XFCE:Making Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequently Used Applications

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Keyboard shortcuts can be used to access frequently used applications, such as a web browser, terminal, file manager, or package manager.

How-to

In your panel, Applications -> Settings -> Keyboard.

Open the Application Shortcuts Tab. This is what it looks like(customised).

To Add a new Shortcut, click on Add

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Now we need to type in the name of the command.


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For terminal,


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Click on Ok.


Then we need to press the keyboard key(s) to create the shortcut.

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We choose the Super(Windows) + t key combination for Terminal


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and the shortcut would be created.


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More such shortcuts can be created in a similar manner.

These shortcuts can be edited also by double clicking on them to change the command.


Examples

Application Command Shortcut
Web browser exo-open --launch WebBrowser <Super>W
File manager (Thunar) thunar <Super>F
Package manager (Pamac) pamac-manager <Super>P
Package manager (Octopi) octopi <Super>O
GParted gksudo gparted <Super>G
Clipboard manager xfce4-popup-clipman <Super><Alt>C

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