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Ubuntu - Folder navigation using keyboard keys like windows

In windows, I open a folder. Then I type letters, and the file/folder whose name starts with the letters get selected. This is a very useful way of navigation that i miss in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, I open ...
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How to jump to file in folder based on starting letter

Let say I have a folder with several subfolders How can I quickly select the folder NATUR. In OS X I can just hit n on my keyboard and it jumps to NATUR. What is the equivalent in Ubuntu?
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Typing while Desktop is in focus to navigate to folder

Back in 12.10 I used to be able to just start typing (while the Desktop or open folder window was in focus) and the folder or file name I would type would get selected. Then I could press enter to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 workspace navigation

Every so often, I have to reset my keyboard shortcuts for workspace navigation. Usually when I shut my computer down and start it up again later. I'm running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook.
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I would like to see files by date with out seeing the other files with In the same folder. I'm looking in /var/cache/apt/archives and would like to distinguish the files within by date.
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keyboard short cut for switching between two or more instances of the same application? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is a keyboard short cut for examining and switching between multiple windows of the same application? I know of Alt + Tab but that only shows different applications.
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Screen resolution NoMachine and navigation

I'm having what seems to be a common problem using NoMachine 3.5 - that when I connect to my remote machine the resolution is off. The remote box (running Ubuntu 12.04, as is my client) shows at a ...
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Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working. It is currently set to Alt+Ctrl+D. And changing the shortcut doesn't help (tried Super+D, Alt+Esc). However other shortcuts work fine (even from the ...
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I can't navigate in the 3D view of modo 701 in Ubuntu 13.04. Is the OS overriding the shortcuts somehow and how can I fix it?

I installed Luxology modo 701 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but if I try to navigate the 3D via the usual key combinations ALT+Left/Middle/Right Click and Drag but nothing happens in the viewport. ALT+Right ...
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How to move between 2 very different directories in the terminal?

When I move files with a GUI file manager, I navigate to the source and destination directory in 2 different windows, and then drag and drop. Is there a way to do this in BASH (move a file to a ...
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What DVD players allow easy selection of chapters/titles during playback?

I need a DVD player that shows this: That is Windows Media Player 12, it shows chapter and title that its playing. Thanks in advance and please don't tell me VLC, because it doesn't have that ...
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How do I find lost files and a directory in an application?

Here is the problem, when my HTML editor Bluefish loads, it finds the file:///home directory but fails to find my directory with my webserver on it (var/www). I can't navigate to that file folder ...
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Customize keyboard layout including navigation keys

I know how to customize the keyboard layout as explained here. it works with symbols and numbers, but how can I assign navigation keys? What I want to do is to assign the arrows and other navigation ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) history navigation

I am satisfied with basic functionality of Evince (3.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04). Unfortunately in this viewer I am really missing history navigation i.e. possibility to go back to previous views and ...
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Using popd without removing last value

How can I get the behavior of using popd without actually popping the last directory off of the stack? In other words, I want to navigate back to the last directory that I set with pushd, but I want ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “Recently Used” in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

With this and this in mind, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to "Recently Used" in the "Places" side-pane in a (Nautilus) "Save as ... " dialog? Currently, the quickest ( ! ) way I know ...
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How do I use Apple Magic Trackpad for Firefox navigation?

I use my trackpad with touchegg and touchegg-gce for easier configuration. In the initial configuration there's an 'application' section for Chromium navigation which uses 2-finger drag that doesn't ...
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An offline-maps application

I'd like to have a software that allows me to download and view (OpenStreetMap-) maps of the whole world or a certain area I chose to download. Ideally, it should behave just like the map-website but ...
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Mouse not interacting with the windows on ubuntu

For some reason when navigating through the OS its like there's a mode that swtiches from moving the window to navigating through the things inside the window and I have no idea what is going on. I am ...
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Navigating to a Shared drive from within applications

Why is it that when I use Nautilus I can access my shared NAS drive (via ip and volume name) but when I try to access it from within applications I can't find it? This behaviour seems to differ from ...
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Impossible to select folders and files with mouse on 12.04

My problem is very simple apparently but a tricky one. I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04(1) along with the Gnome3-shell environment on my new PC desktop Acer Aspire X3995 (see config below). ...
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How to get breadcrumbs in nautilus?

The navigation toolbar on nautilus always shows an editable text version of the current folder. How do I get it to show clickable breadcrumbs? I am running nautilus 3.4.2 on ubuntu 12.04.
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Adding description to files for easy remembering

I have a big amount of files on my laptop, and just the names are not enough for me to remember what each one does. Basically, is there any way to add a description to each file without having to ...
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Grub2 Screen Navigation

Once I select a submenu from the main menu in grub (I.E.) "Previous Linux Versions" it seems I'm forced to only choose an item in the submenu without no option to navigate up to the main menu again. ...
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Navigate Thru Pictures in a Compressed File without extracting

Is there a way to view pictures that are inside a compressed file (suppose .rar) withour having to extract all them? Example: when i open a certain rar file that contains pictures, if i double click ...
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There is no keynavrc file for keynav in the home folder

I recently installed keynav from the software center. As per this question, I wanted to change the configuration of keynav so that I could use the arrow keys instead of using a mouse to navigate the ...
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Is it possible to somehow use the arrow-keys in Gnome 3 to navigate through the opened windows? [closed]

When pressing the super(windows)-key. I probably would need an extension for it, i suppose. Its qute annoying atm as I always have to switch between using the keyboard with 2 hands and the touchpad + ...
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Can I click the background of a Nautilus window to go up a directory? [closed]

I use Windows 7 at work and I've installed an extension there that lets me click the background of a Windows Explorer window to go up one directory. I've found it extremely useful, and I was ...
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Is there an equivalent of the file-browser applet for unity?

I really, really miss the file-browser-applet that was available in the gnome panel -- is there an equivalent for unity?
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Chrome/Chromium middle mouse button for scroll Linux, Mac

Clicking the middle button does't allow me scroll the page. Is there any way to fix this behavior? Information: Ubuntu 10.10 Chromium 9.0.597.94 Logitech MX518 Update: also Chrome, and the other ...
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how can i solve this error: no rule to make target 'Button icon.qml' needed by 'all-am'.stop

this is the error when i am trying to make navit in ubuntu10.10 error: no rule to make target 'Button icon.qml' needed by 'all-am'.stop. i dont know how to solve it.somebody help me
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Main Menu keyboard navigation does not restart at the first typed letter. Is this a bug or a tweakable feature?

Skip this section, unless you want to read some really boring background. I often prefer to navigate via the keyboard, and I typically launch my most frequently used apps via a system-wide ...