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

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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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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 ...
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creating wine shortcuts

While attempting to create a desktop shortcut for an app that uses wine I came up with this error: Failed to execute child process "/home/fiver/.wine/drive_c/Program" (No such file or directory) I ...
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Ubuntu Equivalent to Microsoft Windows Shortcuts

Is there an equivalent to Microsoft Windows' shortcuts in Ubuntu? I am already aware of both hardlinks and symlinks but they miss one feature I find really interesting. If the target file is moved ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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Unity launcher won't update the shortcuts after update-desktop-database (only after log out)

I have written my first unity launcher shortcuts and places them in ~/.local/share/applications/. The problem is that the shortcuts won't update on any of the commands I trigger in the terminal. $ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how to make shortcut with command?

I want to open a .jar file with java. It is located in /home/myusername. I had to type in the terminal to open it java -jar filename.jar I want to have a shortcut that if I click it, it will run ...
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Adding unity-dock shortcuts at static place

I would like to add a shortcut in my Unity Dock (the left panel), but right on top of the trash icon, in the "static" zone of the dock. A picture is worth a thousand words : Can you help me ...
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Open locations through application finder?

It would be really fast to open most used folders by an application finder or something like that. It worked quite well in windows pressing win+r and type name of a folder shortcut in System32 folder. ...
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Shortcut keys doesn't work after installing compiz on Lubuntu

I have Lubuntu on my laptop. I installed compiz with many fighting recently :). Now compiz works but shortcut keys I defined in Lubuntu don't work anymore. I defined those shortcuts in this file: ...
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Ubuntu - shortcut Ctrl + Space causes conflict in eclipse [closed]

After I updated ubuntu a new keyboard shortcut appears: CTRL + SPACE And I use that shortcut in eclipse to complete commands, and is very practical. Rather than complete the command appears to me a ...
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How to make shortcuts [duplicate]

I have been using linux for a like a month and I have felt in love with it, so I as wondering if we can make shortcuts like in windows?
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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Shortcuts with Super key doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but now I can't use shortcuts like Right-Left. up-down are working. I installed dconfig-tools and in the path org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings I tried to create those ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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Easy desktop icons

I would like an easy way to have most of my programmes,like chrome,firefox,emapthy,rythmnbox - on the desktop. I am running 13.10 with Gnome 3 and have not found an easy solution. Please is there an ...
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How to find a keyboard shortcut, globally: ctrl-shift-P

I've been using Sublime for quite some time now and bringing up the palate with 'ctrl-shift-P' has always been my go to shortcut. All this in Ubuntu 13.10. However, I recently lost the ability to use ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut that toggle start/stop .jar file?

# this is for running the AIORemote server from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Laptop to run with my Android device as remote control mouse pad and wireless file transfer. I know how to create keyboard shortcut ...
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An easier way to launch JPCSP

So im getting aggravated that I need to open a terminal and type seal@seal-Dimension-4700:~$ cd /home/seal/Jpcsp seal@seal-Dimension-4700:~/Jpcsp$ start-linux-x86.sh im wondering if there is a ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 12.04 for reboot/shutdown that can be executed by even non-root users

I wish to create a shortcut key for reboot/shutdownfor all the users (including non-root users). I have tried creating a custom shortcut key Ctrl+R and assigned it to the command “gksu reboot” ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working in Saucy

I'm trying to set up a shortcut that will open the gnome-control-center to the display tab. The command for this is gnome-control-center display which works in a terminal and in the dash. I set up ...
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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 ...
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How do I make a sh file for running my software automatically?

I want to make a sh file on my desktop to run a software for example "kerio-kvc" I made a sh file on my desktop with this content automatically #! /bin/bash sudo /etc/init.d/kerio-kvc start But ...
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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 ...
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Applications using shortcut

is possible to find out if any application uses some short-cut? I would like to assign some action to short-cut but don't know if its already used. Thank You
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keyboard short cut for switching between two or more instances of the same application? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is a keyboard short cut for examining and switching between multiple windows of the same application? I know of Alt + Tab but that only shows different applications.
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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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 ...
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How to go back in explorer manager?

I am new in Ubuntu and I do not find how to "go back" at the previus view while I am travelling in the folders. Is there a keyboard shortcut for this action? (in windows I can use "left arrow" to do ...
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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts [closed]

I want to move windows between workspaces using Shift+Alt+Numbers (eg Shift Alt 1) but in the shortcuts setting this is being written as Shift+Alt+!, Shift+Alt+@, etc... So once I try to use these ...
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How do I re-bind a key in ubuntu?

I went to a keyboard testing site on a laptop that I just installed yesterday. Every key worked except for the left arrow key. Not only do I not know how to change it, I don't know how to tell if ...
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system variable for directory shortcut?

Is there a way to create a variable CUSTOM_DIR, linked to the directory /home/user/folder1, It is that not only in the shell, but for every program, process etc. The CUSTOM_DIR refers to that ...
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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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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...