KDE Plasma Desktop keyboard shortcuts

KDE Plasma Desktop  

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
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These shortcuts will allow you to use your KDE desktop without touching the mouse. These are only shortcuts for KDE, other applications have their own shortcuts. Be sure to check their shortcuts for a detailed listing. Note: The Meta key listed in some shortcuts is a generic name. On Windows keyboards, this is usually Windows key with a Windows logo. On keyboards designed for UNIX systems, this key is really known as the Meta key and is typically labeled with a diamond: ◆. On Mac computers, this is Command key with a Apple logo or ⌘ symbol.

0
Ctrl + Q

Quit

1
Ctrl + Esc

System Activity

0
Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Force Quit

7
Alt + Space

Run Command Interface

-1
or Alt + F2
1
Alt + F4

Close

-2
Ctrl + F10

Present Windows

0
Ctrl + F9

Present Windows on current desktop

0
Ctrl + F7

Present Windows of current application only

2
Ctrl + F12

Show Desktop

1
Ctrl + Alt + A

Activate Window Demanding Attention

0
Alt + Tab

Walk through windows

-1
Alt + ↑   Shift + Tab

Walk through windows (Reverse)

1
Alt + F3

Open the Window Operations menu

0
♦ Meta + Alt +

Switch to Window Above

0
♦ Meta + Alt +

Switch to Window Below

0
♦ Meta + Alt +

Switch to Window to the Left

0
♦ Meta + Alt +

Switch to Window to the Right

KDE Plasma Workspaces allows you to zoom in and out and move your entire desktop around, therefore you can zoom in even when the application you are using doesn't support it.
2
♦ Meta + =

Zoom In

0
♦ Meta + -

Zoom Out

0
♦ Meta + 0

Zoom Normal

2
♦ Meta +

Pan Up

0
♦ Meta +

Pan Down

1
♦ Meta +

Pan left

0
♦ Meta +

Pan Right

1
♦ Meta + Q

Manage Activities

0
or Alt + D then Alt + A
-1
♦ Meta + Tab

Next Activity

0
♦ Meta + ↑   Shift + Tab

Previous Activity

2
Ctrl + F1

Switch to Desktop 1

1
Ctrl + F2

Switch to Desktop 2

0
Ctrl + F3

Switch to Desktop 3

1
Ctrl + F4

Switch to Desktop 4

0
Alt + D then A

Add Widgets

0
Alt + D then R

Remove this Widget

0
Alt + D then L

Lock/Unlock Widgets

0
Alt + D then S

Widget Settings

2
Ctrl + F12

Show Desktop

0
Alt + D then T

Run the Associated Application

0
Alt + D then Alt + S

Desktop Settings

0
F1

Help

0
↑   Shift + F1

What's This?

0
F5

Refresh

0
Ctrl + A

Select All

0
Ctrl + Z

Undo

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Z

Redo

0
Ctrl + X

Cut

0
Ctrl + C

Copy

0
Ctrl + V

Paste

0
Ctrl + N

New

0
Ctrl + P

Print

0
Ctrl + S

Save

0
Ctrl + F

Find

0
Ctrl + W

Close Document/Tab

0
Ctrl + Z

Undo

0
Ctrl + X

Cut

0
Ctrl + C

Copy

0
Ctrl + V

Paste

0
Ctrl + A

Select All

0
Ctrl + L

Replace Location

0
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Invert Selection

0
Alt +

Back

0
Alt +

Forward

0
Alt +

Up (to folder that contains this one)

0
Alt + Home

Home Folder

0
Del

Move to Trash

0
↑   Shift + Del

Delete Permanently

  In addition to the standard keys, many computer keyboards and laptops nowadays have special keys or buttons to change the speaker volume, as well as the brightness of your monitor if applicable. If present, you can use these keys in the KDE Plasma Workspaces to perform those tasks.
-1
Ctrl + Alt + L

Lock Screen

0
Ctrl + Alt + Del

Leave

0
Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + Del

Logout without confirmation

0
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Page Down

Shut Down without confirmation

0
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Page Up

Reboot without confirmation

Source: docs.kde.org

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Program information

Program name: KDE Plasma Desktop KDE Plasma Desktop (System tools)

KDE Plasma is desktop environment developed by KDE mainly for Linux operating systems.

Web page: kde.org/plasma-desktop

Last update: 12/26/2019 6:24 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 62%

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Shortcut count: 72

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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Guest says: 3 months ago 5/5/2021 8:30 PM
How to minimize/maximize/restore window like in MS Windows Alt+space+m(maximize) Alt_space+n(minimize) Alt+space+R(restore window)

Guest says in reply to Guest : 56 days ago 5/29/2021 3:13 PM
Meta+PgDn. Meta+PgUp did not minimize/maximize it just shift window to bottom/top side of screen. Like snapping window to bottom or top.

Guest says in reply to Guest : 56 days ago 5/29/2021 12:22 PM
For minimizing: Meta + Pg Down
For maximizing: Meta + Pg Up

With Meta + D, I minimize and restore all windows. However, I do not remember if this is a default KDE shortcut or my own. You can set your own shortcut, look for the action Minimize All Windows, do not confuse it with Show Desktop.