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My mouse does not work right now, but still I would like to connect to the Internet. Normally I would click the network icon and choose the network, but how to get there without mouse?

I can go to "network connections" and modify the existing connections using the keyboard, but I cannot actually say that I want to connect to one of the connections there.

Maybe there is a shell command? I have 12.04 (unity).

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Press Alt+F10 to open the menu, then navigate to NetworkManager icon using the arrow keys.

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Thank you, it works! But one has to make sure that some application is opened which actually has a menu – Daniel Jung May 24 '13 at 0:44
The actual shortcut to open the menu is Alt+F10. It works even if there's no application opened. – Eric Carvalho Jun 27 '13 at 12:28

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