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

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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: ...
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How to assign a command to a tool? [on hold]

I'm using Kali linux and was trying to update a tool called pixiewps, which I did but now when I run pixiewps from the terminal it no longer goes to the tool. My question is can I reassign this bond ...
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How to create a shortcut to open new window of nautilus and actiavte this window?

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 ...
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How to add a desktop shortcut?

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 do I create a desktop shortcut to run a terminal command?

I'm trying to create a desktop icon to launch Heimdall Flash. I looked through all of the previous questions, and could not find a solution (that isn't incredibly confusing and complicated). As it is, ...
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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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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 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). ...
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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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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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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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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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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... ...
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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 ...
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Remove Chrome shortcuts from app menu

Anyone knows how to remove "web apps" I made in Chrome using menu => extra => create shortcuts (no real Chrome apps) from the app menu in Ubuntu? When right-clicking on a normal app (Thunderbird in ...
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Creating a link to an application that is installed but does not show up in Applications folder

New to Linux and Ubuntu. I want to create a link to Slic3r in a folder i've created on the desktop. All the other apps that I wanted to show up in this folder I copied from the ...
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Unable to enable KHotKeys in Kde Plasma

I have installed Kde Plasma 5.4 along with the Unity. Now I am unable to open terminal using shortcut keys. When I checked the custom settings, all my shortcuts are disabled by default. please help
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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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14.04 LTS: Can't use super key shortcuts in apps

My system wide super shortcuts works well. But it's really annoying that when I'm using an app, say IntelliJ, all app defined super shortcuts will be shadowed by system's. Is there any workaround?
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Screen application shortcut closes terminal

Hi whenever i tried to connect usb port with screen application. screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 works well. But whenever tried to do it in a shortcut, terminal closes but screen works on background. ...
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How to create shortcut for a command in terminal?

I want to create a shortcut for a command in terminal. Like for a command "ssh user@123.45.7.123", I just want a command "user" and the above command will run. Is this possible, and if so how can it ...
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How to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE?

How to use shortcuts to switch between displays in LXDE? I mean to switch between the laptop monitor and an external display. I edited /home/user/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml file to set shortcuts ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Fn + left arrow shortcut activates screen settings

I'm running Ubuntu studio 15.10 (xfce). I have problem with keyboard shortcut for decreasing screen brightness Fn + left arrow. It is working but additionally it activates screen settings. How can I ...
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Some importants shorcuts of Blender do not work on Ubuntu

In Ubuntu (and Mint) some important shortcuts for Blender do not work. Alt + right click to select an edge loop (heavily used on all 3D software) doesn't work, a useless menu of Ubuntu pops up to ...
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Xubuntu Xfce - multiple actions for shortcut

I would like to apply an additional command for default Xfce "left_workspace" (to show the toolbar on which I have a preview of all workspaces). I tried editing the configuration file ...
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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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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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How to find java path and make a shortcut with jar files?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, installed 12.04 for the first time a few days ago. So I basiclly got a game (feedthebeast, mod for minecraft). Now the jar file which I downloaded works just fine, but I find ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 Alt Above Tab shortcut for Guake

I can't get Guake to use <Alt>Above_Tab (or "`", or sometimes called tilde?) for hide/show shortcut. I first disabled the original actions of both <Super>Above_Tab and <Alt> ...
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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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Keyboard shorcuts like copy, paste, select all not working 14.04

Fresh install of 14.04 unity ubuntu. These shortcuts don't work. Was not able to find the solution. Has anybody has the same problem?
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Is there a possibility to export/backup the settings of PCmanFM in Lubuntu?

I add a lot of shortcuts to my file manager pcmanfm, I am referring to the shortcuts in the left panel of the window, and would like to backup those.