What command do I need to use if I want to create a custom keyboard shortcut to open the Gnome file manager to the home directory? (Fedora 36 and Gnome)
gnome-open ~ and also tried
gnome-open . and neither of them seem to work when used as a Keyboard Shortcut (although
gnome-open ~ works when I run it from the terminal, but I had to first install libgnome )
Is there ALREADY a shortcut for launching the file manager that I just don’t know of?
Thanks in advance.
I think this MIGHT be the right command to use in keyboard shortcuts:
xdg-open ~ will open the home directory when it is assigned to a shortcut key.
At least, it is working for me. Maybe there is a better way to do it though.
Also, if you are using the TERMINAL and have navigated to a particular directory, I guess you use this instead to open it in the GUI File Manager:
Also, for what it is worth, pop-shell is really cool. It’s in the Fedora repos as well so easy to install.
The “file manager” is called “nautilus” on Gnome. So I usually just go “alt + f2” followed by “nautilus”.
In the keyboard shortcut settings, I see that there is one for “home folder” but it’s disabled. You should just be able to set that to whatever you wish. I just tested it out by setting it to “ctrl shift alt h” and it worked just fine:
thats so cool i didn’t know that. I customised a shortcut as super + H
Thanks for that. Can’t believe I missed that. (Which is why I went about trying to set it up as a Custom Shortcut).
If you have a moment, I would like to ask you a slightly off topic question (although along the lines of keyboard shorcuts).
I am use to using Windows and the ctrl-alt-del to restart has sometimes been necessary in windows.
Are their somewhat equivalent commands for things like restarting Gnome or logging out or restarting the computer?
It would be nice for me to set up shortcuts like:
ctrl-alt-del = shut down computer
ctrl-alt-end = restart gnome
ctrl-alt-PgDn = log off
If you know what those commands would be so I can assign them to custom shortcuts, that would be great. Thanks.
Looks like ctrl alt delete is logoff:
I didn’t find one for shutdown/restart. One cannot really restart gnome with Wayland, you must logout and log back in. With X, you can run “alt + f2” and then “r” in the command prompt there to restart. You can use that to run any command really:
The terminal command for turning off/restarting is
shutdown, take a look at
man shutdown for its options—you should be able to add keyboard shortcuts for them. Although, it may require to be run as
sudo so maybe not…
I haven’t used keyboard shortcuts for this stuff in ages. It’s simple enough in Gnome to go “super” and then type “logoff” in the search bar—the first icon that turns up is to log off. Same for shutdown:
systemctl reboot is the system restart command AFAIK. As in …
is-system-running Check whether system is fully running
default Enter system default mode
rescue Enter system rescue mode
emergency Enter system emergency mode
halt Shut down and halt the system
poweroff Shut down and power-off the system
reboot Shut down and reboot the system
kexec Shut down and reboot the system with kexec
exit [EXIT_CODE] Request user instance or container exit
switch-root ROOT [INIT] Change to a different root file system
suspend Suspend the system
hibernate Hibernate the system
hybrid-sleep Hibernate and suspend the system
suspend-then-hibernate Suspend the system, wake after a period of
time, and hibernate
Or … you could use
gnome-session-quit <option> where option is one of …
--logout Log out
--power-off Power off
--force Ignoring any existing inhibitors
--no-prompt Don’t prompt for user confirmation
Also, with gnome a couple clicks work from the icon in the upper right corner.
Click on that then select from the menu for lock screen/restart/power off/log off/ and others.