Ubuntu Keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+A = Select all (In Documents, Firefox, Nautilus, etc, not Terminal)
Ctrl+C = Copy (In Documents, Firefox, Nautilus, etc, not Terminal)
Ctrl+V = Paste (In Documents, Firefox, Nautilus, etc, not Terminal)

F9 = Toggle Sidebar
F2 = Rename
Ctrl+Shift+N = Create new folder
 Ctrl+N = New (Create a new document, not in terminal)
Ctrl+O = Open (Open a document, not in terminal)
Ctrl+S = Save (Save the current document, not in terminal)
Ctrl+P = Print (Print the current document, not in terminal)


Ctrl+E = Send To… (Send the current document to an email recipient or remote location, not in terminal)
Ctrl+W = Close (Close the current document, not in terminal)
Ctrl+Q = Quit (Quit the application, not in terminal)
Ctrl+H = Show hidden files
Ctrl+F = File browser
Ctrl+T = Move to trash (dangerous)
Ctrl+L = Open location (folders, files, URLs, etc)


Ctrl+Alt+F1 = Switch to the first virtual terminal
Ctrl+Alt+F2(F3)(F4)(F5)(F6) = Select the different virtual terminals
Ctrl+Alt+F7 = Switch to current terminal session with X
Ctrl+Alt+L = Lock screen
Crtl+Alt+Delete = Log out
Ctrl+Alt+D = Hide all windows and focus desktop


Alt+F1 = Launch applications menu
Alt+F2 = Launch “run application” dialogue
Alt+F7 = moves the current window (can be moved with mouse OR KEYBOARD)
Alt+F8 = resizes current window (again, with mouse OR KEYBOARD)
Alt+F9 = minimizes current window
Alt+F10 = maximizes current window
Alt+Space = brings up that funny window menu with with ‘Always on Top’ and ‘Minimize’ and ‘Maximize’ and all that jazz
Alt+F5 = returns window to ‘normal’ or previous size
Alt+F4 = closes window (usually)
Alt+Home = jump to home folder
Alt+Enter = file / folder properties
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace = Kill X server
Alt+Tab = Switch between open programs
Printscrn = Print screen


Ctrl+Alt+Right/Left Arrow = Move to the next virtual desktop
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right/Left Arrow = Take current window to the next virtual desktop

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