Questions tagged [shortcuts]

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

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Is it possible to put application shortcuts in a folder on desktop and launch them from that folder?

I'm sorry if this question has been asked countless times. i've been googling this question for about two hours to no avail. I have only limited experience with ubuntu from back in the 16.04 days, ...
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“Downloads” folder shortcut on the left pane of nautilus disappeared; how do I get it back? [duplicate]

"Downloads" folder shortcut disappeared The Downloads folder shortcut on the left pane of nautilus has disappeared. How do I get it back? Today, I opened the terminator and removed the "Downloads" ...
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Configure clicked URLs to be opened in windowed shortcut, rather than in chrome

Not sure weather this is an Ubuntu related question, may be more related to Chrome. I have added shortcuts to some of my favourite web pages and web apps in chrome, so they open in a dedicated window ...
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dconf-editor shortcuts don't work

I'm used to work with 6 workspaces. I can assign shortcuts to change to anyone of them trough the settings menu > shortcuts, and it works. But it only offers the "option" to stablish shortcuts for ...
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Different mappings for internal and external keyboard (Windows vs Apple style)

I am currently struggling with the following issue: At work I use an Apple MacBook Pro, whereas personally I use a Dell XPS 13 running Kubuntu. I never had an issue switching between the Apple and ...
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Multiple users behavior inconsistent in Chromium snap on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Just did a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After updating packages and installing chromium snap I signed in to my main account (I'll call it profile 1 see attached pic, top right window) ...
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Somehow i am having two different shortcuts for changing the input language and by that it overrides the ctr+shift shortcuts [duplicate]

I just updated my machine from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. As i did it through terminal i kept all of my files,configs etc. Now i am facing a weird problem: -There are two shortcuts for changing the input ...
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How to create desktop shortcuts for folders in Ubuntu 20.04

How can you create desktop shortcuts for folders in Ubuntu 20.04? I can't see the "Make link" button when I right-click on it.
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kubuntu 20.04 keyboard shortcut issues

I just did a clean install of Kubuntu 20.04 after moving from 19.10 and have found some of the shortcuts not to be working. In the system settings under Shortcuts -> Global Shortcuts, I set the Audio ...
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META key mapped to fn+win key

So I have Kubuntu and I am trying to edit the Quick tile Window shortcuts in the KWin global shortcuts tab and everything is set to default (Meta + arrow key). Thats exactly what i want but I am ...
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Create desktop shortcut with locale change at runtime

I have a wine application I need to run in Chinese locale. It works properly from terminal with: LC_ALL=zh_CN wine '.wine/path_to_program/program.exe' and my desktop shortcut works with Command set ...
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Media keys won't link to new custom Spotify shortcuts

this is my first post here. Sorry for my English. I moved to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and successfully installed Spotify on my system. I realize that the media keys (Play/pause, Next, Previous) weren't ...
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Linux command for INSERT functionality

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen, on which I don't have the INSERT key. I wanted to create a custom shortcut, where I should enter the Name, Command and Shortcut Keys. I was not ...
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How to make a desktop shortcuts on Ubuntu 20.04?

Let's add some fresh knowledge to the forum now Ubuntu 20.04 is out =). My question today is simple; what is the most elegant way to create desktop shortcuts (e.g. to folders, applications or ...
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how to build a “sudo” starter/shortcut on desktop

on this siite >How do I edit the /etc/hosts file? i would ask my question but i dont have permission. strange, because now i have to open a new question, why ? thats was not the question. i try to ...
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How to correctly launch application using its desktop-file copied to GNOME flashback desktop?

I have just installed GNOME FlashBack session on fresh Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Then I opened Applications menu and dragged by mouse some icon (Cheese in my case) from it to the desktop. The dragged icon ...
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Cut, Copy Paste keyboard shortcut problem on ubuntu 20.04

I have just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my dektop and when I tried to use ctrl+x, ctrl+c, ctrl+vshortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc nothing happened. I checked the keyboard shortcuts on ...
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Shortcuts like alt + tab and super + L removed?

I upgraded to 20.04 yesterday (from 18.04 LTS) When switching applications I was used to Alt + Tab to open the application switcher, but that doesn't work anymore (though Super + Tab still works) I ...
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20.04: Some keyboard shortcuts don't work in GNOME Shell desktop

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04. I'm wondering why file associated shortcuts don't work in the GNOME Shell desktop. For example: Ctrl+Shift+N, Del, Shift+Del, and F2 do nothing. But for example ...
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Some keyboard shortcuts do not work in Libreoffice

I cannot do ALT + F4 or ALT + P in Libreoffice. When I press ALT + F4 it will instead close the folder that is open in the background. What is the problem?
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Folder Shortcuts are missing after reboot

In Ubuntu 18.04, I am trying to create a folder shortcut to put on the desktop but each time i'm doing this, when I return to the desktop after rebooting, the shortcut is missing. I am creating ...
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Is it possible to run application by clicking on its desktop-file from /usr/share/applications opened in Nautilus?

Just installed Nautilus on the Ubuntu MATE 19.10. Navigated to /usr/share/applications to launch some application by clicking on its icon. When I click on the icon of the desktop-file for application ...
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Xfreerdp launcher shortcut in Ubuntu 18.04

I think it's a silly question but this issue annoys a bit. This is not a problem to create the shortcut or place it on the taskbar. I can do it. The issue is this: I created a custom .desktop file ...
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How to make a shortcut on my desktop of a file which is located in a dropbox?

Title is pretty straightforward, how can I make a shortcut on my desktop of a file which is located in a cloud application? Dropbox in this case. CLI method preffered as I would like to learn Linux. ...
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Cannot launch Mathematica from terminal

I have Ubuntu desktop 16.04.6 LTS xenial. My Mathematica 12.1 is working and, while I can launch it from the GUI shortcut, I cannot launch it from the terminal. I am not sure what was supposed to ...
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How to launch Spotify using a command through the dock

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and Spotify's fonts were too small to be legible. I was able to fix it by launching it though the terminal using this command spotify --force-device-scale-...
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can't create desktop launchers in ubuntu 18.04, not even in root

Please help me figure out how to create desktop shortcuts/launchers/whatever. When i try to copy and paste .desktop files from /usr/local/share or /usr/share, i get "permission is denied", even when I'...
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How do I open a shortcut that exists in a folder?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have a question, how do I use a shortcut in a folder? I used to use windows and have dual-booted Ubuntu to keep all my files but still have Ubuntu. I downloaded the iso of 18.04 ...
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How can I create a shortcut for running an AppImage without the terminal in Gnome?

I am using Navicat for MySQL on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with the native Gnome UI. Prior versions of Navicat used Wine, but this version (15) provides an AppImage file which I have been launching from the ...
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How to create a permanet shortcut folder without occupying space on both partition

I am using a dual partition on my laptop, in particular I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to share a folder between the 2 partitions, but what I found is to use a software called ...
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Edit existing desktop shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04

I am attempting to edit a desktop shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04. I changed my copy of the shortcut in .local/share/applications to change the name of the shortcut. I then rebooted Ubuntu but the old copy ...
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Language input Shortcut Change

I am trying to find a way to change Right-Alt, when typing a special char, with Left-Alt. Is there a way to change this keybinding?
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Why am i Failing to execute child when starting terminal? (file is missing…)

Whenever i try to use the shortcut my computer pulls up a terminal that says failing to execute child when starting terminal and states that the file is missing. What file is missing and what can i ...
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How to find the program name of a shortcut?

I have installed some apps through the Ubuntu Software center. How can I find the corresponding terminal command? For many apps, this is not the same as the displayed name. For example, the app called ...
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Mnemonics not working in 18.04?

When typing Alt, I do see the first letters underlined. (I cannot do screenshot to show it here with the underlines.) But hitting F, E, V etc. does not do anything. I've tried adding gnome-flashback ...
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application + folder desktop shortcuts [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. How can I add shortcuts to my desktop like in Windows? I'd like to make a shortcut for e.g. the Spotify application (so not a native ubuntu app), and I want to make shortcuts ...
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need a way to start an app from an icon [duplicate]

I have finally managed to get iReports working under Ubuntu 18.04. To start it I need to go to a command window, cd to /opt/iReports5.6.0/bin, and then type ./ireports. Why, I have no idea? If I type ...
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What's the Equivalent of ALT+F4 in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

And how to set it up as ALT+F4? (With the intended effect of closing windows) PS: the "another question" asks for the purpose of it and doesn't address the need to make it to be ALT+F4.
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How to create desktop shortcut on 19.10

I want to create a shortcut on my desktop from a txt file. How can I do that? I use Ubuntu 19.10. Thanks. Niklas
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qBittorrent stuck zoomed out on monitor 2 only. Clearing ~/.config/qBittorrent and uninstall-reinstall doesn't help

I managed to zoom out with some weird gesture of the mouse and keyboard by accident. No matter what I do I can't figure out how to zoom back in with qBittorrent. It's unreadable as is. Edit: It's ...
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Is it possible to create a folder shortcut in Kubuntu?

I know how to create a symbolic link to a folder. However, when you access the target folder (e.g. from a symbolic link on the Desktop), it appears as if the target folder is a child of the Desktop ...
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Can't find a .desktop shortcut for VLC in '/usr/share/applications' to copy to my desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I want to create a shortcut on my desktop for a program I've just installed (VLC media player). I've already done it for Google Chrome, so I do the same and I go to /usr/...
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How do I get the calculator button on my Microsoft Keyboard to work in Kubuntu 18.04?

So I have tried looking through the shortcuts menu and I tried installing the Gnome Calculator and I still can't get it to work. I'm new to Kubuntu and I'm still learning how it works. Any help would ...
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How to add shortcut/starter (to file, program. or folder) in the desktop or menu bar of Ubuntu 18.04?

For some super-extremely strange reason the menu entry "create shortcut" "got lost" (well, when switching from one Ubuntu version to antoher, so it"s not a bug, it"s just a design error). Whereas ...
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How would one go about binding trackpad to keyboard keys?

I want to bind the trackpad on my laptop to keyboard functions. For example, moving my finger right on the track pad will press run a macro on my keyboard. Thanks
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Keyboard shortcut to jump between terminal commands

I have the latest version of Ubuntu installed on my Mac laptop (so I’m dealing with a Mac keyboard layout). When using the terminal, I want to be able to jump between commands that I’ve previously ...
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How do I launch a specific application on a specific desktop in Kubuntu 18.04?

My Kubuntu 18.04 system has 3 desktops. I like using number 1 desktop for normal activities and desktops 2 and 3 for VMs and other running processes. I have a shortcut to open a Kali Linux VM. It ...
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18.04 can't find installed app

Downloaded a program; JTDX: https://www.release.jtdx.tech/Linux/jtdx_18.0-step133_amd64.deb Installed using Ubuntu software installer. Shows installed OK. Now, I cannot find the app or a way to ...
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Lost user's rights to access Office Impress (but not Office Writer and co)

Recently (2-3 weeks ago), a message started showing up after clicking on the Impress shortcut. Message is the following (tr. from French): "Object cannot be accessed because user's rights aren't ...
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Nautilus: add dynamic bookmark for sftp folder with changing IP?

I would like to add a bookmark in nautilus to a sftp server whose ip address changes over time. I am connecting through sftp to a (google cloud instance) server, inserting in the file explorer the ...

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