Common keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

This page lists the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts in Gnome for Linux. These are useful for people who have difficulty using a mouse or want to reduce the amount they use the mouse.

Common keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

  • Alt + F1 - Open the 'Applications' menu.
  • Alt + F2 - Display the 'Run Application' dialogue box.
  • Print Screen - Take a screenshot of the entire screen.
  • Alt + Print Screen - Take a screenshot of the current window.
  • Ctrl + Alt + right arrow - Switch to the workspace to the right of the current workspace.
  • Ctrl + Alt + left arrow - Switch to the workspace to the left of the current workspace.
  • Ctrl + Alt + up arrow - Switch to the workspace above the current workspace.
  • Ctrl + Alt + down arrow - Switch to the workspace below the current workspace.
  • Ctrl + Alt + D - Minimise all windows.
  • F1 - Start the online help browser, and display the relevant online help.

Note: A more comprehensive list of shortcuts can be found on the Gnome website: GNOME Documentation Library: Keyboard Skills.

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