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How do you create a “new document” keyboard shortcut?

Just like Ctrl-Shift-N for folders. Is it possible?


As far as I know Nautilus does not have a shortcut for this but you can create a new empty file using this trick:

Press context menu key (which opens up right click menu), then press D and E. A new file will be created.


Context menu key is next to the win key:

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    Or Alt-F / F10, then D and E. But it's too long. I'd like a sole chortcut – disfated Apr 29 '11 at 17:31
  • This works only if none is selected: when a file is selected the context menu is different. I needed to click on an empty area or unselect or <ctrl+shift+A>. When the window has no empty space, you need to focus (click) on the border of the window first. – j.c Feb 2 '17 at 11:16

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