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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?
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How do I access my host ubuntu files and navigate to and fro from host ubuntu to my remote machine?

My host machine is ubuntu OS and I launch my workplace connection through citrix remote connection. But I would like to know if there is a keyboard shortcut which would help me navigate with my host ...
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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. enter image description here 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 it give me an error code "No such file or directory" My current directory is home/Atikin and i ...
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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?

Super noob question: I can navigate down in directory using cd from 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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How to set default save location

With windows if you save a new file from a certain application, it will usually remember the folder you saved it so the next time you save a new file from that app it will automatically open that ...
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How to jump to file in folder based on starting letter

Let say I have a folder with several subfolders How can I quickly select the folder NATUR. In OS X I can just hit n on my keyboard and it jumps to NATUR. What is the equivalent in Ubuntu?
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how do I view a file strictly by the date it was accessed/created/downloaded [duplicate]

I am looking for a command that I can use to locate a file by the date a file was created on my computer
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keyboard short cut for switching between two or more instances of the same application? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is a keyboard short cut for examining and switching between multiple windows of the same application? I know of Alt + Tab but that only shows different applications.
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Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working. It is currently set to Alt+Ctrl+D. And changing the shortcut doesn't help (tried Super+D, Alt+Esc). However other shortcuts work fine (even from the ...
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I can't navigate in the 3D view of modo 701 in Ubuntu 13.04. Is the OS overriding the shortcuts somehow? How can I fix it?

I installed Luxology modo 701 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but if I try to navigate the 3D via the usual key combinations ALT+Left/Middle/Right Click and Drag nothing happens in the viewport. ALT+Right Click ...
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How to move between 2 very different directories in the terminal?

When I move files with a GUI file manager, I navigate to the source and destination directory in 2 different windows, and then drag and drop. Is there a way to do this in BASH (move a file to a ...
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What DVD players allow easy selection of chapters/titles during playback?

I need a DVD player that shows this: That is Windows Media Player 12, it shows chapter and title that its playing. Thanks in advance and please don't tell me VLC, because it doesn't have that ...
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Customize keyboard layout including navigation keys

I know how to customize the keyboard layout as explained here. it works with symbols and numbers, but how can I assign navigation keys? What I want to do is to assign the arrows and other navigation ...
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Document Viewer (Evince) history navigation

I am satisfied with basic functionality of Evince (3.4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04). Unfortunately in this viewer I am really missing history navigation i.e. possibility to go back to previous views and ...
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Using popd without removing last value

How can I get the behavior of using popd without actually popping the last directory off of the stack? In other words, I want to navigate back to the last directory that I set with pushd, but I want ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “tmp” and to indiv. bookmarks in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

Building on my earlier question, where the accepted answer used keyboard accelerators for some elements of the dialog, I'm still trying to find the accelerator (and/or quickest way) to select (focus) ...
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In a “Save as … ” dialog, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to “Recently Used” in the “Places” side-pane of Nautilus?

With this and this in mind, what's the quickest way to keyboard-navigate to "Recently Used" in the "Places" side-pane in a (Nautilus) "Save as ... " dialog? Currently, the quickest ( ! ) way I know ...
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How do I use Apple Magic Trackpad for Firefox navigation?

I use my trackpad with touchegg and touchegg-gce for easier configuration. In the initial configuration there's an 'application' section for Chromium navigation which uses 2-finger drag that doesn't ...
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An offline-maps application

I'd like to have a software that allows me to download and view (OpenStreetMap-) maps of the whole world or a certain area I chose to download. Ideally, it should behave just like the map-website but ...