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Linux Shortcuts

The experts of Linux understand that the keyboard is larger than the mouse as there are number of actions that take multiple mouse clicks, but these actions can be accomplished with one keyboard shortcut. If we learn at least a handful of keyboard shortcuts, then it makes us considerably more productive as a user of Linux, and we can earn serious bragging rights in the Linux community.

General Linux Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Ctrl+Z This shortcut will undo the last action.
2. Ctrl+N Using this shortcut, we can create a new file.
3. Ctrl+Q This shortcut will quit the application in focus.
4. Ctrl+S We use this shortcut to save the file which is presently opened.
5. Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6 Using this shortcut, we are able to switch to the virtual console.
6. Ctrl+C Using this shortcut, we can copy any highlighted image, text, or a few other objects to the clipboard.
7. Ctrl+V We use this shortcut in order to paste copied, images,, text or any other object from the clipboard.
8. Ctrl+x Using this shortcut, we can cut the highlighted image, text or a few other objects.

KDE Keyboard Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Super When we use this shortcut, then the application launcher will be open.
2. Alt+Space This shortcut will bring up the command interface.
3. Ctrl+Esc This shortcut is used to open the system activity utility.
4. Super+Alt+Arrow keys This shortcut is used to switch between windows.
5. Ctrl+F1 to F4 With the help of this shortcut, we can switch between virtual desktops.
6. Super + Tab Cycle between running applications.
7. Super + Shift + Tab Cycle between running apps in the opposite directions.
8. Ctrl + Alt + L We use this shortcut to lock the current session.
9. Ctrl + Alt + Shift +Del We use this shortcut to instantly log out without confirmation.
10. Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Page Up We use this shortcut to instantly reboot without confirmation.

GNOME Keyboard Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Super We use this shortcut to enter the activities overview.
2. Alt+F1 We use this shortcut to open the applications menu.
3. Alt+F2 We use this shortcut to open the floating command prompt.
4. PrtSc By using this shortcut, we can take a screenshot of the complete screen.
5. Alt+PrtSc By using this shortcut, we can take the screenshot of the window in focus.
6. Alt + (grave accent) Cycle between windows of the similar application Alt+Tab.
7. Ctrl+Alt+Arrow keys We use this shortcut to switch between workspaces.
8. Ctrl+Alt+D Using this shortcut, we can minimize all the window in order to show the desktop.
9. Alt + Tab Cycle between running applications in Alt+Tab.
10. Alt + Shift + Tab Cycle between the running applications in the opposite direction.

Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Alt + F2 We use this shortcut to open the command prompt.
2. Alt + Tab Cycle between running applications.
3. Super + P Using this option, we can open the Xfce display settings.
4. Alt + F2 Using this shortcut, we can open the command prompt.
5. Alt + F4 This shortcut will close the window in focus.
6. Alt+F10 This shortcut is used to maximize the window in focus.
7. Alt + Shift + Tab Cycle between running applications in the opposite direction.
8. Ctrl + Esc We use this shortcut to display the context menu.
9. Ctrl + Alt + D This shortcut will minimize all the windows in order to show desktop.
10. Ctrl + Alt + Del We use this shortcut to lock the current session.

Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts (Linux Mint)

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Ctrl + Alt + Down We use this shortcut in order to display all presently running applications on the selected workplace.
2. Ctrl + Alt + Up We use this shortcut in order to display the running applications across all the workplaces.
3. Alt + F2 Using this shortcut, we can open the command prompt.
4. Alt + F4 Using this shortcut, we can close the window in focus.
5. Alt + Tab Cycle between running applications.
6. Super + D This shortcut will minimize all the windows to display desktop.
7. Super + L This shortcut will open the Cinnamon Debugger.
8. Shift + Alt+ Tab Cycle between running applications in the opposite direction.
9. Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Left or Right Arrow This shortcut will transfer the window in focus to the workspace on the right or left.
10. Ctrl + Super + Arrow Keys This shortcut will span the window in focus to the border.

LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Alt + Tab Cycle between running application.
2. Alt + Shift + Tab Cycle between running applications in the opposite direction
3. Ctrl+ Alt + T It is used to launch terminal.
4. Ctrl + Alt + Arrow keys We use this shortcut to move between virtual desktops.
5. Shift + Alt + Arrow keys This shortcut is used to move the window in focus between virtual desktops.
6. F11 Toggle Fullscreen.
7. Alt + Esc This shortcut will hide the window in focus.
8. Alt + F4 This shortcut will close the window in focus.
9. Super + E This shortcut will launch the default file browser.
10. Super + D This shortcut will minimize all the windows in order to display the desktop.

Bash Keyword Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Ctrl + A Using this shortcut, we can move to the starting of the selected line.
2. Ctrl + E Using this shortcut, we can move to the selected line's end.
3. Ctrl + L This shortcut will clean the current screen.
4. Ctrl + R Search in our bash history.
5. Ctrl + G This shortcut will exit the history searching mode.
6. Ctrl + K This shortcut will cut the section of the selected line after the cursor and copy that section to the clipboard.
7. Ctrl + J This shortcut will enter the current screen.
8. Alt + B This shortcut will go to the cursor back one word.
9. Alt + F This shortcut will move the cursor forward one word.
10. Arrow Up Previously used command.

Ubuntu Keyword Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Alt + F2 We use this shortcut in order to open the command prompt.
2. Super + Arow Keys We use this shortcut to snap the window in focus to a border.
3. Super This shortcut will Open activities.
4. Alt + Tab Cycle between running application.
5. Super + D We use this shortcut to minimize all windows in order to display desktop.
6. Ctrl + Alt + T This shortcut is used to launch terminal.
7. Super + L Lock the current situation.
8. PrtSc We use this shortcut to take the screenshot of the full screen.
9. Shift + PrtSc We use this shortcut to take the screenshot of a selected part on the screen.
10. Alt + PrtSc We use this shortcut to take the screenshot of the window in focus.

ChromeOS Keyboard Shortcuts (Chromebook)

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Ctrl + Shift + L This shortcut will lock the current session.
2. Ctrl + Shift + Q This shortcut will logout from the current session.
3. Ctrl + F5 We use this shortcut to take a screenshot of the full screen.
4. Ctrl + Shift + F5 Using this shortcut, we can take a screenshot of the selected part on the screen.
5. Shift + Alt + M We use this shortcut to open the files app.
6. Shift + Alt + N This shortcut will display the notification.
7. Ctrl+Alt Using this shortcut, we can see the all keyboard shortcuts.
8. Shift + Esc This shortcut will open the task manager.
9. Alt + 1 to 8 This shortcut will launch the application from the taskbar.
10. Alt + [or] This shortcut will dock the window in focus to the screen's left or right side.

Firebox Keyword Shortcuts

S.No. Shortcut Description
1. Ctrl + P This shortcut will print the current page
2. Ctrl + S This shortcut will save the current page.
3. Ctrl + F This shortcut will find the text on the current page.
4. Ctrl + K This shortcut will bring the search bar into focus.
5. Backspace Go back.
6. Ctrl + W This shortcut will close the current tab.
7. Ctrl + N This shortcut will open the new tab.
8. F5 or Ctrl + R This shortcut will reload the current page.
9. Ctrl + Shift + Q This shortcut is used to exit firefox.
10. Ctrl + Shift + P This shortcut will open the new private window.

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