LINUX KDE Keyboard Shortcuts – A complete list of hot keys

LINUX KDE Keyboard  Shortcuts

Working with Windows

These shortcuts help you carry out all types of operations with windows, wheather or not it be opening, closing, moving, or switching between them.

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These shortcuts make it simple to start and stop programs.

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Q Quit
Ctrl+Esc System Activity
Ctrl+Alt+Esc Force Quit
Alt+F2 Run Command Interface
Alt+F4 Close


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These shortcuts allow you to navigate between windows, actions, and desktops effectively.

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F10 Present Windows
Ctrl+F9 Present Windows on current desktop
Ctrl+F7 Present Windows of current application only
Ctrl+F11 Desktop Cube
Ctrl+F12 Show Dashboard
Ctrl+Alt+A Activate Window Demanding Attention
Alt+Tab Walk through windows
Alt+` Walk through windows of the current application
Alt+F3 Open the Window Operations menu
Meta+Alt+Up Switch to Window Above
Meta+Alt+Down Switch to Window Below
Meta+Alt+Left Switch to Window to the Left
Meta+Alt+Right Switch to Window to the Right


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Have to get a closer look? The KDE Plasma Workspaces help you zoom out and in and move your entire desktop around, so you’ll be able to zoom in even when the application you might be using does’t support it.

Shortcut Description
Meta+= Zoom In
Meta+ Zoom Out
Meta+0 Zoom Normal
Meta+Up Pan Up
Meta+Down Pan Down
Meta+Left Pan left
Meta+Right Pan Right


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These shortcuts help you switch between and manage Activities and virtual desktops.

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Q View all your Activities
Meta+Tab Next Activity
Meta+Shift+Tab Previous Activity
Alt+D R Remove this Activity
Alt+D S Activities Settings
Ctrl+F1 Switch to Desktop 1
Ctrl+F2 Switch to Desktop 2
Ctrl+F3 Switch to Desktop 3
Ctrl+F4 Switch to Desktop 4


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These shortcuts allow you to work with the KDE Plasma Desktop and panels.

Shortcut Description
Alt+D A Add Widgets
Alt+D R Remove Widgets
Alt+D L Lock/Unlock Widgets
Alt+D N Next Widget
Alt+D P Previous Widget
Alt+D S Widget Settings
Ctrl+F12 Show Dashboard
Alt+D T Run the Associated Application
Alt+Shift+F12 Enable/Disable Desktop Effects


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Want some help? The manual for the present application is simply a keypress away, and some programs even have extra help that explains the element in focus.

Shortcut Description
F1 Help
Shift+F1 What’s This?


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whetherit is text document , spreadsheet, or web site, these shortcuts make performing many kind of tasks with them simple

Shortcut Description
F5 Refresh
Ctrl+A Select All
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+N New
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+W Close Document/Tab


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whether your in an Open/Save dialog or the Dolphin file supervisor, these shortcuts save you time when performing operations on files. Note that some of the concepts used with files are the same as with documents, so several of the shortcuts are equivalent to their counterparts listed above.

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+A Select All
Ctrl+L Replace Location
Ctrl+Shift+A Invert Selection
Alt+Left Back
Alt+Right Forward
Alt+Up Up (to folder that contains this one)
Alt+Home Home Folder
Delete Move to Trash
Shift+Delete Delete Permanently


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Along with the standard keys, many pc keyboards and laptops these days have particular keys or buttons to change the speaker volume, as well as the brightness of your monitor if relevent. If current, you should use these keys within the KDE Plasma Workspaces to perform these task.

In case you do not have such keys, see the part known as “Modifying Shortcuts” for information on how to assign keys for these task.


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All performed? Use these shortcuts and put your pc away!

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Alt+Insert Switch User
Ctrl+Alt+L Lock Session
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Logout
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Delete Logout without confirmation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Page Down Shut Down without confirmation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Page Up Reboot without confirmation


So this is LINUX KDE keyboard shortcuts a complete list.


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