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

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Super button won't open the Dash in an empty workspace [closed]

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3 for a while, than started back on Unity. My problem is that the super button only opens the Dash when there are already a few windows in a workspace. When the ...
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Desktop icon for network

Very new to Ubuntu 12.04 which I just installed on a laptop but I was wondering how I can get the folder in Browse Network to appear on my desktop and dock? Allowing me to be able to click on the ...
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Geany - what's the shortcut for inserting curly brackets?

As it is written above. I came across that shortcut a few times but unfortunately I can't recall it because I found it not very useful. Now I've changed my mind and I was searching through web but ...
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How to put focus on the menu toolbar?

In windows machine I am used to tap the Alt key and I have normally focus on the menu toolbars, like "File", "Edit", "View" and so on. Is there any equivalent for Ubuntu? Because, right now, if I hit ...
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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts in 12.10? [duplicate]

This question has been asked already, but it doesn't seem to apply to Ubuntu 12.10. The file formats of /usr/share/gnome-control-center/keybindings/ has changed. I tried the script someone kindly ...
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How to create Chrome/Chromium web application desktop shortcut?

I'm not able to create desktop/Unity short cut for web applications using Chromium/Google Chrome web browser in Ubuntu 12.10.
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Cannot set 'alt-a' as shorcut in system shorcuts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to set a hotkey alt-a, but the alt key highlights the menu bar and so when I press a it goes back to 'All Settings' and doesn't set the hotkey. How can I set ...
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shortcuts lost after restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. When I try setting some shortcuts and restart the System they are "deactivated" or default (but they are still working). After one more restart they do not work any more. Can ...
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Shortcut to switch to app

Is it possible to focus an opened app instance/window using a command? I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut as to quickly switch to a specific app. I want shortcuts for: chromium (now it opens a ...
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How do I “stick” the “Terminal” window to Launcher a.k.a. Unity Panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add programs to the launcher? I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. By now I have discovered that I need to launch the Terminal window whenever I run programs. Hence I ...
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How to add a shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

Is there a utility I can use to add an icon to the Cinnamon menu which runs a user-specified command, and as a bonus, displays a user-specified icon? specifically I'm trying to add a command to open ...
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How to add applications to the messaging indicator in Ubuntu 12.10?

I would like to add applications as Lightread or Polly to the message Indicator. How can I do this? The only information I found does not support Ubuntu 12.10
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unfocus browser flash player to use shortcuts

Once I click to play a video in youtube I can no longer use any other shortcut (eg: ALT+PGDWN to change tab), I need to click somewhere else in the page, is this normal? how can I un-focus the flash ...
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Function keys and Hot are switched

I recently got a new laptop and installed 12.10 on it. I noticed right away that the "hot keys" on the F keys didn't always do what was pictured and also I noticed that the "hot keys" and the function ...
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Focus location bar in Thunar with keyboard shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut for focusing the "location bar" (the field that displays the current directory)? Even the Tab-Key does not stop at this field, so I have to use the mouse. Sometimes, it is ...
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How to create terminal program launcher (desktop shortcut)?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 win Unity 2D. I want to have a launcher which launches application (sh file) which outputs many things to console. gnome-desktop-item-edit can't help.
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
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Create .desktop file as shorcut to a folder in Lubuntu LXDE

What is the "Exec=" part of a desktop configuration file for this? I guess I should mention file manager but how exactly?
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Shortcut Icons on the desktop do not work

My desktop computer has two drives each with two partitions apart from swap, boot. /dev/sda1 has Windows XP,programs and some data; sda2 and sdb1 have only data: sdb2 (40GB) has Kubuntu 12.04.01. ...
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Edit shortcut list window displayed through super-key pressing

When I long press super key in Ubuntu, it's displayed a list of keyboard shortcuts used in unity. I would like to know if it's possible to edit the content of this window to display something ...
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My Ubuntu shortcuts arent persistent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit version. I changed the shortcuts, for moving Windows to left/right/up/down workspace from SHIFT+STRG+ALT+... to STRG+SUPER+ALT+... and after I did so everything works ...
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How to set two shortcuts for the same thing?

I'd like to be able to set Chrome OS like shortcuts for brightness and volume (and some others), while keeping the default Fn ones. Is there anyway to achieve that?
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Give different name to application shortcut than its Name tag

Is there a way to create an application shortcut that executes a script and appears in Unity dock under a different name? I ask this since I have a script that launches several related apps (in this ...
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How to reset bash keyboard shortcuts?

How can I reset the bash shell's Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut? I changed it a few months ago and can't seem to recover it.
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System shortcut setting is always restored to default [closed]

I changed the "Hide all normal windows" keyboard shortcut to Super + D (from Ctrl + Super + D) in System Settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts. It works for some time, but finally it's always set back to Ctrl + ...
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Custom shortcut does't work!

I would like to have a shortcut for a command: sudo nautilus "/" I tried to set it in Keyboard->Shortcuts->Custom Shortcuts but it didnt work. I also created shell file with this command and put ...
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.desktop file. There was an error lunching the application

I a new ubuntu 12.04 user. I've read my stuff and copied/pasted code from here and there trying to make my second life client have a shortcut on the sidebar. I did this before... I did a format to ...
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Matlab shortcuts not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I can't seem to be able to use any shortcuts on Matlab. It appears that they go directly to Unity and bypass Matlab all together. For instance, if I press F10 ...
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How to change the location a shortcut is linked to?

I have 12.04, the initial user account name is google, then I changed the user name from google to linux. I move /home/google to /home/linuxand update the /etc/passwd file. But now, when I click the ...
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Separate keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard layouts

I have a few language keyboard layouts installed in 12.04. I am using Ctrl-Shift keyboard shortcut for switching between language layouts. Such switching method takes a lot of my time. Is there any ...
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How do I get a USB drive shortcut on desktop?

Is there a flash drive shortcut on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop like Ubuntu 10.10 desktop have?
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Override custom keyboard shortcut limit

I would like to add a custom keyboard shortcut for the "Home" button, but I get the error: The shortcut "Home" cannot be used because it will become impossible to type using this key. I am using ...
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What's the command to open the Unity Dash?

I would like to know the command (from the Terminal) which opens the Unity dash, the reason being I want to create a desktop icon that starts the dash instead of the 'Windows Key' for keyboard-free ...
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How to escape spaces in .desktop files Exec line

I want to make a .desktop file like described here. [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text 2 GenericName=Sublime Text 2 Comment=Edit text files Exec=/home/user/opt/sublime/Sublime Text 2/sublime_text %U ...
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Can't customize the application switcher

I'm trying to change the shortcut for switching applications from Alt+Tab to Ctrl+Tab, but changes in the System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Navigation are being ignored. Even if I ...
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Assigning a script to a keystroke to toggle touchpad

Since my default sony vaio shortcuts don't completely work in Ubuntu 12.04, I'd like to assign a script to Fn + F1, which toggles the touchpad on and off, so that the cursor would stop moving while ...
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Can I remove the Ctrl+W shortcut in Nautilus?

I'm looking for some way to unplug the Ctrl+W shortcut in Nautilus that closes the window. The reason is that when I drag a file out of Nautilus into my text editor, I almost always close it after ...
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How to set a Custom typing shortcut?

I want to set a shortcut for my terminal window so that when I type terminal in desktop it will open. Is there any way to make a custom typing shortcut? Like WWW and something like that?
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How create a keyboard shortcut for a launcher to bring it on top of windows

I just created a lot of keyboard shortcuts for my programs, like scite, Zend Studio, Firefox, but when I trigger the shortcuts a new instance of each programs is started, but I only wish to bring the ...
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How to make shortcuts to executables

I'm a little bit noob. I can run a program in terminal with; $sudo /opt/eclipse/eclipse but I don't know how to create a shortcut that starts it with root privileges (They are installed in /opt so ...
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Shortcut to Move Tabs in Firefox

I'm wondering how to move the focused tab around, to right or left, using a keyboard shortcut in 12.04? After a Google search I found the shortcut Ctrl + (L/R)Arrows, but it seems to work only in ...
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How to make Rhythmbox toggle between pause and play with spacebar?

When ever i press Space in Rhythmbox the song starts over instead of going on pause and when its on pause and i press Space the song starts over again instead of resuming from where it left of. So my ...
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How do I pin a website shortcut to the Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I put a web application on the Launcher? I'm using Firefox. I created a shortcut to a much-used website on my desktop, but when I drag the shortcut icon to the ...
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Desktop shortcut default action

I have a shortcut to a shell script on my desktop, and when i double click it the run in terminal/display/cancel/run dialog appears. Is there any way to set a default action for this dialog?
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Creating shortcut to a network location on desktop

I am currently trying to make a desktop shortcut pointing to a network location. I believe there's a way to do this and that I am probably missing something simple. Can anyone able to point me in ...
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How to set a shortcut for each application in Gnome 3?

Is it possible to use a shortcut for each application in Gnome3? For instance, in Unity I use Super-1 for the first application in laucher, Super-2 for the second one and so on. EDIT The alternative ...
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How to remove the web app shortcut created by chromium? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a website from Ubuntu's web applications? I use Chromium's Create application Shortcut Feature and when I opted to make the shortcut, I chose to not ...
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Somes importants shorcuts of Blender does not work on Ubuntu

In Ubuntu (and Mint) some important shortcuts for Blender does not work. Alt + right click to select an edge loop (heavily used on all 3D softwares) doesn't work, a useless menu of Ubuntu pop up to ...
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How can I configure which filetypes can be opened by dragging to an application's launcher?

When we drag some file from some web page or Nautilus towards the launcher, the application that in which it can be coppied remains highlighted and others fade out. So where is this configuration ...
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How to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE?

I mean to switch between the laptop monitor and an external display. I edited /home/user/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file to set shortcuts but how to do it for this specific purpose?