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Questions tagged [shortcuts]

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

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Ubuntu 18.04 drawer icons only display default system icon

A few of my applications don't show their icon in the application drawer, instead the system icon is displayed. See circled icons in picture below. Regards,
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how to generate a new .desktop file (in /usr/share/applications) after installation? [duplicate]

I've just install wine in my Xubuntu 18.10 with the command "sudo apt install wine" but there's no shortcut in my menu. I checked the /usr/share/applications, there's nothing there too. Is there a ...
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How to activate/deactivate synapse with super key shortcut in Ubuntu 16.04?

I want to activate/deactivate synapse with Super key shortcut in Ubuntu 16.04, I tried old solutions in this site but I still can't change the shortcut.
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Lubuntu 18.10 LXQt - desktop shortcuts to URL

I've just installed Lubuntu 18.10 and struggling to create shortcuts to a URL on the desktop. In previous versions of Lubuntu I would just drag from the browser's address bar to the desktop but this ...
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Sougou Chinese Input loses settings after reboot

I followed some tutorials to install the Sougou Chinese Input using Fcitx on my Ubuntu 16.04 (OS is in English). One of Sougou's default keyboard shortcut is to press shift to switch between Chinese ...
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How to quickly minimize all windows for a single application?

I know how to minimize/hide all windows in Cosmic Cuttlefish/GNOME Shell using SUPER+D, but I would like to be able to quickly minimize only all windows for a single application (say the one that ...
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Keyboard shortcut to bring up System Monitor

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I would like to make a keyboard shortcut to bring up the System Monitor - I should be most grateful if someone could let me know how to do this. I am aware of the Custom ...
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Spotify keyboard controls not working

I am on Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot play, pause, go to the next or the previous song in spotify. There are many answers but most are complicated, is there a simple solution that doesn't require a command ...
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How to create FTP folder shortcut (link)

I just set up an FTP server home and everything is alright but I've been wondering on how can I make a shortcut (preferably the terminal way) of the FTP folder? It was easy doing it with Dolphin, but ...
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Get the Gnome shortcuts on other flavors

Is there a way to get all the Gnome shortcut on another Ubuntu flavor? I've tried import Compiz config files, but it didn't work.
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What is the function of shortcut “Alt + PrtSc + b”? [duplicate]

I find a shortcut Alt+PrtSc+b which can let my ubuntu reboot, but what is the really function of the shortcut?
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gedit/ text editor document - how to show it in right click menu Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

when I right click on desktop I get the options like below. I use to create many new gedit/ text editor documents during day work. It's very hard to save the file first and then move it to required ...
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What are PlayOnLinux terminal commands?

I want to make .sh script as shortcut for running exe in playonlinux prefix without installing (I'm talking about portable windows application). I already have prefix loaded with required libraries ...
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Creating a shortcut to create shortcuts?

So I've just installed "gnome-panel" and I've been using the "gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop" command in the terminal to create some shortcuts to my most-used webpages. I'd like to ...
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How to create an Icon/shorcut . ( not sure of the terminology ) [duplicate]

First of all, this has probably been asked before but I think i'm not using the right words in my search query. I would simply like to create a shortcut to an application. In my case it's ...
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Is there anyway to move (swap) an icon pinned to the taskbar by keyboard? [closed]

My Ubuntu version is default 18.04. It seems to be configured via some macro or shell script, But I can't find and figure out. Is there any way I can move (or swap) pinned Ubuntu taskbar icons using ...
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How to create a link to a folder in Ubuntu 18.04 using GUI [duplicate]

If my memory is not playing me up this could be done with old versions of Ubuntu but I can't find a way of doing it with 18.04. Is there a way of doing it?
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How to create keyboard shortcuts from terminal? [duplicate]

I know how to create shortcuts by Keyboard>shortcuts ... How to do it from terminal? I am interested on the existing shortcuts from keyboard>shortcuts. 16.04
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Copy (CRTL+C) fails recurrently in first time it is used

I have a weird problem I don't know how to solve or even to debug. I copy (in general, no specific application) with CTRL + C and paste with CTRL + V. I would say that 70% of the times I use CTRL + ...
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how to create a shortcut for libre office calc file in Lubuntu 18.04

I tried creating a shortcut using 'menu editor' In the command section of the editor i entered libreoffice --calc smb://home/drpjkurian/Dropbox/CLINIC2018.ods It did not work Did I miss something?...
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I installed OpenBoard but there's no way to open it

I installed OpenBoard from the software center, it installed, but it's not in my menu so I can't run it. What can I do about this?
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How do I pin a file shortcut to Ubuntu dock?

I would like to pin a file's shortcut to the dock in the Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME desktop so that the file opens directly when I click it, for example a spreadsheet file that opens with LibreOffice Calc. Is ...
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Xubuntu - how to make win+(number) open app shown in top bar?

I'm using xubuntu 18.04. At the moment the top bar looks like this I'd like to have the first (Xubuntu...) firefox window open when I click win+1, and the second (Analytics...) when I click win+2. ...
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Send Keyboard Shortcut to Application

I'm running Pithos (Pandora Client) on Ubuntu and you can hit CTRL-L to love a song or ctrl-B to ban a song. I also have a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard that has different options on top (like Web/...
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Control + click acts as right-click in Ubuntu in VMWare on Mac [duplicate]

I am using 18.04 and currently when I control + Left-click it is actually just producing a single right-click. This is a fresh install and I would ideally like it to use the default control + left-...
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Switch windows with alt + left and alt + right

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10, and I want to switch between the windows using the shortcut alt + left and alt + right, like on macOS. Is this possible? Alt + tab didn't worked to me because it only switch ...
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Terminal/Shell config Question

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS TERM=wyse60 SHELL=/bin/bash set -o vi telnet using TinyTerm v4.20.1306 with wyse60 emulation My question is: Is there something I can add to .bash_profile to allow .bash_history ...
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Shortcut to open kde konsole at current location

How can I create a shortcut to open kde konsole at current location? For example, if I am in Download directory, I want the konsole to start from that location. Is it possible using a shortcut? I am ...
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KUbuntu Shortcuts Close vs Quit

The documentation page for KDE says Ctrl+Q Quit Alt+F4 Close Both seems to work the same way. What is the difference between them?
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Why I can't use (left)Alt+c to define a shortcut for an application?

My system is Xubuntu 16.04 and I can't define an app shortcut using Left Alt+c, I don't why. I have set super key as compose key. On keyboard settings windows I have several shortcuts using Left ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04

In Settings - Keyboard I have added custom shortcut by press on +. When I try to set shortcut I can't enter nothing. Why so?
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What is the alt+shift+drag shortcut and where can I disable it?

I have discovered that the alt+shift+drag shortcut in VS code does not work, and instead moves my window. I have tried in other apps too, and they move the same way, but I didn't find where I can ...
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How to change Ctrl+Alt+F7 in Ubuntu 18.04

Can I change the schortcut Ctrl+Alt+F7 to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F7 in Ubuntu 18.04 ? If yes, how ?
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How to create working shortcuts

I don't know why this isn't an option by default in Ubuntu because you'd think it would be pretty important but as far as I've researched the only way to add more options to the nautilus right click ...
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What to do with .desktop files that comes in tar.gz

I recently downloaded Blender from its website and when I unpacked the tar.gz archive I found out that there is a blender.desktop file. I know that it is used for creating menu or desktop shortcuts. I ...
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Ubuntu 18 hot key shortcut not working on ALT + Space [duplicate]

Recently I have upgraded to Ubuntu 18. One thing is not working which was really helpful as a developer, to avoid using mouse which is ALT + Spaceand then press C to close the window. Please help.
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shortcut creation

is their any simple way to create desktop shortcut or menu shortcuts for any folder and executive files in Ubuntu 18.04.1 budgie . or can you guys show me how to do it in step by step process through ...
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I can't create a Desktop entry on Ubuntu that works - invalid desktop entry file

I created a Desktop URL entry that worked once but when I tried to create a 2nd URL link using gedit on the desktop it fails. I can't look at my original classic hits icon that works with gimp. My ...
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Can't find the unity dash icon

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and can't find the dash icon ... Here is a picture of the icon It didn't exist in the first place when i installed Ubuntu, I looked in Tweaks but found nothing!
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How to use <super>+w/a/s/d as shortcuts?

I want to set super+ w/a/s/d to move workspaces. However super+s and super+w do not work. First I had to disable<super> on How do I disable the Super key?
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How can I activate the terminal? [duplicate]

How can I activate the terminal? Is the only way to click on the icon in the far left upper corner the only way? Thanks for a shortcut, John
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Custom Shortcut to Navigate for Nautilus > 3.20

As you know from here, steps of adding custom shortcut were changed and there is an example to open terminal using shortcut in Nautilus with new steps, but I want to create a custom shortcut to bring ...
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How to assign a shortcut Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

Every time I try to assign a shortcut to switch the language by using (Shift+Alt) the system does not accept it. However it accepts other shortcut buttons.
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How to map right/left click scroll down/up to F1 F2 F3 F4?

I want to map, remap or create a shortcut that: F1 : Right click F2 : Left click F3 : Scroll Down F4 : Scroll Up
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How to remove duplicate Chrome profile entries in Gnome applications menu?

Ubuntu 18.04 with Google Chrome installed. I have numerous Chrome profiles, and to make it easy to open specific profiles, I have used Chrome's "create shortcut" feature to add shortcuts to each ...
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Can't move windows with Ctrl+Alt+Shift anymore on Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

I am using default Ubuntu with Gnome 3.28.3-0ubuntu0.18.04.2 The shortcut to change workspaces up/down is Ctrl+Alt+Arrow_Up and Ctrl+Alt+Arrow_Down And adding Shift to the combinations move the ...
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Adding files to Ubuntu dock [duplicate]

I need to access some of my files really fast, so I have some shortcuts on my Desktop, but I want them even faster so I prefer to have a shortcut to my files just in the dock, panel, or somewhere ...
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How to change ctrl+right/left navigate shortcuts in ubuntu 18.04?

How can I change Ctrl+right/Ctrl+left to Alt+right/Alt+left, but keep all Ctrl-related shortcuts unchanged (Ctrl+C, for example) ?
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Desktop shortcut to end a specific process

Is there a way to create a desktop shortcut that will end a specific process in Ubuntu 18.04? I tried the following .desktop file but nothing happens. [Desktop Entry] Name=EndConky Exec=pkill -9 -u $...
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How to find unknown keyboard shortcut?

A few times its happened to me that I tried to set a keyboard shortcut using Ubuntu's keyboard GUI, there was no error provided for me, but the shortcut just didn't work. I assume this is because ...