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I'd like to have a global keyboard shortcut that focuses my browser (or starts it if there isn't a running instance), opens a new tab and focuses the URL bar. I'm using Chrome and XFCE.

XFCE seems to have only a few predefined Actions for shortcuts, so I probably need some additional tool and some insight in how to open a new, blank chrome tab from a script or the commandline.

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Any command can be bound to an available keyboard shortcut with XFCE. In Xubuntu 11.10 I opening the XFCE Settings Manager, then click Keyboard and then the Application Shortcuts tab. I use Chromium, and I can open a new tab/window from a terminal with the chromium-browser command, but I'm not sure how to make that new tab open in an existing Chromium window (if there is one).

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