Do you know that all the default Unity lenses come with a keyboard shortcut that you can use to quickly access it? For example, you can use “Super + a” to open the Application lens and “Super + f” to open the Files lens.
What if you have installed a custom lens and want to assign a keyboard shortcut to the lens? Here is how you can do so:
1. Open Nautilus and navigate to the folder “
/usr/share/unity/lenses“. Find the lens that you want to add keyboard shortcut to and open it with superuser permission. For example:
gksu gedit /usr/share/unity/lenses/commands/commands.lens
2. At the end of the
[Lens] section, add a new line:
where “c” is the alphabet that you want to set for this lens. Save and exit.
3. Now you can access the lens with “Super + c” (or the alphabet that you have set).