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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How to execute sh script from a desktop shortcut?

Im trying to make a shortcut to login my ssh server: ssh x.x.x.x I made the following file: ssh_home.sh Made it executable: sudo chmod +x ./ssh_home Checked by right clicking properties to ...
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Lubuntu minimize all show desktop keyboard shortcut?

Is there a show desktop (also known as minimize all) keyboard command in Lubuntu? I looked around in lubuntu-rc.xml, but I didn't have any luck. If there is one, and it's a Super key, then is there a ...
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How do I create a path shortcut?

I have a very beginner question. I would like to create a shortcut to a directory that is global so that when I do something like cd $dir It will take me to the specified directory. Or if I am ...
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What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very 'keyboard unfriendly', specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful 'backspace' shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along ...
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How to use the shortcut “WWW”?

Just curious: As you can see, after the "launch web browser", the shortcut is set to "WWW" by default. I know I can change it, but I'm just curious why it is "WWW"? And how should I press "WWW"? ...
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CTRL+F Find/Search not active after clean install of Ubuntu 13.04

2 days after a completely clean install of 13.04 and no relevant changes to the system (keybd shortcuts etc.), CTRL+F does not work anywhere, with the exception of Chrome, where it opens the ...
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Computer Desktop icon for 13.04

I know that ubuntu 13.04 doesn't have a "Computer" icon for Desktop anymore,isn't there a way to make a shortcut for it tough? Googled a few days back and I know I saw a tutorial somewhere but I ...
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Reset keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F) in ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and in the keyboard shortcut menu I accidentally set one of the shortcuts as CTRL + F, I corrected this. However in applications such as firefox, evince and gedit CTRL + F is ...
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Fn + button shortcuts stopped working when updated to Ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu on Asus KS53K, and after updating to Ubuntu 13.04 Fn + keys from F9 to F12 and Fn + numpad enter give no response. These worked properly on 12.10. Has anyone else experienced the ...
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Shortcut doesn't work

I've just installed dropbox. When I execute binary,it starts. But when I'm creating a shortcut to this binary and running it nothing happens. When I open shortcut in gedit, gedit closes.
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How to encrypt sensitive info on exec line in .desktop shortcut?

One of my custom shortcut has auto login parameter along with my login credential in clear text on the exec line. Is there trick how to write the login details portion in encrypted form and make ...
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Program to list application shortcut keys

I'm looking for a (K)Ubuntu alternative to CheatSheet or KeyCue or dashkards (all these programs are OSX only). Can anyone help?
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gedit shortcuts

Is there a way to make my own shortcuts for terminal in gedit? I mean, for example if I want to compile a C++ source, when I press F9 I want it to make g++ source_file.cpp (this is only an example) ...
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Why I can't put LibreOffice icons on the desktop?

Having trouble putting LibreOffice icons on the desktop. When I click and drag from the applications, the LibreOffice icon does not appear correctly, and does not work. Is there a fix for this?
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XFCE, TTY, blank screen, not working shortcuts

I've got a strange problem with keyboard shortcuts. After turning on my computer (or rebooting), and logging in, shortcuts don't work. To get them working, I have to log out and log in again. Then ...
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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... ...
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Change or disable Ubuntu global keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Del) using terminal without using UI

I want to disable or change the Ctrl+ALT+Del key-shortcut in ubuntu 12.04 machine, without using the UI. Because I removed X and there is no UI to change it. I just want to do it from terminal. ...
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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
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Is there any way that I can make shortcuts from my Windows Programs in Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu as Dual Boot, is there any way that I can make a shortcut from one of my existing Windows programs, in my "App Draw" so that I may open it in Wine? I'm using Gnome-shell. ...
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Switching keyboard layout and shortcuts

First of all sorry if this question was already asked but mine IS NOT how to add a shortcut for switching keyboard layout I often switch from French to US keyboard and the usual key shortcut for ...
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Shell Script Desktop Shortcut

So I tried making a desktop shortcut which executes a very simple shell script. But when i double click/right click->execute it, it does nothing. (or at least I think it does nothing) heres how my ...
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Show unity launcher on with key combination

I wanted to ask if it is possible to pub unity launcher on autohide and have 2 ways of showing it. First is obvious with mouse, and second with some type of key combination, like ctrl+shift. Edit: ...
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Change keyboard “shortcuts”

So when I was on Windows i could do Ctrl + Alt + 2(") to put an @ or Ctrl + Alt + 1(!) (The one next to the key under Esc) to do the |. Now I can't do it anymore. How can I change the "shortcuts"?
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multiple shortcuts with xbindkeys or other ways in chromium

i have a problem. I will create a multiple shortcut for my notebook keyboard if chromium is open. In a browsergame i can use strg+1 and similar for a buff. Now i will create that circumflex-key or ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 12.10

Noticed today that the default Unity setting for keywords to partially maximize windows to left or right partially works in my laptop. My Ubuntu is totally updated. Any idea on how to fix that?