Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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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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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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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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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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Change keyboard layout button

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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to change the “Cycle Display Modes” keyboard shortcut?

I occasionally attempt to use Super+P as a keyboard shortcut for an app I use on Elementary, and instead it triggers the Cycle Display Modes action, which resets my monitor layout. Is there a way to ...
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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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Shortcut keys doesn't work on non latin layout

I have two layouts in the system Russian and English. Whenever I'm on russian Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and others just don't work. Is there anything I can do about it? Also other app specific shortcut keys do ...
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Can't use question marks, slash and others

I'm very new to Linux and ElementaryOS is the very first distro I'm using. Turns out that I'm on a Laptop(Samsung Flash F30) with ABNT2 (Brazilian Portuguese) keyboard, and my Slash and question mark ...
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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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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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How to enable macOS keyboard shortcuts in Juno?

I installed Juno on a Macbook Late 2007, and even enabling the "English Macintosh" keyboard, the shortcuts are not the same, for example CMD+C and CMD+V to copy and paste, and to enter Latin ...
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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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Set custom shortcut command not working as expected

I want to set a shortcut to open vscode in the current directory, I have tried code $(pwd) and alias s1="code $pwd" | s1 It is working in the terminal but not as a shortcut command, is there is 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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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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Super Key = Overview of all Windows - but its not closing on second press

I've found multiple guides (e.g. this) detailing how to map the "Overview of all windows" onto the Super key. I've used following approach: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" ...
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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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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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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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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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Xbindkeys not working on Elementary OS Juno

I have been trying to create global hotkeys for Parlatype using xbindkeys, following instructions on Parlatype's Github page. So I added the following lines to ~/.xbindkeysrc: #Play/Pause "qdbus com....
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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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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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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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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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Starting apps with keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to start io.elementary.switchboard (System Settings) with my Thinkpad's settings button, registered as "Tools". I can use it to modify existing actions and it works fine, but I'm ...
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Esc key suddenly started to toggle on/off the mic

I'm using EoS on a Zbook 15 (G1). It worked just fine, but suddenly I noticed Esc key not working as expected. It seems it was remapped somhow and not when I press it turns on/off the microphone. How ...
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Can't unbind “Applications Menu” keybind

I'm Russian, so I need two keyboard layouts - English and Russian. I usually switch them by Win+Space. Unfortunately, it isn't an option in ElementaryOS, so I tried to emulate it through xdotool key --...
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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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app menu shortcut change, help? super + space to?

on eOS how do you change launching the app menu keyboard shortcut from super + space to alt + space, there seems to be a problem with using alt? Thx
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why don't hotkeys work on the Russian keyboard layout?

keyboard shortcuts on the Russian keyboard layout do not work in most applications (copy, paste)
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list of keyboard shortcuts for Files

i've searched here, reddit, launchpad and google but couldn't find the information. I wanted to know what shortcuts are available for Files. Checked keyboard shortcuts settings but none was listed. ...
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all shortcut key become disabled

I am using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera, all Window and Workspaces shortcut become Disabled and I can't reset it. Thank you
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Elementary OS Blocks Shift + Alt in Blender unlike other Linux Distros

I have had trouble using Blender 2.81 due to the way Elementary OS keyboard shortcuts interact with the software. The Set key combo for Selecting multiple edgeloops is Shift + Alt + Click. This works ...
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Screen capture with print key has stopped working

I've been using the "PrtSc" button to do screen captures, as described in System Settings / Keyboard / Screenshot, with no problems, but now all of a sudden it's not working. Anything to try ...
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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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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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