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

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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
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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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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Is there a way to reprogram the thinkvantage button to assign a shell bash program to it?

Is there a way to reprogram the lenovo think vantage button to open and run a shell bash program on ubuntu 14.04 lts? I have tried system preferences > keyboard >shortcuts > custom and assigned 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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Open app by command and bring to top [duplicate]

Is there a command that I can use to start an app on top? I created a keyboard shortcut super+e to open nautilus, But it opens in the background and not in the front. thank you :)
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Desktop shortcuts in Elementary OS [migrated]

Is there any way to have files in desktop in Elementary luna OS. I have checked and tried installing tweak but couldn't move the files to desktop. Hope you guys can help me Thank you
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How to make a shortcut to a folder on a remote NAS-drive?

I'm trying to make a shortcut (in Windows understanding !) on the desktop to a folder on a NAS-drive. When the user 2-clicks on the icon on the desktop I want a window with the content of the folder ...
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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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Problem with brightness Sony Vaio NVIDIA graphics

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop (Sony Vaio VPCF22MOE). My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. After ubuntu installation I installed NVIDIA Driver Version which is 295.33. I ...
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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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What is the short cut key for command line auto complete?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I log in through remote desktop and use the terminal, I cannot use the tab key to auto complete the command for items such as files/directories. The remote window ...
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Will 11.10 come with keyboard short-cuts for the file and applications lenses?

Since alpha/beta of 11.10 I miss my very often used shortcuts super+f and super+a will they be implemented again in the final version of 11.10?
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Switching keyboard layout and shortcuts

I often switch from French to US keyboard and the usual key shortcut for application keep on being as if it was French. Is it possible that the application (Kile is an open application with which I ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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Putty-like copy/paste

For ages I've been using Putty when working with *nix servers, and I really got used to it's copy&paste method: select, left-click - for copy, just right-click - for paste. How can I set Ubuntu ...
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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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chrome shortcut not working [duplicate]

Google chrome shortcut is locked in Launcher, but when i click it it does not open chrome. I have to open it from dash every time. But once it is launcher I can come back to it from other application ...
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Creating shortcuts on desktop for applications

I know there are many questions about this. I tried to follow some of them but I could not succeed at it. So I installed Matlab R2014 on /opt/MATLAB/R2014 and it runs fine when I execute its shell ...
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How do you unbind a keyboard shortcut (Lubuntu)

I'm wondering how I can unbind Ctrl-Space to bring up desktop/minimize windows. Whenever I jump and crouch in an FPS it minimizes the game. I searched and found people saying to edit lubuntu-rc.xml ...
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Fn+Vol and Fn+Brightness not working on Asus r510l

Installed kubuntu 14.04 64bit on new Asus r510l laptop but unable to use Fn+vol and Fn+brightness keys. Fn+vol shows the indicator but does not have any effect all while Fn+brightness doesn't do ...
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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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How to add Android Studio Shortcut? [duplicate]

M trying to create Android Studio Shortcut in UBUNTU but I don't know how it becomes.
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How do I get a Nautilus shortcut to open on top of everything? [duplicate]

I've made a nautilus short cut for almost all of my common folders. But when I press the keys to use the shortcut the folder do open, but they only open in the background. I still have to make a few ...
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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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Computer Desktop icon for 13.04

I know that ubuntu 13.04 doesn't have a "Computer" icon for Desktop anymore,isn't there a way to make a shortcut for it tough? Googled a few days back and I know I saw a tutorial somewhere but I ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (like logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]

I use 2 languages: english and russian. Languages ​​normally switched on using the taskbar When using the keyboard shortcut icon changes its notation to another language BUT the language set does ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Keybindings removed after update

The default keybindings for audio and opening a terminal don't work anymore after the update... Changing them in the gnome control center doesnt work either. What to do?
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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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How to add a shell script to launcher as shortcut [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How can I create launchers on my desktop? I want to add some shell scripts in my launcher as shortcuts.. ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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How can I open an app with a custom keyboard shortcut?

How do I open an application by a custom keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl+M for opening System Monitor?
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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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Custom keyboard shortcut to lauch a terminal and run a command without exit in the end [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut to run a command with keyboard shortcut But when I press "alt+ctrl+a" terminal open and immediately close. Please help me to edit below command for prevent from close ...
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How do I save a line in terminal without runninig it? [duplicate]

Is there an option to abandon the current command and later go back with the up arrow? Sometimes when I want to open multiple files at once I want to check "dir" to see if I got the right paths. How ...
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image viewer: mouse wheel to move back and forward

In the gnome image viewer (3.2.0), I would like to change these shortcuts for next/prev image to use the mousewheel. I would also like to change it in shotwell if possible. Current the mousewheel is ...
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guake close tab shortcut closes two tabs

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+w keyboard shortcuts in guake terminal closes two tabs. I am using Ubuntu 14.10 final beta. My previous Ubuntu 14.04 never had any guake problem. My keyboard doesn't have any ...
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How to append arguments to launch an application with specific parameters from Unity Dash or shortcuts?

I need to append parameters to Chromium launch in order to disable SSL v3 due to recent vulnerability refered as Poodle: --ssl-version-min=tls1 How can I add this parameter in order to: Launch ...
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Gedit Shortcuts stopped working

Suddenly the Gedit shortcuts stopped working. For example, Ctrl+F, instead of finding a string makes the cursor to the next character. Ctrl+H now has the same functionality as backspace. I tried ...
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Lubuntu 14.x - no create link or shortcut menu on right click

I have to use good old ln -s command to create a desktop short cut. I am on Lubuntu 14.x running LXDE There is no right click menu on the folder tree that means : right click --> create desktop ...
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Making a shortcut for UNIX program [duplicate]

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) and I'm just getting a hold of this new way of doing things. I am using a program built for UNIX and I managed to install it and get it all work perfectly, but I ...
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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 to create shortcuts for favorite apps and folders?

I access certain programs and folders frequently, I would like to access them with some shortcuts. For example I would like to open my Projects folder by typing pro. In Windows, I have a folder that ...
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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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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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Desktop Shortcut Won't Work after Reboot [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in a dual boot along with Windows 8. When I create a desktop shortcut for a folder on a windows partition in Ubuntu using "Make a link and move it to the desktop", ...