Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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Shortcut Key to Desktop

How can I create a key combination that will show the desktop. In the past I just mapped SUP+D so if I am working on something private I can quickly clear my screen without locking it.
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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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Shift Keys+Left/Right Arrows Behave Like Home/End Keys, Can't Highlight Text

I just installed elementary OS on a 64gb flashdrive via my Acer Chromebook (which has media keys instead of function keys). Everything is working swimmingly except for my inability to select text (...
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How elementary manage to do screenshot?

I love the shortcuts of Elementary OS to take screenshots. You can with one key switch between clipboard/screenshot folder, with an other key screenwide/window and an other to toggle the free ...
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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 layout button shortcuts

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. os:elementary OS ...
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Can't control Firefox media through the sound indicator or keyboard shortcuts

When playing media in Firefox, for example on Youtube.com it would be great if we could control this using our build in audio indicator or the audio keyboard shortcuts. But it looks like Firefox isn't ...
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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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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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Windows based shortsuts

I am new to eOS and I want to change from Windows to eOS. Therefore I trying this distro for a week now and change everything to guaranty my usual workflow. Everything is working as expected for now ...
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Elementary OS Juno - Setting the Super Key to unhide/hide/Toggle On-Screen Keyboard

18.04.2 LTS I am switching from Mac OS X and iOS to Elementary OS. I am replacing both my desktop computer and my iPad with a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1 special edition (3153). The 3153 ...
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How do you close an application from application switcher

When switching apps with Alt + Tab, is there a way to close the focused app without leaving the application switcher? I think Alt tab Q does it in PopOS.
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Can't switch languages via keyboard shortcut in Opera

I can't switch keyboard layouts (En/Ru) in Opera browser (newest version, 63.0.3368.94) via system keyboard shortcut, so every time I must switch them with the mouse in wingpanel, which is very ...
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Shortcut to show Menu Bar in some apps

Some apps, like Slack, have a Menu Bar. (File, Edit, View, etc.). In Pop_OS, pressing Alt, shows and hides said menu (in most apps, the behavior is somewhat inconsistent); for the most part, this is ...
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Color Picker terminal launch

I want to set a keyboard shortcut to launch Color Picker (by Ronny Dobra from the AppCenter) but don't know what the terminal command would be for it. 1) What command will launch Color Picker from ...
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Running a Node.Js script as a custom shortcut

I'm trying to create a node script that will run on a keyboard command. I added a custom keyboard shortcut: node /full/path/index.js Also tried to create an executable bash script that will run the ...
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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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Set a separate key for switching to each language

Maybe 5 or 6 years ago on Freya (currently using Juno) I was able to set up a WinKey for switching to Eng, and RightAlt to Rus. So for example if Eng is already set, and I press WinKey, then nothing ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for cycling through windows of the same application?

In Mac OSX this is alt + ~ Is there an equivalent for Elementary? I didn't see it as an option in the key
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Rebind Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Just a quick question. I have a Logitech MX Master mouse and the thumb button on it is bound by default to Ctrl+Alt+Tab. In Elementary, this looks to do nothing but unfocus my current window. I was ...
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How to enable “window menu” for all windows

GLib-GIO-Message: 02:20:25.739: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend. Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications. org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm activate-window-menu ['<...
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how to make custom keyboard shortcuts?

i'm new to elementryOS, using elementryOS Juno. i want to make as much as possible custom keyboard shortcuts for myself. so i would need to use my mouse as little as possible. i mean like making ...
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Juno media keys repeating

I've read all questions about this problem and tried every possible solution, but nothing work for me, so any advises will be deeply appreciated. I'm using Juno version on new lenovo yoga S730 and ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut now activating after second press

I'm using ctrl + space as a custom shortcut to activate a TTS (text to speech) script that I wrote. I've been using this shortcut for about a week now with no problems, but recently the shortcut won'...
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Force file explorer to open in foreground with keyboard shortcut

elementary friends ! I installed PCManFM and added a keyboard shortcut (Special + E) to launch it, in system settings->keyboard->shortcuts->custom Most of the time, if I have the focus on some ...
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Pantheon keyboard shortcuts not working

This is not related to elementary OS itself, only the Pantheon DE. I recently switched from GNOME 3 to Pantheon on my Fedora install. However, many things are not working properly, including the ...
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Previous Files shortcut

How to change the Previous shortcut (default alt+<-) to backspace key? I don't find this on system configuration.
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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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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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How do I create a toggle custom command shortcut to “show desktop” and “hide desktop”? Combine two shortcuts that view / hide desktop into one

Notice this guys reply here: https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/401 - how do I compress / combine into a single shortcut? By using the wmctrl app, we can show / hide desktop in Elementary OS. ...
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How to assign apps/commands to media keyboard keys?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a row of useful special keys on top of it (see pic). Some of them do work in elementary OS 5.0, for instance, Mail button launches default ...
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button mapping/shortcuts gets reset after shout down

I've been using Juno for a few months, about 3 weeks ago this issue occurs out of the blue, all media keys don't work, same for custom shortcuts. until I reassign them again from tweaks or dconf-...
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Is there a way to turn off move window shortcut?

Default move window shortcut on Juno is win+mouse drag, but I want to change this behavior because another application (Tracktion 7) requires this shortcut to perform some operation and I didn't find ...
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Permanent custom keymap

I use ElementaryOS on a chromebook. The keyboard top row has Xf86-like keys which are wrongly mapped as F keys by the hardware. Therefore I made a script to change the keymap at boot with Xmodmap. It ...
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Epiphany keyboard shortcuts [closed]

Why some keyboard shortcuts, listed as available, are not working in Epiphany? For example: Shift + Ctrl + N or Shift + Ctrl + T.
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How do I change the folder where screenshots are saved? [duplicate]

Currently, when I take a screenshot using the shortcut keys (PrtSc, Shift+PrtSc, etc.), it is always saved to ~/Pictures. I would like it to save to ~/Pictures/Screenshots. Using dconf-editor, I ...
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After update Volume and PrtScn no longer work

I just installed Juno yesterday and initially both the vol keys and the PrtScreen key worked fine. I had some updates today and just recently noticed they both stopped working. (could be unrelated) ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for “back”

I am a Windows user who recently switched to elementary os. I want to know if it would be possible to assign the "backspace" key to the "back" command when I'm using a browser or anything else (...
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How can I fix keyboard layouts changing very slowly?

When I have 2 keyboard layouts (russian and english) they change slowly. How can I fix it?
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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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What are the keyboard shortcuts in Photos?

What keyboard shortcuts are available for actions like zooming, tagging, next picture, etc.
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Keyboard to show/expland all notifications

Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to show all notifications, i.e. expand the notification bell icon to show all missed notifications. Right now I have to click the bell icon to show all ...
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Terminal command for closing program

I'm used to quickly closing windows on i3wm and SwayWM, where I would just press WIN+SHIFT+Q. I've already checked and there are no alternatives for elementary OS except ALT+F4, which is annoying ...
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Change click drag/resize button on keyboard

Currently I have to use the windows key plus left/right click to effect my windows, I would like to use Alt for this action. How can I change this?
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'Up' shortcut in Files not working anymore [duplicate]

Since Juno i can't use the "up" command. In loki with the backspace key i was able to use it. There is some way to do this? Thanks

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