Ubuntu :: Use GNOME Panel Icons With Keyboard (shortcuts, Accessibility, Navigate, Keys)?
May 26, 2011
Surviving without mouse or touchpad I have been looking for this without initial success: only 2 oldie questions like the one I was going to place:
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So the key keyboard shortcut is:
With it you change the focus from the desktop to the panel, and vice versa When the focus in in the panel you can move from icon to icon with TAB (to the right) or SHIFT+TAB (to the left). Then Enter key (sometimes F10 instead) makes the same as left-clicking with the mouse, and SHIFT+F10 makes the same as right-clicking with the mouse. ESC key (sometimes Enter instead) takes the menus out.
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. All of a sudden several of my function keys stopped working and several keyboard shortcuts that I had setup involving function keys stopped working as well.
For example, when I go to preferences->keyboard shortcuts and try to set "Toggle fullscreen mode" to Alt+F11, the text "XF86AudioRaiseVolume" appears where it should just say "Alt+F11". Pressing Alt+F11 does nothing.
All of my function keys somehow got mapped to XF86AudioBlahBlah and no longer work. How do I undo this? I recently installed ffmpeg and gtk-recordmydesktop but I don't think I installed anything else.
I know about hotkeys and setting up keyboards shortcuts.But say I had no keyboard like say a tablet.I have an s10-3t and I got compiz on it. I would like to be able to create shortcut icons for executing keyboard commands for use with compiz. All I would have to do is click the icon and it would execute. I would not have to remember all the keyboard shortcut commands I setup. I could also impress people I meet with it far easier.
I have recently added a new keyboard layout - international U.S with dead keys - so I can type accentes and so in spanish. Ever since that gnome-terminal doesn't recognize the shortcuts keys like <ctrl>r or <ctrl>c and I get my other language charecters instead. thats happen with any keyboard layout I swith to. Furthermore, <alt><ctrl>+F1...F9 doesn't work either.
After using KDE 3.5 for years, I defected to Gnome when KDE 4.0 came out. I have recently installed Kubuntu Maverick on my netbook and have decided that I now like KDE again The one bit of functionality that I am missing is the keyboard short cuts of Gnome-Do. So if I type Windows key Em, return and Emacs launches.
The search box in Kubuntu sort of does this. However, I have to click in the box and when I have typed the first few characters I have to click on the icon with the mouse. Is there any way I can do this just using the keyboard and not the mouse? I have searched the help and Googled without much success.
Curious if there is a simple way to duplicate a gnome panel?for example I have a laptop that I sometimes plug in a 2nd monitor for, when I do I would like to have top & bottom panels duplicate onto the 2nd monitor
I installed gnome-do to see what it was like (useless - doesn't work properly with Unity as far as I can tell). After trying it out for a while I noticed that my browser and email keyboard shortcuts didn't work anymore. I have a Microsoft Ergo 4000 keyboard with dedicated browser and email buttons that I always used to start Firefox and Thunderbird. Now the browser button starts the browser, but instead of starting my home page it attempts to load a non-url number. All settings, like keyboard shortcuts, software preferences and in the browser are still set correctly, but it doesn't work anymore.The email button doesn't do anything anymore.Once again, all settings like keyboard shortcuts and software preferences are still correct, but the button no longer works.
This morning the keyboard shortcuts don't work ant longer; they worked yesterday. alt-tab doesn't switch among windows, alt-ctrl-t doesn't open the terminal etc. On the other hand, all usual shortcuts are OK in keyboard Shortcuts applet. It looks (to my poor intuition) there is something wrong with my usb keyboard recognition....
Karmic there was a tab inside "System->Preferences->Appearance" called "Interface" which allowed me to modify the keyboard shortcuts. I had <Backspace> to move backwards in Nautilis and <Shift><Backspace> to move forward.
Without this tab can anyone tell me how I can modify the shortcuts to do this? I have spent some time looking at gconf-editor but nothing is jumping out at me, particularly with regards to the back and forward browsing.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS, but wanted to use Banshee instead of Rhythmbox. After running Code: sudo aptitude install banshee I wanted to bind my "Media" button on my keyboard to run banshee; unfortunately, it still wants to run rhythmbox. Where can I change the default command executed by these keyboard shortcuts? I can't seem to find them in gconf-editor under apps/metacity/* and googling has proved fruitless in finding where this configuration file is located.
Recently I installed MPlayer with its default gui and its interfaces SMPlayer and GnomeMPlayer. When I'm using GnomeMPlayer it responds to multimedia keys as configured in Gnome shortcuts, even if it's minimized or running in another virtual desktop. But it doesn't happen to the other two gui's mentioned above. I have also noticed that native Gnome applications or with Gnome support like Banshee and Rhythmbox rspond to multimedia keys even when the gui is closed and they are running only in the system tray. But it never occurs in non-Gnome applications like VLC, MPlayer and others. Jetaudio wich responds to these keys in MS Windows running under Wine doesn't even recognize them.
So I came to the conclusion that only native Gnome applications or with Gnome support recognize multimedia keys because, as it seems, they receive the signal from Gnome configurations. Others applications doesn't do so. Here is my question: Is there some way to make all applications recognize the configuration of Gnome multimedia keys shortcuts? (Of course it would not be fine if they recognized ALL Gnome shortcuts because they could conflict with shortcuts from another applications. The idela would be that they recognize ONLY Gnome multimedia shortcuts.)
how do I go about changing the icons that appear in the gnome-panel? I'm insanely picky about that kind of thing Here is a screenshot of what I mean, I want the IPblock icon changed to something more in-keeping with my theme
I have a problem with Ubuntu 4.10 and gnome-panel. The new icons are very nice, but if I go to open software like vlc or banshee get similar results: (See at the end of panel the icons of VLC and banshee)
I think a screenshot is worth a thousand words, how to resolve?
This seems like it has happened to me on every installation of Gnome that I have doneght be an exaggeration, but not by much).On the top Gnome panel the icons on the right side seem to move around. For example, after installation the Logout button will be the button that is on the far right. Then after reboot, it will be the Volume icon, then after another reboot it might be Network icon
I would like to know if there is a panel widget that works like the Window switcher (switch between windows using buttons) that only shows the icon. I m not looking for something like Docky, just a widget that goes into my panel.
Ubuntu 10.04, Acer Aspire One 10.1" 1.66Ghz 1GB 250GB Dual boot with Windows 7 Blue cover
I have been using Ubuntu without any problem for 2 years. Yesterday, when I booted Ubuntu, its power management is not working at start up: icons for battery, speaker, wireless not there + light icon says "cannot connect to gnome-power-manager".( in the screenshot) When I go System - Preferences - Power Management (1), it corrects only the light icon.I could only bring back wireless icon by "nm-applet" after doing (1).But other icons are not there still.
I was trying to make my surround sound work and screwed things up. Anyways, one of them is the one with the vertical slider and the other one is the one with the horizontal slider. I want to get rid of the one with the vertical slider. How do I do this? (The one with the vertical slider is in the part where the "tray-ed" programs go). When I use my keyboard volume up and volume down buttons, I notice that the two controls respond APPROXIMATELY the same where one is slightly ahead of the other. If more information is needed, just ask.
I accidentally deleted the default icons in the gnome panel on the top right. I tried to get them back from the add to panel. I went through every program I could, but none of the original programs were found. I'm running fedora 13.
Ubuntu 9.10. I would like to be able to move between several open windows on my desktop with my keyboard rather than my mouseThat is, to change the focus from one window to anotherI can do this with the icons on the desktop by using the up/down/left/right arrow keys on the keyboard, but how to do this for open windows?
I run a minecraft server on my debian/gnome desktop and I need access to the files in the root folder and to the mysql folder but i cant log as root. i tried installing sudo and it didnt work. i know the su and su - but I want to change the files manually.
When I use the down arrow on my new keyboard it also does and enter key as well. When I use the left and right arrow keys and hold them it doesn't keep going. It just clicks once and I have to pressing it over and over again. Any one know the correct settings to setup my keyboard? It's a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.