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

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How to assign keyboard shortcuts to already opened windows

Let's say I have opened four Calc windows, two Nautilus windows and, say, Celestia. How can I register keyboard shortcuts to switch between them with one key-combo?
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script shortcut to open two files in gedit as sudo

I want to double click a file on my desktop, and have two files be opened in gedit as sudo. Whenever I'm making a new website, I need to open /etc/hosts /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf ...
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Shortcut ctrl+q or ctrl+shift+q to quit apps

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm confused about some shortcuts. On Mac OS, Cmd+Q is used to quit any app. However, Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't seem to have this shortcut system wide. (E.g. in Google Chrome I need ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between the 4 workspace [duplicate]

I'm relearning Linux and I totally forgot how to do this. Please help.
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Desktop Shorcut to dial a Mobile 3g Connection

Like in Windows, is there any way to create a desktop shortcut to dial a mobile 3g connection (I'm using Mate DE)? I use default Network Manager.
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Nemo keyboard shortcuts overwritten

I read a lot about how you can make Nemo your standard file browser in Ubuntu 14.04. I managed to install it and most of the standard actions are performed by Nemo and no longer by nautilus - as it ...
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How to restore accidentally deleted /usr/share/applications folder?

I was going to delete a desktop shortcut but I accidentally deleted all even folder itself. Now when I log in, it just show wallpaper.Is there any way to back?
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Need help creating shortcuts on the desktop in ubuntu [duplicate]

Just wondering how do I add desktop shortcuts in Ubuntu. I know I cannot right click and add (like Windows or Linux Mint). Thanks in advance
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Shortcut for dash and ccsm menu

I'm new to Ubuntu and was looking in the ccsm. I think I have disabled something as now there is no apps/programs/icons down the side and no menu across the top of screen to minimise or exit a ...
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How to set a shortcut to change to specified language (Gnome 2)

I am using 4 languages, and may need even more soon. That makes switching by repeatedly pressing Ctrl+Shift until I get to the language I need a little bit uncomfortable A while ago in windows I could ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Xubuntu - open whisker with Super button issue

I set the Super button to open whisker menu. But, for example when I press Super + F it also opens. How can I fix this problem?
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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Can I put two chrome (different users) on my launcher?

I think this is a simple question. On Windows, Google Chrome has the option to create shortcut on desktop for each chrome user. For example, I have my personal Google Account and I also have my ...
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How to paste a path in “ubuntu explorer” to rapidly access a folder?

I was browsing a local web page, I copied the adress (file:///media/383C4E753C4E2DE6/rar/lua/estacao/003/pessoas.htm), and now I want to paste this path ...
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How Can I Add A Custom Shortcut To My List Of Applications Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04...wow a lot has changed since my days of version 10 lol. Anyways, I installed Eclipse and the Android Dev suite, however, in order to launch the Eclipse program, I have ...
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How do I automate the activation of Python environment

I have created an environment, using virtualenv, for Python 3.4.1 which I installed on /opt. The environment is on ~/py34. Every time I want to use it, I have to type: source py34/bin/activate python ...
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Thunderbird CTRL+n for new message not working anymore

After subscribing to news accounts, CTRL+n says something about a next new message instead of opening a new email. I could restore the functionality by removing the whole news account but is there a ...
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How to identify broken symlinks?

I have more than 1000 icons in a single directory and also there are hundreds of shortcuts (symbolic links?) inside that directory with different names, some of symbolic links are broken, i need to ...
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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Assign “extra” mouse buttons [duplicate]

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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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? ...