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Is there a fast way to show your desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I need to see content on my desktop or a folder just pressing an icon or a couple of keys. How i do this on unity?
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3answers
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Is there any Desktop lock available [duplicate]

Is the any software available to just prevent the desktop from accessing (ie I want to lock the desktop, but want to downloads to continue) Previously I was using clearlock on Windows
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What is the shortcut to lock computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity keyboard/mouse shortcuts What is the shortcut to lock computer?
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Keyboard shortcuts for windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? What are the keyboard shortcuts to minimize, maximize, and close windows on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity? Alt-F4 to close the ...
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1answer
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Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts in Unity? Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar of an application? (Not Ubuntu's menu.) I tried Alt and F10, but no luck. I don't want to ...
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1answer
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How to navigate and launch installed applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? How can I configure Unity? How do you navigate and select via keyboard installed applications in Unity? Previously, ...
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1answer
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How to move windows around and between screens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity keyboard/mouse shortcuts On MS Windows we can use Super + Arrow to move a window to the right and the left of the screen, maximize, minimize and even move it to ...
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1answer
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how does one get to terminal mode in later versions of ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? What is a terminal and how do I open and use it? In earlier versions of ubuntu, I could install wireless cards using ...
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1answer
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Will Unity offer more keyboard configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want my cake and to eat it too. And in Linux I can usually do that. (And it's free cake!) I'm a little shocked ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Dash previous? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? In 12.10, there is a "preview feature", which shows a preview upon right-clicking the result in the dash. I would like to ...
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1answer
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Is there a shorcut to access the last files used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? Is there any shortcut to access the latest files used?
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What is a short cut I can use to switch applications? [duplicate]

In Mac OS it was command+tab. It is one of the most helpful tools, and I was wondering what was it's Ubuntu equivalent?
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is there a keyboard shortcut to open dash previews? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? You can open e.g. a preview of a file in the file lens right clicking with your mouse. Is there a keyboard shortcut to ...
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1answer
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Quick keys in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want to know the quick keys available in Ubuntu by default. Is there a list of quick keys for hiding, closing ...
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0answers
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ubuntu shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? Where can I see a list of ubuntu shortcuts/hotkeys ? The kinds of things I would like to do are like (using Windows) : ...
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1answer
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Is there an easy way to locate various programs that seem to be 'hidden'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I just updated my wife's 10.04 to 12.04 over the weekend and on occasion I must use her computer. Is there an easy way ...
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3answers
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What's the right terminology for Unity's UI elements?

I've sent a few mails to the Ayatana mailing list regarding some UI suggestions for Unity, but I'm afraid I keep confusing the right terms for the UI element, so I would like to have some ...
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13answers
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Can I use the Unity launcher icon to minimize applications/windows?

I don't know if this is a feature or a bug, but clicking on an active application's launcher icon doesn't minimize it. It is terribly inconvenient for folks using a persistent Unity bar to click ...
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1answer
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What are the meta, super, and hyper keys?

In System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Options ->Alt/Win key behavior What do meta, super, hyper mean?
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3answers
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How do I quickly switch between workspaces in unity?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and would like to switch between workspaces with a keyboard shortcut. Is there any way to achieve this?
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1answer
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What is the “show desktop” keyboard shortcut?

I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super key + D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
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7answers
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Unity hotkey for minimizing current window?

What are the hotkeys for switching the current window between maximized, normal, and minimized states? If some of these don't exist, can I set them somewhere?
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7answers
3k views

Are Ubuntu and Gnome drifting apart because of Unity?

After upgrading my laptop to 11.10 from 11.04, Gnome was removed entirely, and the interface was Unity when I first logged in. Unity underwhelms me entirely. I'm not saying it's bad, I'm sure some ...
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3answers
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What is the Unity HUD and how can I install it on my system?

I have read about the Unity HUD. Is that a mock up or a real thing? Can I install it on my current Ubuntu 11.10 installation or do I need to upgrade to 12.04?
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1answer
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Tips and Tricks for Unity

We have the new Unity shell in Ubuntu, what are the fun new stuff we need to know or look forward to?
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5answers
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Where does Ubuntu store its keyboard shortcut configuration?

Is there a place in "Ubuntu" that stores a complete list of what keys/combinations/shortcuts are bound to what? What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? list some "Unity" shortcuts to the ...
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2answers
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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4answers
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How to show only opened apps in the current workspace on unity?

I've never been a "workspace user" but now I'm starting to feel the need to separate my work.. Is it possible, on unity, to only show apps on the running on the current workspace? An example of what ...
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5answers
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Quickly minimize/hide all windows, preferably with mouse - 11.10 specifc

How can I minimize/hide all my windows quickly, same as moving mouse to lower right in Windows XP? I don't want a command-line option. Ideally, I want to move the mouse to trigger it, or perhaps ...

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