2
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1answer
46 views

How to give a quicklauncher or shortcut administration privilege?

I have a quicklauncher in a plasma widget (which is the same as a shortcut) which runs a command which needs administration privilege. I use the quicklauncher frequently and do not want to type root ...
1
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1answer
61 views

Creating Desktop or terminal comands shortcuts to open a program [duplicate]

I recently installed Tor browser and in the site below the installation steps it says to move to the downloaded folder via terminal and then type ./ start-tor-browser to start tor, and it works. If I ...
1
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2answers
92 views

How to create shortcut on ubuntu to open a terminal with some folder?

I have a ubuntu running in vmware, and the folder is mnt/hgfs/somefolder (shared folder from VMWARE). How can i create a shortcut to open a terminal with this path (mnt/hgfs/somefolder) without need ...
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0answers
131 views

Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will lauch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Shortcut to open Terminal and run some commands

Is it possible to create desktop shortcut, that would do as follows: 1. open Terminal 2. change directory 3. make a command inside that directory 4. type password (sudo) I tried with Terminal ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Keyboard command for gnome-control-center ubuntu 13.10

As much as I tried to figure this out I simply cannot get this to work out the way that I want it to. Now the usual commands in the terminal command line would be gnome-control-center now normally ...
0
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2answers
108 views

How to create a desktop shortcut for a command? [duplicate]

I use a dongle for using internet on my kubuntu desktop. But to use the dongle, everytime I have to run MobilePartner from /usr/local/airtel/MobilePartner using terminal. Is there any way I can create ...
1
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1answer
118 views

Is a shortcut and symbolic link the same? If not, how do I create a shortcut?

I found this link on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link According to them Symlinks are not really shortcuts. I had the need to create a shortcut to a program on the Desktop and I ...
0
votes
0answers
166 views

Control runninig VLC instance with command line

So my actual goal is to enable global media keys to control VLC, as in - I'd like to press "Next" being in any window and I want VLC to go to next song. My idea is this: System settings -> Keyboard ...
6
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3answers
636 views

Shortcut to bring all open terminals to the front

After I navigate out to a webpage or editor, is there any way to bring all the open terminals back to the front in their original positions? It is a bit of a pain clicking the terminal icon and then ...
3
votes
2answers
68 views

CTRL-Alt-t opens term executes a command and exits

How do I get to the options screen that sets the command to run and whether to close right away or not. I think I need to get to the "Edit, Profiles" and change the default one. I set it to close ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to create shortcut for a command in terminal?

I want to create a shortcut for a command in terminal. Like for a command "ssh user@123.45.7.123", I just want a command "user" and the above command will run. Is this possible, and if so how can it ...
0
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0answers
72 views

How do I run programs from Unity and still use commands such as 'primusrun'?

I want to run Steam using the primusrun command, but I don't want to have to open the terminal every time I do so. Is it possible to do this by adding a shortcut commandline like in Windows? On ...
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1answer
6k views

Shell Script Desktop Shortcut

So I tried making a desktop shortcut which executes a very simple shell script. But when i double click/right click->execute it, it does nothing. (or at least I think it does nothing) heres how my ...
3
votes
1answer
447 views

Creating A Shortcut to Open Terminal & Run A Command

everyone. I'm new to Ubuntu Gnome, and I just wanted to know if it's possible to create a shortcut such as CTRL+1, and have the terminal popup and run a command such as 'sudo apt-get upgrade'. Is ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Terminal command script launcher

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut or script that will automate terminal command input for me to open a program. cd /Downloads cd /GrooveNet-master cd /project cd /bin ./groovenet Once ...
7
votes
1answer
380 views

How can I change the keyboard shortcuts for single line scrolling in the terminal?

To scroll a single line in gnome-terminal you have to press Ctrl-Shift-↑ or Ctrl-Shift-↓ in Ubuntu. In other distributions (e.g. Xubuntu) you only have to press Shift-↑ or Shift-↓ for the same ...
2
votes
1answer
450 views

Custom shortcut does't work!

I would like to have a shortcut for a command: sudo nautilus "/" I tried to set it in Keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom Shortcuts but it didnt work. I also created shell file with this command and put ...
7
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2answers
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What's the command to open the Unity Dash?

I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free ...
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2answers
186 views

How to set a Custom typing shortcut?

I want to set a shortcut for my terminal window so that when I type terminal in desktop it will open. Is there any way to make a custom typing shortcut? Like WWW and something like that?
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votes
2answers
669 views

How can i make a desktop shortcut to the game UT2004?

I want to make a shortcut on the desktop that will open the game Unreal Tournament 2004. Usually in terminal I type: sudo aoss ut2004 But when I make a shortcut and type the command in it, it ...
2
votes
1answer
317 views

Copy to clipboard does not work in a terminal

Since upgrading to 11.10 and unity, Ctrl+Shift+C does not work anymore. Paste works well, and also selecting the command from the menu. The shortcut is properly defined in the preferences dialog. ...
3
votes
3answers
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Shortcut to select a Terminal-window?

I like to use CTRL-ALT + Numpad-keys to align 4 terminal windows on one monitor (One in each corner of the screen). Is there a way (shortcut) to quickly make a particular one active for typing without ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I set custom keyboard shortcuts in Unity via gconftool? [closed]

I have added few custom keyboard shortcuts via "keyboard shortcuts" app in unity. It used to go gconf file under /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/ section in Ubuntu 10.10. But, I couldn't find the ...
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5answers
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Commandline shortcut for current directory similar to ~ for home directory?

When i use the cp or move command in a terminal window, i'm currently with bash in a certain folder like this. NES@server:~/Desktop/dir1$ And now i wanna copy a file from here ~/anotherdir/dir2 ...
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2answers
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XFCE shortcut problem

Every time, when i hit k button in a terminal window in vim, so it happens fairly often, it invokes the Find pop-up. I could not find where this can be turned off. I do not have this problem at home ...
6
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2answers
962 views

How can I create an alias so that when I enter “kt” it executes “killall gnome-terminal”?

How can I create an alias so that when I enter "kt" it executes "killall gnome-terminal"?
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9answers
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Running a .desktop file in the terminal

From what I can gather, .desktop files are shortcuts that allow application's settings to be customized. For instance, I have lots of them in my /usr/share/applications/ folder. If I open that ...