Common keyboard shortcuts in KDE

This page lists the most frequently used keyboard shortcuts in the Linux desktop environment KDE. 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 KDE

  • Alt + F1 - Open the 'KDE' menu.
  • Alt + F2 - Execute command.
  • Print Screen - Take a screenshot of the entire screen.
  • Alt + Print Screen - Take a screenshot of the current window.
  • Alt + Tab - Switch forward among windows.
  • Alt + Shift + Tab - Switch backward among windows.
  • Ctrl + C - Copy selected text/graphics to the clipboard.
  • Ctrl + V - Paste text/graphics from the clipboard.
  • 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 KDE website: KDE User Interface Guidelines: Keys - Shortcuts.

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