I would like to configure a keyboard shortcut for a particular folder in my Desktop. I will be using this folder quite often and is there a way to open them with a custom keyboard shortcut ?

The remote thing I came across regarding this is this question which is for opening home folder similar to Windows, but I do not want to go to home folder and navigate from there all the way to a folder in the Desktop (mouse clicking the desktop folder is way too easier than this method).

So my Question: Can I have custom keyboard shortcuts for custom folders like folders in Desktop ? I'm using 12.04.


You can open any folder, file, or URL in its default application with the xdg-open command:

xdg-open '/home/palerdot/Desktop/My Folder'

Add that as a custom keyboard shortcut.

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