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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Unable to use IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

I am very new to Ubuntu, and I'm having a problem that I don't know how to get it fixed. I even tried looking it up on the web for answers, but maybe I don't know the right terms to search for it. I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in ubuntu 14.04 gnome-fallback-sesson metacity

Due to some crashes in modern gnome (Random stripped lines everywhere), last day I installed gnome-fallback-session and I chose to use 2D Metacity and not 3D compiz. But lots of keyboard shortcuts ...
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Rebind Super+C shortcut

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 Can I rebind the Super+C (search photos) shortcut somehow? I uninstalled the photo lens, but the Launcher keeps opening with "Search photos". The way described here: Disable ...
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How do I create a shortcut to Gnome 3 Activities menu? [duplicate]

I created ~/.local/share/applications/bt.desktop file containing entry [Desktop Entry] Name=btsync Exec==~/Progs/btsync Icon=un-reboot.png Type=Application Terminal=true; Command ~/Progs/btsync ...
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How do I reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste?

I've been looking all over the configuration menus and googling all over the web for how to configure keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste in the Unity window manager. Is there some hidden place ...
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Synapse Application search bar indicator?

I would like to synapse search bar indicator on ubuntu 16.04. I am using the following command, but its not working: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Xubuntu - open whisker with Super button issue

I set the Super button to open whisker menu. But, for example when I press Super + F it also opens. How can I fix this problem?
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Role of .desktop extension

I've done a lot of trial and error and reading and can now create .desktop files (i.e., launchers, shortcuts, etc.) most of the time using Lubuntu. But I'm unclear whether or not the ".desktop" ...
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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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Special shortcut for each input language in LXDE (Lubuntu)

I use Lubuntu 15.10 and I want to bind special combination for each input language. For example, in Ubuntu (Unity) I set up Ctrl + 8 for Russian, Ctrl + 9 for Bashkort, and Ctrl + 0 for English, by ...
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Making a shortcut keys for one shortcut key

So, i switched to linux, but i am too used to microsoft shortcuts.. I got what replaces Ctrl+Alt (with Level3 key).. So for better use, is there any way of Making lvl3 key to Ctrl+Alt? By that I ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Can't execute .sh file that works finely through the terminal in Xubuntu 16.04

My first attempt with scripts, is a shortcut to open a Jupyter Notebook on a specified folder from an file on the Desktop called ipython.sh. The content of ipython.sh is: #!/bin/bash cd ~ ...
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How do I get Caja on Lubuntu to show customized desktop shortcuts?

I need the ability to create a number of desktop folders/folder shortcuts and differentiate them by color or customized icon. This is what I've done in Windows for years. I'm trying to replicate ...
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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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Why windows open in the background when called through keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

I set several keyboard shortcuts, for example CTRL+SHIFT+A opens my Amazon folder. However, it opens in the background (i.e., behind Firefox or Chrome). My shortcuts involve gedit, Nautilus, Firefox, ...
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Manually created scilab launcher doesn't work

I try to create shortcuts when an application are running thanks to the icon that appear on the left side and I do Lock to launcher (which actually impede to take a screen shot). Yet, I did it for ...
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Used apt-get to install chromium but how to start it?

Sorry I am new to ubuntu. I have installed chromium by using: sudo apt-get install chromium-browser Its installed but where does it go? No icon for starting it from desktop.and no icon in ...
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How to perform a “Select all” via keyboard, in recent versions of Gnome Terminal?

In (X)Ubuntu 14.04, I was able to perform a Select All operation via keyboard, in Gnome Terminal, invoking the menu (Alt-E -> A). With more recent versions of (X)Ubuntu, I've noticed that the ...
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How do I re-bind a key in ubuntu?

I went to a keyboard testing site on a laptop that I just installed yesterday. Every key worked except for the left arrow key. Not only do I not know how to change it, I don't know how to tell if ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loosing links for windows

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 10 on my laptop, dual boot. And I made some shortcuts on ubuntu for some places on partition where is widows. And it works correctly until i restart my laptop, after ...
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Eclipse desktop shortcut keeps disappearing at every startup?

Every time I start up my Ubuntu 15.10 desktop the Eclipse shortcut on the desktop (and on the launcher) disappears. I tried to create the shortcut both using "right click -> create shortcut" and ...
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How do I correctly remove items from Wine Programs menu? [duplicate]

As soon as a Windows application creates a shortcut/directory in Wine Start Menu Programs directory (in particular I do this manually by means of Total Commander and it works), it gets reflected in ...
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Replace Android studio 1.5 launcher shortcut with Android studio 2.0 shortcut

I used Android studio for a long time. I like to have it on launcher, so I run studio.sh in terminal, and when AS running, I lock the icon to Launcher so I can run it with one click later. Now I have ...
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Simple softlink to apache root

I have noticed that when I open a file via a desktop shortcut, the path that gets used by the application (sublime3) is the one via the desktop rather than the actual location of the file. This is ...
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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How to make Ubuntu File Manager show the “real” path after opening a shortcut link?

When I open a link, instead of the real path, the file manager shows the location of the link file. Example: home/Desktop/Link to html/wiki What I would like the file manager to show is: /var/...
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How to create a shortcut to open new window of nautilus and actiavte this window? [duplicate]

I know how to create a shortcut on Keyboard>Shortcuts. But if I want to create a new window and activate this one, I would like to know. It shoudl be: nautilus;wmctrl -a nautilus; but keyboard>...
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How to add a desktop shortcut? [duplicate]

How to add a file shortcut on the desktop in 16.04? I tried to drag & drop a file from Nautilus to the desktop and nothing happened. Thanks.
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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How to remove Nautilus (Files 3.14.3) sidebar shortcuts in Ubuntu 16.04?

In Ubuntu 14.04 I used "sudo gedit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults" to edit out the shortcuts but that doesn't work in 16.04 and the file "~/.config/user-dirs.dirs" does not appear in 16.04. I don't use ...
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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 can I hide all windows and show the desktop quickly?

I know there are supposed to be several ways to do this, but I will explain why they don't work for me. Super+D and Super+Ctrl+D both result in this bug. So does the "Show Desktop" button in the ...
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Sublime Text's Shortcut name is wrong (and creates a new file every time I start it)

I just installed Sublime Text 3 to try a rich text editor over a whole IDE. Turns out the shortcut to it is incorrect (./theme.sh), and every time I start Sublime it creates a file (theme.sh). theme....
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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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Add parametter to a shortcut

I try to install a windows aplicattion on ubuntu. When i runn it in windows, executable's shortcut had a parametter (egg. Midserv.exe \desktop. On ubuntu, to work this program, need to put this ...
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How to disable the shortcut for New Profile in command line (Terminal)

I was playing around terminal and I came across Terminal Preference. Under that there is a tab called Shortcut where I accidentally enabled shortcut for New Profile as Q. Now whenever I press Q on ...
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How to create website shortcuts on the desktop / in a folder using Chrome?

Help with something really basic, which I am unable to figure out. In Windows creating a shortcut (link) for a website is as easy as dragging-and-dropping the favicon/address bar to the desktop or a ...
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Can't make a shortcut to work (properly)

I made a shortcut for PyCharm following this instruction (created a *.desktop file; before that I launched the application via terminal by sudo sh pycharm.sh comand). However, the shortcut I made ...
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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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adding an application into the search computer menu

I am currently using ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. I just installed it and I searched up by pressing Alt+F2 I am able to search the computer for programs / files / folders but somehow I installed webstorm and ...
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How to setup shortcuts to launch or switch application in kde5?

Such as in Unity, cmd+[number] would launch an application or switch to it if it is already launched? Currently I know how to setup new shortcut to launch an application in system settings. But I do ...
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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... g@g-on-linux:~/...
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shortcut for konsole

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 and cannot get Konsole to open with the usual shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T and have looked on various forums and configured "shortcuts and gestures" to add another entry to open ...
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How to add an own shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

My question is just like this one, except that I need to add a Cinnamon menu item for a single user only. It should be done as a part of the installation process (for an application installed ...
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How to disable Ctrl+X shortcut for a specific program

I am using VisualBoy Advance (emulator) in conjunction with Emacs. C-x is a key shortcut in Emacs but if I forget to switch windows, and tap Ctrl+X, VisualBoy Advance closes (that's the shortcut it ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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Creating wine shortcuts on 15.10: how to hide from desktop but not from launcher?

So I followed a previous answer to successfully create a shortcut to a Wine application. I want to hide the desktop icon but still show the launcher icon. I deleted the my-app.desktop from the Desktop ...