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

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Shell Script Desktop Shortcut

So I tried making a desktop shortcut which executes a very simple shell script. But when i double click/right click->execute it, it does nothing. (or at least I think it does nothing) heres how my ...
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How to make desktop shortcuts on Ubuntu 16.04?

I was wondering how to do that, this is not something vital for me but I find it useful to know. I found some ways to do this for older versions and I don't know if they can be applied to 16.04. I ...
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Asus A455LJ brightness Fn+F5+F6 doesn't work on ubuntu 16.04

i've just installed ubuntu 16.04 on my asus A455LJ i5 5200u with Nvidia 920m, and just install nvidia driver properly but i can't get my brightness control Fn+F5 nor Fn+F6 work, but in the system ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate

Is there a pre-assigned keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate?
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How to add a shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

Is there a utility I can use to add an icon to the Cinnamon menu which runs a user-specified command, and as a bonus, displays a user-specified icon? specifically I'm trying to add a command to open ...
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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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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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One command to get a running py script ID then kill it

I once asked for a script to control unity launcher auto-hide behavior and the community here was kind and clever enough to give me exactly what I needed here. Now I wonder if there is ONE command ...
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 change shotcuts

I want to change the next/previous tab shortcut of tabs that lie within windows for all applications, e.g. browser, terminal, etc. How can I do this? Settings->Keyboard->shortcut doesn't list these ...
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Holding Super Key doesn't show Unity shortcuts in 14.04?

When I hold down the superkey the list of keyboard shortcuts no longer appears? How do I enable again?
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Setting hotkeys to switch language [duplicate]

How can i set Caps Lock to set Russian language and Shift + Caps Lock to set english? Not just Ctrl + Shift to switch them.
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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Is there a way to create a shortcut for files?

I have several books or files which I want to open many times, is there a way which I can remember the files and open them by one click? I am using ubuntu 16.04
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Ubuntu 15.10 Keyboard shortcut bug

I am on Ubuntu 15.10. Ctrl + alt is used for closing any windows/programs that I am currently in. So for example if I want to open a new terminal using ctrl + alt + T, when I press ctrl + alt, it just ...
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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 address (file:///media/383C4E753C4E2DE6/rar/lua/estacao/003/pessoas.htm), and now I want to paste this path (file:///media/383C4E753C4E2DE6/rar/lua/...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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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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Shortcuts in gvim

I'm using gvim for text editing. Some shortcuts are listed as Cut +y Paste "+gP However those precise key combinations do not work so I suppose that + and g might be abbreviations for other ...
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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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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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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 ...