I am using Kubuntu for a long time but today when I tried to create a folder using Ctrl+Shift+N nothing happened and then I realised the shortcut is F10 in KDE Plasma. I tried to change it but I was not able to find any option in global or standard shortcut settings.


Open Dolphin.

In Settings, click on Configure Shortcuts…. (Alternatively, if you have the Control icon (☰) instead of the conventional menu, click on it and then on Configure Shortcuts….)

In there, scroll down till you find Create Folder…. You'll see F10 as the shortcut and possibly a blank space next to > in the Alternate column.

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Click in the marked area and you'll get something like this:

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Click on None (or whatever else is there) and then enter Ctrl+Shift+N if that's the shortcut you want. You may see a pop-up indicating that the shortcut may already be in use. Just click Reassign and then on OK.

That should now allow you to use Ctrl+Shift+N to open a new folder in Dolphin.

  • Thank you very much,will this change the shortcut through out the kde desktop? – A.K. Jul 2 '19 at 14:54
  • So it is not possible to add a new global shortcut for folder creation in kde :/ – A.K. Jul 2 '19 at 14:59
  • Can you please clarify the context? Do you want to create a folder when in Dolphin or do you want to use the same shortcut to create a new folder on the desktop? Or how do you plan to use the shortcut "through out the kde desktop"? – DK Bose Jul 2 '19 at 15:28
  • I want to create the folder at both places - inside Dolphin and on the desktop. – A.K. Jul 3 '19 at 3:16
  • If you create it in Dolphin in the ~/Desktop folder it will also appear on your Desktop. To directly create folders on the Desktop, right-click on a blank area on your Desktop and you'll see a "Create New" item in the context menu. That will allow you to create a new folder or a new text file on the Desktop. – DK Bose Jul 3 '19 at 3:37

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