Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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How can I add a keyboard shortcut to a plank shortcut?

I want to open the first application shortcut of plank with "windows button + 1" exactly like Windows 10. Does anyone know how to achieve this ?
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Ctrl + Alt + Delete shortcut (Loki)

For a while I've been trying to make Ctrl + Alt + Delete open Gnome System Monitor but it won't work in Loki. If I change it to ctrl + super + delete it works but that is not what I want. Does anyone ...
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Zoom in like Mac does

Looking at the keyboard shortcuts, there is a zoom in and out but when I hit the keys specified, nothing happens. Do I have to install an app for these to work?
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Shortcut key unkown

What is that icon next to print? I have tried multiple keys and I cannot figure out what that icon is suppose to be
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How to add “Show Desktop” icon in elementary OS?

I have installed nautilus to enable desktop icons in elementary OS Loki. It works fine but is there any way to add a button that can I use to click and show desktop? Like the ones in Windows at right ...
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PrtScn not working natively [duplicate]

I have a Xiaomi Notebook Air, and my PrtScn Key do not work. xinput test dont catch any event when I press PrtScn. So i don't know if I can do something. I'm asking for your help ! (sorry for my bad ...
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unbind excel on super + e keyboard shortcut

I've installed MS Office 2010 using CrossOver, before super + E was bound to open home folder but now when I press super + e its opening MS Excel. How to unbind the MS Excel?
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keyboard shortcut to force dock to appear

Loki 0.4 64-bit. Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to force the dock to appear even when a focused window overlaps it?
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How can I change keyboard shortcuts for Epiphany?

I couldn't find any way of doing it. Does anyone else know?
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How to enable Alt-F2 command execution with tab-completion?

Although the Applications Launcher is apparently supposed to take on the role of Alt-F2-like command execution as well, it does not have useful features such as tab-completion of the command, command ...
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What is the shortcut key to rotate photos in Photos app

How to rotate photos in Photos app using shortcut keys? I have found that + -will zoom in and out the picture and * will fit the image to the original size. And also I found that the rotating ...
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Can not deactivate Alt+F7 XWindows shortcut (conflict with Netbeans)

As a developer I want to use the Netbeans IDE Shortcuts in elementar OS 0.4. But I can not deactivate XWindow shortcuts that conflict with Netbeans' shortcut. Example: Alt+F7 It is not listed in ...
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lock desktop without a super key

I've a really old but beloved keyboard that lacks any super/windows/apple/whatever key. Is there any way I can lock my desktop without picking "suspend" from the upper right menu with my mouse? (...
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Switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Loki

Another question addresses a shortcut in Freya (0.3), but Alt+space is not working as a keyboard shortcut for me in Loki (0.4). Also it no longer shows as a custom shortcut in alongside the others: ...
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CTRL + SHIFT + key when using CTRL+SHIFT to switch keyboard layout

OS - El Loki stable. Hello! I have a problem when i use PHPStorm or something. For example i need to Push my commits to git. I press ctrl+shift+k and keyboard layout switch first, and CTRL+SHIFT+K ...
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System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts [ <fn> shortcut not working ]

I am currently using elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) and I accidentally changed volume down (default: < fn>F12). Now I can't change it back. Then I noticed that all shortcuts with < fn> are set/...
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Use macOS-style modifier keys

I'm using a Macintosh-style keyboard with Loki and would like my modifier keys to work as they do in OS X. That is, I would like: to copy, paste, new window with Super (Cmd) by default and not Ctrl ...
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how can I disable control alt delete

In Ubuntu you can disable it in the shortcut menu http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/use-ctrl-alt-del-task-manager-ubuntu/ I have already tried editing the file located at /etc/init/control-...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to different monitor

I'm thinking of installing the latest elementary OS Loki on my computer. I'm often in a dual monitor environment and I've grown accustomed to a keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu's Unity interface that ...
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Cycle through all applications, across workspaces

I am running Loki with 2 monitors. I have workspaces only on my primary monitor. Also cycling through opened applications with Alt+Tab, I can only cycle through application on that workspace: Is ...
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Unable to Screenshot using keyboard shortcut on elementary OS 0.4 Loki [closed]

I recently installed elementary OS 0.4 Loki. The language of my OS is English but I use the Spanish (from Spain) keyboard. I've been using elementary OS since Luna and this hasn't happened to me ...
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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

As per the recent Reddit post, some of the Hotkeys cannot be assigned as shortcuts and the Screenshot shortcuts do not work at all no matter which shortcut combo is selected. My Xiaomi Mibook has ...
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How to make keyboard work like OSX System Wide? [duplicate]

I switch frequently between elementary OS and OSX, and it is really hard dealing with shortcuts like: cut, copy, paste, new, new tab, close window, close all. So, basically I am asking the exact same ...
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Change lock screen shortcut?

How do I change the logout shortcut? Currently it is set to CMD + L. I cannot find such setting in Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts. It is terribly inconvenient for me as I switch frequently from OSX ...
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How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

I recently installed a program called nemo which is a file manager meant to replace the default GNOME files manager. I installed it using the tutorial and it said that if I wanted to remove the ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts dont work after reboot

I added keyboard shortcut for gnome-terminal (I preffer this one). When I just create it, it works. After reboot it does not, so I assume something does not start properly on boot. Can I add it ...
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I have my password with an accent and i can't put them

I need to know how to put an accent in Elementary OS I have a QWERTY keyboard in spanish, please help me!
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How do i have Caps Lock switching keyboard layout and Shift+Caps Lock enabling Caps Lock?

It's a pretty easy to get this behaivor using ubuntu - I just enable keyborard layout switching by Caps Lock and Shift+Caps Lock automatically become Caps Lock switcher. When using elementary I try ...
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Maximise Windows Vertically custom command

On kde there are built in keyboard shortcuts that expand the current windows either horizontally whilst keeping the vertical dimension or vice versa. I was hoping to add a custom keyboard shortcut to ...
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Change Slingshot Launcher assigned key

I changed the my slinghot launcher key form Super+Space to just the Super key using: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu ['Super_L']" I want to revert this process and ...
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What's the hotkey to run a command?

In some distros there is a hotkey that opens a dialog box to run a terminal command. Does this exist in elementary OS, and if so what's the hotkey? If not, how can I add a custom hotkey?
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Symbols in keyboard [duplicate]

I've been searching how to write in Elementary OS symbols which don't appear on the keyboard, I mean," £ ", "♣ " , " ♥ ". I used lots of years Windows and they can be written by pressing ALT + (...
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Freya “forgets” keyboard shortcut after reboot

I have a problem with the shortcut for switching the keyboard layout, which is "Alt+Space" as per default. I have to set it manually for each single session, meaning that right after I boot up Freya ...
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How to insert characters by pressing ALT + # (numpad)?

How to enable those function (alt + number) on my elementary OS? I can't insert tilde and "ñ" letter because I don't have those buttons and also can't use the alt + number. Someone have an idea? ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout with keyboard shortcut

I have a problem with switching elementaryOS Freya layout. Shortcut is default (Alt+Space), but when you press it - it opens menu window instead of changing layout. I though a good solution would be ...
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What is the command behind the option/shortcut to create new folder in Pantheon Files?

Ctrl + Shift + N will create a new folder. I would like to use a different (2-key) shortcut. I know I can use custom shortcuts, but what is the command to create a new folder?
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How does one cycle through windows of the same application? [duplicate]

I have two questions. What is the default keystroke for cycling through windows in an application, e.g., evince? How can I change this default? Currently, Alt-tab cycles through all windows, but I ...
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Is it possible to add a single key shortcut?

I'm trying to make the Application Launcher appear when I press the Windows key but it seems like I have to enter at least two keys to make a shortcut (currently doing Win+space)?
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Differing behavior of <Super>+Tab [closed]

Super+Tab (e.g. Windows+Tab) key combination sometimes works like Alt+Tab meaning it toggles between windows of the current workspace, but sometimes it toggles between active workspaces. Why is that?
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Can't change keyboard layout in opened Application menu

When Application menu is opened, it's not possible to switch input language, so you should close it, switch, and open again. Screenshot shortcut is not working in this mode too. I use secondary ...
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Disable Alt + Space shortcut for window menu

By default, Alt+Space brings up the window menu. I cannot find it in System Settings -> Keyboard. I cannot reassign it from there because I want to use it in a text editor in the terminal (nano) to ...
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Asus bu400a some hotkyes not working

So, I install elementary OS Freya and see that wireless switcher hotkey is not working (Fn + F2) and ambient light sensor switcher (Fn + A). Are any ways to enable it?
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How to change Super + L screen lock command? [duplicate]

When you press Super + L, it locks the screen. This shortcut is not available in the keyboard settings to change, for some reason. I'd love to change the command dm-tool -lock command that it executes ...
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how to undo keyboard shortcut (Win key launch Applications)

I have set up a keyboard shortcut using the helpful answers at Have application menu open up with only Windows key which opens my Applications dock when I use Windows key. However, this is now ...
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How can i change keyboard shortcuts?

I want to change my keyboard shortcut for the multitasking view. I want instead of the key combination 'windows' + 'arrow down' only the'windows-key'. Is it possible to do this? And how can I do it? ...
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Keyboard Layout shortcut conflict

I read THIS answer that was really good on how to change the keyboard layout with Left Ctrl + Left Shift, but when I use Ctrl Shift C (to copy on terminals) and Ctrl Shift V (to paste on ...
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Can't change the shortcuts from keyboard layout

I saw some other people having the same problem but none of them helped me to fix the problem. I want to change the languages (English and Greek) by clicking alt + shift. I tried doing it by going ...
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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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Suspend from shortcut

I've tried to add a shorcut with the command: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest="org.freedesktop.UPower" /org/freedesktop/UPower org.freedesktop.UPower.Suspend in Freya with no result. When ...
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xdotool keypress and key release

I just mapped my XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume keys using xdotool as discussed in this thread. To raise/lower the volume by twice the amount, I have to press the corresponding key ...