Ctrl + Shift + N will create a new folder. I would like to use a different (2-key) shortcut.

I know I can use custom shortcuts, but what is the command to create a new folder?

  • please comment your down-vote and/or flag-to-close, don't let me die in ignorance!
    – user170
    Mar 29, 2016 at 19:19
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    Mar 31, 2016 at 12:10

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There is no facility to customize keyboard shortcuts per user within Pantheon Files at present. If you feel a shortcut is inappropriate or missing in Pantheon Files you could raise a bug about it at https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-files.

Note that some system keyboard shortcuts are customizable by going to System Settings/Keyboard.

Update: You could add a custom shortcut in Systems Settings/Keyboard that runs the command "pantheon-files -n". This launches pantheon-files in a new window.

  • I was just wandering whether this shortcut was among the ones listed and therefore customizable under System Settings/Keyboards
    – user170
    Apr 2, 2016 at 11:00
  • I will clarify my question: I don't mean to remove/change the default shortcut Ctrl-Shift-N, but use a new custom shortcut to the same purpose. In fact what I want to know is: what is the command to create a new folder in Pantheon Files?
    – user170
    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:58
  • I have edited the question.
    – user170
    Apr 22, 2016 at 13:02
  • I am not sure what you mean by "command" in this context. The command-line command is "mkdir". The C command used by Files is g_file_make_directory (GFile *file, GCancellable *cancellable, GError **error); Apr 23, 2016 at 9:14
  • I mean: for the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-N, is there triggered a certain command that I could use with a different custom shortcut to create a new folder?
    – user170
    Apr 24, 2016 at 22:03

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