#StackBounty: #shortcut-keys #keyboard-layout #key-binding How to configure macOS-like text navigation shortcuts in ubuntu (delete word…

Bounty: 100

I use a macOS for work doing technical writing, and I’ve recently got an Ubuntu desktop at home (20.04). I’m using the same external keyboard for both, and the biggest thing I struggle with is that I’m so used to using the following macOS hotkeys:

  • Alt+Backspace – delete word on the left (I realize that this can be achieved by +Backspace, but I’d prefer if everything was the same across OSs)
  • Alt+Left/Right – move cursor one word left/right (including the +Shift combo to select&move)
  • +Backspce – delete line left
  • +Left/Right – move cursor to start/end of line (including the +Shift combo to select&move)

Whenever I have to use a Windows machine, I reconfigure it using AutoHotkey to give the macOS-like shortcuts. is there an equivalent way that I can adjust these settings on a system-wide basis for Ubuntu?

(and no, Vim is not an option 🙂 )


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