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How to add new entry to Gnome Desktop's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu triggered in an empty Desktop background, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet; I understand one could achieve it with Desktop Icons extension and nautilus-...
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How can I start a NPM app from a desktop shortcut?

I have created a desktop shortcut for a npm application called TMXEditor, but it doesn't work. I can launch the app if I do cd /home/souto/Apps/maxprograms/TMXEditor && npm start on a terminal....
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Why pkexec does't change user in terminal?

I am trying to run desktop shortcut as root user, willing to see password prompt on opening shortcut. pkexec does the thing, but it doesn't change user - either i run it from terminal - it always give ...
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Where is my chrome shortcut being saved to?

I can create a shortcut in Chrome with More tools > Create shortcut. For Windows the documentation suggests that this will create some kind of file on the Desktop which users can click to open the ...
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How to put a series of terminal commands in a shortcut icon on the taskbar in kde?

Is there a way to make a icon shortcut on the taskbar to open emacs by running SNAP=1 SNAP_NAME=1 SNAP_REVISION=1 /home/felipe/emacs/src/emacs in the terminal when I click on it? I asked this on the ...
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How do I make a clickable shortcut to open a random shortcut file in a dir on Linux?

I have made a directory on my Linux Mint desktop called "Ungoogled Chromium shortcuts". It contains one .desktop file per proxy I have access to. If I open this directory and double-click ...
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Double-clicking desktop folder opens geany editor instead of clicked folder [closed]

When double-clicking a folder icon on the desktop, I expect that folder to be opened in a file browser. On my system, the geany editor is opened instead. Uninstalling geany solves the problem. Re-...
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How to run 2 lines in GUI command line shortcut

I've installed a new version of an app. Currently it's GUI shortcut leads to /usr/bin/flameshot But I've installed it in a different path and now I run it from the terminal like this: cd ~/...
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Is it possible to get exact command when triggering shortcut?

For example, I want to know what command invokes when I hit Fn + F12 to increase brightness. Can I get this or any other command when I trigger some shortcut (what's happening behind the scenes) ...
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Terminate X11 Application with Mouse

There is a feature in X11 that temporarily transforms your mouse pointer into a "kill X11 application" icon (I don't even know what to call it) and allows you to forcibly terminate a process ...
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How to create pycharm shortcut on Kali Linux with the newest version?

I just downloaded pycharm 2020.3.3 and run the command bash pycharm.sh and everything runs smoothly. But with newest version main menu UI, it doesn't have the configure option, it only has the gear ...
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xdg-open opens my .desktop file in text viewer or editor instead of launching the executable I want

I tried to create a .desktop file to launch xfreerdp with certain command-line arguments, using https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Desktop_entries as a quick reference. Its file name is something....
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write file to multiple places (different file-systems) [closed]

I want to create a sort of shortcut that when I write to it, it will write the same at X different places at the same time For example KDenLive write /home/user/multiPlaces/untitled.mp4 So the OS ...
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Kali Linux Gnome desktop shorcut

I am wondering how can I create a program ( e.g. VS Code) desktop shortcut on Kal Linux Gnome interface. So that I click the desktop shortcut and the program runs. Unfortunately, I cannot find this ...
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Opening multiple application instances from panel shortcuts

In Linux Mint Debian Edition 4, is it possible to open multiple instances of an application by clicking multiple times on its panel shortcut? Currently, I can only open one instance and clicking on ...
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PyCharm has no shortcut or launcher

After installing PyCharm on Pop! OS (by extracting the download) there is no easy way to run the program. I have probably installed it in my Documents folder. Not sure what the convention is. To run ...
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How do I set standard behavior for common shortcuts in Cinnamon?

I use the Cinnamon desktop environment, but shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + T for opening the Terminal or Prt Sc for Print Screen don't work. How can I set these two shortcuts in the Cinnamon desktop ...
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Mount a drive using a desktop shortcut instead of terminal

I'm currently mounting my shared drive using cifs -o "username=${USER},password=${PASSWORD},uid=$(id -u),gid=$(id -g)" //server-address/folder /mount/path/on/ubuntu I'm trying now to run this ...
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Swap content between screens

I'm using Opensuse 15. I use two monitors a small one on the left and big one in front of me. Sometimes I would like to change all the programs from my left screen to the other one and vice-versa ...
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How to make shortcut in Deepin to open an application that is on the dock panel?

In Windows, there is a shortcut to open the application that is on the dock panel. For example, Super + 1 opens the first application, Super + 2 - second and so on. Is it possible to do so in Deepin?
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Configure switch between sources in GNOME

I'm using GNOME 3.28.0 (in Arch Linux). I do also use two languages, so I constantly switch back and forth between those. I'm trying to configure the shortcut(s) to switch between sources – inside ...
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Changing keybindings for arrows in Alt+Tab application switcher in Gnome 3

In Gnome 3 you can enter dconf-editor and navigate through lots of settings. Amongst others you can navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/ to find that Alt+Tab brings up the application ...
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How to create a shortcut for eclipse

Today i downloaded the latest installer(eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz) of eclipse from the official website and i installed in my system. now i want to create a shortcut to launch the program. how can i ...
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Bind function keys laptop

I've just bought a new laptop and I tried to create Keyboard Shortcut to manage screen backlight because the keyboard has them (on the key) but my Xubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize the correct action. ...
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What is the shortcut to go to previous search in a flat file?

Opening a flat file and giving a pattern by pressing "/", we can search for our pattern by using "n". What is the keyboard shortcut to travel up by 1 step in that? That is, the immediate previous ...
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Add 'Create launcher' to Nautilus context menu (without `gnome-desktop-item-edit`)

The idea is to be able to create a shortcut from context menu in order to access an application or even an internet link. The gnome-desktop-item-edit (as indicated here) depends on the gnome-panel ...
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Creating a launcher icon for sublime text 3 with the Exec=sublime_text instead of long path with shortcut icon retained in launcher

I created a shortcut for sublime text 3 (sublime_text.desktop)[The file with the good looking icon] and this happened, The code i used in sublime_text.desktop #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] ...
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Why PCManFM-Qt custom actions are not working

I'm trying to add some custom actions to the PCManFM-Qt contextual menu from this guide on Manjaro wiki. https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=CUSTOM_ACTIONS_FOR_PCmanFM-Qt Unfortunately none of ...
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Setting a shortcut's cwd

I have a program that works correctly if: I run it from the command line in its own directory. I run it from the command line from wherever, using cd /path/to/prog && ./prog. I double-click ...
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How do I include shortcuts for the gnome setting program and wine apps in dmenu?

I would like to use dmenu as my launcher instead of the Gnome3-overlay that is displayed after hitting the super-key. From the Gnome3-overlay, I am able to launch both apps, gnome settings, and wine ...
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How to create a KDE Desktop shortcut for firefox?

I have installed new firefox on my Fedora 21 Linux "outside of a package manager" through the following webpage instructions: Install Firefox on Linux However, it does not create a shortcut on my ...
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Gnome Terminal not opening

When I try and open the gnome terminal, by clicking the 'terminal' icon in apps, I get a loading and then nothing happens. Is there some way of seeing the background output of trying to open it to try ...
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Printing $PATH variable using desktop shortcut

I have created an application shortcut in Ubuntu like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application Exec=bash -c 'echo $PATH;$SHELL' Icon=/home/mani/Desktop/omnetpp-5.0/ide/icon.png Terminal=...
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How can I use a keyboard shortcut from an bash alias or function ?

Suppose I have an alias or a function defined in my .bashrc, that is not enough complex to write a single script. Is it possible to bind that alias/function to the shortcuts facility provided by the ...
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Right click menu in Nemo missing 'create shortcut' and 'copy/move to'

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.3 with Cinnamon on my machine. Before the clean install, if I right clicked on a file or folder in nemo, the menu would have a 'create shortcut' option....
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Setting path environment variable for desktop launchers [duplicate]

I set a custom $PATH in ~/.bashrc with PATH=$HOME/.bin:$PATH. When I launch the geany from the terminal it is able to find my custom build tools that are located in $HOME/.bin. When I launch Geany ...
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Getting symbolic links to behave more like shortcuts in Windows [closed]

I'm trying to launch a game from a symbolic link located on my desktop, but every time I do the game installs all its files onto my desktop. And when I try relaunching the game after moving all the ...
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Export and import KDE custom shortcuts?

It is possible for the global shortcuts in the dedicated GUI. Is it possible for the custom shortcuts too? A similar option as above is not present in the KDE4 GUI for custom shortcuts. But I ...
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Make a shortcut to a program that changes to its directory

Sorry if this seems a daft question but I'm still new to Linux. Is there an equivalent of a Windows Shortcut in Linux (as opposed to a link) The problem I have is this: I have an application that ...
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gnome files and terminal won't open from a shortcut

Neither gnome files or terminal will open from a shortcut from the desktop menu. If I type either... sudo nautilus sudo gnome-terminal ...they open fine. When I try from the shortcut I just see it ...
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How to pass arguments to command through Desktop shortcut without having to open a terminal?

I'm using a LXDE desktop. I created a shortcut in the desktop to a python program, which can be passed files to, which are then opened in the GUI. I mean passing files (file absolute paths) to the ...
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How can I view an application shortcut's content to find what exact executable line it runs?

I have been wanting to inspect the executable lines from these application shortcuts for several applications as I am having trouble opening each, or would like to know what settings they use by ...
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Create Launcher Shortcut

I am using Debian and I want to make a icon on the launcher that I can click on to open my Teamspeak server. Currently, I have to go to the terminal and type the following commands. cd /usr/bin/...
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Super key as shortcut - Openbox [duplicate]

I want to create the shortcuts: Super: Run dmenu Super← Left arrow: Move current window to the left I have both of them working, however when I depress Super it opens dmenu right away. When ...
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Virtualbox Shortcut to box in Elementary OS

I am using ElementaryOS and installed VirtualBox. When I try to create shortcut to a specific box (right click > Create Shortcut on Desktop) nothing really happens. How do I make shortcut and place it ...
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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for "Show All Windows"?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Desktop shortcuts in Elementary OS

Is there any way to have files in desktop in Elementary Luna OS. I have checked and tried installing tweak but couldn't move the files to desktop.
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How to make a Desktop "shortcut" that opens the terminal but under a different directory than the default home?

Objective I am looking for an easy way to consistently run a terminal that automatically opens to a specific directory. Is there a way to do that without changing the default directory? Preferably I ...
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