Linux Mint keyboard shortcuts

Linux Mint

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
8 months ago
- Shortcuts

These Linux Mint shortcuts will make you a better Mint user, because you'll find that using keyboard shortcuts for snapping windows, copying texts etc. are much faster than using mouse.

Ctrl + Alt +

Open applications in the current workspace

  After the list is shown, you can use arrow keys to navigate through open windows and press Enter to choose a window.
Ctrl + Alt +

List all open applications on all workspaces

  After the list is shown, you can use arrow keys to navigate through open windows and press Enter to choose a window.
Alt + ⭾ Tab

Cycle through open windows

↑   Shift + Alt + ⭾ Tab

Cycle backwards through open windows

Alt + F2

Open the run dialog

Win + L

Open the troubleshooting panel

Alt + F10

Maximize the current window

Alt + F10

Restore window to its previous size

Alt + F5

If the window is maximizded, make it unmaximized

Alt + F4

Close the window

Alt + F7

Move the window

Win + D

Show desktop. Press again to return to the previous window

Alt + Space

Bring up the window menu for an application

Alt + F8

If the window is not maximizded, resize it

Win +

Push current window to the left half of the screen. To snap it to the left press CTRL, super, and the left arrow key

Win +

Push current window to the right half of the screen. To snap it to the right press CTRL, super, and the right arrow key

Win +

Push current window to the top half of the screen. To snap it to the right press CTRL, super, and the up arrow key

Win +

Push current window to the top half of the screen. To snap it to the right press CTRL, super, and the down arrow key

↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the monitor on the right

↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the monitor on the left

↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the top monitor

↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to bottom monitor

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move the window to a workspace to the left

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move the window to a workspace to the right

Ctrl + Alt + Del

Log out of the system

Ctrl + Alt + End

Shut down the system

Ctrl + Alt + L

Lock the screen

Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Restart the Cinnamon desktop. If Cinnamon locks up, try using this shortcut and see if it solves the issue

Print Screen

Take a screenshot

Ctrl + Print Screen

Take a screenshot and copy it to the clipboard

↑   Shift + Print Screen

Take a screenshot of a section of the screen

Alt + Print Screen

Take screenshot of the active window

Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen

Take screenshot of the active window and copy it to the clipboard

↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt + R

Record a video of the screen

Ctrl + Alt + T

Open a terminal window

Win + E

Open file explorer

Alt + Win + =

Zoom desktop in / out. Note: Zoom must be enabled under Universal Access Settings

or Alt + Win + -
or Alt + Mouse wheel up and down

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Program information

Program name: Linux Mint (General)

Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian. It aims to be "a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use". It was first released on August 2006.

Web page: https://linuxmint.com

Shortcut count: 39

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