Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to select (cherry-pick) files in Files using keyboard only? (Juno)

I'm used to navigating myself using the keyboard through the files app, and until release-juno, I could select particular files in a folder by using Ctrl+Space. Looks like in Juno, this shortcut has ...
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XF86Refresh Doesn't Map Correctly in Chrome

I have one of my keys mapped to XF86Refresh which I confirmed with xev. In Firefox and Epiphany pressing the key works as expected, but in Chrome it acts like CTRL + F. Here's what xev says: KeyPress ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Broken for Audio

For some reason in the last few days, my keyboard shortcuts to adjust volume broke. I haven't done anything crazy - the only related thing I can think of is I added myself to the audio group so I ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts pop up in Juno?

Every time that i press the "Windows" Key, this Keyboard Shortcuts pops up. There's a way to disable this? // btw this is my first time here so I'm sorry if I ask wrong
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Cannot use CTRL + X/C/V in Files on Dvorak layout

I use the English Dvorak keyboard layout and I'm not able to use CTRL + X, C, or V to manipulate files in io.elementary.files files. Hitting the QWERTY equivalents (Q/J/K) does nothing; except Q ...
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How to unlock without the mouse? [closed]

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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How to change terminal shortcuts

I use irsii in terminal, and I would like to use Alt-1, ..., Alt-9 to switch between irssi windows, but these keybindings are already taken from terminal to switch between terminal tabs. I read this ...
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List of all keyboard shortcuts

Is there an official list of keyboard shortcuts. The main elementary website shows a few but that's it.
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Lock screen not working

When i use the shortcut keys Win+L, click the Lock option in wingpanel-session menu, or when i suspend, lock doesn't work. dm-tool lock works. light-locker-command --lock shows: Received error ...
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Keyboard shortcuts which includes shift key does not work but shift alone works

Does anyone know why keyboard shortcuts that include shift like control + shift + j in android studio to select all occurrences of something does not work, but shortcuts like double tap shift works ...
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Keyboard layout switch delay

I've just upgraded to Juno and I'm having some troubles with keyboard layout switching. When I try to switch layout (from US to RU and vice versa) with Alt+Shift shortcut it actually switches only ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...