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Hot Keys…Get Your Hot Keys

Posted by ubuntufan on December 29, 2006

Since I’m trying to keep this blog specifically pointed toward the Ubuntu distro and not any of the other *ubuntu variants, I’ll mostly talk about the Gnome environment. I’m an old school computer user, meaning that I like using the cli and keyboard shortcuts. Here’s a list of hot keys and what they do. These may work in other environments, but I’m only going to say that all of them work in Gnome. Let me know if I missed any.

ALT-Tab Task List Selection
Crtl-Alt-(F1-F12) Command prompt
Crtl-Alt-Backspace Restart XWindows
Crtl-C Copy the selected text or region onto the clipboard
Alt-(leftclick mouse) To hold on to the window/GUI and move it around
Ctrl-F Open Search(find) dialog
Alt-F2 Show the panel run application dialog
Alt-F1 Show the panel menu
Prnt Scrn Take a screenshot
Alt-Prnt Scrn Take a screenshot of active window
Ctrl-Alt-Arrow keys Switches to the workspace to the specified direction of the current workspace
Ctrl-Alt-D Minimizes all windows, and gives focus to the desktop
Ctrl-Alt-Tab Switches the focus between the panels and the desktop
Alt-F4 Closes the currently focused window
Alt-F5 Unmaximize the current window, if it is maximized
Alt-F7 Move the currently focused window
Alt-F8 Resize the currently focused window

Alt-F9 Minimize the current window
Alt-F10 Maximize the current window
Shift-Ctrl-Alt-Arrow keys Moves the current window to another workspace in the specified direction
Ctrl-N Create a new document or window
Ctrl-X Cut the selected text or region and place it on the clipboard
Ctrl-V Paste the contents of the clipboard
Ctrl-Z Undo the last action
Ctrl-S Save the current document to disk
F1 Launches Help
Tab Move between controls in the interface or items in a list
spacebar Activate or choose the selected item
F10 Activate the left-most menu of the application window
Shift-F10 Activate the context menu for the selected item
Esc Close a menu without selecting a menu item, or cancel a drag operation


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