Help with your keyboard using Linux

Below are lists of the most popular keyboard shortcuts.

Linux Gnome

  • ‘ Alt’ + ‘ F1 ‘ – Opens the ‘ Applications Menu’.
  • ‘ Alt’ + ‘ F2 ‘ – Displays the ‘ Run Application’ dialog.
  • ‘ Print Screen ‘ – Takes a screenshot of the entire screen.
  • ‘ Alt’ + ‘ Print Screen ‘ – Takes a screenshot of the current window.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ Alt’ + ‘ right arrow ‘ – Switches to the workspace to the right of the current workspace.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ left arrow’ – Switches to the workspace to the left of the current workspace.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ up arrow’ – Switches to the workspace above the current workspace.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘down arrow’ – Switches to the workspace below the current workspace.
  • ‘ Ctrl’ + ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ D’ – Minimizes all windows.
  • ‘ F1′ – Starts the online help browser, and displays appropriate online Help.

Linux KDE

  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ F1 ‘ – Opens the ‘ KDE Menu’.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ F2 ‘ – Execute command.
  • ‘ Print Screen ‘ – Takes a screenshot of the entire screen.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ Print Screen ‘ – Takes a screenshot of current window..
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ Tab ‘ – Switch forward among windows.
  • ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ Shift ‘ + ‘ Tab’ Switch backward among windows.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ C ‘ – Copy.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ V ‘ – Paste.
  • ‘ Ctrl ‘ + ‘ Alt ‘ + ‘ D’ – Minimizes all windows.
  • ‘ F1′ Starts the online help browser, and displays relevant online Help.

You can also find help with your keyboard on these other operating systems:

For Windows, For Mac.

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