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.

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+QQuit
Ctrl+EscSystem Activity
Ctrl+Alt+EscForce Quit
Alt+F2Run Command Interface
Alt+F4Close

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

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+F10Present Windows
Ctrl+F9Present Windows on current desktop
Ctrl+F7Present Windows of current application only
Ctrl+F11Desktop Cube
Ctrl+F12Show Dashboard
Ctrl+Alt+AActivate Window Demanding Attention
Alt+TabWalk through windows
Alt+`Walk through windows of the current application
Alt+F3Open the Window Operations menu
Meta+Alt+UpSwitch to Window Above
Meta+Alt+DownSwitch to Window Below
Meta+Alt+LeftSwitch to Window to the Left
Meta+Alt+RightSwitch 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.

ShortcutDescription
Meta+=Zoom In
Meta+Zoom Out
Meta+0Zoom Normal
Meta+UpPan Up
Meta+DownPan Down
Meta+LeftPan left
Meta+RightPan Right

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[su_spoiler title=”Working with Activities and Virtual Desktops” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

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

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+QView all your Activities
Meta+TabNext Activity
Meta+Shift+TabPrevious Activity
Alt+D RRemove this Activity
Alt+D SActivities Settings
Ctrl+F1Switch to Desktop 1
Ctrl+F2Switch to Desktop 2
Ctrl+F3Switch to Desktop 3
Ctrl+F4Switch to Desktop 4

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

ShortcutDescription
Alt+D AAdd Widgets
Alt+D RRemove Widgets
Alt+D LLock/Unlock Widgets
Alt+D NNext Widget
Alt+D PPrevious Widget
Alt+D SWidget Settings
Ctrl+F12Show Dashboard
Alt+D TRun the Associated Application
Alt+Shift+F12Enable/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.

ShortcutDescription
F1Help
Shift+F1What’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

ShortcutDescription
F5Refresh
Ctrl+ASelect All
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+Shift+ZRedo
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+NNew
Ctrl+PPrint
Ctrl+SSave
Ctrl+FFind
Ctrl+WClose 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.

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+ASelect All
Ctrl+LReplace Location
Ctrl+Shift+AInvert Selection
Alt+LeftBack
Alt+RightForward
Alt+UpUp (to folder that contains this one)
Alt+HomeHome Folder
DeleteMove to Trash
Shift+DeleteDelete 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!

ShortcutDescription
Ctrl+Alt+InsertSwitch User
Ctrl+Alt+LLock Session
Ctrl+Alt+DeleteLogout
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+DeleteLogout without confirmation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Page DownShut Down without confirmation
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Page UpReboot without confirmation

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So this is LINUX KDE keyboard shortcuts a complete list.

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