Questions tagged [keyboard-shortcuts]

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

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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 ...
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Super key swapped with alt key

My super key swapped randomly with the alt key. For example, when I click super key nothing happens, but when I click alt, the shortcuts help pops up.To close a window I need to click super+f4. In ...
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Can't switch between keyboard layouts via shortcuts - none of them work

Whatever shortcut I choose in system settings to switch between keyboard languages, it won't work. Tried all available combination - Alt+Shift, Ctrl+Alt, Alt+Space, etc. What could cause this? I've ...
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Commands for window management on elementaryOS (or ubuntu-based systems in general)

Currently, I'm using elementary OS, which is a fine distro with a great UI, but previous to this I have been using i3 (on Arch and Ubuntu) and I really miss the window management aspect using simple ...
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Strange desktop behavior seems to “randomly” occur

Please bear with me because I do not know what is causing this issue or how to reproduce it. I wrote randomly in the title because I am not sure if there is something I am doing (e.g. some unfortunate ...
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How do I open second terminal with the same shortcut? Is there a setting for it?

So, I've figured that I can set up any shortcut to open my terminal and currently I use cmd+enter to start it, it is very convenient and helps greatly when I need quick access to terminal. BUT when I ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces

I'd like to have an alternative keyboard shortcut for switching between workspaces. Is there a way to have multiple shortcuts for the same action? I guess that if I knew the system command that ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work sometimes

The keyboard shortcuts doesn't work SOMETIMES when I boot up the PC. It's completelly random, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's all configured in the Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcut ...
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Logitech MX Master 2s - How to assign thumb button?

I'm running eOS 5.1.2 and using a MX Master 2s connected via Bluetooth. I like to assign he thumb button to "Show All Windows". Usually it can be done with assign a new button in the keyboard ...
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how to create new partition using Gparted inside elementary os?

1.while I was installing os it asks for erasing all the data on HDDs so it also deletes all the partitions on HDDs so now I want to create a 2 new partition on HDDs how to do that???? Shortcut key ...
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Super Key = Overview of all Windows - but its not closing on second press

I've found multiple guides (e.g. this) detailing how to map the "Overview of all windows" onto the Super key. I've used following approach: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" ...
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Elementary OS Juno - Setting the Super Key to unhide/hide/Toggle On-Screen Keyboard

18.04.2 LTS I am switching from Mac OS X and iOS to Elementary OS. I am replacing both my desktop computer and my iPad with a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2-in-1 special edition (3153). The 3153 ...
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Can't switch languages via keyboard shortcut in Opera

I can't switch keyboard layouts (En/Ru) in Opera browser (newest version, 63.0.3368.94) via system keyboard shortcut, so every time I must switch them with the mouse in wingpanel, which is very ...
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Color Picker terminal launch

I want to set a keyboard shortcut to launch Color Picker (by Ronny Dobra from the AppCenter) but don't know what the terminal command would be for it. 1) What command will launch Color Picker from ...
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Force file explorer to open in foreground with keyboard shortcut

elementary friends ! I installed PCManFM and added a keyboard shortcut (Special + E) to launch it, in system settings->keyboard->shortcuts->custom Most of the time, if I have the focus on some ...
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Previous Files shortcut

How to change the Previous shortcut (default alt+<-) to backspace key? I don't find this on system configuration.
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How to enable macOS keyboard shortcuts in Juno?

I installed Juno on a Macbook Late 2007, and even enabling the "English Macintosh" keyboard, the shortcuts are not the same, for example CMD+C and CMD+V to copy and paste, and to enter Latin ...
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How do I create a toggle custom command shortcut to “show desktop” and “hide desktop”? Combine two shortcuts that view / hide desktop into one

Notice this guys reply here: https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/401 - how do I compress / combine into a single shortcut? By using the wmctrl app, we can show / hide desktop in Elementary OS. ...
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Xbindkeys not working on Elementary OS Juno

I have been trying to create global hotkeys for Parlatype using xbindkeys, following instructions on Parlatype's Github page. So I added the following lines to ~/.xbindkeysrc: #Play/Pause "qdbus com....
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XF86Refresh Doesn't Map Correctly in Chrome

I have one of my keys mapped to XF86Refresh which I confirmed with xev. In Firefox and Epiphany pressing the key works as expected, but in Chrome it acts like CTRL + F. Here's what xev says: KeyPress ...
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Cannot use CTRL + X/C/V in Files on Dvorak layout

I use the English Dvorak keyboard layout and I'm not able to use CTRL + X, C, or V to manipulate files in io.elementary.files files. Hitting the QWERTY equivalents (Q/J/K) does nothing; except Q ...
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How to unlock without the mouse? [closed]

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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List of all keyboard shortcuts

Is there an official list of keyboard shortcuts. The main elementary website shows a few but that's it.
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Keyboard shortcuts which includes shift key does not work but shift alone works

Does anyone know why keyboard shortcuts that include shift like control + shift + j in android studio to select all occurrences of something does not work, but shortcuts like double tap shift works ...
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Keyboard shortcuts: show already open window instead of opening new one

I have the keybinding Super + T assigned to Terminal. So, if I press the key binding, Terminal will open. But if it's already open, it will create a new tab and focus on it. Is there a proper way to ...
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Unity-like app switching by Super + 1..9?

Is it possible to switch between apps like in Unity by Super+1..9 shortcuts? This is the fastest method to switch between them and it's not a problem to remember 5 top used applications that are ...
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Change layout button

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.
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Can't Combine Ctrl Alt Shift

I'm a new user in elementary OS and I'm trying to use a shortcut which is a combination of Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S, but when I press them it only produces Ctrl+Alt+S. Any ideas?
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Shortcut to shift window to second monitor

Currently running Elementary OS Loki, have set up keyboard shortcuts for tiling to left and right to be Shift+Super+Left/Right. Sometimes this seems to push windows to other screens, however I feel ...
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Keybindings, specifically using the Super key in IntelliJ Idea

I'm trying to use IntelliJ Idea for some Kotlin development, and coming from Mac, I wanted to use the Mac key bindings. They rely fairly heavily on the Super key as an alternative to the Command key ...
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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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Can't change keyboard layout in opened Application menu

When Application menu is opened, it's not possible to switch input language, so you should close it, switch, and open again. Screenshot shortcut is not working in this mode too. I use secondary ...

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