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

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shortcuts mac osx [duplicate]

Is there a way to make shortcuts work like in mac os x system wide? Would increase user base if user could stick to their accustomed way of working. Elementary teaks is letting me change window ...
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Lock screen not working

When i use the shortcut keys Win+L, click the Lock option in wingpanel-session menu, or when i suspend, lock doesn't work. dm-tool lock works. light-locker-command --lock shows: Received error ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between terminal tabs? [duplicate]

What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between terminal tabs? Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp doesn't work.
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Remove shortcut preview

In Hera, sometimes I press the super key to activate a shortcut and then I change my mind. However an annoying keyboard shortcuts preview pane appears. Pressing the super key again gets rid of it. But ...
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How to change terminal shortcuts

I use irsii in terminal, and I would like to use Alt-1, ..., Alt-9 to switch between irssi windows, but these keybindings are already taken from terminal to switch between terminal tabs. I read this ...
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Shortcuts for proper shutdown and reboot in Loki?

Which commands should I use when creating keyboard shortcuts for shutdown and reboot in Loki?
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Where do I see the keyboard shortcuts for applications?

How do I see and edit keyboard shortcuts for applications like Audience, Noise and Marlin? I looked for it on system settings, keyboard. It isn't in the ui, I couldn't find manual pages for these ...
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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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Terminal - closing a tab has a different shortcut than the rest of apps

Normally, I close the tabs using CTRL+W. In Terminal, that does not work. Instead, I have to use CTRL+SHIFT+W. Why is that? Can I change it to CTRL+W?
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How to show the debug window of Netflix in Firefox (Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D)

I finally had Netflix play at higher resolutions with a native elementary OS browser (specifically Firefox). I am using an updated version of the Netflix 1080p add-on in Firefox and it works ...
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shortcut to Files opens LibreOffice

For one login, the keyboard shortcut Command+E flashes a LibreOffice window (I've installed it) instead of opening Files. But for another login, the shortcut opens Files OK. As far as I can tell, the ...
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Elementary OS Blocks Shift + Alt in Blender unlike other Linux Distros

I have had trouble using Blender 2.81 due to the way Elementary OS keyboard shortcuts interact with the software. The Set key combo for Selecting multiple edgeloops is Shift + Alt + Click. This works ...
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How to assign apps/commands to media keyboard keys?

I have a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. It has a row of useful special keys on top of it (see pic). Some of them do work in elementary OS 5.0, for instance, Mail button launches default ...
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Epiphany keyboard shortcuts [closed]

Why some keyboard shortcuts, listed as available, are not working in Epiphany? For example: Shift + Ctrl + N or Shift + Ctrl + T.
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How can I fix keyboard layouts changing very slowly?

When I have 2 keyboard layouts (russian and english) they change slowly. How can I fix it?
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What are the keyboard shortcuts in Photos?

What keyboard shortcuts are available for actions like zooming, tagging, next picture, etc.
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Change click drag/resize button on keyboard

Currently I have to use the windows key plus left/right click to effect my windows, I would like to use Alt for this action. How can I change this?
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How to select (cherry-pick) files in Files using keyboard only? (Juno)

I'm used to navigating myself using the keyboard through the files app, and until release-juno, I could select particular files in a folder by using Ctrl+Space. Looks like in Juno, this shortcut has ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “close tab” in Firefox

In other OSes, I've used CTRL+W (or COMMAND+W on Mac OS) to close the current tab in Firefox and other web browsers. Of course, if there is only one tab open, then the window is closed. But in ...
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Screenshot of an Area Keyboard Shortcut

I am able to use keyboard shortcuts to take a screenshot of my entire screen (which automatically saves in the Pictures folder - side question how do I change where it saves?). When I try to use the ...
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Can't bind the § key on the Apple keyboard

When creating a keyboard shortcut I can't use the § key on my Apple keyboard, which is located under the Esc key. In elementary OS when the § key is pressed a < is returned. When I create a ...
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Cannot bind keyboard shortcut to .sh

elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki I am trying to create a keybinding (like CTRL+Z) to a script file, but it never executes. Steps: System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom -> Add I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for application chooser

How can I change the keyboard shortcut for launching the applications menu? I have an extended Mac keyboard and currently have to Hold Ctrl+Alt+Space. I'd like it to be Alt+Space
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Is it possible to completely disable Universal Access zoom shortcuts? [Solved]

I am able to assign an additional shortcut to zoom in and out using the System Settings > Keyboard > Universal Access > Magnifier Zoom In/Out options, but regardless of what I set there, the ...
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Shortcut to pantheon-terminal opens tab instead of new window

I want to create a keyboard shortcut for opening a program in a new terminal. So I went to System Settings - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Custom and assigned the command pantheon-terminal -e htop to a key ...
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Grave (backtick) key for the keyboard shortcut is not working

Gnome desktop supports <Alt>Grave as far as I know: https://github.com/jussi-kalliokoski/dotfiles/blob/master/.config/gnome3-extra/keybindings.conf and when I press Alt + backtick button at ...
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Multiple commands in one custom keyboard shortcut

How do I add multiple commands to one shortcut? Adding something like xdotool getactivewindow windowmove 0 0 && xdotool getactivewindow windowsize 50% 50% doesn't work, but either command in ...
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Next Keyboard Layout shortcut in Loki

In Freya there was a "Next Keyboard Layout" option in Universal Access, but there is no such option in Loki settings. So, how to set this shortcut?
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Some Keyboard shortcut doesn't work

I'm using Loki and when I try to move a window from a desktop to another this doesn't work. Or better It's move to the left but not to the right. I've tried to reassign the shortcuts but doesn't 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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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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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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Ctrl + F doesn't seem to work on applications on 5.1

I tried it on Brave browser, VS Code, Files etc. Ctrl + C/V seems to work fine but notCtrl + F. What could be causing this?
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Super key not working on 2nd keyboard

I'm using a laptop (Thinkpad E570) and it's worked great with elementary OS. I usually use 2 monitors with it but had to remove one, so I started using one external monitor and the integrated lcd on ...
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Mac style text selection?

I'd like to make it so Alt+Left goes back one word, and Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the line. Currently ctrl goes back a word, and nothing goes to the beginning of the line. How can I do this?
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Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut to launch an application and cycle through its multiple windows?

I've been using a GNOME desktop for quite a while and the GNOME Run or Raise extension (https://github.com/CZ-NIC/run-or-raise). It lets me define a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Alt+t) which will: Launch ...
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windows key, in logon screen

experimenting with this distro, i stumbled across something odd. If you press the windows key on the logon screen, the screen rotate clockwise. I can t find a key setting in the os that make this ...
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Has anyone found a way to change ALT+Tab behaviour?

I don't like the behaviour of the Alt + Tab shortcut when changing between windows. How can I change to something like macOS where you see a line of icons rather than changing windows? I found a ...
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Moving a window to another workspace works only when at least 2 apps are open - why?

I noticed that I am not able to move apps' windows to the next workspace if there is just 1 app running in my current workspace. It's not a big issue, since, normally I'd want to move apps to another ...
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Starting apps with keyboard shortcut

I'm trying to start io.elementary.switchboard (System Settings) with my Thinkpad's settings button, registered as "Tools". I can use it to modify existing actions and it works fine, but I'm ...
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Esc key suddenly started to toggle on/off the mic

I'm using EoS on a Zbook 15 (G1). It worked just fine, but suddenly I noticed Esc key not working as expected. It seems it was remapped somhow and not when I press it turns on/off the microphone. How ...
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Can't unbind “Applications Menu” keybind

I'm Russian, so I need two keyboard layouts - English and Russian. I usually switch them by Win+Space. Unfortunately, it isn't an option in ElementaryOS, so I tried to emulate it through xdotool key --...
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app menu shortcut change, help? super + space to?

on eOS how do you change launching the app menu keyboard shortcut from super + space to alt + space, there seems to be a problem with using alt? Thx
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why don't hotkeys work on the Russian keyboard layout?

keyboard shortcuts on the Russian keyboard layout do not work in most applications (copy, paste)
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How can I take a screenshot with eOS installed on a MacBook?

I have installed elementaryOS Hera on a MacBook. The issue is that it is not possible to take a screenshot using the shortcut 'print' key, because MacBooks do not have a 'print' key. Instead, I have ...
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Very Serious Keyboard App Bug - Shortcuts Disabled

I am running EOS 5.1 in VirtualBox (also has it on a Laptop but I usually use VirtualBox to test upgrades before applying to Laptop). See Keyboard -> Shortcuts have valid values before update: I ...
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all shortcut key become disabled

I am using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera, all Window and Workspaces shortcut become Disabled and I can't reset it. Thank you
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Screen capture with print key has stopped working

I've been using the "PrtSc" button to do screen captures, as described in System Settings / Keyboard / Screenshot, with no problems, but now all of a sudden it's not working. Anything to try ...
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Custom shortcuts does not work as expected

I have created a custom shortcut and assigned it to a executable bash file (mouse-switch) as shown below. But it does not work. The same thing works in Ubuntu Desktop.
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Is it possible to switch directly to second monitor with keyboard shortcut?

I have been using i3wm for last 3 years on elementary os. I love Pantheon, I just miss one particular feature from i3wm; switching directly between monitors with keyboard shortcut. This is achieved ...