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Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu 8.10

1 November 2008 2,265 views 6 Comments

This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 8.10 that will make your life easier. This list includes the GNOME Desktop, Nautilus, and FireFox 3.

Desktop

  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete » Log Out
  • Ctrl + Alt + L » Lock Screen
  • Alt + F1 » Open Panel Menu
  • Alt + F2 » Run Application Dialog
  • Print » Screenshot
  • Alt + Print » Screenshot of a window
  • Shift + Alt + Up » Initiate Window Picker (Use the up, down, right, left arrows to pick)
  • Alt + Tab » Move between windows with popup visual chooser
  • Ctrl + Alt + D » Show Desktop

Window Management

  • Alt + F10 » Maximize Window
  • Alt + F5 » Unmaximize Window
  • Alt + F4 » Close Window
  • Alt + F9 » Minimize Window
  • Alt + F7 » Move Window
  • Alt + F8 » Resize Window
  • Alt + Space » Activate the menu for the current window

Nautilus

  • Shift+Ctrl+N » Create New Folder
  • Ctrl+T » Delete (to Trash)
  • Shift+Right Arrow » Open Directory
  • Shift+Left Arrow » Close Directory
  • Alt+ENTER » File/Folder Properties
  • Ctrl+1 » Toggle View As Icons
  • Ctrl+2 » Toggle View As List
  • Ctrl+S » Select Pattern
  • F2 » Rename File
  • Ctrl+A » Select All
  • Ctrl+W » Close Window
  • Ctrl+Shift+W » Close All Nautilus Windows
  • Ctrl+R » Reload Nautilus Window
  • Alt+Up Arrow » Open Parent
  • Alt+Left Arrow » Back
  • Alt+Right Arrow » Forward
  • Alt+Home » Home Folder
  • Ctrl+L » Location Bar
  • F9 » Toggle Sidepane
  • Ctrl+H » Show Hidden Files
  • Ctrl++ » Zoom In
  • Ctrl+- » Zoom Out
  • Ctrl+0 » Normal Size

FireFox 3

  • Alt+Left Arrow » Back
  • Alt+Right Arrow » Forward
  • Alt+Home » Home
  • Ctrl+L » Select the Address Bar
  • F6 » Select the Address Bar
  • Ctrl+K » Select the Search Bar
  • Ctrl+K+Down Arrow » toggle Switch Search Engine in Use
  • Ctrl+K+Up Arrow » Switch Search Engine in Use
  • Ctrl+T » Open New Tab
  • Ctrl+W » Close Current Tab
  • Ctrl+Page Up » View the Previous Tab
  • Ctrl+Page Down » View the Next Tab
  • Ctrl+Tab » View the Next Tab
  • Alt+Num (1, 2, 3, etc) » Switch to Tab #
  • Ctrl+Shift+T » Open Recently Closed Tabs
  • Ctrl+R » Refresh (Current Tab)
  • Ctrl+Shift+R » Force Refresh (Current Tab)
  • Ctrl+U » View Source (Current Tab)

If you have any others shortcuts that you believe should be on this list, please post them in a comment below!

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6 Comments »

  • Dan Nowak said:

    Hey! Thanks for the neat little printout for the keyboard short-cuts. I’ve seen a lot around, but this one was short and sweet.

  • KLENO said:

    For new nautilus in Ubuntu 8.10 is
    ctrl+T no longer delete to trash
    but open new tab!!!

  • murali said:

    hi friends,
    this is very useful key on user.
    Thanks you

  • Michael said:

    Cool, I knew most of them but still helpful.

  • Ankit said:

    Coolllllllll and nice keys…………….

  • Jason said:

    This is super useful, thank you!

    Jason

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