Ubuntu tweak keyboard shortcuts

By Admin | 28 July 2008



Ubuntu Tweak is a GNOME desktop configuration tool. Most popular keyboard shortcuts from Windows work for Ubuntu as well. This is the list of some of most useful Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts listed without any particular order:

  • Ctrl-C to copy.
  • Ctrl-V to paste.
  • Ctrl-S to save a file.
  • Ctrl-Alt-Tab moves between open panels on the desktop.
  • Ctrl-W closes the current window.
  • Ctrl-Q closes the current application.
  • Ctrl-C kills the current process.
  • Ctrl-Z sends the current process to the background.
  • Ctrl-D logs you out.
  • Ctrl-R finds the last command matching the entered letters.
  • Tab followed by entered letters lists the available commands beginning with those letters.
  • Ctrl-U deletes the current line.
  • Ctrl-K deletes from the cursor right.
  • Ctrl-W deletes the word before the cursor.
  • Ctrl-L clears the terminal output.
  • Shift-Insert pastes the contents of the clipboard.
  • Alt-F moves forward one word.
  • Alt-B moves backward one word.
  • Alt-Ctrl-L Locks the screen.
  • Alt-F1 opens the Applications menu, then use the arrow keys to navigate the submenus.
  • Alt-F2 opens the Run Application dialog box.
  • Alt-F3 opens the Deskbar Applet (F3 opens the search bar at the bottom of the window).
  • Alt-F4 closes the current window.
  • Alt-F5 unmaximizes the current window (if it’s maximized, of course).
  • Alt-F7, followed by arrow keys or mouse movement, adjusts the current window’s position.
  • Alt-F8 resizes the current window.
  • Alt-F9 minimizes the current window.
  • Alt-F10 maximizes the current window.
  • Alt-spacebar opens the window menu.
  • Alt-Tab moves between open windows.
  • Ctrl-Alt-arrow to move between desktops.
  • Ctrl-Alt-F1, Ctrl-Alt-F2, Ctrl-Alt-F3, Ctrl-Alt-F4, Ctrl-Alt-F5, Ctrl-Alt-F6 to access the consoles.
  • Ctrl-Alt-F7 to come back to the desktop.
  • WK+Tab to change between the windows (WK – Windows Key).
  • WK+E to select a virtual desktop.
  • WK+S to make transparent the current window.
  • Ctrl+Alt++ Switch to next X resolution.
  • Ctrl+Alt+- Switch to previous X resolution.
  • CTRL+Shift+V in a terminal paste the clipboard contents.

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