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Shortcuts are links that allow a user to access a file or folder more conveniently.

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Moving the cursor to the next character without the right arrow key

The reason for this is when writing code in an IDE it will automatically insert a close parenthesis when you type an open parenthesis. But then in order to skip pass the close parenthesis to continue ...
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Reset keyboard shortcut for changing language [duplicate]

I upgraded to 21.04, then a message appear to set shortcut for changing languages (RO - EN). For some reason I set Left Shift + Left Ctrl. Now I realized I can't open a new tab in terminal anymore (...
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What is the shortcut to open the folder in ubuntu 20.04.2lts?

What is the shortcut to open the folder in ubuntu 20.04.2lts? I am new to Ubuntu
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Super+V (Show the notification list) not working

As can be seen in the picture: I have Super+V mapped to the command that is mapped to by default, yet the notification panel is never opened when I use it. Maybe Dash to Panel is conflicting with it? ...
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Unable to use directional keys to create shortcuts

Like the title says I am unable to use the → ← ↑ or ↓ arrow keys when attempting to create a short cut. All the other keys work as intended. I have ubuntu on a laptop with volume indicators on the → ...
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Folder shortcuts on desktop

Why do I have to reset my folder shortcuts (photos...documents...etc) after every boot-up or restart? Theres an X on each one and I have to go back redo them.
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Problem with disabling F1 key

I want to disable the commands associated to my Fn keys in particular the F1 command which activates the sleep mode. In addition, Fn keys alone are not present in the Keyboard Shortcuts (in the ...
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How can I configure a shortcut for the 'Screenshot' default program in Ubuntu 20.04?

I remember this was a default in other distros like Xubuntu and Lubuntu. I know there's about 7 screenshot shortcuts in Settings, and I do use them, but I'd also like a "global" shortcut to ...
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Alt+V starts the default text editor. Why?

I've searched everywhere, in the ubuntu 20.04 default shortcuts, and among the terminal shortcuts. Yet I can't find why this key is assigned to nano. How can I disable it? And first of all, who, when ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - WineHQ 6.0 - Create .lnk shortcut for a program

This link: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/509360 It explains how to add a program to the Wine menu: wine winemenubuilder /path/to/link.lnk But I don't have a .lnk file for my particular ...
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Wine program shortcut not working

I installed a couple games through Wine, all of which work flawlessly, so I decided to have them easily accessible through the Applications menu. I created .desktop files for them, but one of them is ...
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How to switch to app or start app on key press?

I'd like to reach some programs (firefox, gnome terminal, intellij) on a specific keypress ; or start it if it is not started. I tried to bind some gnome custom shortcut (with an obscure binding like ...
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Cannot change global shortcuts on Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE: “Failed to contact the KDE global shortcuts daemon”

I would like to change the ALT-CTRL-L shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04. Custom shortcuts module or Standard shortcuts module is working. But I'm trying to open Global shortcuts module on Ubuntu 20.04 with KDE,...
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20.04 Kill X Server With Keyboard Shortcut

I recently bought a new computer, and had to install and reinstall Ubuntu once now because I'm lacking in technical knowledge sometimes, hence this post... After my last install, I found out, in no ...
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How do I create a dashboard launcher shortcut without gksu for the Samba Server Configuration Tool in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity?

How do I create a dashboard launcher shortcut for the Samba Server Configuration Tool 1.2.63 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Unity [and without gksu]? I am used to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In 16.04 LTS, I have a ...
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Magnet or Spectacle alternatives in Ubuntu 20.04

I've seen this question Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu here but it does not resolve my doubt because is not working in my current Ubuntu version (20.04 2 LTS) I basically want to know if there ...
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Shortcut to open a browser with a switch, such as -ssb or -kiosk

I'd like to ask how to create a clickable shortcut in a folder (or desktop) to open a browser with a switch, pointing to a specific webpage. Below example refers to open a webpage in a Single Site ...
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How to fix shortcuts to Favorites on dock panel?

Generally, by right click on the shortcut on the desktop dock, there is a menu item Add to Favorites and we can fix the shortcut to the dock. However, for some programs, for example, matlab, there is ...
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Keyboard shortcut moving windows to the side no longer work

I had installed the gnome extension WinTile. Not being satisfied I removed it again, but since then the original shortcuts to move windows, like the terminal etcetera, to the left or right no longer ...
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A way to enter standart letters using shortcuts

So from time to time my letters O,L and . stop working on my keyboard, which means I have to type using help from screen keyboard. I am looking for a way to assign these characters to shortcuts such ...
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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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Create a folder shortcut in the Ubuntu server terminal

I have a little problem. I want to create a folder shortcut but I can't do that easily because the system doesn't have any GUI environment so if some angel could tell me how can I create a folder ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 running thinkorswim from applications list

I was able to install thinkorswim as normal. The installer offered to create a desktop icon, I selected this option but no desktop icon was created. I ran thinkorswim from the installer no problem, ...
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multiple keys keyboard shortcut in ubuntu like vscode

I really liked how VScode keyboard shortcuts work, for example, to open keyboard shortcuts in vscode we do Ctrl+K Ctrl+S. I really like these multi-key keyboard shortcuts because it gives a wide range ...
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scrcpy shortcut

I installed scrcpy and created a shortcut, but the program only runs from the store, how do I create a shortcut with a working startup code ? The code from here doesn't work... No application ...
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Can't delete icons in my desktop

I recently got the ubuntu installed and my desktop was totally clear. There was no icon or folder. My desktop folder in the "/home/myPC/" was the name "Área de trabalho" but I ...
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How to make keyboard shortcut to log into shh and keept terminal open

I'd like to make a keyboard shortcut on Ubuntu 20.10 which logs into ssh and keeps the terminal open. So far I've managed to make a script "ssh.sh" which works in the terminal: #!/bin/bash ...
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Creating a program shortcut on the desktop entirely from the terminal (CLI)? - Ubuntu 20.04 / GNOME 3

Has a way to create a program shortcut on the desktop entirely from the terminal / CLI (scriptable) been discovered in Ubuntu 20.04? I can copy in .desktop files from /usr/share/applications/, and set ...
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Link broken on desktop but work on nautilus file manger

I created a shortcut to a text file called "imp" on right-clicking it from the default file manager everything works well. But on clicking it on the desktop I get this Any Idea why?
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Shortcuts for WebStorm and IntelliJ not showing

I have tried to install .desktop files. I'm absolutely baffled that I still cannot simply right-click an open application and say "Add Shortcut". This is simply not working for everything. ...
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Hook and Disable global keyboard shortcuts code

Is it possible to disable global hotkeys like ctrl + c, ctrl + v, ctrl + q, ctrl + w, ctrl + x, ctrl + alt + t... Im trying create kiosk aplication where i need hook and disable specific keyboard ...
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What keyboard shortcut do I use to minimize all Windows when I connect remotely with teamviewer to a Ubuntu 18.04 comptuer?

How do I minimize all Windows of Ubuntu 18.04 when I connect remotely by means of Teamviewer to a computer with Ubuntu? I usually use the keyboard shortcut with Super+D to minimize all windows when I ...
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Ubuntu - Open terminal locally through shortcut

I recently bought a new keyboard with macro keys. Unfortunately, the manufacture has proprietary software that only runs on Windows. I have been doing some workarounds to use the macro-keys by first ...
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Nautilus shortcut initially does not work for SSD

I have built a new computer with two M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD drives on the motherboard, one of which contains the operating system (Ubuntu 20.04), the other which is used for data. I created a shortcut in ...
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Control keys not working - ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 yesterday on my machine, where I also have installed a windows 10. Yesterday, ctrl,shift, alt and other control keys worked perfectly, but now they suddenly stopped working. ...
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Can't change input source shortcut configured in installation

When I installed 20.10 I was asked for an input source shortcut, I chose left Alt, now I realized it's not a good choice and there's already a shortcut (super+bar)... but I can't release my left Alt ...
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Make a desktop shortcut of Chrome Extensions

There is this particular chat app called Line but it does not provide Linux version. But thankfully the developer made a chrome extension. In the past, extensions were integrated with chrome://apps so ...
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desktop shortcut does not update when using a link to .desktop file

I created a desktop shortcut (shortcut.desktop exists in ~/Desktop). If I edit shortcut.desktop and save the changes are immediately reflected in the shortcut. If I instead save shortcut.desktop to ...
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Disk icons on desktop

On 18.04 LTS a mounted internal disk (other than the boot disk) and a mounted share included in fstab appear on the desktop without further intervention. This appears not to be the case with 20.04.1. ...
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Making shortcut in favourites to program extracted somewhere in filesystem from tar.gz

I have extracted some program in the downloads (blender) should probably move it somewhere else but anyway how do i make shortcut in favourites or all applications to such downloaded software? I know ...
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Disk shortcuts open in text editor rather than file explorer

When I try to open attached disks in the file explorer, it seems to try and open the folder in a text editor. How can I fix this so that the drive shortcut opens in file explorer? Here is a Screenshot ...
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Why I have multiple shortcuts to the same application?

I search for the Skype application in my Ubuntu 20.04.1 and I have got the result as As we can see, I have got two Skype shortcuts. How did this happen? Did I do something wrong? How can I get rid of ...
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Create a folder for all the shortcuts

My job has a certain standardization for Desktops in Windows, however we've decided to chance some of our O.S.s to Ubuntu. Herein lies the problem, in order to make the transition "as smooth as ...
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CTRL + ALT + F7 shortcut

Can someone explain what this combination does? I mistakenly pressed it on Ubuntu 20.10 and it showed me a screen with the same output of fsck (“clean” and the number of blocks)... now I am worried ...
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Where are Google Chrome 'open as window' shortcuts stored?

I have a lot of single-page web apps saved as desktop shortcuts in Google Chrome Menu > More tools > Create shortcut.. > select 'Open as window' This makes single-page web apps open in its ...
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Firefox 82, create or edit shortcut

I would like to start and use Firefox with the command MOZ_X11_EGL=1 without having to type MOZ_X11_EGL=1 firefox into the terminal each and every time (I use the command in order to enable vaapi ...
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Why aren't active application's icon and name shown in launchbar Ubuntu 20.04.1?

Recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.1. Up to now the specific icon of my running application was shown in the launchbar. But now I see only the black placeholder. While hovering over the placeholder, ...
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Not able to deactivate Alt+Shift for switching between sources. Need it for smart column selection in the text editor

I have successfully updated Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. While updating I was asked to set a keyboard shortcut to switch between Latin (not sure something like this) and US keyboard layout and I was ...
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Is there any way to remove the 'link to' text on new shortcuts?

I find it very annoying that I have to take out the 'Link to' in the names of new shortcuts all the time in Ubuntu. Is there anyway of removing that text permenantly so it just isn't there when I make ...
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universal shortcut for settings

Is there a way to set a universal shortcut (*) to access setting of any app? (moving back from MacOS, this is indeed one of the main still missing features imo) Thanks (*) something like cmd + , in ...

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