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By Jason Jones

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Posted: 8 Nov 2004
 

Tired of using your mouse so much? Did you know that both KDE and Gnome have keyboard shortcuts for just about everything you can do with a mouse? Here's a list of the various shortcuts on both platforms.

FOR GNOME:

General Shortcut Keys

Alt + F1

Opens the Applicantions Menu .

Alt + F2

Displays the Run Application dialog.

Print Screen

Takes a screenshot.

Alt + Print Screen

Takes a screenshot of the window that has focus.

Ctrl + Alt + right arrow

Switches to the workspace to the right of the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + left arrow

Switches to the workspace to the left of the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + up arrow

Switches to the workspace above the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + down arrow

Switches to the workspace below the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + d

Minimizes all windows, and gives focus to the desktop.

F1

Starts the online help browser, and displays appropriate online Help.

Window Shortcut Keys

Alt + Tab

Switches between windows. When you use these shortcut keys, a list of windows that you can select is displayed. Release the keys to select a window.

Alt + Esc

Switches between windows in reverse order. Release the keys to select a window.

F10

Opens the first menu on the left side of the menubar.

Alt + spacebar

Opens the Window Menu .

Arrow keys

Moves the focus between items in a menu.

Return

Chooses a menu item.

Esc

Closes an open menu.

Ctrl + Alt + right arrow

Switches to the workspace to the right of the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + left arrow

Switches to the workspace to the left of the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + up arrow

Switches to the workspace above the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + down arrow

Switches to the workspace below the current workspace.

Ctrl + Alt + d

Minimizes all windows, and gives focus to the desktop.

Panel Shortcut Keys

Ctrl + Alt + Tab

Switches the focus between the panels and the desktop. When you use these shortcut keys, a list of items that you can select is displayed. Release the keys to select an item.

Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Switches the focus between the panels and the desktop. Release the keys to select an item.

Ctrl + F10

Opens the popup menu for the selected panel.

Tab

Switches the focus between objects on a panel.

Return

Chooses the selected panel object or menu item.

Shift + F10

Opens the popup menu for the selected panel object.

Arrow keys

Moves the focus between items in a menu. Moves the focus between interface items in an applet also.

Esc

Closes an open menu.

F10

Opens the Applications menu from the Menu Bar , if the Menu Bar is in a panel.

Application Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys

Command

Ctrl + N

New

Ctrl + X

Cut

Ctrl + C

Copy

Ctrl + V

Paste

Ctrl + Z

Undo

Ctrl + S

Save

Ctrl + Q

Quit


FOR KDE:

Alt-F2

Execute Command

Ctrl - B

Add Bookmark

Ctrl-Esc

List of running applications.

Ctrl - W

Close

Alt-Tab

Switch forward among windows

Ctrl - C

Copy

Alt-Shift-Tab

Switch backward among windows

Ctrl - End

End

Ctrl - F1 to F12

Switch to Desktop 1 - 12

Ctrl - F

Find

Shift-Ctrl-F1 to F4

Switch to Desktop 13 to 16

F3

Find Next

Ctrl-Alt-Esc

Kill Window (Click on the window to action the kill.)

Ctrl - F3

Find Prev

Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Logout (To complete logout process, Tab & Enter)

F1

Help

F12

Toggle cursor key mouse emulation

Ctrl - Home

Home

Alt - F1

Popup KDE launch menu

Ctrl - Insert

Insert

Ctrl-Tab

Switch forward one desktop

Ctrl - N

New

Ctrl-Shift-Tab

Switch back one desktop

Ctrl - Down

Next Complete Match

Alt - F4

Window close

Down

Next Item in List

Alt - F3

Window open menu

Ctrl - O

Open

Ctrl - V

Paste

"Windows" Menu

Popup Menu Context

Ctrl - Up

Previous Complete Match

Up

Previous Item in list

Ctrl - P

Print

Page Up

Prior

Ctrl - Q

Quit

Ctrl-Shift-Z

Redo

F5

Reload

Ctrl - R

Replace

Ctrl - S

Save

Ctrl - A

Select All

Ctrl - E

Text Completion

Ctrl - Z

Undo

Shift - F1

What's this

Ctrl - Plus (+)

Zoom In

Ctrl - Minus (-)

Zoom Out


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