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List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

⌘ + T Open terminal Shortcuts Pantheon Terminal Ctrl + D Closes active tab Ctrl + Shift + W Closes tab Ctrl + Shift + T Opens new tab Alt + 1...9 Jumps to first-ninth tab Ctrl + + Increase font size ...
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

You can set the default terminal by changing the alternative for x-terminal-emulator. Installing gnome-terminal creates an alternative symlink so all you have to do is set it. sudo update-...
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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?

To open terminal press super + T Super key = Windows key EDIT: To customize your shortcut key: Open System settings -- > Keyboard --> Applications Now select terminal on right side of window, ...
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How can I view the desktop?

I personally like to use Hot corners to show the desktop. To do this, first install devilspie with: sudo apt-get install devilspie Then create a script file with: io.elementary.code ~/minimize.ds ...
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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

The difference is that Super+Space is hardcoded right in to Slingshot. It does not check system settings for different keybindings. I grabbed the latest source code and had a look for the word "Super"...
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How to launch Screenshot by typing the PrintScreen key?

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts Choose Custom and click on the + sign. You'll be requested to enter a command. Type this as a command: screenshot-tool. Click on the Disabled string ...
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How can I view the desktop?

SuperKey + Right/Left might be the easiest if your more of the casual user and are not fully using all the workspaces all the time. This will let you view the desktop.
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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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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

Open the Terminal by holding Super and pressing T Run this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['Super_L', 'Super_R']" Either revel in the glory of your newfound ...
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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 can I switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Freya?

Default shortcut for switching layouts is Alt+Space. If you’d like to use a different shortcut, you can set one in System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Universal Access as “Next Keyboard ...
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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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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

just set org.pantheon.terminal.settings.follow-last-tab in dconf to true. Or you can execute in terminal: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings follow-last-tab true
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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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What is the keyboard shortcut to move across workspaces?

I just posted this question in case others had the same problem as me. Here is what I discovered. The problem stems from SuperShiftLeft and SuperShiftRight already being assigned as shortcuts. ...
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How can I make Ctrl+D not close the tab in Pantheon Terminal?

You can disable save-exited-tabs and then Ctrl+D can be used for bash. Just run: gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings save-exited-tabs false
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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 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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How do I enter the rupee sign?

When you have enabled that setting you can press AltGr+4 to create a ₹ Just tested it myself, you do not need to restart your computer or even exit the settings window. It just works. But I do ...
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How can I reset keyboard shortcuts?

In System Settings > About There is a button "Restore Default Settings". You can use this to reset all system settings back to their factory defaults. This will not affect any application settings.
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Can I change the Applications Dropdown shortcut to Super not Alt+F2?

You can set slingshot to launch by only pressing the super key by typing the following command into your terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['Super_L']"
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Universal Access Zoom In/Out

By default, elementary OS has a magnifier that can be used by pressing ⌘++ to zoom in and ⌘+- to zoom out. Note that ⌘ refers to the "Super" key, which on your hardware might have a Windows logo, an ...
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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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