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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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How do I save a line in terminal without runninig it?

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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image viewer: mouse wheel to move back and forward

In the gnome image viewer (3.2.0), I would like to change these shortcuts for next/prev image to use the mousewheel. I would also like to change it in shotwell if possible. Current the mousewheel is ...
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guake close tab shortcut closes two tabs

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+w keyboard shortcuts in guake terminal closes two tabs. I am using Ubuntu 14.10 final beta. My previous Ubuntu 14.04 never had any guake problem. My keyboard doesn't have any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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Open locations through application finder?

It would be really fast to open most used folders by an application finder or something like that. It worked quite well in windows pressing win+r and type name of a folder shortcut in System32 folder. ...
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My Super shortcut on Unity don't work after i installed and uninstaled gnome

I can't use my super shortcut on unity if I don't have any window open. Today I installed gnome 3, and then uninstalled. After this my unity become different, and some shortcuts don't work. Can ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu launcher (shorcuts bar) multiline view

Is there a way to set ubuntu launcher (or however that line on the side of the screen is called where shortcuts for applications are listed) view to be multiline (at least two lines) instead of ...
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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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Create .desktop files via GUI [duplicate]

I used Mint for a long time and we have an option to add launchers to the desktop on mint. Since I've shifted to Ubuntu for now, this has seem to become such an annoying task, to create .desktop files ...
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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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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 ...
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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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About Keyboards and extremely advanced shortcut scripting

Is it possible to set qwerty keys as shortcuts? "Thats positively MAD, why would he want to do such a thing!" Well bob, im so glad that youre just the voice in my head... So, if I were to press and ...
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How to force Unity reload ~/.local/share/applications/

Let's say I changed/added some myapp.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/. For some time Ubuntu Unity will still show me old applications shortcuts at Unity lens under Ubuntu button. It will ...
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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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shortcuts for external display/settings?(14.04/unity DE)

OH! there may be more being asked here than this page is for,so PLEASE,feelfree to slip this query into the right page if that is at all possible. it is ultra-urgent,as we are now disabled by what has ...
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Problems with shortcuts in the Unity Tweak Tool

I'm having problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity). I configured shortcuts corners several times, however, they do not work. Especially, the shortcut "show desktop" belonging to Docky. I'm using the ...
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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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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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Shortcut ctrl+q or ctrl+shift+q to quit apps

I'm new for ubuntu, and I'm just confused about some shortcuts. In mac os , cmd + q is available for any apps to quit. However ubuntu 14.04 doesn't seems to have this shortcut in system wide.(In ...
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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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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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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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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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Desktop shortcut to create a new desktop shortcut doesn't do anything [duplicate]

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 to restore accidentally deleted /usr/share/applications folder?

I was going to delete a desktop shortcut but I accidentally deleted all even folder itself. Now when I log in, it just show wallpaper.Is there any way to back?
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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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Application keyboard shortcuts can't modify in gnome

I have gconftool set to /desktop/gnome/interface/can_change_accels true, but can't assign or modify any application accelerators in Ubuntu 11.04.
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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 ...
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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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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Easy desktop icons

I would like an easy way to have most of my programmes,like chrome,firefox,emapthy,rythmnbox - on the desktop. I am running 13.10 with Gnome 3 and have not found an easy solution. Please is there an ...