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

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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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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 disable system shortcut?

When I use emacs on Ubuntu, there are lots of shortcuts conflict with the system shortcuts and when I execute them, things become weird. How can I disable system shortcut? Especially for some ...
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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 ...
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From OSX to Ubuntu: I need help on common shortcuts

I installed ubuntu on my macbookpro... I'm already comfortable with the bash and apt-get tasks, and the OS seems pretty easy to understand and use, however since I'm used to use a lot of shortcuts in ...
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Unity: Shortcut to open new Terminal doesn't work after enabling workspaces

Since I enabled workspaces on my Ubuntu System (14, Unity window manager), the ctrl-alt-T shortcut to open a new Terminal does not work anymore (in any of the workspaces)? Does anybody know why? ...
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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 can I return to fullscreen mode after alt tab?

How can I return to full screen in minecraft in Ubuntu? If I press F11 minimizes it to window mode and I can use firefox and other things but if Alt+Tab out of fullscreen mode, only way to get back ...
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Disable Gnome Shell document preview

I have a password protected LibreOffice Calc file. When I press the SUPER key and type the name it is shown. Now I press enter or click the file and it is opened with some document preview, but this ...
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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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Create a file command to terminal

I have downloaded a program that does not need installation through the web; How can i create a command for the terminal to open that specific command: Example: open terminal, type ...
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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 to show the list of shortcuts produced by super key using command line

What is the command that shows the same result of holding the super key?! I.e. What is the command that list all shortcuts in system...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Keyboard shortcuts

I saw a keyboard shortcuts list when I first installed Ubuntu 15.04. How do I bring that up again?
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How to create desktop shortcut to bash program running java

I've downloaded the free and open-source image analysis software "Icy" (http://icy.bioimageanalysis.org/), and I can launch it by making the "icy.sh" file executable and double-clicking on it. ...
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Is there any specific reason why Gnome Terminal Emulator uses Shift+Ctl+V and not the typical Ctrl+V?

Typically Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are considered the standard keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting. In Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Terminal Emulator the shortcuts use an additional Shift key which turns ...
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How to create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine?

How do I create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine? For example I have Notepad++ /media/DATA/Progs/Notepad++/notepad++.exe and I would like to have a shortcut to it on the ...
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Bind the make command to a shortcut

I use Emacs under Ubuntu. I would like to bind the make command to a shortcut, so that makefile could be launched. If the compilation fails, I would the error message to be shown in a sub-window or ...
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Unable to launch the application as AD user

I have followed the below link and setup AD authentication for my machine : Code: http://tweaktheserver.com/integrate-linux-machine-with-ad/ Everything is working fine as expected and users can ...
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Keyboard shortcut responds very slow

The shortcut for print screen became very slow on my Ubuntu 14.04.2. It takes about 10-15 seconds after pressing the key to showing a print screen region selection controls. I tried to use shutter as ...
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Is there a “Close Without Saving” shortcut?

When I used OS X there was a shortcut (Cmd+D) that would dismiss the "Do you want to save" dialogue when a window with unsaved changes was closed. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu and if not is there ...
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Change Keyboard: Default Close/Cancel/Save

When I want to close a file with ALT+W on Ubuntu in any text editor. It says: Close Without Saving - Cancel - Save I'm using to the keyboard mapping: N - C - Y Is there a way to do this? Command ...
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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 can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!
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Commandline shortcut for current directory similar to ~ for home directory?

When i use the cp or move command in a terminal window, i'm currently with bash in a certain folder like this. NES@server:~/Desktop/dir1$ And now i wanna copy a file from here ~/anotherdir/dir2 ...
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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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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...
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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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new chrome shortcut gets created after launching new Incognito Window

When I right click on chrome icon on launcher and open New Incognito Window, new icons gets created (as shown in image). (dont get confuse of icons, I have changed icon theme) Cant lock this icon ...
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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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Shortcuts missing everytime I reboot pc (target on anouther partition) [duplicate]

Well, I'm new to linux. And I have 2 partitions - one where I have linux installed, and second where I hold my files. I created 2 shortcuts on my desktop, but everytime, when I reboot my pc, they are ...
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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity?

Is there an easy way to create a desktop shortcut for an application in Unity? The ability to right click or drag and drop icons to the desktop in Unity does not seem to be there.
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How to Create Taskbar Icon Of MS Office Using PlayOnLinux

I have installed MS Office on Ubentu 14 using Play on PlayOnLinux , now Can you please let me know how I can create Taskbar Office Icon for MS Word, for example? Thanks