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keyboard shortcuts


Learn these puppies to easily breeze through applications in the moment of the thought.


  • open a new terminal emulator: Ctrl+Alt+T
  • open a new default browser window: Ctrl+Alt+I
  • open a new default files explorer: Ctrl+Alt+F
  • bring forward koad:io controller: Ctrl+Alt+Space
  • open the application drawer: Super+A

workspace management

move entire- workspace up/down one workspace (reorder) from within the overview menu

  • down: Alt+Up
  • up: Alt+Down

bring focus up/down one workspace

  • down: Ctrl+Alt+Up
  • up: Ctrl+Alt+Down

and bring the current app with you by adding Shift

  • down: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up
  • up: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down

move the currently focused application to different workspace/sidecar

  • to monitor left: Super+Shift+Left
  • to monitor right: Super+Shift+Right

change the label of the currently focused workspace

  1. bring forward koad:io controller: Ctrl+Alt+Space
  2. press L for label

more, other..


  • bring open the dialog: Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • close the current window: Alt+F4
  • close the current tab: Ctrl+F4


  • of entire desktop: Print
  • of a window: Alt+Print
  • of a region: Shift+Print
  • and paste in a clipboard: Ctrl+Print
  • of a window and paste in a clipboard: Ctrl+Alt+Print
  • of a region and paste in a clipboard: Ctrl+Shift+Print
  • video capture desktop: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
Behavior/Action Gnome
Switch to next application Super+Tab
Switch to previous application Super+Shift+Tab
Switch to next window
Switch to previous window
Switch to next window of the current application ++super+<key above tab>
Switch to previous window of the current application ++super+shift+&lt++;key above tab>

from within an application

Behavior/Action key combo
Close Active Window Alt+F4, Ctrl+W, Super+W
Quit Application Ctrl+Q
Gear Menu F10
Switch to next tab Ctrl+Tab
Switch to previous tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab

more, other..

Behavior/Action key combo
Hush Mode (set busy)
Log Out
Lock screen ++super+L, ScreenSaver key (++fn-f2++)
Run Console Alt+F2
Toggle Zoom Alt+Super+8
Toggle Screen Reader Alt+Super+S
Enter overview Super, Super+S
Window modifier Super
Access Application Menu Super+F10
Switch focus in overview Tab
Toggle maximized/windowed Super+Up / Super+Down
Toggle tiled left Super+Left
Toggle tiled right Super+Right
Minimize window Super+H, Alt+F9
Switch to next workspace ++super+pg-down++
Switch to previous workspace Super+Page Up
Switch to first workspace Super+Home
Switch to last workspace Super+End
Switch input source Super+Space
Toggle Message Tray Super+M
Expand a notification and give it keyboard focus Super+N


The primary system modifier key should be (Super/Windows/Command key).
Find a possible work around for non-existent keys like PrnScr, !Meta/!Super.