Useful Ubuntu Shortcuts

Window Management

  • Win+E – Shows all workspaces and lets you switch between workspaces.
  • Alt+Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow – Move to Workspace on Left/Right.
  • Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right Arrow – Move current window to another workspace.
  • Alt+F9/F10 – Minimize/ Maximize current window.
  • Alt+F5 – UnMaximizes Current Window.
  • Alt+F7 – This shortcut activates the move window option that lets you move current window using arrow keys. You can even move window to other workspace, try moving it to extreme right.
  • Alt+F8 – Resize current window with arrow keys.
  • Ctrl + Alt + D – Show Desktop/Restore open windows.
  • Alt+Shift+Tab – Switch Windows in Reverse Direction as done using Alt+Tab.
  • CTRL+ALT+TAB – switch between windows across desktops.

Nautilus

  • Shift+Ctrl+N – Create New Folder.
  • Alt + Enter – Show properties of a selected file/folder.
  • Ctrl + W – Close current Nautilus Window.
  • Ctrl + Shift + W – Close all open Nautilus Windows.
  • Ctrl+T – Open a new tab in Nautilus.
  • Alt + Home – Move directly to your Home Folder.
  • F9 – Toggle display of Nautilus Sidepane.
  • Ctrl + H – Toggle Display of hidden files and folders.
  • Ctrl-S – Enter a file name mask (for instance *.doc). All files matching the mask will be selected.

Gnome

  • Ctrl + Alt + L – Lock Screen.
  • Alt + F1 – Open Applications Menu.
  • Alt + F2 – Open the Run Application dialog Box.
  • Win + Mousewheel – Zoom in/Zoom out Desktop.

 

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