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

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How to create folder shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a folder in my Dropbox and I want to add a shortcut of that folder on my Desktop. I guess this should be extremely easy as in Windows OS :) However, I have no idea how to do it in Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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CCSM not saving any changes made

I'm making changes with ccsm to the unity plugin, mainly to disable a whole ton of useless keyboard shortcuts which just take fullscreen applications out of focus and cause other problems. The changes ...
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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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Questions about Mac Book Pro Keyboard and shortcuts

I have been researching a lot about this and I cannot seem to find any useful information about this topic, what so ever. I have now been using Ubuntu in one week, and have gotten pretty confident ...
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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Arranging URL Shortcut Prompts to Copy and other Weird Stuff

On my desktop, whenever I try to move an icon for a URL shortcut, my pointer prompts me to "Copy" the location. Whenever I release the mouse button I get a Error while copying "/" message. I am, ...
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Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...
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how to create desktop shortcuts [duplicate]

how to create desktop short cuts as the different user logins?
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Create desktop apps using Firefox possible?

In Chromium you can go to File > "Create application shortcuts"... This then allows you to add a "webapp" type shortcut to your launcher. Is this possible through Firefox with the same type of ease? ...
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All Applications Disappear in the Dash

After installing the latest update, all my applications disappear in the dash? It always show me : Sorry, there is noting that matches yours search. Why? How to fix it? Thank you for your help.
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Shortcuts stopped to work

I have Ubuntu 13.10. 2 hours ago I installed latest updated. (All remember about update is that it was 13MB size) and rebooted. Now my shortcuts do not work as expected. First, I was switching ...
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no windows category in keyboard shortcuts when using gnome classic

One of the first things I do after installing a Linux distribution is to define a keyboard shortcut for "maximize window vertically". In Ubuntu (unity) this is done via system settings -> keyboard -> ...
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CTRL + Z opens Chromium [duplicate]

Anyone has this problem ? I think I need to reset the keyboard shortcuts, but I don't know how to do it. I read many posts regarding that, but none of them seem to work. BTW I'm using Ubuntu 14.04
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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How to add folder navigation shortcut?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to add folder navigation shortcut on Classical-menu-indicator/Unity-panel or where possible such as following. I don't want to set folder shortcut but to set one ...
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Set Print-Screen Shortcuts With Script

Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop Question: I love using the shutter program to take/manage screenshots. However, remapping the print-screen behaviour to the appropriate shortcut keys on ...
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How do I remove invalid shortcuts?

How do I remove invalid (orphaned) shortcuts from Ubuntu 14.04? I have Wine, PlayOnLinux and ClassicMenu Indicator installed. I installed, then removed Microsoft Office 2007 because it was "buggy". ...
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Holding Super Key doesn't show Unity shortcuts in 14.04?

When I hold down the superkey the list of keyboard shortcuts no longer appears? How do I enable again?
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Everything on desktop disappeared except background image

Linux/Ubuntu was installed when I bought the computer nearly 6 yrs ago; I no longer have the disk. A couple of weeks ago, everything on the desktop vanished except the background image. The folders ...
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Add folder shortcut to launcher [duplicate]

I have created a shortcut to /var/www folder in the name 'www' to my desktop.Is it possible to add/drag this folder shortcut to ubuntu launcher? PLease help, Thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 and shortcuts

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and now have some problems with system shortcuts. It's in such menus, as Launchers (Launch terminal), Navigation (Switch to another workspace), Windows ...
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Make a link for a folder located inside windows 8.1 disk (ubuntu 14.04)

I want to make a link on my desktop for a folder located in windows 8.1 disk ,every time I make a link to that folder it just doesn't work after a reboot
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How to get web-app in taskbar using URL?

I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux OS, and I have been digging around trying to find the answer to my question. I want to have a shortcut to a specific URL address in the Unity taskbar (the menu bar ...
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Disabled Keyboard Shortcuts are activated again after Logout

In Ubuntu 14.04 disabled keyboard shortcuts that I set in the System Settings GUI seem to not get persisted, since they are active again with each new session. Can I disable them manually in some ...
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Assign “extra” mouse buttons

I have two thumb buttons on my mice. In Windows (using MS or Logitech config software), can assign one as "Copy", and the other as "Paste"- or their keyboard shortcut equivalents: Ctrl-C, and Ctrl-V, ...
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How do I reset Unity default shortcuts?

How do I reset the default value of Unity shortcut? In: "System Settings -▸ Keyboard -▸ Shortcuts ..." For instances: I can't put the default Alt L for the HUD. I can't put the default ...
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How to create shortcuts using the terminal [closed]

I know the easy way using the unity but is there a way to make a shortcut for chrome for example using the terminal.
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Chrome unity shortcut acting up

Whenever I click on my chrome shortcut I get a new window (as expected) but I also get a new Unity entry with a different icon (one from an iconset I had been using before upgrading to 14.04 - don't ...
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How can I remove Unity icons that launch nothing?

I have a problem involving shortcuts in the dash. When I click one, it launches nothing. How can I remove these useless shortcuts?
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Lubuntu 12.04 remove shortcut

every time I press ctrl + space it changes the system language, and I come from the game to the desktop. how can I disable that I have stayed in leafpad ~ / .config / openbox / lubuntu-rc.xml looked ...
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Remove Chrome shortcuts from app menu

Anyone knows how to remove "web apps" I made in Chrome using menu => extra => create shortcuts (no real Chrome apps) from the app menu in Ubuntu? When right-clicking on a normal app (Thunderbird in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 OS Keyboard Shortcuts Caught by Programs

I am trying to set alt+a to a keyboard shortcut within system preferences > keyboard shortcuts. I click to the shortcut I want to set so that it says "new accelerator," but hitting alt+a sends me back ...
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What is the short cut key for command line auto complete?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I log in through remote desktop and use the terminal, I cannot use the tab key to auto complete the command for items such as files/directories. The remote window ...
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Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language?

I need to do these shortcuts keyboards into a script: Select All (Ctrl+A) Invert selection (Shift+Ctrl+I) Reload (Ctrl+R) My question is: Are the Nautilus shortcuts keyboard dependent of language? ...
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Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]

I use 2 languages: english and russian. Languages ​​normally switched on using the taskbar When using the keyboard shortcut icon changes its notation to another language BUT the language set does ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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Startup shortcuts screen lost.

When I first upgraded to Trusty Tahr, there was a screen with the keyboard shortcuts. After that, I don't see it again and don't know how to find it. Does anyone know where it went? Thanks,
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Create desktop shortcut to log in as another user

I'm trying to create a desktop shortcut (presumably to an executable script?) that will log into another specific user account on my system. I want to log in to this other user's desktop GUI, not ...
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How to PRINT a screen using a keyboard shortcut?

Since Windows 95 I have used Alfred Bollinger's PrintKey program to print what is on the screen. I have just started Ubuntu and can not find a keyboard shortcut that will let me PRINT what is on the ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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Firefox: control shift t shortcut does not work since upgrade to 14.04

Since upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, the Control-shift-t shortcut allowing to bring back latest deleted tabs in firefox does not work anymore. My keyboard configuration is latin-be. This is my ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut (Lubuntu)

I'm wondering how I can unbind Ctrl-Space to bring up desktop/minimize windows. Whenever I jump and crouch in an FPS it minimizes the game. I searched and found people saying to edit lubuntu-rc.xml ...
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alt key for HUD conflict

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and encountered a weird problem When I am using google-chrome, I use Alt+D to go to the address bar and type a url. However, every times I press Alt, Ubuntu HUD ...
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kubuntu 13.10 how to remove firefox installer

I installed kubuntu 13.10 and in the menu I saw a Firefox installer. when i click the installer muon discover shows firefox. I don't want Firefox as rekonq is pre-installed so how can I remove the ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu (and sometimes, the shortcut is automaticaly (?) reactivated!). But ...
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Dash and spuer shortcut key problem

I recently encountered a problem: pressing "super" stopped opening dash. I works fine with other combinations. So I checked in CCSM in Unity plugin if everything is set right... and it is... super is ...
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How could I replace Alt + Tab with something else on 12.04 with Gnome 3?

I use Citrix Receiver to access my desktop at my firm. Unfortunately both computers have the Alt + Tab set as application switcher shortcut. As a consequence, when I am using the remote desktop in ...
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Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...