Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Toogle do not disturb mode with keyboard shortcut?

Is there any way to set a keyboard shortcut to toggle do not disturb mode on/off?
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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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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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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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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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Alt + Backquote shortcut

I am looking for a way to disable system shortcut: Alt + Backquote (upper tab) at my ElementaryOS Loki. It is using through IntellIJ IDEA to enable version control panel. I would like to use default ...
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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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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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Vim commands on terminal do not work

When using vim from within the terminal I have the following issues. Vim "visual selection" using Ctrl-v does not work. Instead the terminal tries to paste the last copied text. When the vim window ...
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How do I find shortcuts to text editor Scratch?

Hi I would like to know how to change between the in-build terminal and text editor tabs without mouse in scratch.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cut, Copy & Paste shortcuts were not working

Im using Loki and there are times that i cant simply able to use Ctrl+X | Ctrl+V | Ctrl+C shortcuts they were simply not working. It works only after i completely restart the whole system. Please ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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'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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Making brightness work on Elementary OS Loki with fn key

I'm a little new in Linux operative systems and I've been trying to make my laptop Vaio vpcee23el with Elementary OS (Loki) dim its backlight. I could found a way to make it in this question Intel ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to switch to simple app switcher

Currently when we press alt+tab it brings one app to foreground and brings next app if we keep pressing tab. Is there anyway to bring simple app switcher like in Ubuntu or Mint and then use arrow ...
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Why xmodmap effect do not last

In Elementary OS Loki, if I run the command xmodmap -e "keysym Super_L = Multi_key" it works nicely, and I can use the left Windows key as Composer. But the effect do not last. If a lock the ...
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Can I prevent pantheon-terminal from opening links unless ctrl is pressed?

Currently, a single click on a link will open it in your browser. Sometimes I have many links on the terminal and would prefer to have to press ctrl+click to open a link. Doesn't look like it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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How to create a keyboard shortcut to run gnome-system-monitor

I installed the gnome system monitor from the app center and was wondering how to create a keyboard shortcut to open it quickly
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Can't use the back-tick as keyboard shortcut

I've been using the back-tick ("`" left of the number 1 ) as my shortcut for the Guake drop down terminal. I've set it for Guake from Guake's preferences. Now, I've installed another terminal, Tilix. ...