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Can't execute .sh file that works finely through the terminal in Xubuntu 16.04

My first attempt with scripts, is a shortcut to open a Jupyter Notebook on a specified folder from an file on the Desktop called ipython.sh. The content of ipython.sh is: #!/bin/bash cd ~ ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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Manually created scilab launcher doesn't work

I try to create shortcuts when an application are running thanks to the icon that appear on the left side and I do Lock to launcher (which actually impede to take a screen shot). Yet, I did it for ...
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Replace Android studio 1.5 launcher shortcut with Android studio 2.0 shortcut

I used Android studio for a long time. I like to have it on launcher, so I run studio.sh in terminal, and when AS running, I lock the icon to Launcher so I can run it with one click later. Now I have ...
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Simple softlink to apache root

I have noticed that when I open a file via a desktop shortcut, the path that gets used by the application (sublime3) is the one via the desktop rather than the actual location of the file. This is ...
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How to create a shortcut to open new window of nautilus and actiavte this window? [duplicate]

I know how to create a shortcut on Keyboard>Shortcuts. But if I want to create a new window and activate this one, I would like to know. It shoudl be: nautilus;wmctrl -a nautilus; but ...
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How to add a desktop shortcut? [duplicate]

How to add a file shortcut on the desktop in 16.04? I tried to drag & drop a file from Nautilus to the desktop and nothing happened. Thanks.
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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How do I create a desktop shortcut to run a terminal command?

I'm trying to create a desktop icon to launch Heimdall Flash. I looked through all of the previous questions, and could not find a solution (that isn't incredibly confusing and complicated). As it is, ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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Sublime Text's Shortcut name is wrong (and creates a new file every time I start it)

I just installed Sublime Text 3 to try a rich text editor over a whole IDE. Turns out the shortcut to it is incorrect (./theme.sh), and every time I start Sublime it creates a file (theme.sh). ...
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Add parametter to a shortcut

I try to install a windows aplicattion on ubuntu. When i runn it in windows, executable's shortcut had a parametter (egg. Midserv.exe \desktop. On ubuntu, to work this program, need to put this ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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Can't make a shortcut to work (properly)

I made a shortcut for PyCharm following this instruction (created a *.desktop file; before that I launched the application via terminal by sudo sh pycharm.sh comand). However, the shortcut I made ...
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How can I hide all windows and show the desktop quickly?

I know there are supposed to be several ways to do this, but I will explain why they don't work for me. Super+D and Super+Ctrl+D both result in this bug. So does the "Show Desktop" button in the ...
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adding an application into the search computer menu

I am currently using ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. I just installed it and I searched up by pressing Alt+F2 I am able to search the computer for programs / files / folders but somehow I installed webstorm and ...
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Used apt-get to install chromium but how to start it?

Sorry I am new to ubuntu. I have installed chromium by using: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Its installed but where does it go? No icon for starting it from desktop.and no icon in ...
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shortcut for konsole

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 and cannot get Konsole to open with the usual shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T and have looked on various forums and configured "shortcuts and gestures" to add another entry to open ...
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How to add an own shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

My question is just like this one, except that I need to add a Cinnamon menu item for a single user only. It should be done as a part of the installation process (for an application installed ...
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: ...
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How to setup shortcuts to launch or switch application in kde5?

Such as in Unity, cmd+[number] would launch an application or switch to it if it is already launched? Currently I know how to setup new shortcut to launch an application in system settings. But I do ...
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How to disable Ctrl+X shortcut for a specific program

I am using VisualBoy Advance (emulator) in conjunction with Emacs. C-x is a key shortcut in Emacs but if I forget to switch windows, and tap Ctrl+X, VisualBoy Advance closes (that's the shortcut it ...
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Creating wine shortcuts on 15.10: how to hide from desktop but not from launcher?

So I followed a previous answer to successfully create a shortcut to a Wine application. I want to hide the desktop icon but still show the launcher icon. I deleted the my-app.desktop from the Desktop ...
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Creating a link to an application that is installed but does not show up in Applications folder

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I want to create a link to Slic3r in a folder i've created on the desktop. All the other apps that I wanted to show up in this folder I copied from the ...
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Unable to enable KHotKeys in Kde Plasma

I have installed Kde Plasma 5.4 along with the Unity. Now I am unable to open terminal using shortcut keys. When I checked the custom settings, all my shortcuts are disabled by default. please help
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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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Screen application shortcut closes terminal

Hi whenever i tried to connect usb port with screen application. screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 works well. But whenever tried to do it in a shortcut, terminal closes but screen works on background. ...
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Fn + left arrow shortcut activates screen settings

I'm running Ubuntu studio 15.10 (xfce). I have problem with keyboard shortcut for decreasing screen brightness Fn + left arrow. It is working but additionally it activates screen settings. How can I ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Xubuntu Xfce - multiple actions for shortcut

I would like to apply an additional command for default Xfce "left_workspace" (to show the toolbar on which I have a preview of all workspaces). I tried editing the configuration file ...
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Alt Above Tab shortcut for Guake

I can't get Guake to use <Alt>Above_Tab (or "`", or sometimes called tilde?) for hide/show shortcut. I first disabled the original actions of both <Super>Above_Tab and <Alt> ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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Keyboard shorcuts like copy, paste, select all not working 14.04

Fresh install of 14.04 unity ubuntu. These shortcuts don't work. Was not able to find the solution. Has anybody has the same problem?
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Windows-like UI shortcuts in Ubuntu - Is it possible?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I need one guidance that will make my management much easier there - I have a directory situated up in a tree of about 15 directories. It's tiresome to navigate manually ...
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Is there a possibility to export/backup the settings of PCmanFM in Lubuntu?

I add a lot of shortcuts to my file manager pcmanfm, I am referring to the shortcuts in the left panel of the window, and would like to backup those.
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Keyboard shortcuts stopped working / Can't access keyboard settings

My keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+T and the audio hotkeys) just stopped working. I tried everything I could find on the Internet to solve the problem, including installing and reinstalling tons of ...
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Rebind Super+C shortcut

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 Can I rebind the Super+C (search photos) shortcut somehow? I uninstalled the photo lens, but the Launcher keeps opening with "Search photos". The way described here: Disable ...
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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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How to create desktop shortcut of a example.sh file? what are the steps? [duplicate]

Please know me the steps to create a shortcut of any run.sh file. I have an run.sh file. I want to create a desktop shortcut of run.sh file. Here is the Location of the file: ...
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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Eclipse desktop shortcut keeps disappearing at every startup?

Every time I start up my Ubuntu 15.10 desktop the Eclipse shortcut on the desktop (and on the launcher) disappears. I tried to create the shortcut both using "right click -> create shortcut" and ...
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Desktop shortcut disappear

I've created a desktop shortcut for Eclipse by creating a .desktop file in my desktop with the following content [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Exec=/home/blesson/eclipse/eclipse ...
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ubuntu 15.10: How to set alt+tab to switch windows only in the current workspace?

I know there are a lot of answers on the Internet, but I found that they were a little old and didn't work any more. I'm using 15.10, is there a way to set alt+tab to switch windows only in the ...
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How to disable `Alt+Tab` in unity under 12.04?

I can not find Alt+Tab in Shortcuts of Keyboard of System Settings. Emacs need Alt+Tab. How to disable it in unity ? Thanks
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How to change command-line keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to change command-line shortcuts such as copy and paste from Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v to Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v respectively? I often accidently use the default system shortcuts Ctrl+c ...
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Global shortcut to play/pause youtube

I would like to set a shortcut that will play/pause youtube. I want it to work when I'm not focused on my browser or when I'm in a different tab. If the command pauses any youtube video running on ...
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Chrome ctrl+mousewheel zoom

I have a problem with my chrome browser on my dell xps 13 running Ubuntu 15.10. On my windows machine i got used to zoom in on websites with the shortcut CTRL+Mousewheel. On Ubuntu I don't work ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open terminal here” in Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to have a new terminal open when I press F12. However, the tips at Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" seem to not be working on Ubuntu 15.10. How can I create a ...