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

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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 Icon=/home/blesson/...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to create mouse shortkey on Ubunu? (AutoHotkey replacment)

Is it possible to assign mouse shortkeys in the Ubuntu: press&hold mouse extra button 1, then press left mouse button - to shortkey {Ctrl + Shift + Page Up} press&hold mouse extra button 1, ...
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How can I edit desktop shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10?

How can I edit desktop shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 ? I mean properties. The command at least. If I right click the desktop shortcut and go to icon settings, there is a keyboard shortcut, which can be ...
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Get back default /bin/bash

After installing virtualbox + few upgrades I found that I have no longer my default bash, but now I have (probably) xterm. (there was also problem with unity, but I coped with it). I can not execute /...
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How to move windows to a certain screen when using more than two monitors in gnome-shell?

There's an question that is asking in how to move a window around using keyboard shortcuts. Yet the provided answer of using Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 4 (left edge) Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 6 (right edge) ...
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How to set order of screens for xmonad when navigating?

I have three hardware monitors, and currently when I use Alt + W, E, R, the focus switches from right, left, middle. This is a bit confusing, and I like to have the order to be W->left, E->middle, ...
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How to add icons with dropdown with actions to ubuntu menu bar

I have some scripts/programs which I run often. How can I add an icon to menubar for e.g. like dropbox which when on clicked provides a dropdown menu with several options, each option on clicking runs ...
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How to perform a “Select all” via keyboard, in recent versions of Gnome Terminal?

In (X)Ubuntu 14.04, I was able to perform a Select All operation via keyboard, in Gnome Terminal, invoking the menu (Alt-E -> A). With more recent versions of (X)Ubuntu, I've noticed that the ...
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My crtl+a is not working

I am using ubuntu 15.04 i was using ctrl+A as shortcut to select all text but from some days it is not working.The keys are working pefectly but the shortcut isn't
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flash disk not recognized after shortcut virus deleted

my flash disk infected by a windows computer. later I inserted flash disk on ubuntu; all my folders were under an unnamed folder and there were *.lnk and some unknown files. I copied my folders to the ...
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How to launch an Xulrunner app with a desktop shortcut?

I have created a simple xulrunner app and it works great when invoked from command line. clain@desktop:~$ xulrunner /home/clain/myapp/application.ini The problem is that I need to keep the terminal ...
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Software for capturing of selected text from any place (browser, text editor, etc)

Please, give me advice about software which can capture selected text due to some shortcut in notes list. Ideally, this should be something like CintraNotes on Windows. This is solution which I ...
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URL Shortcuts On Desktop With Favicons

Is there a way to place shortcuts on the desktop to websites and the images the shortcuts use are the websites' favicons? I usually bookmark a link in Firefox and then drag the bookmark to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loosing links for windows

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 on my laptop, dual boot. And I made some shortcuts on ubuntu for some places on partition where is widows. And it works correctly until i restart my laptop, after ...
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Shortcut of an app without the terminal [duplicate]

How can I create a shortcut of an app without using the terminal? Thank you a lot
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Prevent Desktop Icons / Shortcuts From Being Deleted & Moved

I am planning on setting up about 20 computers at a school with Ubuntu which presently have Windows XP. The move should be easy as the computers are already locked down and the users simply open ...
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Tree like menu ubuntu [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to get the a "tree-menu" on Ubuntu like in windows (see printscreen)? I look for a solution where the user could chose any file as start point (for instance ...
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Map CMD on PC keyboard (switch ALT and WIN and set “new WIN” as Meta)

Is there an easy way to add CMD key to PC keyboard on Ubuntu? Currently I have Slovenian (si) layout: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/859847/si.png and would like to switch "Alt L" with "Super ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Gnome classic desktop [duplicate]

I want to create shortcuts on desktop and panels. Installation is Ubuntu Gnome 14.4 with classic desktop.
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Keyboard - Arrow Keys and P not workin

I have a problem with my laptop keyboard. It's an Asus, and Up, Down and P keys aren't working. I've already tried change the keyboard layout with sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - Shortcuts Profiles / Layouts

I've been working a lot with Ubuntu recently, using my favorite desktop environment Gnome 3 and things work just as they should. The only problem is that I would really profit a lot from having ...
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Why are the common default shortcuts in terminal all use shift?

Like Ctrl + shift + C for copy, Ctrl + shift + V for paste ... It's annoying since they're universal shortcuts, they shouldn't be different from everywhere else, but I'm guessing there was good ...
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How do I create a shortcut for task manager in Lubuntu?

I want Ctrl+Alt +Del to be the shortcut for lxtask. Also, my laptop keyboard have a key with the Windows logo, how do I configure it to open my menu?
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Shortcut in dual boot (windows+ubuntu) issues

I have ubuntu + windows (dual boot) installed, in their own seperate disk partitions but in same hard disk. So my files are in the windows partition, while I prefer booting to ubuntu, so I created ...
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Why windows open in the background when called through keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I set several keyboard shortcuts, for example CTRL+SHIFT+A opens my Amazon folder. However, it opens in the background (i.e., behind Firefox or Chrome). My shortcuts involve gedit, Nautilus, Firefox, ...
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Remove a shortcut from Unity

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and this strange shortcut in applications lens : There's no such shortcut file in ~/.local/share/applications/ nor in /usr/share/applications I've cleared files and ...
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Weird Behavior when pressing ctrl+alt ( ubuntu 14.04.2 )

After latest updates , when I press ctrl+alt and before pressing any other key , any window I am opening gets minimized and resized . And if open the window again and press ctrl+alt again , the window ...
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I would like to trigger the workspace switcher with the mouse

I hoping there is some way to use mouse3 to open the work space switcher, but I'm not sure how to even go about setting that up. I'm on Ubuntu 15.04. I'm sure this is easy, but I'm not even sure what ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically end(...
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How to create a Desktop Shortcut for all users in Ubuntu 14.04 for AD joined machine

I'm looking to create a simple shortcut to a folder that will appear on all users desktops when they login into an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The machine has been joined to a Microsoft AD. Help ...
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Shortcuts not working

Contorl + Alt + T for terminal is not working after the most recent update. I am very new to Ubuntu, so I am not sure what to do. Are there any solutions for this? Thank you.
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How to delete shortcut in notification bar (metacity)

I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS with metacity window manager and by mistake I created a link to my home folder just on top in the notification bar. I would like to delete it but do not know why.
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how put vmplayer desktop shortcuts to launcher?

my OS: Ubuntu 14.04 I have following desktop shortcut that starts WORD.EXE from windows VM: alx@sup ~$ cat ~/Desktop/Word.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 Icon=x-vmware-...
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set shortcut for executable program from terminal

I installed a program and I want to create a shortcut. e.g. I want to type eclipse into the terminal to launch the program. I already copied the eclipse folder in /home/user/Programs and created ...
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How could I go about binding a three finger gesture to a keystroke on a MacBook Pro with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2013 Macbook Pro, and really want to bind a three finger swipe up to Control+W, to emulate mission control to an extent. How could I go about doing this?
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Turn off shift right click

How do I turn off the workspace menu when SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK. I am trying to learn blender and SHIFT+RIGHTCLICK is used for selecting multiple objects. Also, I have encountered this problem with ...
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How to add dropbox to file selection dialog box

I use dropbox very often and I have it installed in both windows and ubuntu.In windows,a shortcut to the dropbox folder is added automatically to the left panel of file/folder selection dialog box. ...
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How to change the address bar back to tabs from input text in nautilus?

After Ctrl+L or click "Enter Location" from the menu, the tab of nautilus becomes input text. But how can I go back to the tabs?
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome Icon=...
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brightness shortcut doesn't work on 15

I'm using hp 530 with ubuntu 15 the brightness shortcut (fn + f7 and fn + f8) doesn't work when I shutdown computer and start it again but when I suspend it and start it ,it work correctly.... I ...
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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...