Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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Notifications for volume changed using terminal

When I change the volume using my laptop's dedicated volume-control buttons, a pretty notification is displayed on the top right. I have recently started using my laptop with a dock. My external ...
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Shortcut to change keyboard layout doesn't work

I read about Alt+Space keyboard Shortcut to change the keyboard layout, but it is not working, despite being defined in System Settings. What am I doing wrong?
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Enable multi-monitor expose?

Expose acts really weird on multiple monitors on Freya. On Luna, it worked great, but on Freya, there seems to have been a regression leading to only one monitor doing the expose: Is there a way to ...
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Shift+Super+Right doesn't move current window right

I'm on elementary OS Freya. On Luna, one could use Shift+Super+Right to move a window from this workspace to the next workspace. In Freya, I've noticed that when I have multiple monitors connected, ...
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Win Key being treated as Hyper when I want it as Super [closed]

I recently changed from Arch to Elementary, and use emacs for all my programming, in Arch I had configured Caps Lock as Hyper, Windows Key as Super. In elementary Os through the keyboard settings I ...
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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?

How I can open terminal with a keyboard shortcut? I can't open terminal pressing Ctrl+Alt+T in english layout. Can I assign my own keyboard shortcuts?
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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

I was able to do this just fine in the previous version of elementary OS. But I've been unable to find a method to do it in Freya. I want CTRL+ALT+Tto duplicate a tab in Freya with the same directory....
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How to change the default hotkey for indicator-synapse?

I have the default key combination of Super + Alt + Space to activate the indicator-synapse. How can I change it to Super + Space?
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Both Windows + L and Windows + R keys are not working [closed]

For some reason both my super keys aren't working. I tried going to system settings->keyboard->options but I don't see any options in Alt/Win key behavior that says Super in it. Just Meta and ...
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How can I make Ctrl+D not close the tab in Pantheon Terminal?

I've encountered something when using Pantheon Terminal. Normally, I expect Ctrl+D to delete the character at point if there is one, else if there aren't any characters on the line, send EOF (standard ...
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What to do when elementary OS freezes?

What is the equivalent of Ctrl + Alt + Del from Windows on elementary? A keyboard short cut that gets special handling and will allow to unfreeze desktop environment / kill resource hogging processes. ...
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Why the d-pad right key doesn't work with SUPER+CTRL while the numpad 6 key does? [closed]

I can't use SUPER+CTRL+Right to dock a window to the right half of the window but it works fine with the left key and when using the numpad button 6. it's important for me to be able to use the d-pad ...
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How can I completely unbind the default “switch windows” keyboard shortcuts? [closed]

I like to use Alt+Tab (the default shortcut for "Switch Windows") inside a particular program¹. As a result, I would like to use Win+Tab and Shift+Win+Tab to switch windows instead. I've already ...
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out [closed]

I have been trying for hours to get the Universal Access Zoom In/Out feature to work. I have used several different key combinations but it just wouldn't work. I got the zoom in to work with ⌘+F1; ...
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Bind mouse buttons to switch between windows

I just bought a new mouse with more buttons than my old one. While they work fine and I can navigate back and forth with the thumb buttons, I would like to know if I can somehow change thumb buttons ...
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

I would like to replace the default Terminal with the gnome-terminal. Is this possible? If I install gnome-terminal via apt-get it does not show up in the applications menu and I can't find an option ...
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Which command should I execute to change the brightness?

My laptop's keyboard is half functional (literally, like half of the keys don't work), so I'm forced to use an external keyboard. However, since it doesn't have an Fn key (obviously), I want to create ...
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Cannot use F10 in command-line applications in Pantheon Terminal

As title says - when launching "mc" in Pantheon Terminal the F10 key (used to signal "quit" for mc) is not received. The Gnome Terminal has the option to disable the "menu shortcut key F10". Is ...
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How can I switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Freya?

After having set-up multiple keyboard layouts how can I switch between them using a keyboard shortcut?
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What is the keyboard shortcut to move across workspaces?

The key binding for moving an application to the workspace to the left or right does not appear to work. Shift + Super + Left / Right is listed as the appropriate binding in my settings -> keyboard -> ...
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List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

Is there a list or is it possible to elaborate a full list of pantheon-terminal's shortcuts? Example: Ctrl + L Clears the screen Ctrl + D Closes active tab Ctrl + Shift + T Opens new tab Alt + ...
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Keyboard doesn't insert space when 'ctrl' or 'shift' pressed

I have a short question and hope someone out there can help me with that kind of problem. I've reinstalled a fresh Freya on my Laptop, everything runs without problems (as it did before) and smooth ...
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How to launch Screenshot by typing the PrintScreen key?

How do I change the behavior of the PrntScrn-key such that it launches the Screenshot application? The default behavior for the PrntScrn-key on my computer is to take a screen shot of the whole ...
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Use Alt + F4 to shut down elementary OS [duplicate]

I am afraid this would be hard to achieve however I'll try to ask. I was used from other systems like Windows or other distros that when you have multiple applications opened and you want to shutdown ...
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How do I enter the rupee sign?

I just found out in settings that elementary OS has an option to add the rupee symbol as an additional symbol on the number four key as seen in the below screenshot, but how do I enter that symbol? I'...
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Is it possible to display keyboard shortcuts like in Unity?

Unity has this quite useful feature where you can press the Super key for 2-3 seconds to display all the available shortcuts: Is there something similar in elementary OS?
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How can I view the desktop?

Right now I have to minimize all windows one by one to get to the desktop. Is there a way to directly view the desktop?
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How can I add a keyboard shortcut to launch a program?

On Windows, I can create keyboard shortcuts that launch a program by linking to the program or command and adding a shortcut to the link — here's the how-to I follow. Anyway, how can I set the same ...
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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

By default the application launcher is called with Super + Space and Alt + F2. (It can be changed.) But there is a difference; after showing the Applications launcher, the Super + Space shortcut also ...
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How to access system shutdown with a shortcut in Freya?

How to create a shortcut that would bring the restart-shutdown menu?
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How can I reset keyboard shortcuts?

I've foolishly changed my screenshot settings, and want to set them back to have the same short cuts. I could boot a live USB / DVD but I'd rather not have to restart right now. How can I reset all ...
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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

I am used to using Super on Ubuntu to open the search. Can I set Super to be the shortcut instead of Alt+F2? Or does elementary OS not support Modifier key only bindings? I know that OS X doesn't ...

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