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Does anyone know of a way to assign a shortcut key combination to the menu items in the context menu that pops up in nautilus when you click on a file?

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Are you looking for a shortcut key combo to trigger the right-click menu or only certain items in that menu ? Also, are you running Nautilus in Gnome ? –  don_crissti Apr 4 '13 at 13:26
Looking to create custom key combo for items that are in the context menu that comes up when you right click on things in Nautlius. I'm on Gnome 2.x. –  slm Apr 4 '13 at 13:29
You can check out this answer (for Ubuntu) I am not sure what else you are running askubuntu.com/questions/88010/… –  No Time Jul 30 at 5:12

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Have a look at this blog post giving many examples on how to customize GTK keybindings via ~/.gtkrc-2.0. This should do what you intend,

binding "gtk-binding-widget" {
    bind "m" { "popup-menu" () }
class "GtkWidget" binding "gtk-binding-widget"

by binding m to the context menu. (However, I just tried it with Firefox and it didn't work... No nautilus to test it, sorry.) You could try other classes, too.

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You could look through ~/.gnome2/accels/nautilus and edit and uncomment the appropriate key bindings. The bindings should be available after restarting nautilus (nautilus -q).

E.g. to activate the hotkey for creating a new folder change

; (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/New Folder" "<Primary><Shift>n")


(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/New Folder" "<Primary><Shift>n")
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