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In windows you can press the Win+E to get the Windows Explorer window to open up any time.

Is there an equivalent global hot-key to get the file explorer to show up in Ubuntu Karmic?

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Open System / Preferences / Keyboard shortcuts

Scroll down to Desktop/Home folder, click on it, then press Win+E.

Click Close.

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Don't forget to remap Super to Hyper in your keyboard layout options first. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 11 '10 at 14:36

You can open Nautilus by pressing Ctrl+N.

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That's only when you have the desktop on focus. Won't work if you have something like a browser open –  Rishi Dua Apr 22 at 12:08

Alternatively, if you are using Nautilus as file manager. You can do Alt+F2 and type nautilus. You don't even have to finish the whole word since it will auto-complete.

Advantages of this approach are:

  1. A general way of opening all programs whose (partial) name you can remember.
  2. Needn't remapping keys and memorizing them.
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