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Auto Make launchers of apps on desktop [duplicate]

Hello Dear ubuntu utilizers. I frequently install apps because I am fan of using different apps. I install so much apps that I even forget their names and then when I need them, I have to search all ...
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Broken shorcuts, Dropbox folder, etc due to mount address changing

I use Ubuntu 14.04. The partition where my files are located is not the same as the one my system is installed in. If I create a shortcut to a folder in the data partition and place that shortcut in ...
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Volume shortcut keys working; brightness shortcut keys not working [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba L840D with an AMD A8 CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 7640G GPU. Everything works as expected, except for the brightness shortcut keys. When I press F2 or F2 ...
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Folder links break after reboot [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 onto a drive with existing partitions. I want to make a link/shortcut to one of my games installed on one of the partitions (/media/emily/ Gaming). After making a link ...
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Difficulty opening terminal using ctrl alt t?

When I press the keys ctrl + alt it resizes the window I am working in rather than allowing me to press t and open terminal. I have already tried to reset the factory defaults, and that does not work. ...
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How to remove folder shortcuts from Dash files

How can I remove folder shortcuts from nautilus dash shortcut?? You can see that some way I managed to add two new shortcuts to this menu and I do not know how to get rid of them. Here is the list ...
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Adduser and setting up files for each new user

Does Ubuntu have a directory where new users get the default folder contents? I'm trying to install a shortcut for all users to playonlinux, including users I've not added yet. Can that be done?
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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How can I run a program (wine) as a distinct user by shortcut?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to run wine under a different account for security reasons. I also want to access it from different accounts. So I made an account called wine and now I want a way ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Why is custom shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Delete special and not working?

This question is pretty much a duplicate of this question. However I'm starting this question, because all the answers in the other question seem to focus on how to setup a custom shortcut for ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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All minimize button

Is there any button in Ubuntu like in windows which is present in right-bottom corner to minimize all windows? If it is there please tell me, it will be of great use.
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Creating shortcut to PyCharm problem

I followed this question How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher? and it helped me a lot. I still have one little problem, when I launch the program, it does open but the icon slides to somewhere ...
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How can I have the software center automatically create a shortcut on my desktop every time it installs an application?

I have Unity's launcher hidden as I prefer to use cairo dock. This is why I am trying to find a way to make the things installed from the Ubuntu Software Center to automatically set a shortcut in my ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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Selected Text missing when press ctrl or alt

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user. I encounter a problem when I type in any text box of browser. When I select any text in the text box of a browser (Chrome or FireFox) , once I press ctrl or alt. The ...
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How do I make Firefox Developer Edition my default browser?

I want to make fde my browser by default, I installed it following this guy's video and clicked the "Use firefox developer edition as my default browser" but when I closed and tried to open it again ...
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Keyboard Shortcut

I am new to linux and I tried to set up a keyboard shortcut that would rotate my second screen, however, when I use the command nothing happens. Is there something else I have to configure to ensure ...
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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
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Is there a way to reprogram the thinkvantage button to assign a shell bash program to it?

Is there a way to reprogram the lenovo think vantage button to open and run a shell bash program on ubuntu 14.04 lts? I have tried system preferences > keyboard >shortcuts > custom and assigned a ...
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Open app by command and bring to top [duplicate]

Is there a command that I can use to start an app on top? I created a keyboard shortcut super+e to open nautilus, But it opens in the background and not in the front. thank you :)
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How to make a shortcut to a folder on a remote NAS-drive?

I'm trying to make a shortcut (in Windows understanding !) on the desktop to a folder on a NAS-drive. When the user 2-clicks on the icon on the desktop I want a window with the content of the folder ...
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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chrome shortcut not working [duplicate]

Google chrome shortcut is locked in Launcher, but when i click it it does not open chrome. I have to open it from dash every time. But once it is launcher I can come back to it from other application ...
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Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications

I know there are many questions about this. I tried to follow some of them but I could not succeed at it. So I installed Matlab R2014 on /opt/MATLAB/R2014 and it runs fine when I execute its shell ...
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How to add Android Studio Shortcut? [duplicate]

M trying to create Android Studio Shortcut in UBUNTU but I don't know how it becomes.
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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How can I open an app with a custom keyboard shortcut?

How do I open an application by a custom keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl+M for opening System Monitor?
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command without exit in the end [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to run a command with keyboard shortcut But when I press "alt+ctrl+a" terminal open and immediately close. Please help me to edit below command for prevent from close ...
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How do I save a line in terminal without runninig it? [duplicate]

Is there an option to abandon the current command and later go back with the up arrow? Sometimes when I want to open multiple files at once I want to check "dir" to see if I got the right paths. How ...
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How to append arguments to launch an application with specific parameters from Unity Dash or shortcuts?

I need to append parameters to Chromium launch in order to disable SSL v3 due to recent vulnerability refered as Poodle: --ssl-version-min=tls1 How can I add this parameter in order to: Launch ...
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Fn+Vol and Fn+Brightness not working on Asus r510l

Installed kubuntu 14.04 64bit on new Asus r510l laptop but unable to use Fn+vol and Fn+brightness keys. Fn+vol shows the indicator but does not have any effect all while Fn+brightness doesn't do ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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Making a shortcut for UNIX program [duplicate]

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) and I'm just getting a hold of this new way of doing things. I am using a program built for UNIX and I managed to install it and get it all work perfectly, but I ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 14.04.1

I have the same problem as the OP here, only my Ubuntu version is newer, 14.04.1. The ctrl+super+left arrow combination works and moves the current window to the left half of the screen. Ctrl+super+ ...
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How to create shortcuts for favorite apps and folders?

I access certain programs and folders frequently, I would like to access them with some shortcuts. For example I would like to open my Projects folder by typing pro. In Windows, I have a folder that ...
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Lubuntu 14.x - no create link or shortcut menu on right click

I have to use good old ln -s command to create a desktop short cut. I am on Lubuntu 14.x running LXDE There is no right click menu on the folder tree that means : right click --> create desktop ...
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shortcut to send selection to terminal in geany

So i've set up the geany to use with the terminal. My next question is how to set up a keyboard shortcut to send the currently selected code to the terminal?
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Desktop Shortcut Won't Work after Reboot [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in a dual boot along with Windows 8. When I create a desktop shortcut for a folder on a windows partition in Ubuntu using "Make a link and move it to the desktop", ...
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Link to shell script does not run from a different location

I have an application created using Lazarus. I can run it from the terminal like this: ./myapp para Now this file is currently in a home folder. So I created a shell script like this: #!/bin/sh cd ...
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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock [closed]

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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Create .desktop files via GUI [duplicate]

I used Mint for a long time and we have an option to add launchers to the desktop on mint. Since I've shifted to Ubuntu for now, this has seem to become such an annoying task, to create .desktop files ...