Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 Files

i've searched here, reddit, launchpad and google but couldn't find the information. I wanted to know what shortcuts are available for Files. Checked keyboard shortcuts settings but none was listed. ...
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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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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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Is there a hotkey to switch through the windows of the current application? (as Alt + ` in Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Is there any way I can replicate the Alt + ` functionality from Ubuntu? It's like Alt + Tab only it just switches through the windows of the current application. For instance, if I have 3 file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

I have a lot of custom shortcuts with scripts and commands that I would like to backup/restore. I can save other configurations like "customized" icons, application launchers and settings from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pantheon-terminal key binds

I've just recently moved from Fedora to Elementary, and this is just about the only thing I miss. I want to set a keybind to cycle through tabs in the terminal window, I'm used to running vim in one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Switch only between windows of the same application (not tabs)? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to switch between the open windows of one application by using (or assigning first) a shortcut (like I do in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and MacOS). I have often more than one window ...
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I'm on a MBP coming from OSX. I'd like to switch Super and Ctrl in all scenarios. I know it's very easy and requires installing nothing because I did it last night while trying out this distro, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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