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

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Weird Behavior when pressing ctrl+alt ( ubuntu 14.04.2 )

After latest updates , when I press ctrl+alt and before pressing any other key , any window I am opening gets minimized and resized . And if open the window again and press ctrl+alt again , the window ...
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I would like to trigger the workspace switcher with the mouse

I hoping there is some way to use mouse3 to open the work space switcher, but I'm not sure how to even go about setting that up. I'm on Ubuntu 15.04. I'm sure this is easy, but I'm not even sure what ...
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Running a .desktop file in the terminal

From what I can gather, .desktop files are shortcuts that allow application's settings to be customized. For instance, I have lots of them in my /usr/share/applications/ folder. If I open that ...
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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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is there a way to customize keyboard shortcuts in LxTerminal?

Is there a way to change or add keyboard shortcuts within the LxTerminal application? My specific desire is to change the bindings for previous and next tab so they match the shortcuts in my other ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut

I'm wondering how I can unbind Ctrl+Space to bring up desktop/minimize windows. Whenever I jump and crouch in an FPS it minimizes the game. I searched and found people saying to edit lubuntu-rc.xml ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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How to create a Desktop Shortcut for all users in Ubuntu 14.04 for AD joined machine

I'm looking to create a simple shortcut to a folder that will appear on all users desktops when they login into an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The machine has been joined to a Microsoft AD. Help ...
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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 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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Shortcuts not working

Contorl + Alt + T for terminal is not working after the most recent update. I am very new to Ubuntu, so I am not sure what to do. Are there any solutions for this? Thank you.
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]

I use 2 languages: english and russian. Languages ​​normally switched on using the taskbar When using the keyboard shortcut icon changes its notation to another language BUT the language set does ...
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File shortcut to a dash home entry?

I want to have users click on a file in ubuntu 12.04 and have that open the "installed applications" menu in dash home. Is there any way to do this?
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set shortcut for executable program from terminal

I installed a program and I want to create a shortcut. e.g. I want to type eclipse into the terminal to launch the program. I already copied the eclipse folder in /home/user/Programs and created ...
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How to delete shortcut in notification bar (metacity)

I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS with metacity window manager and by mistake I created a link to my home folder just on top in the notification bar. I would like to delete it but do not know why.
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how put vmplayer desktop shortcuts to launcher?

my OS: Ubuntu 14.04 I have following desktop shortcut that starts WORD.EXE from windows VM: alx@sup ~$ cat ~/Desktop/Word.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 ...
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How to install AutoHotkey in Ubuntu?

I used Auto Hotkey software to make Shortcut keys that activates most of wanted things. And i would like to do something like that in ubuntu too. so my question is that How to install Autohotkey? Or ...
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How could I go about binding a three finger gesture to a keystroke on a MacBook Pro with 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 2013 Macbook Pro, and really want to bind a three finger swipe up to Control+W, to emulate mission control to an extent. How could I go about doing this?
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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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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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Turn off shift right click

How do I turn off the workspace menu when SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK. I am trying to learn blender and SHIFT+RIGHTCLICK is used for selecting multiple objects. Also, I have encountered this problem with ...
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How to add dropbox to file selection dialog box

I use dropbox very often and I have it installed in both windows and ubuntu.In windows,a shortcut to the dropbox folder is added automatically to the left panel of file/folder selection dialog box. ...
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Difference between desktop-install and copying desktop file to applications directory

When we want to add a shortcut to menu. We can do that by creating filename.desktop and copy that file to /usr/share/applications. And there is another way to, that is doing desktop-file-install ...
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How to change the address bar back to tabs from input text in nautilus?

After Ctrl+L or click "Enter Location" from the menu, the tab of nautilus becomes input text. But how can I go back to the tabs?
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Create desktop apps using Firefox possible?

In Chromium you can go to File > "Create application shortcuts"... This then allows you to add a "webapp" type shortcut to your launcher. Is this possible through Firefox with the same type of ease? ...
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome ...
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brightness shortcut doesn't work on 15

I'm using hp 530 with ubuntu 15 the brightness shortcut (fn + f7 and fn + f8) doesn't work when I shutdown computer and start it again but when I suspend it and start it ,it work correctly.... I ...
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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...
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Gnome shell: pressing the super key does not work

I am using 11.10 with Gnome 3.2 and completely loving it. On one computer it works like a charm, but on another computer the super does not show the activities window. Mousing over the top-left corner ...
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Lubuntu: Make Control+Alt+T open a new terminal on top of all windows?

I'm using Lubuntu. Whenever I open a terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T, it opens lxterminal behind whichever window is currently focused. Is there any way for this shortcut to open lxterminal on top of all ...
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How can I create a shortcut that acts as a tally

For my work I have to do repetitive tasks with weekly deadlines. I like to know how close I am to finishing these tasks so I tend to keep a tally on a piece of paper. Unfortunately I travel a lot and ...
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what is the shortcut to force a logout?

I am using the alpha 2 version of 11.10 and the keyboard options there do not have an option to force a logout. Can you tell me the keyboard shortcut so i can add it myself?
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Make Gnome shortcuts available to other users

I have used Alacarte to add some shortcuts to my games start folder. Now I would like to make these shortcuts available for all users. How can I do this?
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Symlinks and their paths are confusing - how can they be used effectively?

When exploring directories from a symlink (symbolic link) using Nautilus or Gnome Commander, the directory structure is displayed as if the symlink were a regular directory. When I open a document, ...
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How to create shortcut of executable on Unity launcher?

I have an executable file (here: Apache Directory Studio's application/x-executable) on my Ubuntu 15.04 vivid. Now usually, when I want to place an application into my launcher, I simply drag and ...
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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 ...
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Nautilus shortcut for mounting gdocs?

So I have this: alias gdox='google-drive-ocamlfuse -m ~/Documents/myUserId@GDocs' Is there a way to make a shortcut (or something else) in Nautilus so that I can see the above and access it by ...
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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...
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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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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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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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Create an application's shortcut to launch it from Terminal?

I need to launch an application created with ruby, python or perl from Terminal (without entering the directory), and keep it working. This is an example : When I go to the sqlnuke directory and ...
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Create custom shortcut GUI/view similar to the Super + hold feature

Ok I have seen the posts on custom shortcuts and know the Super key by holding it brings up a fancy list of default shortcuts. I want to for example hold Ctrl + Super + V and get all my Vim shortcuts ...
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Switching tty shortcut

I recently installed Ubuntu Natty (11.04) and now pressing Alt+Left/Right arrow key switches my tty to the adjacent one. How can I reconfigure the keyboard shortcuts so that this stops happening? ...
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Shortcuts in PHPStorm

I have many shortcuts that don't work in my PHPStorm under Ubuntu (they work on Mac OS X). Basically, the shortcut to comment code (Ctrl+/) doesn't work. Also CTRL+Alt+Key are OS reserved, no way to ...
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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Some shortcuts are missing (Ubuntu 14.04)

I always use Win+Ctrl-Left_Arrow Win+Ctrl-Right_Arrow keys to send the window to the left and to the right spliting the screen in two. Some days ago this shortcuts were removed. How can I enable them ...
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Shortcuts break after a reboot [duplicate]

How can I create a shortcut of my frequently used software, files and folders? I did some research and found a way which tells I can do so by making a link of a folder and then copy paste the link on ...