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How can I view the desktop?

You can put the 'Desktop' docket to Plank (the dock application). Ctrl+Right click on the dock and select Preferences from the menu. In the Docklets tab you can find Desktop, just drag-and-drop it to ...
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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

Just in case someone else stumbles upon this issue, I managed to address my media keys issue with elementaryos loki by using dconf-editor and xbindkeys. First to identify your keys in terminal type ...
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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

Building on @Fratink's answer, I ran these commands to fix the issue. (For some reasons, the dconf-editor wasn't working for me.) Volume down gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-...
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Unable to Screenshot using keyboard shortcut on elementary OS 0.4 Loki

Actually this issue touches two different bugs in Loki: Printscreen "PrtScn" button doesn't actually take a screenshot Custom keyboard shortcuts not working, loki fresh install
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How to add "Show Desktop" icon in elementary OS?

There are two easy options. Ctrl + right click on plank and go to preferences. There is a show desktop docklet. Hot corner solution. Install wmctrl sudo apt install wmctrl Then you can use wmctrl -...
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Can not deactivate Alt+F7 XWindows shortcut (conflict with Netbeans)

Let's do it from gsettings: gsettings list-recursively | grep \<Alt\>F7 This finds all actions set to that keybinding. For instance, mine: org.gnome.mutter.wayland.keybindings switch-to-...
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Pantheon-terminal key binds

In the Pantheon Terminal you can move between terminal tabs with Ctrl+Shift+← and Ctrl+Shift+→ respectively. You might as well be interested in List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts pop up in Juno?

Go to Settings > Keyboard and change the default behavior for the ⌘-key to disabled. ⌘-key is the super-key or the 'windows'-key. See wikipedia for the origin of the symbol.
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Use macOS-style modifier keys

So I futzed around with this for a day (gsettings, built-in shortcuts, xkb, xmodmap) and no turnkey solution is forthcoming, though I filed a feature request that might lead somewhere. In the ...
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list of keyboard shortcuts for Files

Ok, i searched deeper into the source code for pantheon-files and found these :) ("win.quit", {"<Ctrl>Q"}); ("win.new_window", {"<Ctrl>N"}); ("win.undo", {"<Ctrl>Z"}); ("win....
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I don't like the options involving Autokey and others. For me, I found the best solution in Tweak Tool. You can install Tweak Tool in eOS's AppCenter. Under the Typing section of TweakTool you can ...
Michael Fulton's user avatar
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Shift+Super+Right doesn't move current window right

The keys to do this in Loki are Alt-Super Left/Right.
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Change lock screen shortcut?

Change shortcut To change the shortcut to (for example) CmdCtrlL run the following in a terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys screensaver "<Super><Ctrl>l" ...
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How to insert characters by pressing ALT + # (numpad)?

Often this is easier with the compose key. With the compose key configured you use key combos to produce special characters. For example: For ë: Compose + " + e For ẽ: Compose + ~ + e For ô: Compose +...
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Unable to Screenshot using keyboard shortcut on elementary OS 0.4 Loki

This is a bug, you can check it out here https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1622298
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lock desktop without a super key

You can change the default shortcut editing the dconf. For example, to set it to Ctrl+Alt+L you can type: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys screensaver "<Ctrl><Alt&...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

They are stored in the dconf system registry in a list stored by the key custom-keybindings under org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys, whereas you have a custom… entry for each custom ...
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Keyboard layout switch delay

I use this script now https://github.com/yamnikov-oleg/switch-layout Works fine!
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Keyboard to show/expland all notifications

I looked around in the Elementary Keyboard Shortcuts and didn't find anything. Fortunately, this is still possible. The command line to run to show notifications is this: wingpanel -o messages If ...
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CTRL + SHIFT + key when using CTRL+SHIFT to switch keyboard layout

Opt+Shift is the default shortcut for changing keyboard layouts in Loki, so you'll need to change that if you want to use the same modifier keys for other shortcuts. You can do this at Settings > ...
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Switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Loki

It defaults to Opt+Shift in Loki. To change it, go to: Settings > Keyboard pane > Layout subtab > "Switch layout" Commands like gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings switch-...
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How to enable Alt-F2 command execution with tab-completion?

As mentioned in the other comments in that bug report thread, there are a few other options using external software, to enable full Alt-F2 functionality. There's gmrun and synapse, both of which are ...
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keyboard shortcut to force dock to appear

Unfortunately no. However, if necessary you can make a request for this feature at https://launchpad.net/elementaryos . Otherwise, you can follow these steps to (kind of) peek at the dock: Hold down ...
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Toogle do not disturb mode with keyboard shortcut?

Yes, you can. Disturb mode can be set via the dconf boolean value org.pantheon.desktop.gala.notifications.do-not-disturb. You can toggle it with a script like this (saved as ~/bin/toggle_do-not-...
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Making brightness work on Elementary OS Loki with fn key

I found this: answer and this worked for me from his answer: P.S: I have asus too, but I got X550JX model.
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Can't control Firefox media through the sound indicator or keyboard shortcuts

Firefox doesn't seem to be a MPRIS "provider" Spec: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mpris-spec/ Relevant Firefox bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1353652 Seems people ...
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How to open a new Terminal Window instead of a new Tab

The solution I found for the same problem is to make a new Custom shortcut - System settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom shortcut , click on the little + on the bottom left side of the right ...
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Is it possible to display keyboard shortcuts like in Unity?

This is now built into elementary OS 5 Juno. Just press the Windows or Super key.
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What is the command behind the option/shortcut to create new folder in Pantheon Files?

There is no facility to customize keyboard shortcuts per user within Pantheon Files at present. If you feel a shortcut is inappropriate or missing in Pantheon Files you could raise a bug about it at ...
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How to insert characters by pressing ALT + # (numpad)?

The feature that you mention is typical of Windows systems to write ASCII characters. The *nix OS's, like elementaryOS, don't use ASCII code. But you can use UNICODE, which it's more extensive than ...
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