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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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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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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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How can I hide Chrome apps from the Unity Dash?

It annoys me that Chrome dumps all the Chrome apps that are installed into the Unity dash (note: I mean APPS, not the shortcuts you can install). I have tried to use Alacarte to hide the Chrome Apps ...
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Quickly launch any app in KDE with a shortcut

How can you quickly launch an app with an assigned shortcut in KDE? systemsettings -> Shortcuts and Gestures -> Custom Shortcuts -> Edit -> New
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There was an error getting information about “/” while copying to desktop

Currently running Ubuntu 13.10 after a fresh install/re install due to this problem. The error occurs whenever I try to drag a file from the Ubuntu search( in the launcher ), to the desktop. the ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu (and sometimes, the shortcut is automaticaly (?) reactivated!). But ...
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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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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts [closed]

I want to move windows between workspaces using Shift+Alt+Numbers (eg Shift Alt 1) but in the shortcuts setting this is being written as Shift+Alt+!, Shift+Alt+@, etc... So once I try to use these ...
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Alternating Windows Shortcut

I find the short cut to alternate windows (ie the last application used) to be very helpful. Previously, on Mac OS on my Macbook I used to press "command(super)+tab". On Ubuntu, this allows me to ...
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How to paste a path in “ubuntu explorer” to rapidly access a folder?

I was browsing a local web page, I copied the adress (file:///media/383C4E753C4E2DE6/rar/lua/estacao/003/pessoas.htm), and now I want to paste this path ...
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How do I automate the activation of Python environment

I have created an environment, using virtualenv, for Python 3.4.1 which I installed on /opt. The environment is on ~/py34. Every time I want to use it, I have to type: source py34/bin/activate python ...
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How Can I Add A Custom Shortcut To My List Of Applications Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04...wow a lot has changed since my days of version 10 lol. Anyways, I installed Eclipse and the Android Dev suite, however, in order to launch the Eclipse program, I have ...
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How to identify broken symlinks?

I have more than 1000 icons in a single directory and also there are hundreds of shortcuts (symbolic links?) inside that directory with different names, some of symbolic links are broken, i need to ...
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Thunderbird CTRL+n for new message not working anymore

After subscribing to news accounts, CTRL+n says something about a next new message instead of opening a new email. I could restore the functionality by removing the whole news account but is there a ...
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How to modify application-specific keyboard shortcuts?

In Unity, can I modify the keyboard shortcuts specific to a particular application? For example, the Google Chrome shortcut for "Full screen" is F11 by default. Suppose I want to change it to be F12 ...
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Questions about Mac Book Pro Keyboard and shortcuts

I have been researching a lot about this and I cannot seem to find any useful information about this topic, what so ever. I have now been using Ubuntu in one week, and have gotten pretty confident ...
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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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What is the purpose of Alt-F4?

I used to close a running application by pressing ALT+F4. But, I realised that the application is still running and the correct way to close (quit) it is the combination of Ctrl+Q keys. So, what is ...
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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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Create an alias to a desidred directory to use within terminal [duplicate]

I constantly need to type cd /home/geo/Geant4/geant4.10.00.p02-install/lib/Geant4-10.0.2 How do i create an alias to that directory so I could just type cd $geant (or any other word i decide to ...
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How to create folder shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a folder in my Dropbox and I want to add a shortcut of that folder on my Desktop. I guess this should be extremely easy as in Windows OS :) However, I have no idea how to do it in Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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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 do I remove invalid shortcuts?

How do I remove invalid (orphaned) shortcuts from Ubuntu 14.04? I have Wine, PlayOnLinux and ClassicMenu Indicator installed. I installed, then removed Microsoft Office 2007 because it was "buggy". ...
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How to create shortcut on ubuntu to open a terminal with some folder?

I have a ubuntu running in vmware, and the folder is mnt/hgfs/somefolder (shared folder from VMWARE). How can i create a shortcut to open a terminal with this path (mnt/hgfs/somefolder) without need ...
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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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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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Accidentally removed a drive shortcut from the Launcher. How do I put it back?

I've got three partitions on my system, and I accidentally removed a shortcut to the first Ubuntu partition from the Launcher. How do I put it back? (At least, I assume it was a shortcut, as the ...
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How to set application lense as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lense in the Unity Dash as the default lense, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lense ...