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Problem with compiz saving key bindings

I use Blender on Ubuntu, and need to free a shortcut. The key combination is Ctrl+Alt+Numpad0. In CCSM this shortcut is listed under general settings > Keybindings. But when i edit this setting, ...
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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Adding commands to the Exec line in desktop files [closed]

Hey so recently I got Bastion to work using force_s3tc_enable=true before executing the bin file, my question is how can I add this line to the Bastion.desktop file so that it works through the Unity ...
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How to make a launcher that will first navigate to a folder and then execute a command that resides in normal /usr/bin/

Okay this Question is basically directed for using GRIVE the linux client for Google Drive Details on how to do it are Here. The thing is that,evrytime i want the folder to sync,I have to navigate ...
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Mouse gestures for Unity desktop

I liked the mouse gesture of Windows 7 to minimize all open windows except the active one. Can I have that kind of gestures to use in Unity. or What are the mouse gestures available for Unity?
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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How to add a python script as an executable shortcut to launcher?

I have managed to add .sh files as launcher shortcuts. Now, I want to add a python script in the launcher as shortcut. I want it to be executed like when it would get executed in the terminal when ...
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Desktop shortcut to create a new desktop shortcut doesn't do anything

It's weird that creating desktop shortcuts is currently so primitive. I found the following: Create Shortcut / launcher on Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 That helps. However, if there's something wrong ...
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How can I assign the key Super+M» to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.04?

Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears. I have tried changing this behaviour using System Tools ▸ Keyboard ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Navigation ▸ Hide all windows to assign Super+M but it does ...
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How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How can I create launchers on my desktop? I want to add some shell scripts in my launcher as shortcuts.. ...
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Change menu item shortcut key like I used to be able to

In 10.04 I had my system set up so that I could hover my mouse over a menu item and type a shortcut and that would be the shortcut for that item. To do this I had enabled ...
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Unbind F10 in Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? The CURRENT Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't seem to allow me to unbind F10. (There are some similar questions that relate to older ...
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Why has my Alt + Tab animation changed? [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu and recently installed it a coupled days ago. When I Alt+Tab, the animation is in a white rectangle with simple icons. I also have this problem with workplace switching. How can I ...
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Gedit Shortcuts stopped working

Suddenly the Gedit shortcuts stopped working. For example, Ctrl+F, instead of finding a string makes the cursor to the next character. Ctrl+H now has the same functionality as backspace. I tried ...
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How can i make a desktop shortcut to the game UT2004?

I want to make a shortcut on the desktop that will open the game Unreal Tournament 2004. Usually in terminal I type: sudo aoss ut2004 But when I make a shortcut and type the command in it, it ...
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Create unity shortcuts to WINE applications 12.04

I have just gone through the process of getting ubuntu onto my main PC, no issues, was absolutely brilliant how its done it and loved that I could read the web while installing too, I have WINE ...
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How to change menu shortcuts?

Im talking about shortcuts that appear in menus (for example nautilus>File>new tab ctrl+t). I know I had to do something to edit those shortcuts in 10.04 with .gtkrc2.0, but I forgot what it was. ...
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Keyboard shortcuts gone from menus in some programs in Ubuntu 12.04

I have noticed that keyboard shortcuts from GVim and Inkscape are gone from the menus of those programs in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 these shortcuts were displayed in the menus. Are there ways ...
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Is there a global shortcut to access the application preferences of an active application?

The application preferences in the menu options do not show a shortcut for fast access. I'd like to have a unified shortcut to access the applications preferences in any application. How can I get a ...
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How to use keystrokes to browse with Nautilus

Very often, when I use a file manager, I like to use the keyboard to move around. In Nautilus this is very difficult. For example, when I press Alt + → with a folder selected, it opens; but how can ...
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How do I create a multimedia shortcut on a keyboard without multimedia keys?

Is it possible to make a shortcut for the multimedia keys on any other key? In my case I have only the volume keys on my keyboard, no other keys like e.g. to skip songs. Can we have a shorcut to skip ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in 12.04? [closed]

I can't get my shortcuts to work, among other things in 12.04. Anyone else with this problem? I'm not very pleased with Ubuntu 12.04 so far. What a letdown!
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Can't use any kind of “super” key combinations for keybindings in Ubuntu 12.04 from the control center

I've changed my Unity launcher from super to alt+F1 because I (used to) set a lot of commands with super keybindings. It appears to not work at all in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a solution ? Thanks ! ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity’s keyboard and mouse shortcuts? What are the keyboard shortcuts to minimize, maximize, and close windows on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity? Alt-F4 to close the ...
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ask for a shortcut problem

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. Whenever I type Ctr+f in Chrome or Okular or Kile, the xTerm will appear instead of usually-expected "search bar". I have installed xbindkeys. It seems not that problem since ...
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Look for a tiling window manager, 2D, enabling shortcuts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen? I am still struggling in looking for a tiling window manager. What I need is not complicated, I ...
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Problem with brightness Sony Vaio NVIDIA graphics

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop (Sony Vaio VPCF22MOE). My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. After ubuntu installation I installed NVIDIA Driver Version which is 295.33. I ...
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How to get my custom .desktop file into the unity launcher?

I've created a .desktop file like this [Desktop Entry] Categories=Game; Name=Mari0 Exec=love-unstable /opt/Mari0/mari0_1.0.love Icon=/opt/Mari0/icon.gif Type=Application And what i want is to get ...
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Why can't I change keyboard shortcuts?

I can bring the window up no problem: The shortcut I want to modify is selected, I press on Ctrl+i, and nothing happens. I tried pressing and holding 5 seconds. Nothing happened. Ever heard of ...
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Libreoffice 3.5 won't launch from Desktop Shortcut: Ubuntu 11.10 Unity

I've upgraded my Libreoffice to the recent 3.5 version. Before, I was using LO 3.45 and it had no problems on launching from the Desktop Shortcut. Anyways, when I upgraded and tried to create a ...
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Why we can't run commands with gnome shortcuts?

When I make a custom shortcut with gnome (gnome-control-center keyboard) I can't set it to a command. Why? Example: I can't set a shortcut for sudo apt-get update. Instead I must first invoke a ...
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Issues with display brightness control on a Samsung R440 [closed]

I've got a little problem with my laptop using Ubuntu 10.04, my laptop is a Samsung R440 (I guess with that the specifications stuff will be clear) with an Intel Core i3 processor, the issue is that ...
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Activities button doesn't work when no windows are open [closed]

I am running Gnome-Shell (3.2.1) and the Super Key doesn't show the Activities overview when I push it. This problem only happens when there are no windows open. I can mouse to the top left and show ...
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How to add a specific application in gnome-pie?

All I want to do for now is just adding the terminal in gnome-pie applications. The thing is, I don't even know what should I type in "command to execute" path. Someone figure me out please.
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German keyboard configuration: “STRG + ALT”-shortcuts doesn't work

since 1 hour I'm a proud ubuntu user. But there is a problem, I'm not able to solve: the "STRG + ALT" shortcuts doesn't work (for example "STRG + ALT + Q = @"). I checked all German keyboard ...
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Ctrl + Page Down && Ctrl + Page Up

I use a MacBook pro and am using Linux Mint. I know this is an Ubuntu forum but Mint is built on top of Ubuntu so I am trying here. The Macbook Pro doesn't have a Page Down or Page Up button. ...
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How can I remove shortcuts in Cinnamon?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Cinnamon. How can I remove shortcuts?
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How to delete/move to trash a desktop shortcut as context menu Move to Trash is greyed

I got a Desktop Shortcut for "Network Servers" which launch a Nautilus Network window. I don't know why this shortcut appeared in the first place. However I would like to get rid of it. Right clicking ...
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How can I have quick access to a file?

I need a shortcut, menu entry of some type (not a desktop shortcut) that readily allows me to access a particular file on the disk. I'm thinking something like when I pin a .txt file to the start ...
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Shortcuts and transparency in Kubuntu Oneiric

Is there a way to set in Kubuntu Oneiric keyboard shortcuts to: Show the desktop (used to be called "toggle showing desktop" in old versions of Kubuntu but now seems to be gone from the ...
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Hide shortcuts in Dash Home on Unity

In Unity 2d you can hide the Shortcuts section of the Dash Home However in Unity I cannot hide this.. I do see a 'minimize' icon in the top corner after I open Dash Home Clicking on Shortcuts ...
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Why isn't my custom launcher working?

I am trying to create a launcher for the left bar on ubuntu 11.10, I followed this answer, and it works, but I want to auto login into the SSH servers, so I tried using a command I have used before, ...
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Help with creating custom shortcut

I am using Emesene and when i click on the close bottom it does not quit the messenger which is great it goes into the mail icon on the top panel and i can open it again with clicking on the emesene ...
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Quickly launch any app in KDE with a shortcut

How can you quickly launch an app with an assigned shortcut in KDE? systemsettings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New
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How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel?

In Gnome 2, I used to be able to drag a particular document, for example, my_to_do_list.txt to the panel. It was quick access to my daily to do list, which opened up in Gedit. This is the same case ...
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Shortcut for iotop in the Unity taskbar?

How can I make a shortcut in the Unity taskbar (the one on the left side of the screen) that starts iotop in the terminal?
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How do I place shortcuts from bookmarks onto desktop

I want to put shortcuts from my bookmarks onto my desktop. I tried to drag and drop from bookmarks to desktop , but it didn't work,,,help please.
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keyboard shortcut editor does not intercept keypresses

I've been using suckless dwm for years and i really need to make the shortcuts look alike to feel at home ;) On ubuntu oneiric, the keyboard shortcut editor is opened with: system settings -> ...
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How to create website shortcuts on the desktop / in a folder using Chrome?

Help with something really basic, which I am unable to figure out. In Windows creating a shortcut (link) for a website is as easy as dragging-and-dropping the favicon/address bar to the desktop or a ...
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Add Virtualbox Shortcut in Unity Launcher to boot to a VM

Can I create a shortcut to a virtualbox OS in the unity sidebar without it being on the desktop too. I tried to right click in virtualbox and create shortcut on desktop then move it. but if i do it ...