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How to auto-run a script each time a Global Keyboard Shortcut is used in Ubuntu?

I don't want to reassign the Global Keyboard Shortcut keys. They should be doing their what they were meant to do. But in addition to that, I would like a bash script to run every time the particular ...
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Running gnome system tools

I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the ...
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How does “show desktop” work?

How does Super+D work to show the desktop? Does it minimize all windows? Or does it set the desktop as "on top"? Or does it make all windows invisible? Can I exclude certain windows/applications ...
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Advanced Settings not opening in Gnome 3.2

I'm trying to change my Gnome 3.2 theme, but whenever I try opening Advanced Settings it refuses. It shows at the top of the menu that it's loading but it never shows up. It opens up perfectly in ...
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Lost 'System Settings' on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin x86_64

I am new here. I was facing issues with emacs-snapshot sourced from a PPA, so I tried following these instructions (blindly =/), and sudo apt-get remove `apt-cache search emacs | awk '{print $1}'` ...
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Add entry to the system settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window? Using gnome-shell my menu is full of setting-apps I wanted to have all of them centralised in one place, so ...
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Changing the priority of Gnome Shell

I want to give Gnome-Shell the highest priority, but I couldn't change the priority on the System Monitor, an error messeage says: Can't change priority's process with pid 2841 to -5. Access denied I ...
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Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder

As of now, my desktop has begun showing the contents of my home folder (~) instead of the contents of ~/desktop. I must have changed something, but I have no idea what, or what I was doing exactly ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...