Some useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu

INFORMATION: As well as using your mouse to operate software, you can also use your keyboard to perform specific functions. This post provides a list of keyboard shortcuts which you may find useful. The list has been made for Ubuntu

To find (and change) system-level keyboard shortcuts, one can (at least in later, GNOME-based distros, run the Keyboard Shortcuts applet, e.g. via System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts on the main menu.

NOTE: Although most of the shortcuts works in all the versions but with development of new Ubuntu versions you may find some of them to be obsolete.


1.) Open TERMINAL : Ctrl + Alt + T

2.) Minimizing all windows(or toggle Show Desktop): Ctrl + Alt + D

3.) Open RUN window: Alt + F2

4.) Take Screen-shot of Whole Screen : Prt Sc

5.) Take Screen-shot of the current window: Alt + Prt Sc

6.) Switching between currently opened windows in Forward direction : Alt + Tab

7.) Switching between currently opened windows in Reverse direction : Alt + Tab + Shft
8.) Switching between workspaces Left/Right :  Alt + Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow

9.) Move Current window to Left/Right Workspace : Alt + Ctrl +Shft +Left/Right Arrow

10.) Switch to Console Mode:  Ctrl + Alt + F1 (F2-F6)

11.) Switch between Consoles in Console Mode: Alt + F1(F2-F6)

12.) Switch to GNOME GUI mode : Alt + F7 or type startx (in CLI) 

13.) Create a folder : Ctrl + Shft + N 

14.) Copy/Paste content from terminal: Ctrl + Shft + (C/V) 

15.) Clear the screen in terminal: Ctrl + L 

Some useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu Some useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Ubuntu Reviewed by TecGeeks News on July 29, 2016 Rating: 5

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