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Best Keyboard Shortcuts of Ubuntu Operating System

Alt + F1 – Open the Applications menu

Alt + F2 – Run an application by typing its name in the box which appears

Prt Sc – (Print Screen) Take a screenshot of the whole screen

Alt + Prt Sc – Take a screenshot of the current window

Shift + Prt Sc – Take a screenshot of a selected rectangle on the screen

 

Alt + Tab

Switch between currently-open windows. Press Alt + Tab and then release Tab (but continue to hold Alt). Press Tab repeatedly to cycle through the list of available windows which appears on the screen. Release the Alt key to switch to the selected window.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Tab

Switch between currently-open windows in all Workspaces. Press Tab repeatedly to cycle through the list of available windows which appears on the screen. Release the Ctrl and Alt keys to switch to the selected window.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right Cursor

Lets you quickly switch between your Workspaces.

 

Alt+F7 – Moves the current window (can be moved with mouse or keyboard).

Alt+F8 – Resizes current window (again, can be moved with mouse or keyboard).

Alt+F9 – Minimises current window.

Alt+F10 – Maximises current window.

Alt+Space – Brings up a window menu with with ‘Always on Top’ and ‘Minimise’ and ‘Maximise’ and above commands.

 

Alt+F5

Returns window to ‘normal’ or previous size.

 

Alt+F4

Closes window.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right Cursor

Spins the ‘cube’ that your workspaces reside on, allowing you to select the workspace you wish to use.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Up Cursor

Enables an ‘expose’ like feature that presents you with all the windows you currently have open, allowing you to select the one you wish to give focus to.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Down Cursor

Unfolds your workspace cube allowing you to see more than one of your workspaces at once, using the left and right cursor keys with this active will allow you to select the workspace you wish to use.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Tab

Switch between currently-open windows across all workspaces.

 

Super + W

Enables the ‘scale’ effect, it shows all windows from the current workspace.

 

Super + A

Enables the ‘scale’ effect, it shows all windows from all workspaces.

 

Super + N

Invert colours of the focused window.

 

Super + M

Invert colours for the whole screen.

 

Super + Mouse Scroll Wheel

Zooms in on the screen.

 

Super + Middle Mouse Button

Select a region to zoom into, using a rectangle.

 

Ctrl + Super + D

Toggles ‘Show Desktop’.

 

Alt + Middle Mouse Button

Resize focused window.

 

Alt + Left Mouse Button

Move focused window.

 

Alt + Right Mouse Button

Show window menu.

 

Super + S

Zoom out, show workspace switcher

 

Ctrl + Alt + Delete – Restart the computer immediately, without saving open files

Ctrl + Alt + Plus (numeric keypad) – Rotate through supported screen resolutions

Ctrl + Alt + Minus (numeric keypad) – Rotate backwards through supported screen resolutions

 

Ctrl + C

Copy the selected text/object

 

Ctrl + X

Cut the selected text/object

 

Ctrl + V

Paste/insert the selected text/object

 

Ctrl + A

Select all text

 

Ctrl + B

Make the selected text bold

 

Ctrl + I

Make the selected text italic

 

Ctrl + U

Underline the selected text

 

Ctrl + N

Open a new document or window

 

Ctrl + S

Save the current document

 

Ctrl + O

Open another document

 

Ctrl + P

Print the current document

 

Ctrl + Z

Undo the last change you made

 

Ctrl + Shift + Z

Redo a change that you just undid

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