Saturday, June 11, 2011

Window Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu

Window shortcut keys allow you to use the keyboard to perform tasks on the currently focused window (hey, we're not talking about the Windows operating system right now). We had a bit to learn about Window Shortcut Keys on the previous post (Introduction to the Keyboard Shortcut Keys). By memorizing the shortcut key basic operations for working with the program windows, you can work faster in the various Ubuntu desktop applications.



Here are some window shortcut keys and its functional explanations:
  • Alt + Tab: Switch between windows. A list of windows that you can select is displayed. Release the keys to select a window. You can press the Shift key to cycle through the windows in reverse order.
  • Alt + F4: Close the currently focused window.
  • Alt + F5: Unmaximize the current window, if it is maximized.
  • Alt + F7: Move the currently focused window. After pressing this shortcut, you can move the window using either the mouse or the arrow keys. To finish the move, click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.
  • Alt + F8: Resize the currently focused window. After pressing this shortcut, you can resize the window using either the mouse or the arrow keys. To finish the resize, click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.
  • Alt + F9: Minimize the current window.
  • Alt + F10: Maximize the current window.
  • Alt + spacebar: Open the window menu for the currently selected window. The window menu allows you to perform actions on the window, such as minimizing, moving between workspaces, and closing.
  • Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Arrow keys: Move the current window to another workspace in the specified direction.
(source: Ubuntu Help Center)

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