I'd like to open a directory with the F12 key. I haven't any problem getting Keyboard Shortcuts to run programs, but cannot figure out how to have it open a directory.I tried making a link to the directory and using that, but still no go. Edit: The directory I want opens when I use its link Can't find anything on the net for this. Most just mention that we can create custom keyboard shortcuts. I tried using /home/directory/directorydesired, but no go.
Edit: The directory I want opens when I use the link
I'm just wondering if anyone knows the command to access the menu bar, as in the file edit view bar, not the applications places system one. I'm trying to create a keyboard shortcut to access the menu bar and I need to know the command for this.
i am trying to set some custom keyboard shortcuts using compiz in the commands section...but it is not working. For example , i want to use kaffeine and i am using as command the word kaffeine. When i use it in the custom commpand of compiz it is not working at all. Just to be sure that the command is indeed "kaffeine" i execute it via terminal using the word "kaffeine" and it is executed normaly. I am 100% sure that the command is only for terminal use and as general launcher. The same behavior is observed for other applications. The strange thing is that when i want to put a custom keyboard shortcut in compiz for a python script then the command "python xxx.py" is working!
I just installed Ubuntu on my cr-48 laptop and i wanted to map the Search button to open the Unity Dash. It was initally mapped to it, but when I tried to map some of the function keys to control volume and screen brightness it changed it when I imported the Cr-48 keyboard using keytouch.When I go into the System Settings> Keyboard Shortcuts I've tried to add a custom shortcut but I don't know what command to put into the prompt when I make it so that the Unity Dash will open. At the moment all the special keys (forward, backward, refresh, backlight, and volume) are working like i want them to, its just the search button i want to change.
The same is true if I launch a terminal from the default keyboard shortcut ("Run a terminal"). However, if I create a custom keyboard shortcut (System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts) which simply executes 'gnome-terminal' the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable is quite different:
There have been some posts on this forum about custom keyboard layouts, but the latest one was more than three years ago, and is outdated. I found the following code for a custom dvorak international keyboard layout here, but it directs me to copy this code into the folder /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc, a folder which does not seem to exist in 9.10 or 9.04.
As this is the only thing I felt Windows did better than Ubuntu (custom keyboard layouts), I would love to be able to change the layout and finally seal the deal with Ubuntu.
as I found an easy way to create a shortcut for the terminal on the net, I was trying to apply the same method to create a shortcut for gedit, which is a great text editor that I use very often.I don't know what when wrong but I must miss something because it obviously doesn't work.Here is what I did:1.ran: sudo gconf-editor2. went to /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands3. Set "command_2" to "gedit" (I also tried with "gedit-2" as it is the name of it in the list of the applications in the apps folder)4. went to to /apps/metacity/global_keybindings5. set "run_command_2" to the key I wanted, <Control><Shift>g(I tried as well with other combinations such as <Alt>g, <Shift>g, no successAnyone knows what I didn't do or did wrong?(I suppose that it comes for the name of the command on step 3, but I don't know what could be the name to put (if you guys could also tell me where to find a kind of list for the names to put in, like for others programs, it would be nice)
I am using Lubuntu 10.10 and have installed my application that I need. What I need is a link to the desktop that will execute the program from the /usr/share/test directory. When I execute the program I need to use "Sudo" in order to run in. how would I add a symbolic link the desktop with the appropriate permission to run the executable without compromising security. I tried everything but cannot get it to execute under ubuntu:
I am in the tasks section of the following tutorial [URL] I did the list package thing to see what packages there are. However now I cannot leave the list in order to run the purge command. How can I get back to the previous section so I can remove packages from the custom live cd. I want to make sure I am editing the live cd and not the current install. I am going to make two images. One cd that will still have a gui but I plan to build as a recovery tool. The other one is a dvd and will be for installing everything I want on any machine. I am doing the tutorial with Karmic. Also I have cursors, themes and icons I installed from gnome look. I then went to customize and created my own personal mix I like. I would like to make this a standalone theme and come as the default theme on the live cd and dvd. I have no clue what I am doing, however wish to learn to build my own custom live cd. Also I would like to know how to ad repositories to the live cd and how to add programs pre installed that are not usually included.
I've been following this guide [URL].... on creating a custom boot menu for Grub2 and I've run up against a wall. I made it all the way to the section on testing the custom menu but when I do, the new menu refuses to load. When I get to the boot screen I see the standard menu plus an extra entry at the bottom that will show what my custom menu will look like. When I select it though, it won't load. The screen blinks and remains on the main menu. I don't have the correct 'set' and 'search' lines in the 40_custom entry and I don't know how to correct them.
I recently switched from GNOME to xfce, and I can't get working a simple keyboard shortcut to ssh to another machine.
In GNOME, I made a launcher (which gnome-do found); the first time I ran the launcher I'd get an X11 popup asking for by ssh passphrase, and then it would be saved for the rest of the GNOME session, making logins nice and fast.
In xfce, a similar launcher opens a new xfce4-terminal, which asks for the passphrase every time. I made a keyboard shortcut to "ssh -X me@server" -- this open an X11 popup for the passphrase, but no terminal, because there is no "run in terminal" option for keyboard shortcuts.
I'd be okay with running "ssh-add" at every login, but it has to be system-wide, rather than attached to one terminal instance. Passphraseless ssh is an options but a creepy one.
Having spent weeks perfecting my Ubuntu the way I like it, I was wondering if there is a way of preserving it as a either a liveCD or USB flash drive, with a view of using it on other PC's activated upon start up?
Possibly (under the USB option) with the option of launching from the flash drive itself, or installing onto a PC's hard drive.So, in essence, it would be a liveCD but custom made to reflect the way my Ubuntu looks and feels now? Is there any easy-to-use software available to perform such a task?
I had a problem with viewing webcams on Skype, and after searching I found out that running Skype through the terminal with this command "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && skype" makes the webcams work perfectly. What I wanted to do was to integrate this command into the main menu so that I won't have to type it into the terminal (and thus keep the terminal open all the session) every time I want to use Skype. So I edited the command of the Skype button in the Applications menu and put that line instead of "skype", but it gives me "Failed to execute child process "export" (No such file or directory)". I tried editing .bashrc and added the following line:
alias skp='export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && skype'
Now the command 'skp' works through the terminal, but it gives me the same error message when I put it into the command line of the applications menu.
I write a lot in French and I need the french accent on my ubuntu. How can I get the shortcuts I used in windows such as "alt+130" to work again? When I use them, either nothing happen or it changes my tabs in firefox and chrome, I haven't found how to override this. I don't seem to have found anything in keyboard shortcuts...
i set delete as a keyboard shortcut for the gnome-terminal accidentally and later changed it to ALT+T but now both DELETE and ALT+T open up a terminal its really annoying not to be able to use the delete key.....every time i press DELETE a terminal window opens up.
I am experiencing problems with keyboard shortcuts. It started to happen after I installed gnome shell and switched back to gdk. the most annoying part is that every single keyboard shortcut works except the most used one AKA "run a terminal"
first I thought it had something to do with shortcuts in compiz but no. I changed the keyboard shortcut for "run a terminal" to something wild like CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+N and it still doesn't work. That command is not doing anything... Can i add my custom commands to keyboard shortcuts and how?
Mod4' is my 'Super' key. I have assigned <Mod4>Tab to the 'launch panel main menu' shortcut command in the Ubuntu 10.10 keyboard shortcuts settings. However, whenever I press <Mod4>+Tab, my windows seem to switch as if I were pressing Alt+Tab. How can I disable this other unnecessary action for <Mod4>+Tab?
I frequently need to take screenshots of a game (flash-based, running inside a browser), in particular it's statistics screen which is shown when I hold the TAB key. The problem is, when I take a screenshot, either by pressing PrintScreen key or by pressing a custom-defined shortcut, the game responds to this keypress and hides its statistics screen, so the screenshot doesn't contain the information I need.I figured out how to overcome this using a custom application launcher icon; but this requires using the mouse which is rather inconvenient.define a shortcut that wouldn't be processed by the active application? Or maybe there's some screenshot utility that does this out of the box?
I'd like to create my own custom Debian live CD — the idea being to have my own rescue CD with my favorite Debian tools installed. I read about bootcd and was going to give that a try, after creating the ideal system in a qemu virtual machine.
How much exactly can you install on a system so that bootcd can still fit it on a CD? I'm presuming there is some kind of compression involved. When I tried to create my VM, I coudln't get Jessie + LXDE to install onto a 2GB virtual drive (net install) so naturally I'm wondering what I'm going to be able to put on a 700MB CD.
I have a workstation running Fedora 15 with custom software and settings. I want to make an image of this machine for fast and easy deployment around the office (preferably a DVD, but could also use an external USB drive for install).How would you go about doing this from an existing install?
I have installed Centos 5.4 and then on top of that i have been installing many softwares over the time ( like pbx system , web console , billing etc.) and now it has come to a quite stable stage. the problem is i have to move this installation to another machine with different config etc. even have to install it on multiple systems. the idea is to create a bootable linux iso of the current machine with all the softwares so i can simply put it in a different machine and make it install and run without much fuss. is creating a linux appliance the only solution ? or is there any way to backup the current machine in an iso format and then install it on another machine? also i would like to make this completely hardware independent.
I'm trying to set up a firewall at the moment that allows access to my custom SSH port from only my friend's url (they have a static url but dynamic IP). I find iptables a bit of a nightmare and was hoping to use UFW for most of my day to day firewall maintenance and just make a few extra iptable rules to cover exceptional circumstances like this. Fortunately it seems UFW allows this with /etc/ufw/before.rules and /etc/ufw/after.rules. So at the moment I'm just trying to get the basic iptables rules right. As I say I'm not very good with iptables, does this look right?
## Drop Default SSH port access With Logging iptables -N SSH_DEFAULT iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -m state --state NEW -j SSH_DEFAULT
First off, I have been quite clumsy lately. I recently poured water into my computer by accident; and it works somewhat fine, though the keys A and E do not work. At this point I am using an external keyboard, but since it's a laptop and I am using it at school, that is not what one would wish for. So, my question is; is there any way which will allow me to use the Keyboard Shortcuts to make a shortcut which will for example use ALT+Ctrl+<button> to write the letter A?
My second question is; Do anyone know what has happened with what I will describe in the following text; or perhaps recognice the problem and a solution? One of my friends has installed XUbuntu on his netbook. It has been running just fine; and for a while after he upgraded to 9.10, his computer went somewhat broke. It boots up fine, and it loads the login screen; but instead of being able to log in, it switches to a terminal. We have tried using it to log in, but as none of us are any good with the terminal we have not succeeded.