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Ctrl-alt-del is not working in mate session

Linux Mint 19.1 (= Ubuntu bionic), mate environment. Some time ago hotkey combination ctrl-alt-del was stopped to work. If I press it in hotkey manager, it is captured well, but my action does not ...
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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 ...