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

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Super (Win button) + mouse scrolling won't switch desktop/workspace

When I was on wayland I used to switch desktop/workspaces by pressing the Super key and by scrolling with the mouse wheel. How to enable that behaviour in x11? Combinations like Super + Alt left + ...
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Custom shortcuts for pasting multiline text Ubuntu 20.04

I used to use Autohotkey to do this on Windows; I'm wondering if there is a parallel way that I can do this in Ubuntu. I typeset a lot of math using LaTeX which can get pretty tedious and Autohotkey ...
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I don't have the ">" and "<" symbols on my keyboard how to assign a shortcut to type them

I code a lot and I need to easily access the "less than" and "greater than" keys, but for some reason my keyboard doesn't have those two keys. This is the layout that I'm using, ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts keypresses

I'm looking for a solution to map keyboard shortcuts to keypresses in a gnome DE. In scope of this question I'll use the example of mapping meta+2 to F2. It doesn't seem to work with xdotool. E.g., ...
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appearance & operation of .desktop shortcuts under 22.04

I have recently upgraded a 20.04 system to 22.04. Under 20.04, all shortcuts that I created based on .desktop files displayed a name that I selected, exclusive of the .desktop filename. Under 22.04, ...
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Window snapping shortcuts "Super+Left" and "Super+Right" no longer work after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 and the keyboard shortcuts Super+Left and Super+Right to snap a window no longer work. Is there a way to get them back?
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Ubuntu 20.04/21.10: how to create an app shortcut to a bash file?

i have this bash script: test.sh that i would like to be able to find in my apps and/or as a favorite in my dock. since i've never done that i relied on: Execute sh script from *.desktop file? i then ...
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Open bash in a specific directory when being in it

I usually delete files using the terminal. For doing so, I press right-click on the directory I want to delete a file. Instead of doing that process, I wonder if there's a shortcut that allows me to ...
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Rename the Built-In Directory Shortcuts in Thunar

Is there a way to rename the built-in shortcuts in Thunar? In particular, I'm interested in renaming these: Unfortunately, the rename option doesn't appear on right-click like it does for any ...
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How to create executable [Desktop Entry] icon?

I appreciate that this is a similar question to others, but I am unable to ask any questions as I don't have 50 reputation. I have tried to follow Desktop shortcut for terminal command Ubuntu 20.04.4 ...
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How to create a new file / an empty file using command or shortcut or without command?

How to create a new file / an empty file using command or shortcut or without command? Like To create new Folder, shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + N Right click and create New Folder
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SHIFT not working properly in some shortcut combinations

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. SHIFT button is not working properly when used in some shortcut combinations like: SHIFT + PRINT: Does the same as PRINT, it screenshots the whole screen rather than a defined ...
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NordVPN Status shortcut

How can I create an icon on desktop in Ubuntu 20.04, which open Terminal and write out NordVPN status in Terminal. Command is "nordvpn status". I have .sh file, but when open Terminal, ...
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Where are desktop icons stored for apps installed from Ubuntu Software?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. Every guide on how to create desktop icons says "go to usr > share > applications", but if the app was installed from Ubuntu Software there's no icon in that ...
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Help with custom shortcuts

Hello I would like some help setting up my custom shortcuts (well really finishing it) , so I set up a custom shortcut for Volume Up and Volume Down and it worked. I set them up and with the correct ...
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can you enable accessibility zoom whith the command line?

Is, there any way for me to use the command line to enable the accessibility zoom or to assign a shortcut for it? or is there a better option to make the screen zoom in and out by pressing a key ...
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change Ctrl+L shortcut to clear screen

I am using Ubuntu desktop and type clear command each time I want to have a clean sheet. I recently found that there is a shortcut for this which is Ctrl+L. However this doesn't function exactly the ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS: Set shortcut not working [duplicate]

Already tried every suggestion i could find on "askubuntu.com", plus some more on other sites, nothing works! I'm trying to change the typing shortcut (language typing switch shortcut) from &...
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Shortcut to launch Spyder does not work

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch Spyder. I used as command spyder and I tried different keyboard shortcuts (Super+Y, Super+P, Super+S), and for some reason none of them manages to launch ...
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Shortcut to open the terminal specific directory

I'd like to know the shortcut that lets you open a terminal window in a specific directory just like when you press the left button on it and you click on 'Open in terminal' in the pop-up menu. Thanks ...
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Switch System Controls [closed]

What are the system controls referenced in the keyboard shortcut section of ubuntu 20 lts. There is two options to switch them directly and to switch them using a quick menu with two settings: ...
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How to change "SYSTEM" keyboard shortcuts?

I've shipped my typing skills into DVORAK layout and everything is fine with my typing hubbies. But whenever I want to use system keyboard shortcuts (like CTRL A | CTRL C | CTRL P) I have to go back ...
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Ubuntu CLI, replace a long filepath/filename with a shortcut

I have a long path to some of my files and I don't want to type and/or use the Tab-key as much when using it with commands in the Terminal. So I want to add "shortcuts" to some them (both ...
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I can no longer drag and drop URL links from the Chrome browser to my `nemo` file manager

I followed my instructions here years ago to make nemo my default file manager instead of nautilus (which is the default packaged with Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, etc). I used to be able to (for many years) ...
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Customze shortcuts of Chrome profile on the desktop (Ubuntu 20.04)

I'm using different profiles for the Chrome browser and created shortcuts on the desktop (in Ubuntu 20.04). However, I'm trying to customize the icon and description of each shortcut. At the moment I ...
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Custom Shortcut Not Working Ubuntu 21.10

I wanted to make a custom shortcut to type the "€" symbol since I couldn't figure out how to type it natively with my keyboard. I tried multiple times to type the key, but it never worked no ...
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making a keyboard shortcut to open the screenshots app

I have recently switched from windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04 everything is going pretty well so far but one feature from Windows I kind of miss was that, when you pressed the print button, an app called '...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Super key Not working

I have ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome shell 3.36.9 and super key does not work at all. I have checked every post on this site & not found an answer.
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Ubuntu 20.10 + wayland alt + ² shortcut not working

I used to attach alt + ² shortcut to toggle Guake visibility. After update to Ubuntu 20.10, wayland was choosen by default. The shortcut is no more working now. Is there a solution ?
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computer detect keyboard as numpad as default

An image of my keyboard I'm using ubuntu 21.04 on my acer laptop with all software up-to-date. My laptop doesn't have a numpad. But when I hold down the function key, some keys will act as numpad(as ...
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Changing Keyboard Shortcut in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut for typing and I would like to set keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift for changing language. I found the keyboard shortcut section in settings and tried to set the ...
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how define custom shortcut in ubuntu to change keyboard layout [duplicate]

in windows, shortcut to change keyboard layout is Alt+Shift. in previous versions of Ubuntu it was available to select this shortcut for changing layout. but in recent Ubuntu versions it is not ...
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keyboard short cut 'E' and 'O' of terminal emulator 'terminator'

I'm not sure this kind of question is acceptable here. I'm thinking of trying terminator.(https://www.tecmint.com/terminator-a-linux-terminal-emulator-to-manage-multiple-terminal-windows/) The hot key ...
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21.10 Keyboard shortcut ctrl + shift + alt + up settings are not preserved

In Ubuntu 21.04, I disabled keyboard shortcuts ctrl+shift+alt+UpArrow and +DownArrow because they conflicted with my IntelliJ keyboard shortcuts. After upgrading to 21.10, my settings are gone. Also ...
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How do I change which application is controlled by the audio controll keys?

I'm sorry if this is an obvious question. When I have a video open in my browser and an mp3 file playing in VLC, how do I change which application is controlled by the play/pause and forward/backward ...
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Create a shortcut to a virtual enviroment

I have installed Spyder Python IDE in a virtual environment. For this purpose I used the following command: python3 -m venv spyder-env source spyder-env/bin/activate I have to switch to the virtual ...
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PHPStorm on ubuntu 20.04 does not recognize shortcuts correctly

After reinstalling the system, PHPStorm sees a shortcut Ctrl+/ like Ctrl+.. What I tried and check: Ubuntu 20.04 PHPStorm Version 2021.2.3 I see that there is a slash in the settings The layout is ...
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How do I change shortcuts for switching keyboard layouts in Ubuntu20.04? [duplicate]

When I update 18.04 to 20.04, the system ask me to set the keyboard configuration. I select left Ctrl as the shortcut to switch keyboard layout. However, I don't like it now and I want to change it. ...
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How could I stop using left Ctrl as a way to switch language?

When I update Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, I am asked to choose a shortcut for switching language and I choose left Ctrl. However, now I don't like it and want to change it back. However, why can't I find ...
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settings control by keyboard impossible?

situation: Having a bluetooth mouse on Ubuntu 20.04, I sometimes attach it to another computer. When wanting to re-attach, one has to go to settings without an easily reachable mouse and take the ...
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How to fix Ctrl+- keyboard shortcut to zoom out?

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04. The Ctrl+- keyboard shortcut for zooming out doesn't work in any app (Terminal, browser, etc). The Ctrl++ and Ctrl+0 shortcuts work fine, and I can zoom out by clicking the ...
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In Kubuntu, how do I start a new instance from taskbar with meta+shift+number?

In Ubuntu or Windows, I can press win/super/meta+shift+number to open a new application instance that is pinned to the taskbar (the number denotes which app to open). But after I switched to Kubuntu-...
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how to focus on file or folder in file explorer using first character in ubuntu?

how to focus on file or folder in file explorer using first character as we do in window 10 just type first character of file or any folder and focus will automatically move to that file or folder ...
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Create a custom keyboard shortcut to type in text

I am constantly typing the same text in Ubuntu 18.04, be it passwords/short lines of code. My keyboard has some additional keys which do not work in Ubuntu (calculator/skype/headphones/email/homepage) ...
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How to set a custom hotkey to open a specific folder

I have many folders and many folders in the folders, (my work) I want to be able to save some time on: "open home, open X folder then open Y folder then open Z folder." I just want to click ...
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Click and run Blender from desktop 20.04

I use Terminal to run the following script from Home to launch Blender cd Downloads/b2932 R600_DEBUG=nosb,hyperz,llvm,sisched,forcedma AMD_DEBUG=nir ./blender Is it possible to create a .sh or .py ...
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Change shortcut that restarts X Server (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace)

I occasionally hit this shortcut by accident (for example when using Ctrl-Backspace to remove a word and then switching to another shortcut that involves Alt). This gets me to the login screen and all ...
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is there any shortcut to turn on hotspot?

is there any shortcut to turn on hot-spot. Its to long procedure to turn on hot-spot. Its my daily need procedure. Please suggest me any short cut to turn on/off hot-spot directly.
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Relable Icons in Software Application Dsiplay

When I Click the Software Application Icon the display shows 7 Icons with the label 'LibreOffic...'. How can I change the lables to clearly show Writer, Draw, Calc, Math, .... Thanks
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Using Keyboard Shortcut to switch to existing Google Chrome window

using a custom shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C) how can I switch to existing Google chrome window ? Currently it launches a new window, for mapping of (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C) -> /usr/bin/google-chrome
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