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

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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via gconf-editor)....
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Is there a way to reprogram the thinkvantage button to assign a shell bash program to it?

Is there a way to reprogram the lenovo think vantage button to open and run a shell bash program on ubuntu 14.04 lts? I have tried system preferences > keyboard >shortcuts > custom and assigned a ...
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How to make a shortcut to a folder on a remote NAS-drive?

I'm trying to make a shortcut (in Windows understanding !) on the desktop to a folder on a NAS-drive. When the user 2-clicks on the icon on the desktop I want a window with the content of the folder ...
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications

I know there are many questions about this. I tried to follow some of them but I could not succeed at it. So I installed Matlab R2014 on /opt/MATLAB/R2014 and it runs fine when I execute its shell ...
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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How can I open an app with a custom keyboard shortcut?

How do I open an application by a custom keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl+M for opening System Monitor?
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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command without exit in the end [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to run a command with keyboard shortcut But when I press "alt+ctrl+a" terminal open and immediately close. Please help me to edit below command for prevent from close ...
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How do I save a line in terminal without runninig it? [duplicate]

Is there an option to abandon the current command and later go back with the up arrow? Sometimes when I want to open multiple files at once I want to check "dir" to see if I got the right paths. How ...
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How to append arguments to launch an application with specific parameters from Unity Dash or shortcuts?

I need to append parameters to Chromium launch in order to disable SSL v3 due to recent vulnerability refered as Poodle: --ssl-version-min=tls1 How can I add this parameter in order to: Launch ...
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Fn+Vol and Fn+Brightness not working on Asus r510l

Installed kubuntu 14.04 64bit on new Asus r510l laptop but unable to use Fn+vol and Fn+brightness keys. Fn+vol shows the indicator but does not have any effect all while Fn+brightness doesn't do ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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Making a shortcut for UNIX program [duplicate]

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) and I'm just getting a hold of this new way of doing things. I am using a program built for UNIX and I managed to install it and get it all work perfectly, but I ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 14.04.1

I have the same problem as the OP here, only my Ubuntu version is newer, 14.04.1. The Ctrl+Super+Left arrow combination works and moves the current window to the left half of the screen. Ctrl+Super+ ...
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How to create shortcuts for favorite apps and folders?

I access certain programs and folders frequently, I would like to access them with some shortcuts. For example I would like to open my Projects folder by typing pro. In Windows, I have a folder that ...
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Lubuntu 14.x - no create link or shortcut menu on right click

I have to use good old ln -s command to create a desktop short cut. I am on Lubuntu 14.x running LXDE There is no right click menu on the folder tree that means : right click --> create desktop ...
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shortcut to send selection to terminal in geany

So i've set up the geany to use with the terminal. My next question is how to set up a keyboard shortcut to send the currently selected code to the terminal?
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Desktop Shortcut Won't Work after Reboot [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in a dual boot along with Windows 8. When I create a desktop shortcut for a folder on a windows partition in Ubuntu using "Make a link and move it to the desktop", ...
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Link to shell script does not run from a different location

I have an application created using Lazarus. I can run it from the terminal like this: ./myapp para Now this file is currently in a home folder. So I created a shell script like this: #!/bin/sh cd ...
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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock [closed]

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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How to use DRI_PRIME automatically from launcher

I thought something like the command ("komut" in picture)in the desktop launcher from attached picture but it doesn't work unfortunately.You get what i intend to do i hope. so how do i make that work.
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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Desktop shortcut doesn't work for script but script work fine

#!/bin/bash/ ls -1 *.mp3 > playlist.m3u for (( ; ; )) do mplayer -playlist playlist.m3u; sleep 0.1; done This is the script and it works ! [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Play ...
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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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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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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 program....
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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 (file:///media/383C4E753C4E2DE6/rar/lua/estacao/...
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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 ...