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I've been using Mandriva 2005 since about June, and have become fairly competent with it, however I do not many Linux shortcut keys. Like is there an equivalent to alt+ctrl+del that will bring up the Process Table or something? I know that alt+tab still switches between windows, but could somebody list some of the Linux specific shortcut key combinations? I know that ctrl+v still is paste and so forth.
In KDE you can open Control Center, and go to Language and Regional settings or something like that, and set up your own key shortcuts. You can also load themes, including one exactly like windows. It works great for me. Just like windows (Including stuff like Win+L for lock screen) and also you can make your own for general use or application specific (like change page-up/down to volume up/down in XMMS).
First, the default shortcut scheme for every distro I can remember looking at is "KDE Default for 3 Modifer Keys" i.e. pre-95 keyboards. This results in the Ctrl-Fn keys being used for switching virtual desktops, & not reserved to applications the way should be / normally are. This is easily fixed by selecting "KDE Default for 4 Modifer Keys". It's about the 2nd thing I do after a fresh KDE install. Why this is the normal default in this day & age of 104 & 105 key keyboards is beyond me. <rant deleted/>
Second, You can learn a lot about the default shortcut keys by just examining the dialogs where they can be changed. Boyer has already pointed you to the general KDE defaults, but most other programs also have specific shortcuts which can be accessed at "Settings" => "Configure Shortcuts...". At least for the "K" applications.
(All the following have exactly that menu):
I'm sure there is a pattern here, & the list goes on.
Assuming, as we all have, that the OP is interested in KDE shortcuts -- after all it is still the default DE for Mandr... isn' it -- why not let him have the pleasure of exploring all of them on his own in the KDE Control Center?
There are 4 ways to open the KDE Control Center:[list=1][*]From the Main ("K") Menu[*]From a desktop or Kicker or System Tray icon.[*]From the K Menu using the "Run Command..." Action[*]From the Alt-F2 "Run Command" dialog.[/list=1] 1 & 2 are easier for those who prefer the mouse. Unfortunately the implementation of them can vary from distro to distro -- my SimplyMEPIS 3.3 provides a System Tray icon & puts "Control Center" in the "All Applications" section of the main panel of the K Menu, YMMV. 3 & 4 require typing & the knowledge that the command is "kcontrol", but they don't move. especially Alt-F2.
Once you are in the KDE Control Center, your next step is "Regional & Accessibility".
Then select "Keyboard Shortcuts" and surf & browse.
I especially recommend the Schemes "KDE Default for 4 Modifer Keys" & "Windows Scheme (With Win Key)". I personally prefer the former, but if you are coming over from years on "the Dark Side", you may prefer the latter.
When you are comfortable w/ the DE (desktop environment) keys, you might want to move on the the application specific keys, I just noticed that they are available in the second major tab, "Command Shortcuts".
I apologize if this is too simple, too long, too detailed, or off the point of your original Q. I have 3 excuses: it may help someone else, I may be able to include it in another document, & I am teaching "Moving to Linux" again starting in about 3 weeks, so I need the practice explaining.