Shortcuts are links that allow a user to access a file or folder more conveniently.

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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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4 screens icon can become 4 seperate icos

Is there a way to have 4 separate icons on the left menu bar, one for each screen window, instead of one. If there are 4 icons then by clicking on one of those icons the co responding window will ...
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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 ...
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keyboard shortcuts - how to see a list of them?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
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How to force Unity reload ~/.local/share/applications/

Let's say I changed/added some myapp.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/. For some time Ubuntu Unity will still show me old applications shortcuts at Unity lens under Ubuntu button. It will ...
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change screen orientation shortcut?

In windows I can change screen orientation by "Ctrl + Alt + Arrow" as Arrow can be up, left, down or right. What is the shortcut on Ubuntu? thanks!
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working for a script that works on terminal

I have made a script and called it cp-to-Dropbox. It goes as follows: #!/bin/bash rm -rd /home/me/Documents/Link\ to\ aus/ELE490/hw/SHARED\ OUTBOX/* cp -r /home/me/Documents/Link\ to\ ...
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Accidentally removed a drive shortcut from the Launcher. How do I put it back?

I've got three partitions on my system, and I accidentally removed a shortcut to the first Ubuntu partition from the Launcher. How do I put it back? (At least, I assume it was a shortcut, as the ...
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(Solved) Custom desktop file execution fails without any errors

I have made a custom .desktop file for a bittorrent client named Vuze. I have verified that the 'Exec' entry in the file is working, as given here Running a .desktop file in the terminal The shortcut ...
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How to remove obsolete shortcut from the Files launcher icon?

The "Files" launcher icon has a set of shortcuts. One of this is a older folder that I have removed, so the shortcut does not work and display this error: How can I remove this obsolete ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts not working when I reboot

I have assigned shortcuts for Volume Up, Volume Down and Volum Mute in Shortcuts Window. But whenever I reboot or logoff system, this shortcuts aren't working. When I open the Shortcuts Dialog Window ...
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Custom Shortcut for switching off the display

I want to add a Custom Shortcut (Keyboard>>Custom Shortcuts>>Add) for turning off the display but to do that, what 'Command' should I should use? I want to set a button to switch off the display and ...
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Changing keyboard language problem in 12.10

I want to change the shortcut of changing language of the keyboard , but when I set Alt+Shift as shortcut, it set as "Disabled".
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There was an error getting information about “/” while copying to desktop

Currently running Ubuntu 13.10 after a fresh install/re install due to this problem. The error occurs whenever I try to drag a file from the Ubuntu search( in the launcher ), to the desktop. the ...
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Accidentally hit shortcut and lost text in web browser. Can it be disabled?

I have noticed that I occasionally hit some shortcut while typing that either kills the browser or otherwise causes me to lose e.g. a post I am writing. This typically happens if I type while on a ...
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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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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 ...
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Create a shortcut for URL? [duplicate]

How can I create a shortcut for URL in my desktop? I want to use them in Firefox or Chrome. If a copy and paste didn't work. What script I have to use?
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Make backspace go back in chrome [duplicate]

I just started dual booting ubuntu 12.04 lts recently and so far the only thing I don't like is when in chrome the backspace doesn't go to the previous page like it did in windows. How do I change ...
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Folder links not working after reboot

I want to create a link (like shortcut in windows) to a folder stored in one of my drives. I right click on the folder and select make link. Then I cut and paste this link to the desktop. It works ...
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assigning file extensions to a program

I recently installed the latest version of Maple (math software) and it works just fine but there’s a small issue of ubuntu not recognizing the extensions (.mw , .mws) properly. I can load maple and ...
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“xdotool key XF86AudioRaiseVolume” and ccsm commands not working

I am trying to create a shortcut to increase and decrease volume using compiz config settings manages (ccsm). I enables commands in ccsm. I wrote in Command line 0 xdotool key XF86AudioRaiseVolume ...
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Custom .desktop shortcuts are not visible in Unity until I logout/login

I have a custom installer that will install a .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications. Right after I install, I try to search for the new app in Unity, and it can not find it. However, once I ...
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linking to an executable with options

I want to have a link to an executable as follows, the equivalent terminal command is: Mathematica -mesa The command ln -s Mathematica -mesa Mathematica does not work, how can I include -mesa in ...
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Ubuntu Dashboard change the shortcut

The shortcut to open the application dashboard is: Alt + F2 And I'd like to change it to: Ctrl + Alt + D System preferences can be opened via: gnome-control-center I've looked into keyboard ...
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Make <super>+1 shortcut to open a new window

I use Ubuntu 13.04 freshly installed. I like to use the shortcut super+ 1 (until 9) to open applications. Problem is : When I hit it a second time, it shows me the window I previously opened, ...
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How do I create an internet shortcut within a folder?

I want to create an internet shortcut within a specified folder in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I do this?
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I can't set Terra's show/hide keyboard shorcut

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 with Terra Terminal an I want to use Alt+1 to toggle Terra's visibility. I do right click on Terminal -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and I change "hide/show Terra" option ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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KDE/Kubuntu's context menu with Emacs keybinds

In KDE it's pretty easy to set a custom global shortcut to emulate a keypress in Custom Shortcuts session, like Ctrl M to emulate Enter. But that doesn't seem to work with KDE's context menu (right ...
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How do I change the keyboard shortcut of 'System Activity'? (12.04)

Its a simple one: I want to change the keyboard shortcut of the 'system activity' from 'Conrtol + Escape' to something else, possibly eliminating the keyboard shortcut altogether (I have other means ...
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Ubuntu 13 does not recognize keyboard shortcut to control the screen brightness

My ubuntu 13 does not recognize the notebook shortcut to increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. Anyone know how I can fix this problem?
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Create a shortcut to a folder on the desktop 13.04

I am looking to create a shortcut either in the explorer or on my desktop to the /host/users/Harry/ folder so I can access my windows partition easily, it is a hassle to go through the filesystem each ...
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screencast-o-matic keyboard shortcuts - I can't get them to work

I switched to ubuntu a few months ago and I have not yet been able to understand why Screencast-o-Matic keyboard shortcuts don't work. Apparently they should work on ubuntu in the same way as on ...
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Desktop shortcut opens the wrong application [duplicate]

A desktop shortcut created by dragging a Chromium bookmark to the desktop and adding some editing doesn't work well. This is an edited version that works: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Udacity ...
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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 ...
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How to find java path and make a shortcut with jar files?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, installed 12.04 for the first time a few days ago. So I basiclly got a game (feedthebeast, mod for minecraft). Now the jar file which I downloaded works just fine, but I find ...
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How to set Command+C as copy in Ubuntu?

Is it feasible to set Command+C as copy in Ubuntu? I know I can set customized keyboard shortcut on keyboard -> shortcut settings, but Command+c is already in use in Ubuntu to open photo file ...
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How to make desktop icons?

This isn't really a big deal or anything, I was just curios if it was possible to make an alias/shortcut for apps and move them to the desktop for easy access? I know you can pin them to the launcher, ...
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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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Do keyboard shortcuts used in Windows work in Ubuntu?

As I mentioned in another question, I am thinking of buying a new laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed. I share a laptop with my partner who knows much less about computers than me. Since the lessons I ...
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Creating Shortcut for Feed the Beast/Minecraft

First off, I am very new to Ubuntu, and have installed 13.04 as my sole OS to force myself to try and learn a bit. However, I have run into an issue creating a Unity shortcut. I have tried to create ...
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How can i make my custom key shortcut

I would like to know how i can make my custom key shortcut to run an executable file located on my desktop, and i would like to use the key command of CTRL+F to activate it. THANKS!
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Disable Window Rollup (GNOME 3)

I have GNOME3 and Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit and everything is working great. But in my browser I scroll down pages with my mouse wheel... I have dash to dock and sometimes i accidentally put my mouse over ...
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Shortcut key for switching into desktop

In windows there is a shortcut key to minimize a game. It's like Ctrl + Alt + Tab or Ctrl + Alt + Del to join taskmanager or sign out of your account. It that possible in Ubuntu? I tried Ctrl + ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for workspace switcher

I would like to change the keyboard shortcut for the workspace switcher in Unitity. How can I do that? Currently it is set to Supre+S. I would like to set it to Ctrl+`. Strangely enough I can find ...
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How to create a shortcut for terminal program on Xubuntu?

What is the analogue for gnome-terminal -e mc on Xubuntu?
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Create shortcut for program on desktop

I have Installed GanttProject and I can't find it's shortcut anywhere, so to run it I need to enter this command on Terminal ganttproject. Isn't there any way to create a shortcut on desktop for it ? ...
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Remastersys: some shortcuts were not kept

Ubuntu 12.04 installed on hard drive. I then installed pcmanfm and moved it to the launcher (as a shortcut). Gedit was already installed and I moved it as shortcut to the launcher. Installed ...