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Custom Shortcut to type a string containing spaces. Kubuntu 23.10

I need to to create a new key that types a string that contains one or more spaces. So for example, if I need frequently enter an address string like "123 Main St." Using "Custom ...
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Creating keyboard shortcuts for tenkeyless keyboard

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I'm using a "Tenkeyless" (TKL) keyboard and would like to set up keyboard shortcuts for some ASCII characters I normally use (like the less than < ...
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Change default launch options of application shortcut in GNOME 46

With NVIDIA drivers installed, I can right click an application and It will give me the option to launch using discrete GPU on my dual GPU laptop. Steam is installed in a way that it launches by ...
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New keyboard shortcut similar to the one for Unicode

I use Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland. How can I define a new shortcut that behaves similarly to Ctrl+Shift+U for entering Unicode characters? I would like to set up a new shortcut for entering LaTeX ...
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Kubuntu FTP shortcuts on desktop are opening with Firefox

I've upgraded Kubuntu from 20.04 to 22.04 and now the FTP desktop shortcuts (with the URL like "ftp://...") are opening with Firefox, not Dolphin. I've set Dolphin as default application, ...
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Shortcuts for view split on left and right disappear

I use Ubuntu 23.10.1, and set shortcuts for "View split on left" and "View split on right" as Alt + Left and Alt + Right respectively. For some reason once in a while the setting ...
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How to remove Google Chrome shortcut links from applications list?

At some point google chrome created shortcuts, which is just a link basically, in apps list. I guess when I've entered via my second profile, as all links opens with it. It sounds silly, but I really ...
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Creating a dedicated dock shortcut for my streaming service web page using .desktop files

I'm trying to create a dock shortcut for a streaming service browser application that does not have a native apllication on the ubuntu store. I was able to create the .desktop file and make it work, ...
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How to switch to application using first letter of their name like the RCMD tool on mac?

There is this Mac app called RCMD which you switch your apps using the left cmd and first letter of the application, like for example if you want to switch to Chrome you do "RCMD + C", I was ...
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Keyboard shortcut for opening the terminal in the current directory?

I would like to have a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal in the current directory. Here is what I already did: open_terminal_here.sh: #!/bin/zsh gnome-terminal --working-directory="$PWD&...
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Super key is not working on Ubuntu 23.10

I am unable to perform searches using the super (Windows) key in Ubuntu 23.10. It was functioning correctly, but it suddenly stopped working. Despite attempting various fixes suggested in other ...
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I want to disable the Home, Tools and Explorer keys on the keyboard

I want to disable the Home, Tools and Explorer keys on the keyboard. When I check from setting->keyboard->custom shortcuts, these keys are called Home, Tools and Explorer. All combinations are ...
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How do I run a text file as a program with a single click?

New install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I set my text file to run as a program, and it runs just fine, the problem is that i have to right click and select run, instead of open. In the past I could just left ...
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create a topbar shortcut to an .sh script

I want to be able to run a script with custom parameters via a shortcut in the top bar. On ubuntu 22.04. I imagine it would look something like this How can I make something like that? Thanks
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How to manage keyboard shortcuts apps priority in Linux

Having multiple apps open may introduce some conflicts at commons keyboard shortcuts. In order to control the behavior, I'm looking for a way to define the priority of these shortcuts/hotkeys. A more ...
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Ctrl + . (Dot) keyboard combination crashes web-based applications

So I was ccoding in VSCodium when I tried to use its "Quick Fix" feature, by pressing Ctrl + .. However that caused VSCodium to crash. I thought that was a VSCodium problem, but when I ...
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How to delete .desktop files( shortcuts or pwa or web apps ) in Ubuntu

.desktop files: And it's also shown in the app section. no delete option: And there is no delete option there.
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How do I map Ctrl+Shift+Win+X to Delete key?

I already have defined Ctrl+Shift+Win+Q for closing window, but this was done using Gnome-Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, now I want to map Ctrl+Shift+Win+X to Delete button for working with ...
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Alt + Shift + Up/Down not working inside Chrome tab Ubuntu 23.04

Long story short. I had two habits I'm not going to change: switching keyboard languages with Left Alt + Left Shift using Workflowy inside Chrome tab, and it has very useful shortcut Alt+Shift+Up/...
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Quick link in Google docs or browser to open Dolphin?

I use a web-based productivity system (Habitica) for my daily routine and one thing I like is that I can have a hyperlink next to a task. So if a task is "Duolingo", I can format that text ...
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How to create a Keyboard shortcut to turn on/off HOVER feature of "CLICK ASSIST"?

I'm disabled and use 'click assist', found in Universal Access within settings. I want to be able to turn on/off the hover 'click assist' feature depending on what i'm doing. Is there a command line i ...
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hidden shortcut

When I combine ctrl + shift + alt + C system open terminal. I can't find any reference to this shortcut, I tried to find something in keyboard in Ubuntu and using dconf-editor and nothing help. Are ...
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Hard disk solution

I am using Kubuntu. As shown above I have a 7.3tb partition at sda1 labeled E. The entry into fstab reads: /dev/sda1 /mnt/E ext4 defaults 0 0 sda 8:0 0 7.3T 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 7.3T ...
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Desktop Shortcut from a Command in 22.04

trying to create a desktop shortcut for flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//beta Not sure how to use a command instead of an executable. I saw another answer but it was 2013. It said to create a .sh file based ...
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cli commands to fetch and set ubuntu settings? [duplicate]

Is there a pair of 2 commands that I can use to 1. store the current ubuntu settings (the ones that you can change by going to the top right and clicking settings) into some kind of my_settings file, ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS ctrl+shift to change language

Do you have some idea? In this version there's no Advanced Settings button in the Keybord section in Settings so I don´t know how to make a shortcut to change language.
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In Ubuntu 22.04, how to make a taskbar shortcut (with a certain icon) that runs a specific command when clicked?

In Ubuntu 22.04, how can I make a taskbar shortcut that uses /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/firefox.png as an icon and runs firefox --private-window when clicked?
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Can't remove shortcut from Ubuntu

I've tried to install GOG Galaxy to play some games on my girlfriend's PC, however, it didn't work (the installers runs with WINE). But I noticed it created 2 shortcuts, one called "GOG", ...
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How can I have a plain text file open on startup? (lubuntu)

I've tried placing the file in my "autostart" folder but it's not loading properly it only opens featherpad. I'm using LXQT version 0.17.0
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Tab autocomplete works initially but freezes after computer goes to sleep

I am using Ubuntu terminal through Windows Subsystem for Linux on a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 11. Tab works to autocomplete paths when I initially start the terminal, but if my computer has gone ...
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Shortcut don't 'react' on Fn button

I try to add my custom shortcut using Fn key. My all shortcut work perfectly after install, but brightness adjust don't work. I try to get 'code' of key using xev but it not apper. Device: Lenovo ...
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How to get value of synclient parameter?

synclient enables you to change its parameters' values, e.g.: synclient TouchpadOff=0 Is there a possibility to access the value, print it, for instance? I'd like to be able to set a value depending ...
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I want to copy my document directory, complete with sub-directories plus contents, from an old drive across to a new drive

I tried creating symlinks to the source and target drives using: sudo ln -s /media/phil/4A05-B4F6 /olddisc sudo ln -s /media/phil/3117e488-bf89-426e-a606-55e8397cf1ee /pcdisc I changed the directory ...
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App launchers do not work

I am looking for an app launcher comparable to Quicksilver (which I use on MacOS) for Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS, but none of the tested work properly. So far I tried Kupfer, Ulauncher, Albert and Synapse, ...
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how to enable calculator launcher key in Ubuntu 20.04

After several years on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I replaced my Logitech K800 keyboard when the space bar and the period keys quit working. I installed a Logitech "MX Keys Combo for Business|Gen2" ...
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How do I unmap the keyboard shortcut for [ALT]+[\]?

When I hit the keyboard shortcut ALT+\, it opens some context menu in the top left of the window. This shortcut is stepping on a vscode shortcut, so I want to remove it. But when I go to global ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: where are launcher bar shortcuts store?

Ubuntu 20.04 (or above): where are launcher bar shortcuts store? This question specifically asks launcher bar's configuration store, not asking for Desktop shortcut or "application list" ...
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how to create a desktop shortcut for brave-browser in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I tried to create a desktop shortcut/starter in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS which points to a URL for the Brave browser, but it seems impossible. As a Lubuntu 22.04 LTS user I am baffled, because in Lubuntu this ...
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Customizing shortcuts and keyboard layering (not with regular settings, they're too limited)

I'm trying to create these shortcuts: Remap ctrl+c,v,x to ctrl+j,k,q because I'm using Dvorak layout. alt+i,j,k,l to arrow keys. And it must work with the other modifiers, like shift+alt+l -> ...
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Recommended diagnostic steps to determine why xampp.desktop shortcut won’t launch?

When I click on the xampp custom shortcut icon in the start menu, nothing happens. I am able to successfully launch the it from terminal though by executing ‘sudo /opt/lamp/manager-linux-64.run’. I ...
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Kubuntu/Plasma: How to force immediate mount of removable media before login or instead, refresh desktop shortcuts after delayed mounting

I initially installed Ubuntu, then installed kubuntu-desktop and switched to Plasma. However, initially, my removable drives no longer auto-mounted on (automatic) login. So I went to settings and ...
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What keyboard shortcuts are available in Xfce4? [closed]

Note this is all apropos of Xubuntu, in spite of a mention of Mint Xfce. I actually use 3 OS types, and all three have this issue in one form or another. I'm looking at Xfce4 documentation here of ...
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How to delete a shortcut made by a browser from apps in ubuntu 22?

I have created a shortcut for a website using brave browser, it shows inside the apps as shown in the bellow screenshot, I have no options to remove this shortcut, how to get rid of this shortcut? ...
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Window management with numpad on Ubuntu 22.04

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 now, and used to use Ubuntu 16.04 a long time ago on which I add a GNOME extension, that I don't recall the name, that allows you to use a more powerfull window management tool ...
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Desktop shortcut from a .sh with a delay

I want to have a desktop shortcut for TWO apps in .sh format with a 15 seconds' delay between them during the launch. Is it possible? What kind of script I have to do for that? If anyone can give me ...
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How to reboot or restart Ubuntu 22.04 using shortcut keys

I tried to restart Ubuntu 22.04. In Windows, I used to use Ctrl + Alt + Delete, but if I use the same shortcut keys in Ubuntu, it just logs me out
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How to create a folder shortcut on desktop in ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS? Gives error after creation

How to create a folder shortcut on ubuntu? I used this method to create the shortcut as well as used ln -s /media/alcatraz/New Volume2/Codes ~/Desktop/. If I use the first method, link is created ...
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How to set keyboard shortcut to open desktop shortcut?

For example, I have desktop shortcut for Telegram with config file /usr/share/applications/telegram.desktop that has the following content: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts not working Ubuntu 20.04

For some reasons custom keyboard shortcuts don't work on my machine. I tried all sort of things but when I press the corresponding hotkey nothing happens. Built-in shortcuts such as ctr+alt+t or ctr+c/...
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Shortcut to select / copy current directory in Krusader file manager

How to select and copy current working directory in Krusader file manager without using mouse? Related question: Copy file names / file paths to clipboard in Krusader like in Total Commander
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