Kali Linux keyboard shortcuts

Kali Linux

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
9 months ago
- Shortcuts

When using an operating system, a basic knowledge of its keyboard shortcuts will always help. It's the same with the case of Kali. These Kali shortcuts will help you manage windows, workspaces, and screenshots faster.


Online help


Left click menu on cursor

Alt + F1

Open window

Alt + F2

Open command window

Alt + F4

Close window

Alt + F7

Move window

Alt + F8

Resize window

Alt + F10

Toggle maximization state

Ctrl + Alt + D

Minimize all windows

Alt + Space

Activate the window menu

Ctrl + N


Ctrl + X


Ctrl + C


Ctrl + P


Ctrl + Z


Ctrl + S


Ctrl + Q


Print Screen

Take a screenshot

Alt + Print Screen

Take a screenshot of a window

Ctrl + Print Screen

Screenshot to clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen

Screenshot of a window to clipboard

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Print Screen

Screenshot of an area to clipboard

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt + R

Record a screencast

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move window one workspace to the left

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move window one workspace to the right

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move window one workspace up

Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Page Down

Move window one workspace down

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Program information

Program name: Kali Linux Kali Linux (Productivity)

Kali Linux is a Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It comes with pre-installed penetration-testing programs such as packet analyzer Wireshark and port scanner Nmap. First released in March 2013, Kali Linux is based on Debian.

Web page: kali.org

Last update: 12 Mar 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 68%

More information >>

Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 3/12/2020 9:21:07 AM New program added.
3/12/2020 9:30:12 AM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 27

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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