I am a long-time windows (and autohotkey) user running a fresh lubuntu install inside VMWare Player in an attempt to start using linux. Currently several keyboard shortcuts do not work as expected, and I cannot continue using lubuntu until I can change at least some of them to desired behaviour, because every second I use the OS this way, I'm breaking years of valuable conditioning. I don't know which components of the OS (i.e. LXDE) are responsible for which aspects of this behavior.
Currently (from most to least pressing):
- Backspace does not go back in chromium
- Windows+Up does not maximize
- Windows+Left and +Right do not cause the window to be vertically maximized (there is leftover space).
- after pressing 'Win' I cannot type an application name to search the 'start menu'
- Win+Down does not 'restore' the window
- Win+F does not launch a graphical file search utility
- Win+1, Win+2, etc. do not behave as expected
Many of the alternatives to Win+ combinations also do not work as expected:
- Alt+Space+R does not 'restore' the window (instead 'e' is required).
- Alt+Space+X does not 'maximize' the window (you have to first release the Alt and the Space)
- Alt+Space+Enter also does not restore a window
How do I change these behaviours? More importantly, can they be made into defaults for lubuntu to ease transition from windows for new users?