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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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How to create an Icon/shorcut . ( not sure of the terminology )

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) taskbar pinned icon by keyboard?

It seems to be configured some macro or shellscript, But I can't find and figure out. Is there anyone who know the way of move (or swap) pined ubuntu taskbar icons by simple key combination like ...
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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 ...
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Create a shortcut to a subsection of ubuntu settings (example: network, bluetooth, wifi)

Is there a way to create a icon shortcut that automatically opens the Network section in the ubuntu Settings? Or is there a way to open the Network Manager GUI itself alone?
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Python script cannot run from .desktop launcher

I have a python script that works perfectly if I just run: python3 script.py If I make a .desktop shortcut, with the above command, the sidebar script is opened (the py file is a GUI) but then it ...
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Change tmux qhortcuts so it to behave like iTerm2

I'm switching from MacOS to Ubuntu. I start pimping everything. Regarding the terminal, I stick with the default one, but I'm using Tilda on top of it (wonderful!) and now tmux in order to be able to ...
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How can I create a Windows Desktop Shortcut for Ubuntu?

I am using dual boot, and I want to be able to access windows desktop files with one click. How can I do this? How can I create a Windows Desktop Shortcut for Ubuntu? Thanks.
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How to create a desktop shortcut for shell script?

I want to create a shortcut desktop for one shell script. #!/bin/bash python main.py sudo sh dwnload.sh sudo echo -n > dwnload.sh (located in /home/user/Random_File_Name/down_Init/run.sh) And ...
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How can I create a custom shortcut to a website on my Desktop?

I'm trying to convert this MS Windows shortcut to Ubuntu/GNOME. How do I create a Chromium incognito shortcut (with website) on the desktop? This example is for the Yandex Browser (but I will be ...
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how to create $application.dektop file in /usr/share/applications? [duplicate]

I have install gle-graphics in ubuntu16.04, which is one graphics scripting language (GLE homepage). I can compile/build *.gle file with qgle. Now I got a problem. If I want to open a *.gle file ...
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Are there some useful shortcuts for webbrowser-app?

I have seen the information on the web, related the webbrowser-app, looking for some information about shortcuts or something in order to make easier the usage of this Software. Results from the ...
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slack edit message shortcut

In slack the "edit last message" shortcut is supposed to be ↑ (up arrow). When I hit it the last message is populated in the message field, but when I hit Enter after editing it shows up as a ...
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How to add website (URL) shortcut to Ubuntu dock on Ubuntu 18.04

I have created a shortcut to a website using this guide. Now I can see the shortcut on my desktop and it works fine. But I would like to add the shortcut on the side dock. I can't seem to do it by ...
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Shortcuts to Partitions not found

I have a HDD with 3 partitions: OS, Data_1 and Data_2. In Nautilus, Data_1 and Data_2 show above "Other Locations" (assuming these are just shortcuts), but unless I actually go into "Other Locations" ...
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Create a shortcut on desktop that opens and execute a command with root permission in a terminal

I want to create a shortcut that opens terminal and run sudo nethogs command without asking me for root permission.
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xfce shortcut for Terminal

I've just started to use xfce, but i can't set keyboard shortcut for terminal(like CTRL+ALT+T). I go to setting >> keyboard and define the key but it does not work and the error "data hasn't been ...
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Ubuntu system shortcut remains after disabling

I want to disable some Ubuntu (Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS) system shortcuts I tried System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts and then select the undesired shortcut to disabled it. After reboot, the shortcut ...