Keyboard shortcuts for Linux | Cheat Sheet and custom keyboard shortcuts

 Oh well, wannabe Linux peeps I see. In this article I have listed some default shortcut keys to make your work done faster

Linux Keyboard Shortcut Cheat-sheet

Desktop Shortcuts

Desktop Tasks

Alt + TabView Opened programs
Ctrl + Shift + NMake new folder
Ctrl + RRefresh screen
SuperApplication menu
PrtScTake a screenshot
Alt + F11Maximize current window
Alt + F4Close current window
Ctrl + Alt + ←Switch to left desktop instance
Ctrl + Alt + →Switch to right desktop instance

Chrome Shortcuts

Chrome Tasks

Ctrl + Shift TabSwitch between tabs
Ctrl + Shift + TRevive recently close tab
Ctrl + TNew Tab
Ctrl + Shift + NNew incognito window
Ctrl + WClose tab
Ctrl + Shift + WClose Window
Ctrl + UView Source Code
Ctrl + Shift + IInspect tools

Terminal Shortcuts

Terminal Tasks

Ctrl + Shift + TOpen a new terminal window
Ctrl + DClose a terminal or its tab
Ctrl + Shift + HHorizontal terminal split
Ctrl + Shift + VVertical terminal split
Ctrl + AMove to beginning of line
Ctrl + EMove to end of line
Ctrl + WDelete a word to left
Ctrl + YUndo deletion by Ctrl + W
Ctrl + UDelete whole line
Ctrl + PMove up in history
Ctrl + OExecute command and move to next command in history
Ctrl + LClear screen
Arrow Up / Arrow DownMove up down in history
Ctrl + CHalt currently running program
Ctrl + ZHalt running program and send it to background
Ctrl + KDelete right of cursor
Ctrl + Shift + CCopy selection
Ctrl + Shift + VPaste clipboard

Customize your keyboard shortcuts

If there is no shortcut for the task you are looking for or you want to change the shortcut keys then you can do that manually from the Application shortcut tab in Keyboard app. Here are the steps to make new shortcut combo or edit existing one:

  • Open menu and type keyboard or find keyboard app from application menu

  • Go to Application Shortcuts tab. Here you'll find all existing shortcut sequences used.

  • To add a new sequence chick the + icon on the bottom left

  • Linux Shortcuts

  • Type command on what you want to do and hit OK.

  • Now simulate the key press and release to set a new shortcut.

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