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How to configure Alt-Tab to switch between applications without bringing all windows to foreground?

In Pop!_OS, Alt-Tab is used to switch between windows of different applications. In Ubuntu 20.04, with "Switch applications" set to "Alt+Tab" in the Keyboard Shortcuts settings, ...
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is there a way to navigate in file system with comand line and using the arrow keys

Sometimes I like to navigate direct in command line (without nautilus). But the need to use ls and then cd multiple times is uncomfortable. Is there some terminal app that automate this "ls cd&...
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How do I exit keyboard navigation mode?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and I've run into a bit of an issue. I was working on a program I'm writing and I believe I accidentally enabled a keyboard accessibility option. When I try to use my keyboard ...
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External HDD opens in Dolphin as empty but data shown and folders/files accessible by entering direct address

I had been accessing folders and files on a 1TB Toshiba external HDD connected by USB to my Dell laptop with Kubuntu 18.04. I set the laptop down, then returned to it to find that the external HDD ...
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Click on Ubuntu 21.04 icons (left navigation) opens new icon rather than adding a red dot [duplicate]

My OS: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 Release: 21.04 Codename: hirsute Note that I do not use the Wayland display server protocol that's used by default by Ubuntu 21....
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Really basic question on navigation

Why can't I navigate to /homeassistant? pi@raspberrypi:~ $ ls Bookshelf Downloads homeAssProd Public Templates Desktop get-docker.sh Music Python-3.8.0 Videos ...
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Keyboard Navigation isn't working in Application Dashboard

I am new to Ubuntu. If I click the Show Applications button then it shows me the workspaces. I want to change it to directly show the applications dash. So, I installed a couple of extensions in order ...
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SSD partition only shows after navigating to in Nautlius -- disables instant linking

I have this issue in which an SSD partition (shared storage for dual booting Windows & Linux) only shows up in /media after navigating to it in other locations in Nautilus file explorer. Now, this ...
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Mimicking windows shortcut to folders for quick desktop access

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 within Virtual Box, I'm a bit new to Unix-Linux type OS's. I'm used to Windows and their ability to create shortcuts to objects. Now, I do understand that Linux is not Windows, ...
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XFCE keyboard shortcuts to navigate inside a window

I am wondering if it is possible in (Xubuntu XFCE) to enable keyboard shortcuts to navigate inside a window ? I know about shortcuts to navigate through workspaces and windows, and to move around ...
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How do I get keyboard menu navigation to work under Gnome 3?

Keyboard interaction seems so broken to me the I must be doing something silly. Simple scenario: <Ctrl>-<Alt>-T and I get a new terminal. I click "Terminal" and "Reset" ...
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How to read file from a folder that has many sub-folders [duplicate]

I have a data directory has has three sub-directories and each sub-directory has three different sub-directories. And I need to read two different files from the last sub-directory. How can I ...
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Can I switch off breadcrumb navigation such that the file dialogue of GUI programs automatically lets me enter the full path?

I am using Xubuntu 18.04. This question specifically pertains to Xubuntu (in my case: 18.04): I frequently see myself first pressing Ctl+L in order to let the open file or the save as dialogue let ...
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How do I turn on WiFi without mouse/trackpad?

After turning on my laptop, I found my trackpad not working. I don't have separate mouse on me. To troubleshoot, I'd need to surf the Internet, but of well I have disabled wifi on computer before ...
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Ubuntu 18 Virtual Box Mac shutting down on navigation

I set up Ubuntu as a disk image on virtual box on my mac (latest OS), and it loads fine, and I can do stuff (open firefox, cmd, etc) but if I navigate away from the VM it shuts down with state "...
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How to navigate the terminal with the cursor keys

I've done an internet search for ubuntu terminal navigation keys but it didn't return anything helpful to me. In Windows (command prompt or GUI), you can go to the next or previous word by pressing ...
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How to navigate to a folder by pasting/typing it in file manager of ubuntu 18.04

In the file manager of ubuntu 18.04 (launched by clicking the second icon in the left taskbar), supposing I have copied a string of folder name, where can I paste (or type) the folder name, press ...
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How do I quickly navigate to a full path using the "Files" program? [duplicate]

I have this path I want to navigate to in the UI. /usr/local/sbin How can I do that with a couple clicks in the UI? Often Files shows the path as a dropdown. How can I select the path so I can copy it?...
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How to navigate files in Ubuntu?

I'm having trouble understanding how the files work in Ubuntu, especially since it lists differently from Windows' command prompt and PowerShell. For example, when I go to the top most directory and ...
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How to get Windows-like list of open apps/files/terminals etc on bottom of screen for navigation [duplicate]

The reason is Alt-F1+Scroll and click is a lot of work for navigating the stuff I have open. I’m using Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.
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Why can't I use mouse navigation buttons (back and forward) on pcmanfm file explorer on lubuntu?

I'd like to browse my files with one hand without clicking backspace or alt + arrows or clicking on the arrows on the window... just like in firefox or windows applications...
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How can I hover over icons in Ubuntu Dock to see all windows of one application?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME 3. How can I show all open windows of a certain application using the sidebar (aka Ubuntu Dock)? Right now I have to right-click and select "all windows" to see my ...
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How to Create a non-empty File inside a Folder from the Menu

The OS that I'm using is Lubuntu, so my navigation menu is "File Manager PCMan FM", but I can install any file manager if this works and solves my problem. I am a python developer and what I want to ...
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How to navigate without without typing "cd foldername" all the time? [duplicate]

I am new to this whole thing and I was wondering if there is an easier way to travel between folders, like I just type one thing and I get to see what folders and I can go into and then I press one ...
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Running into issues just typing

I'll be typing and for no reason my cursor will automatically move somewhere else on the page or paragraph and for the lack of a better phrase "jack my shit up". It happens when I either press the ...
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Tilde ~ not referring to home

I am getting the error SSLCertificateFile: file '/etc/apache2/~/joebloggs/somesite_com.crt' does not exist or is empty Due to the following line written in default-ssl.conf ...
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How to edit the highest parent directory of a path while navigating

Noob question: Let's say I'm in: user@mj:~/var/www/html/mag/something/else/forever$ And I want to be at: user@mj:/var/www/html/mag/something/else/forever$ Mind the ~ I can achieve that with: ...
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Sometimes I Can't read certain buttons

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. The theme being used for appearance is Adwaita, except for icons (Gnome). The overall theme is OS X Capitan. My problem is that on certain buttons, the text is too ...
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Open File dialogs mouse navigation (5 buttons) back and forward wanted

I use a 5 button mouse to navigate in Ubuntu. For navigating back and forward in the web i use the 2 buttons on the left side of the mouse. They also work inside Gnome but not in the Open File dialogs....
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How to write scripts for w3m or lynx?

How can I navigate (using TAB or hjkl keys) and click on things(ENTER), enter text with bash script in text based browsers like w3m and lynx? I said text based because when I go graphical, those ...
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Moving files in terminal

Hi I am trying to move a file from a folder to another but cannot make it. Those are command I tried: You see those folders are with space in their name?
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Can't navigate through the files [closed]

I have trouble in navigating through my files. Whenever I try to navigate or change the file directory I get this error: No such file or directory My current directory is home/Atikin and I don't ...
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Ctrl+N shortcut key doesn't work properly [closed]

I use ctrl+N for opening the current directory on windows but on Ubuntu 15.10 it just opens the home directory instead of the current working directory. Here is the list of supported shortcut keys on ...
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what is the official github for ubuntu? [closed]

I am looking for a link to official ubuntu OS development on github.(answer) it has been said in the comments it's not officially hosted on github yet some fork of git on ubuntu servers? Anyways ...
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Eclipse in Ubuntu - Project view navigation problem

I use Ubuntu for Java development and I have a problem with Eclipse it was frustrating me. In the Project Exploring view, I can't open the packages/folders with right arrow. On Windows I don't have ...
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What is the shortcut to move between two Terminator tabs?

When I open Terminator, I can move two Terminator in same tab using Ctrl + Tab. How to move between two Terminator tabs?
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How do I navigate up one directory from the terminal?

I can navigate down in directory using cd in the terminal. How do I navigate back up if I go too far?
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How to use GPS on Nexus 4?

I'm running Ubuntu Touch 15.04 on Nexus 4 and GPS does not work. Of course I enabled 'Location Detection' and 'GPS' in the top menu. Furthermore I have enabled 'Celluar Data' in the Settings menu and ...
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Not able to switch between applications?

As shown in the picture, If I am on Google chrome application and wants to switch to any other application for ex: EClipse, Just clicking on the Eclipse icon does not launch Eclipse. The same is ...
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Netflix and Ubuntu Mate [duplicate]

I am a new user of Ubuntu Mate and I liked it. Well, I was a user because I couldnt play videos from Netflix so I have to return to windows. What can I do to play Netflix videos?
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Can I run Navigatrix in ubuntu

Can I run NAVIGATRIX 4 or 5 in Ubuntu or with it. And how would I get there, I'm just trying to learn ,what you can and can't do with Ubuntu Thanks Brian
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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices, is it good as Google Map navigation?

What navigation application can I use on Ubuntu phone devices (the BQ Aquaris E4.5 & E5), while driving? Is it as good as the android default navigation system? Thank you
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Scrolling through tabs in Firefox without opening them

When we have many tabs open in Firefox we get one arrow on each side to scroll through the tabs. What I usually do is to use the mouse (yuck!) to click on those arrows to do the scrolling. How can I ...
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Any better sotware for Mouse Keys then the default Universal Access? [duplicate]

At times I want to use my external keyboard, but don't have my external mouse around or it's death with batteries, which is the time I wish to navigate my cursor with the keys of my keyboard. So I go ...
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Firefox Page - Navigation with Touchpad

Hy, i' m using a Lenovou330p notebook with Ubuntu 14.04.1 and GNOME 3. I tried to find out how to be able to navigate back and foreward in Firefox with 3 or 4 finger swipe gestures on the Touchpad ...
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xubuntu 14.04 change "minimize all windows" (show desktop)

None of the suggested answers: How to change de "Minimize all windows" shortcut in Xubuntu? Simple launcher to minimize all windows?\ Is there a keybind to minimize all windows, ...
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Is there any application for vimium-like interaction with desktop using keyboard?

Vimium plugin for chrome allows to follow any link on the web-page with the following actions: Type f. It causes unique string to appear near every available link. Type string associated with the ...
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How do I set a different default place when I click on 'files' in the sidebar?

This is another question all about the usability of unity, which is proving to be not as easy to customise as I'd like. Using Ubuntu 14.04, When I click on the files icon, it immediately takes me to $...
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How can I 'cd' into directory from folder in desktop gui view?

Is there a way to open up a terminal from a folder location in a desktop folder? This functionality would be the same as 'cdto' in OS X: https://github.com/jbtule/cdto/releases/tag/2_6_0
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