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Old 04-08-2005, 04:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Redhat Linux GUI Shortcut keys

Hi Everybody
Iam a die hard fan of windows operating system but these few days iam crazy to learn linux operating system. i want to know the shortcut keys in Redhat linux GUI if anybody could help me out i would be grateful.expecting positive reply from the experts.iam a newbie to linux so please guide me to achieve my goals.
In windows we have show desktop icon and shortcut key to show the desktop , how it is possible in redhat linux ?
where can i get the shortcut key details in redhat linus any experts help me out...
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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shortcut keys bindings are specific to the desktop environment you run. i started with KDE, so i like their bindings. the ones i use most are those to switch between vitual desktops and switch between aplications

alt+tab: tab through applications
shift+alt+tab: tab through applications in reverse order
ctrl+tab: page through vitual desktop
shift+ctrl+tab: page through vitual desktop in reverse order

i have started useing gnome a little, but the first thing i did was set up the shortcut key bindings to act like KDE.

im sure a google search of KDE shortcut key binding or gnome shortcut key bindings will give a more complete list.
Old 04-08-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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The shortcut keys in linux are distro specific.
Its all depends up on the type of distribution you are using now and then.

Some of the shortcut keys that iam familiar in RedHat linux Gnome desktop are

<Ctrl><Alt><Fn> ( n = 1 .. 6)
- Is to get into the linux CUI mode.

<Ctrl><Alt><Fn> ( n = 7 .. 12)
- Is to get into the linux GUI mode back again.

- Is used to change the next X-Server resolution.

- Is used to change to the previous X-Server resolution.

- To show the table of process running on my system.

- To lock the desktop
Old 04-11-2005, 12:37 AM   #4
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Question Redhat GUI Shortcut Keys ?

Hi Naren
It was very useful shortcut keys. I want to know more shortcut keys available in Redhat GUI desktop .
1. shortcut key used to minimize the terminal window or an application ?
2. shortcut key used to minimize all the windows ? i.e. to show the desktop page..
3. shortcut key used to close a terminal window?
4. shortcut key to open a new terminal window?
5. any useful shortcut keys?????

Plz help and assist to know more


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