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Old 10-30-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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What are the common keyboard shortcuts


Hi,

I am new to linux, i would like to know the commonly used keyboard shortcuts.I want to get familiar from the basics.


Thanks
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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www.google.com

linux keyboard shortcuts

Enjoy!!
 
Old 10-30-2009, 05:53 AM   #3
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At least a BIT more than "www.google.com"

First off, the Windows key does not open the Applications menu.(by default at least)

To close a program: Alt+F4, or Ctrl+Q (the former works for everything)
Minimize everything to the desktop: Ctrl+Alt+D
Most of everything else is the same: Ctrl+Z for undo, Ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+V for paste, Ctrl+X for cut.
Also, either Ctrl+Y or Shift+Ctrl+Z are Redo.
Ctrl+F is find
Ctrl+C on the command line is quit current command

if you need any more ill be happy to help

James
 
Old 10-30-2009, 06:17 AM   #4
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Hi,

Just a heads-up:

Keyboard shortcuts depend on the Window Manager/Program used.

Ctrl-q for instance doesn't always work (try closing google earth with ctrl-q, to name just one).
Ctrl-z has a different function (then described in post #3) when used in a terminal.
etc etc

@lilkar: Tell us which distro and which WM you use (kde/gnome/xfce/???). And do remember that not all programs 'play nice' with the WM.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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If you're using multiple workspaces:

Ctrl+Alt+[Right/Left] - Move workspace [right/left]
Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down] - View all open workspaces, keep Ctrl+Alt pressed down and use [Right/Left] - Needs enabling

And there's always the old Alt+[letter], which opens the menu or pressed the button with that letter underlined. EG: Alt+F opens the File menu and Alt+S opens the History menu (in FF)

~Callum
 
Old 10-30-2009, 07:57 AM   #6
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Linux keyboard shortcuts - http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/shortcuts.html

Cool Solutions: Gnome / KDE Keyboard Shortcuts - http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/2289.html
 
Old 10-31-2009, 05:07 AM   #7
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Talking

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Originally Posted by callumacrae View Post
If you're using multiple workspaces:

Ctrl+Alt+[Right/Left] - Move workspace [right/left]
Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down] - View all open workspaces, keep Ctrl+Alt pressed down and use [Right/Left] - Needs enabling

And there's always the old Alt+[letter], which opens the menu or pressed the button with that letter underlined. EG: Alt+F opens the File menu and Alt+S opens the History menu (in FF)

~Callum
Dam nabbit i forgot the most obvious ones >slap<

James
 
Old 10-31-2009, 05:14 AM   #8
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ctrl+alt+L to lock the screen thats the only shortcut i know off and ya windowskey+tab. Ctrl+Alt+F1 - F7

you can use shift+<arrow Keys> To switch between multiple tabs open in terminal.

Last edited by kdelover; 10-31-2009 at 05:15 AM.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 06:18 AM   #9
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Ctrl+Tab switches tabs in Pidgin and some other stuff too

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