I use Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux and have just upgraded to Ubuntu 10 / Thunderbird 3. One of my gripes however is that Thunderbird uses a number of shortcut keys that have no secondary key requirements, for example, "Mark as Read" is M. Not ControlM. Just M. Worse, "Mark as Junk" is J. Which means I sometimes inadvertently mark messages as Junk.
How can I customize Thunderbird's shortcuts so, for example, "Mark as Junk" is ControlJ?
Is there any way to disable shortcut keys in XFCE Terminal ? I can't seem to bind the shortcut keys, and F1 especially really gets in the way for some programs. Have no clue who thought it would be a good idea to bind F1 to a stupid help screen, when many terminal programs need this. I am using fluxbox, so maybe this has something to do with it.
I*am using Kubuntu 10.04. I would like to change some of the standard shortcut keys for bash (terminal).
Ctrl-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Ctrl-V to paste from the clipboard into the terminal. Ctrl-Z to undo. Ctrl-Shift-C (or even better, Super-C) to terminate the command. Ctrl-Shift-Z (or Super-Z) to be the background command. I*don't even know what Ctrl-V did before, some I*won't worry about remapping it.
EDIT:*I*have no idea what is putting the * char after each "I". Maybe this is a non-breaking space?
I have Ubuntu 10.10 running on a partition off of my Win7 hard drive. The thing I really like about Windows 7 is when I hit windows key+left or win+right, the current window will snap over to the left half or right half of the screen, respectively.
I removed pulseaudio save for the libs, and now I can't lock down my desktop with ctrl+alt+l anymore. I can still lock the system with the menu (System > Lock Screen), but it's kind of annoying. Removing pulseaudio has cleared up all of my mplayer stutter issues, but I would like to be able to use the keyboard shortcut keys. Here's the command I used to strip out pulseaudio:
Is there a way to set a specific terminal command as a keyboard shortcut? I know gnome-terminal opens the terminal, but is there a way to make a keyboard shortcut that opens the terminal and runs top?(I don't like how cpu heavy gnome-system-monitor is)
I want to create a shortcut to run a program called RoomEqWizard but the only way I know how to run the program is to open a terminal and type the location to where the program is and call the program file. I already tried creating a shortcut on the main menu but I get a "error creating the child process for this terminal" message every time...
I've checked under system>preferences>keyboard shortcuts, and the shortcut is enabled but not working.Is there another setting that is conflicting somewhere that i can't find?Something to do with CompizConfig settings manager? (I think but can't be sure that's when they stopped working)
I would like to make a keyboard shortcut to execute the following command:
Code: /usr/bin/xdotool key XF86MonBrightnessDown The command, when run from a terminal, works perfectly. However, when run via a keyboard shortcut, the command fails to execute. how I can execute my command with a keyboard shortcut. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition with Unity-2d.
I'm using Xubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, and I'm trying to setup a keyboard shortcut for xfce4-terminal. I've read a million threads and articles telling me how to do it (go to settings >> keyboard >> application shortcuts tab and click add), but when I open that interface there is no "add" button, although the interface is a table that impliesn in its appearance that things can be added to it.
I've recently upgraded a laptop of mine from 10.10 to 11.04 (Natty), and am having a few issues with it. I don't know how many of these are related to using Unity and how many are just due to the upgrade, but one of the main bugbears is keyboard shortcuts. I have always set the F12 key so that it opens a terminal window. I did this through the settings > Keyboard Shortcuts interface, but although I can (apparently) set this in Unity, it doesn't work. The setting is there, listed, but pressing F12 doesn't open a terminal. Neither does it if I set it to any other key.
I can create a new entry, to start xterm with F12, which works fine but this isn't quite the same as a terminal (it appears different on screen.) I also discover that CTRL+ALT+T doesn't open a terminal window either (as is suggested in a very useful list here: [URL] Have I missed something? Or am I being thick? (Quite possible ... )
how to get a shortcut for opening a terminal as root? I mean something I could put in my gnome panel and then just click and get a dialog asking for the root password. Or maybe just open the terminal and automatically do "su -" (maybe this is easier actually). In Debian/Ubuntu this can be achieved doing "gksu gnome-terminal". In F10 I got it done using beesu, but it doesn't work anymore in F11:
Im running ubuntu 9.04 remotley via ssh, using putty on a windows computer to control it. I want to redefine one key (I have a swedish keyboard where I have to press AltGr+key to get a tilde sign, would be better if I could get the tilde without AltGr modifier).
I read about xmodmap and xev. Using them I succesfully redefined the key for x-programs. For example if I start firefox over ssh and press the key I get the correct key. But in the terminal session the changes does not take effect. Which is probably logical since xmodmap does only work on the x-server. But how do I redefine the keys for terminal use?
I am trying to start a script via a keyboard shortcut.The trouble is, it runs fine when i start it from the terminal, either by opening a terminal and starting it there or by "double-click", but when I use the shortcut it loads, but doesn't work properly. This is probably because it asks for user input, which would be put in the terminal window.Is there a way to start a script in a terminal window by default?
I was trying to sign my Ubuntu Conduct Agreement with the key I created for luanchpad. I have one other key that is used for my private folder. While using pgp --clearsign to sign my agreement it kept using the first key I created for my private folder. My work around was to create an email and then copy/paste using the correct key. how can I select between multiple keys from the terminal with pgp --clearsign?
I've never seen it before and its entirely possible that I may have done something to my system to cause it. Basically, when I open any new terminal window I have a '$' sign instead of the usual blah@blah etc. Also, the cursor keys don't work
I am having trouble using home and end keys in a terminal, to go to the end or beginning of a line. With xterm it will only work with the bash shell, while under zsh nothing is output. With urxvt, mrxvt and aterm pressing the keys in either bash or zsh always just results in a tilde being printed. Is this perhaps because urxvt, aterm and mrxvt are emulating a different terminal type to xterm by default?
Why does xterm work for bash but not for zsh? I don't just want a solution, I want to understand why it doesn't work by default. As a side question, is there any way to press alt+enter within a terminal? I tried to use wicd-curses where you have to use alt+enter to save settings, and it didnt register in any of the terminals, even xterm.
I'm having Ubuntu Kramic Koala and i want to create a custom application launcher on the panel so when it is clicked it should open a terminal window and run the following command and then show the output for 5 secs and then closes the terminal... how can i do this?
Code: cat /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode && sleep 5
the above command is what i want to be executed at time of running the custom application launcher. if i paste the command in a terminal, it will show the output for 5 secs and then terminates... that's almost what i want. what i exactly want is that, i want it to work like when i click on the shortcut launcher, it should open a terminal and then exectues that command, show the output for 5 sec, pause, and then exits the teriminal.