LMDE / Debian Keyboard Shortcuts

Note: This is Incomplete

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Under Edit > Preferences > Shortcuts set the Edit > Copy, Edit > Paste, and Edit > Select All accelerator keys to Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, and Ctrl+A respectively.


Under Keyboard > Shortcuts > System > Screenshots and Recording assign F5 to Take a screenshot of an area. This is more efficent than the Ctrl+Shift+F5 of the standard ChrOS keystroke and the standard Dim keyboard backlight setting doesn't apply as I do not use backlit keyboards. In ChrOS it makes sense even to map the Overview (F5) key to partial screenshot as I really don't use that function in any case.

Keyboard Layouts Options

> Keyboard > Layouts > Options - Alt/Win key behavior - Ctrl is mapped to Win keys (and the usual Ctrl keys) - Caps Lock key behavior - Make Caps Lock an additional Hyper (deal with this later to create the Search behavior in ChrOS, if desired) - Switching to another layout - Caps Lock, though this really makes the Shift+Caps Lock function as a language switcher. Note that the last one would be better aligned with ChrOS' Ctrl+Space to switch between languages, if possible. It is more like the OSX Cmd+Space language toggle keystroke.


Since I prefer to have ctrl+c be copy, then that can't be quit, and so I set the break command to ctrl-e using stty.

stty break ^e

However, that is not really necessary since ctrl+\ and ctrl+4 both also institute a quit or break in the console.


Set the default shell to Bash

chsh -s /bin/bash

Note: have to log out and back in to see this work.

Notes (Incomplete)

  • With small keyboard there is no actual delete, only backspace. Need to change so the delete key can/is the backspace and so can delete in the file manager (nemo). Actually Fn+Delete = Delete on the Apple wireless keyboard, whereas Delete is actually Backspace.
    • Note that Nemo is so horribly slow when/after doing delete/paste of files between windows, I've gone on to use Nautilus. Also, Nautilus has good batch file renaming, whereas Nemo is woefully incomplete.
  • For rename, note: Fn+2 and slow double-click (nemo only) works.
  • Set the Bash so that it maps my favorite scripts (lx for ls -la), environment editor (nano), and in terminal so ctrl-E is the stop command.
    • Done
  • Set a partial screenshot keystroke / keyboard shortcut
    • Done (F5), set this in the Keyboard control panel/settings.
  • Install exo-utils and run exo-preferred-applications to set the file managers and browsers (though is this read by Cinnamon?)
  • Install and Run dconf-editor to set preferences in a variety of apps/locations
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