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

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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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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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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.
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Create launcher shortcut for RDesktop

I am trying to create a 'shortcut' that I can pin to my launcher in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that will launch an RDesktop session. It works fine from the command line thus: rdesktop -u UserName -d Domain ...
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Windows-like UI shortcuts in Ubuntu - Is it possible?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and I need one guidance that will make my management much easier there - I have a directory situated up in a tree of about 15 directories. It's tiresome to navigate manually ...
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Keyboard shortcuts stopped working / Can't access keyboard settings

My keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+T and the audio hotkeys) just stopped working. I tried everything I could find on the Internet to solve the problem, including installing and reinstalling tons of ...
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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 to create desktop shortcut of a example.sh file? what are the steps? [duplicate]

Please know me the steps to create a shortcut of any run.sh file. I have an run.sh file. I want to create a desktop shortcut of run.sh file. Here is the Location of the file: ...
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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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Command: Swtich to Certain Window [duplicate]

I currently have to use Gnome 3 because of this, so I don't have the handy shortcuts like [super] + 2 opening the second application (Firefox) in my launcher available. What I want to do, is a to ...
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Create .desktop file as shorcut to a folder in Lubuntu LXDE

What is the "Exec=" part of a desktop configuration file for this? I guess I should mention file manager but how exactly?
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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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Desktop shortcut disappear

I've created a desktop shortcut for Eclipse by creating a .desktop file in my desktop with the following content [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Exec=/home/blesson/eclipse/eclipse ...
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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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ubuntu 15.10: How to set alt+tab to switch windows only in the current workspace?

I know there are a lot of answers on the Internet, but I found that they were a little old and didn't work any more. I'm using 15.10, is there a way to set alt+tab to switch windows only in the ...
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How to disable `Alt+Tab` in unity under 12.04?

I can not find Alt+Tab in Shortcuts of Keyboard of System Settings. Emacs need Alt+Tab. How to disable it in unity ? Thanks
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How to change command-line keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a way to change command-line shortcuts such as copy and paste from Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v to Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v respectively? I often accidently use the default system shortcuts Ctrl+c ...
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Global shortcut to play/pause youtube

I would like to set a shortcut that will play/pause youtube. I want it to work when I'm not focused on my browser or when I'm in a different tab. If the command pauses any youtube video running on ...
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Chrome ctrl+mousewheel zoom

I have a problem with my chrome browser on my dell xps 13 running Ubuntu 15.10. On my windows machine i got used to zoom in on websites with the shortcut CTRL+Mousewheel. On Ubuntu I don't work ...
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How can I edit desktop shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10?

How can I edit desktop shortcuts on Kubuntu 15.10 ? I mean properties. The command at least. If I right click the desktop shortcut and go to icon settings, there is a keyboard shortcut, which can be ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open terminal here” in Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to have a new terminal open when I press F12. However, the tips at Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" seem to not be working on Ubuntu 15.10. How can I create a ...
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Is it possible to create mouse shortkey on Ubunu? (AutoHotkey replacment)

Is it possible to assign mouse shortkeys in the Ubuntu: press&hold mouse extra button 1, then press left mouse button - to shortkey {Ctrl + Shift + Page Up} press&hold mouse extra button 1, ...
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Get back default /bin/bash

After installing virtualbox + few upgrades I found that I have no longer my default bash, but now I have (probably) xterm. (there was also problem with unity, but I coped with it). I can not execute ...
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How can I create a shortcut that acts as a tally

For my work I have to do repetitive tasks with weekly deadlines. I like to know how close I am to finishing these tasks so I tend to keep a tally on a piece of paper. Unfortunately I travel a lot and ...
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How to add icons with dropdown with actions to ubuntu menu bar

I have some scripts/programs which I run often. How can I add an icon to menubar for e.g. like dropbox which when on clicked provides a dropdown menu with several options, each option on clicking runs ...
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How to move windows to a certain screen when using more than two monitors in gnome-shell?

There's an question that is asking in how to move a window around using keyboard shortcuts. Yet the provided answer of using Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 4 (left edge) Ctrl + Alt + NUMPAD 6 (right edge) ...
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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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How to escape spaces in .desktop files Exec line

I want to make a .desktop file like described here. [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text 2 GenericName=Sublime Text 2 Comment=Edit text files Exec=/home/user/opt/sublime/Sublime Text 2/sublime_text %U ...
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How to set order of screens for xmonad when navigating?

I have three hardware monitors, and currently when I use Alt + W, E, R, the focus switches from right, left, middle. This is a bit confusing, and I like to have the order to be W->left, E->middle, ...
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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 to launch an Xulrunner app with a desktop shortcut?

I have created a simple xulrunner app and it works great when invoked from command line. clain@desktop:~$ xulrunner /home/clain/myapp/application.ini The problem is that I need to keep the terminal ...
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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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My crtl+a is not working

I am using ubuntu 15.04 i was using ctrl+A as shortcut to select all text but from some days it is not working.The keys are working pefectly but the shortcut isn't
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Shortcut to switch to app

Is it possible to focus an opened app instance/window using a command? I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut as to quickly switch to a specific app. I want shortcuts for: chromium (now it opens a ...
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Add Virtualbox Shortcut in Unity Launcher to boot to a VM

Can I create a shortcut to a virtualbox OS in the unity sidebar without it being on the desktop too. I tried to right click in virtualbox and create shortcut on desktop then move it. but if i do it ...
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flash disk not recognized after shortcut virus deleted

my flash disk infected by a windows computer. later I inserted flash disk on ubuntu; all my folders were under an unnamed folder and there were *.lnk and some unknown files. I copied my folders to the ...
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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 ...