Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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Hot Corners modifier key

Is there any way of enabling a modifier key to enable Hot Corners? Some times I accidentally move my mouse to a corner, like when I want to exit full screen of a video, or close a window etc. It ...
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How to completely clear screen in terminal with keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to bind Ctrl + L to tput reset rather than clear. Any ideas how to accomplish this?
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How to set shortcut for brightness

I've an ASUS N56JN and brightness shortcut doesn't work. Usually with my laptop I can do it with FN+F5/F6. How can I solve this issue? Is there a way to fix it? Thanks!
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How to set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut?

How can i set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut? Example: I want to start my Browser with this command: opera --disable-reading-from-canvas --disable-webrtc-encryption or ...
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How to restore the default short-cut key binding?

How to restore the default shortcut key binding? I messed it up!
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Horizontal scrolling

I would like to be able to scroll horizontally with my mouse wheel and holding something like Alt. I have had to resort to making the scrollbars fat and fugly in the meantime. Running elementary OS 0....
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Problem when triggering the Keyboard brightness with (Fn + F9) and (Fn + F10)

I'm 05 days trying to decrease and increase the brightness of my keyboard through the Fn + F9 -> Decrease and Fn + F10 -> Increase keys and I can't. I've tried everything but it doesn't work. As I ...
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Cycle through windows without focusing on them

I'm on elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera and use the Alt + Tab shortcut to cycle through open applications. This cycles through applications by bringing each window into focus (foreground). However, I want to ...
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Settings schema 'io.elementary.code.settings' does not contain a key named 'smart-cut-copy'

Unable to open elementary's built in text-editor: code. When launching from dock, it never opens while the cursor gets replaced by a circular spinner for 10-15 seconds. When launched from terminal, ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts: Set F1-F12 as shortcut without key combination

Just migrated from ubuntu 19.04 to elementary and loving it! One major problem with keyboard shortcuts on elementary is that to set a shortcut for say MUTE (icon listed on F6 Key) i have to use a ...
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I am looking to create a shortcut to put the display to sleep

When I'm running a task in Elementary that takes a prolonged time, I'd like to switch off the display until an event like the mouse moving or keystroke "wakes" it back up again. On MacOS and Windows ...
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'Tile Right' keyboard shortcut stopped working

I'm facing a weird problem: after a few hours of usage, the 'Tile Right' keyboard shortcut has stopped working. I can still tile a window to the left with the shortcut just fine, but not to the right. ...
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Change layout button shortcuts

I want to set layout changing on Super (win) button. How can I do this? In system params (I think it called so in english version) there is no Super button in the list of shortcuts. os:elementary OS ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Where are the keyboard shortcuts stored? [duplicate]

When I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Loki, where is that stored?
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Re-map copy & paste [duplicate]

I am using an Apple Magic Keyboard and would like to remap the keyboard shortcuts to be more apple like. For example: Command + C for copy Command + V for paste etc. What is the best way to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut Stuck on Disable

I'm using the Logitech MK710 keyboard. There are additional function keys on the thing, and some work but some do not. For example, the email fn key does open Mail, but the calculator button does not ...
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Right Arrow Key Navigation Shortcut Issue

My system is an Acer Inspiron E 15 which is running on Elementary OS Loki. The issue I've found that randomly started today was discovered during my use of Google Docs via Chrome. I clicked the right ...
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How to temporarily swap <super> and <alt> keys for keyboard shortcuts

I dual run Elementary on a Macbook Pro, but I typically use an external keyboard that has the standard non-Apple layout. I like having the layout (from left to right) ctrl - super - alt but when I use ...
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How to start a GUI app in another tty

I use Blender and some of the shortcuts are being interfered with by elementary OS. So, I'd like to run Blender on elementary OS on another tty. I've tried this so far, but X won't start: startx -...
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Remap Workspace Overview shortcut (Command+S) [duplicate]

I'd like to remap Command+s to save files in Atom, but I can't figure out where to disable the workspace overview feature that's already mapped to it. Any ideas?
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Command to show Plank dock

I want to keep the dock hidden and to show it with a short-key associated to a command. Is there a such command to show the Plank dock? When shown I would prefer to have it under rather than above ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to set custom keypress aliases?

Is there a way to bind aliases like Caps Lock+h = Home? Or Caps Lock+j = ⇦? On my PC I am using a Vortex poker 3 keyboard that has this and many others as the function layer and I want to use is on ...