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Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?

In 10.04, I had a lot of keyboard shortcuts defined using Super/Mod4 and one single other key, Super+O ran Opera Super+W opened Nautilus pointing to my Work folder, etc. In 11.04, these do not ...
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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.. They ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity?

Is there an easy way to create a desktop shortcut for an application in Unity? The ability to right click or drag and drop icons to the desktop in Unity does not seem to be there.
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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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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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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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Launch app only if not already open

I would like to mimic the use of Alfred on Mac OS X, where if you try to open an app after searching for it, it will only open a new window if the program is not already running, otherwise it will set ...
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How to force Unity reload ~/.local/share/applications/

Let's say I changed/added some myapp.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/. For some time Ubuntu Unity will still show me old applications shortcuts at Unity lens under Ubuntu button. It will ...
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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 can I find which command is bound to a given keyboard shortcut?

How can I find which command is bound to a give keyboard shortcut? I remember playing with my keyboard shortcuts recently in different places: System/Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts, "gnome-keyboard-...
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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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How can I set a launcher to start an application in a specific desktop

I've got a bunch of desktops set up for specific purposes. I'd really like to be able to tell an app what desktop it should launch in. I can't find any options for that, is there any way to do it?
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How to force active Launcher webpages to be from the Chromium icon? [closed]

So, I'm not quite sure how to word this, but I created some custom launchers for Chromium Browser's application shortcuts: As you can see in the image, the Social website one is active because I ...
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How do I add Matlab to the main menu?

I was trying to add the installed matlab to the menu of Applications under Ubuntu 10.10. I clicked Gnome-Menu -> Preference -> Main Menu -> Programming -> New Item, where I input the Matlab file .../...
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Mouse gestures for Unity desktop

I liked the mouse gesture of Windows 7 to minimize all open windows except the active one. Can I have that kind of gestures to use in Unity. or What are the mouse gestures available for Unity?
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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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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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Commandline shortcut for current directory similar to ~ for home directory?

When i use the cp or move command in a terminal window, i'm currently with bash in a certain folder like this. NES@server:~/Desktop/dir1$ And now i wanna copy a file from here ~/anotherdir/dir2 ...
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How do I get a USB drive shortcut on desktop?

Is there a flash drive shortcut on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop like Ubuntu 10.10 desktop have?
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How do I reset Unity default shortcuts?

How do I reset the default value of Unity shortcut? In: "System Settings -▸ Keyboard -▸ Shortcuts ..." For instances: I can't put the default Alt L for the HUD. I can't put the default Alt+...
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How do I create an internet shortcut within a folder?

I want to create an internet shortcut within a specified folder in Ubuntu 12.04. How do I do this?
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How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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Remapping Alt + F2 in Unity

I disabled the Alt + F2 default shortcut in unity (ubuntu 11.10) using ccsm and I set a new shortcut using the default system shortcut manager (system settings > keyboard). And it works, until I ...
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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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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 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 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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How can I put a shortcut to a file in the Unity launcher?

Is it possible to put a shortcut to a file (like a application launcher but opens a file instead of launching a program) in the Unity launcher, and if so, how?
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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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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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Chrome unity shortcut acting up

Whenever I click on my chrome shortcut I get a new window (as expected) but I also get a new Unity entry with a different icon (one from an iconset I had been using before upgrading to 14.04 - don't ...
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How to Add a Shortcut On Desktop

I am new to Ubuntu and I am not quite familiar on how to add Shortcuts on the Desktop. I an experienced Windows user and my intuitions didn't help to achieve this.
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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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Hows to set Skype shortcut for opening existing instance?

I'm using Linux for about two years now, but due to my Windows legacy I like keeping shortcuts on my desktop instead of dockies, panel shortcuts, etc. If Skype is already running, pressing the ...
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remove application shortcut from Unity panel

How do I remove an application shortcut from the Unity panel (not launcher bar)? My specific issue is I tried to install a game using Wine a while ago. I then uninstalled the game, then uninstalled ...
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How do I add a document shortcut to the Unity Panel?

In Gnome 2, I used to be able to drag a particular document, for example, my_to_do_list.txt to the panel. It was quick access to my daily to do list, which opened up in Gedit. This is the same case ...
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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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In Unity, how do I make desktop shortcuts (a la Windows, OSX)?

So, I'm using Ubuntu for the first time, and I like it in general. I've got this problem with the launcher, though: I can't drag and drop ANYTHING on to the desktop, only make shortcuts and folders ...
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Shortcut to open Terminal and run some commands

Is it possible to create desktop shortcut, that would do as follows: open Terminal change directory make a command inside that directory type password (sudo) I tried with Terminal profiles, but I ...
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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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Custom Shortcut for switching off the display

I want to add a Custom Shortcut (Keyboard → Custom Shortcuts → Add) for turning off the display but to do that, what 'Command' should I should use? I want to set a button to switch off the ...
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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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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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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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Keyboard shortcuts not working in 12.04? [closed]

I can't get my shortcuts to work, among other things in 12.04. Anyone else with this problem? I'm not very pleased with Ubuntu 12.04 so far. What a letdown!
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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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Shortcut to bring all open terminals to the front

After I navigate out to a webpage or editor, is there any way to bring all the open terminals back to the front in their original positions? It is a bit of a pain clicking the terminal icon and then ...
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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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Can't use any kind of “super” key combinations for keybindings in Ubuntu 12.04 from the control center

I've changed my Unity launcher from super to alt+F1 because I (used to) set a lot of commands with super keybindings. It appears to not work at all in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a solution ? Thanks ! ...
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How to remap keyboard shortcuts in Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: > Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? I am aware of how to change the shortcut to focus the Launcher with CompizConfig Settings Manager, so this is a different ...