While I have a nautilus window open I can do Ctrl+Shift+N to create a new folder in the current directory. However there is no default keyboard shortcut for creating a new document. How would I create one?
First, open gconf-editor and set
Second, open a terminal and type:
Now, open the file menu, hover the mouse over Create Document > Empty File and press your desired shortcut (Ctrl-Alt-N seems like a decent choice, or you can reassign Ctrl-N). You should see the accelerator hint change in the menu.
Finally, relaunch nautilus without the UBUNTU_MENUPROXY variable to get your unity menus back with the new shortcut.
Edit: The solution for newer versions is nearly the same , except you need to use dconf-editor instead of gconf-editor. I had to install dconf-editor, comes with the dconf-tools package. Also, the
So, once you've got dconf-editor, run it.
find unassigned command e.g. command_1
double click on value and type
next step go to
select run_command_1 (in this example) , double click on the value and set the preferred shortcut
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