I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut in Xfce 4.6 to run multiple commands. The && and ; don't work, the commands don't get excuted at all. What to do ?
I know it's kinda late... (3 years late)
But the answer to your question is to run it as such:
sh -c "<command>"
Replace command with the commands you want, separated by &&.
sh -c "conky && thunar"
Found the answer here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/138661/h … -is-locked