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

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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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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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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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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

I often switch from French to US keyboard and the usual key shortcut for application keep on being as if it was French. Is it possible that the application (Kile is an open application with which I ...
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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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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?
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Creating A Shortcut to Open Terminal & Run A Command

everyone. I'm new to Ubuntu Gnome, and I just wanted to know if it's possible to create a shortcut such as CTRL+1, and have the terminal popup and run a command such as 'sudo apt-get upgrade'. Is ...
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Ctrl + V will not work if I close the application I copied text from

I always have to keep an application open I copied text from to paste the text somewhere. In fact the copied text will be saved to Klipper (if Klipper is on) after it has been copied. But why cannot a ...
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Can a script starting with a bad shebang line work?

Creating certain scripts to use in Lubuntu/LXDE as described here that should look like this and were made to be run by shortcut as described in the last part of that answer, in order to search on ...
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Terminal command script launcher

I am trying to create a desktop shortcut or script that will automate terminal command input for me to open a program. cd /Downloads cd /GrooveNet-master cd /project cd /bin ./groovenet Once ...
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Creating shortcuts with shell script

I have programed a java program. To run it I write java -jar /path/name.jar in the Terminal. I have made a script (.sh) which installs the program on the system. I want the script to create a shortcut ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcuts for single line scrolling in the terminal?

To scroll a single line in gnome-terminal you have to press Ctrl-Shift-↑ or Ctrl-Shift-↓ in Ubuntu. In other distributions (e.g. Xubuntu) you only have to press Shift-↑ or Shift-↓ for the same ...
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How to emulate the super key?

I use an extremely old retro-keyboard.... " TVS 101.PC-XT" This keyboard has only 101 keys (AlphaNumeric, NumPad, FunctionKeys); And I don't intent to change it for I am very comfortable with it ! ...
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Cannot use super+space as a shortcut in XFCE

I moved from KDE to Xfce, and I've found that I cannot use Super+Space as a keyboard shortcut (applied via the Xfce keyboard settings program). My main concern is that I use that shortcut to open up ...
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Right-click on home folder in unity launcher does not populate the bookmark list

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I also installed Unity Window Quicklists by following this link. I added a few bookmarks (shortcuts) to the left side selection in nautilus: ...
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How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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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 ...