Ubuntu Shortcut Keys

Key StokeOperation
Alt + F1Open the Applications menu
Alt + F2Run an application by typing its name in the box which appears
Prt Sc(Print Screen) Take a screenshot of the whole screen
Alt + Prt ScTake a screenshot of the current window
Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right CursorSpins the ‘cube’ that your workspaces reside on, allowing you to select the workspace you wish to use.
Ctrl + Alt + Up CursorEnables 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 CursorUnfolds 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 + CCopy the selected text/object
Ctrl + XCut the selected text/object
Ctrl + VPaste/insert the selected text/object
Ctrl + ASelect all text
Ctrl + BMake the selected text bold
Ctrl + IMake the selected text italic
Ctrl + UUnderline the selected text
Ctrl + NOpen a new document or window
Ctrl + SSave the current document
Ctrl + OOpen another document
Ctrl + PPrint the current document
Ctrl + ZUndo the last change you made
Ctrl + Shift + ZRedo a change that you just undid
Ctrl + Alt + DeleteRestart 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 + TOpen a new tab
Ctrl + TabRotate through each tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabRotate backwards through each tab
Ctrl + WClose the current tab (or browser if on last tab)
Ctrl + LEnter a new web address
Ctrl + BShow a list of your bookmarks
Ctrl + HShow your browsing history
Ctrl + KEnter a new web search in the search bar
Ctrl + YShow a list of downloaded files
F11Display the current page full-screen
EscStop loading the current page
Ctrl + RReload the current page
F7Check the spelling of the current document
Ctrl + FFind and replace words
Ctrl + ZUndo the last change
Ctrl + YRedo a change which you just undid
Ctrl + LAlign the current paragraph/selection to the left
Ctrl + EAlign the current paragraph/selection to the center of the document
Ctrl + RAlign the current paragraph/selection to the right
Ctrl + Shift + JShow the current document full-screen
Ctrl + ASelect all
Ctrl + CCopy the highlighted content to clipboard
Ctrl + VPaste the clipboard content
Ctrl + NNew (Create a new document, not in terminal)
Ctrl + OOpen a document
Ctrl + SSave the current document
Ctrl + PPrint the current document
Ctrl + WClose the close document
Ctrl + QQuit the current application
Ctrl + Alt + F1Switch to the first virtual terminal
Ctrl + Alt + F2(F3)(F4)(F5)(F6)Select the different virtual terminals
Ctrl + Alt + F7Restore back to the current terminal session with X
Ctrl + Alt + BackspaceRestart GNOME
Alt + TabSwitch between open programs
Ctrl + Alt + LLock the screen.
Alt + F1opens the Applications menu
Alt + F2opens the Run Application dialog box.
Alt + F3opens the Deskbar Applet
Alt + F4closes the current window.
Alt + F5unmaximizes the current window.
Alt + F7move the current window
Alt + F8resizes the current window.
Alt + F9minimizes the current window.
Alt + F10maximizes the current window.
Alt + Spaceopens the window menu.
Ctrl + Alt + +Switch to next X resolution
Ctrl + Alt + -Switch to previous X resolution
Ctrl + Alt + Left/Rightmove to the next/previous workspace
Ctrl + AMove cursor to beginning of line
Ctrl + EMove cursor to end of line
Ctrl + Ckills the current process.
Ctrl + Zsends the current process to the background.
Ctrl + Dlogs you out.
Ctrl + Rfinds the last command matching the entered letters.
Enter a letter, followed by Tab + Tablists the available commands beginning with those letters.
Ctrl + Udeletes the current line.
Ctrl + Kdeletes the command from the cursor right.
Ctrl + Wdeletes the word before the cursor.
Ctrl + Lclears the terminal output
Shift + Ctrl + Ccopy the highlighted command to the clipboard.
Shift + Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)pastes the contents of the clipboard.
Alt + Fmoves forward one word.
Alt + Bmoves backward one word.
Arrow Up/Downbrowse command history
Shift + PageUp / PageDownScroll terminal output
Alt + Tabswitch between open windows
Win + Tabswitch between open windows with Shift Switcher or Ring Switcher effect
Win + EExpo, show all workspace
Ctrl + Alt + DownFilm Effect
Ctrl + Alt + Left mouse buttonRotate Desktop Cube
Alt + Shift + UpScale Windows
Ctrl + Alt + DShow Desktop
Win + Left mouse buttontake screenshot on selected area
Win + MousewheelZoom In/Out
Alt + MousewheelTransparent Window
Alt + F8Resize Window
Alt + F7Move Window
Win + PAdd Helper
F9show widget layer
Shift + F9show water effects
Win + Shift + Left mouse buttonFire Effects
Win + Shift + CClear Fire Effects
Win + Left mouse buttonAnnotate: Draw
Win + 1Start annotation
Win + 3End annotation
Win + Sselects windows for grouping
Win + TGroup Windows together
Win + UUngroup Windows
Win + Left/RightFlip Windows
Shift + Ctrl + NCreate New Folder
Ctrl + TDelete selected file(s) to trash
Alt + ENTERShow File/Folder Properties
Ctrl + 1Toggle View As Icons
Ctrl + 2Toggle View As List
Shift + RightOpen Directory (Only in List View)
Shift + LeftClose Directory (Only in List View)
Ctrl + SSelect Pattern
F2Rename File
Ctrl + ASelect all files and folders
Ctrl + WClose Window
Ctrl + Shift + WClose All Nautilus Windows
Ctrl + RReload Nautilus Window
Alt + UpOpen parent directory
Alt + LeftBack
Alt + RightForward
Alt + Homego to Home folder
Ctrl + Lgo to location bar
F9Show sidepane
Ctrl + HShow Hidden Files
Ctrl + +Zoom In
Ctrl + -Zoom Out
Ctrl + 0Normal Size
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