ctrl-v does not work. Instead the terminal tries to paste the last copied text. When the vim window ...