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

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How do I configure my Logitech Keyboard / Mouse?

I have an Mx Keys keyboard with a Mac & Windows layout which I wanted to connect to my Dell XPS 9650 running Elementary OS 7 Horus. First, I had trouble connecting it to my computer. The step by ...
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Media keys stopped working after 7x upgrade

I'll have to test by booting an older live CD to confirm, but I'm pretty sure my media keys stopped working after the 7x Horus upgrade. They are actived via Fn-key combination strokes such as Fn-F10 ...
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How can keyboard layout be more functional and easy?

For people who have to use two different scripts all the time (English/Greek, English/Russian, English Korean etc.) changing the language layout by using a combination of keys is sooooooooo cumbersome!...
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New keyboard shortcut to display Shortcut Overlay (instead of Super)

I would like to set a different shortcut to show Shortcut Overlay (the default is Super alone). I cannot find any relevant setting to modify. How can I define a new keyboard shortcut for this?
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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: change the Mac address of the computer on each reboot change the Mac address every x minutes hide any folders (and subfolders) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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