Linux Mint keyboard shortcuts

Linux Mint

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years 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.

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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.
-1
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.
3
Alt + Tab

Cycle through open windows

1
↑   Shift + Alt + Tab

Cycle backwards through open windows

3
Alt + F2

Open the run dialog

-2
Win + L

Open the troubleshooting panel

1
Alt + F10

Maximize the current window

0
Alt + F10

Restore window to its previous size

0
Alt + F5

If the window is maximizded, make it unmaximized

3
Alt + F4

Close the window

0
Alt + F7

Move the window

-4
Win + D

Show desktop. Press again to return to the previous window

0
Alt + Space

Bring up the window menu for an application

1
Alt + F8

If the window is not maximizded, resize it

-2
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

1
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

0
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

2
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

0
↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the monitor on the right

0
↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the monitor on the left

0
↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to the top monitor

0
↑   Shift + Win +

Move the window to bottom monitor

0
↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move the window to a workspace to the left

0
↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt +

Move the window to a workspace to the right

0
Ctrl + Alt + Del

Log out of the system

1
Ctrl + Alt + End

Shut down the system

0
Ctrl + Alt + L

Lock the screen

1
Ctrl + Alt + Esc

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

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Print Screen

Take a screenshot

1
Ctrl + Print Screen

Take a screenshot and copy it to the clipboard

0
↑   Shift + Print Screen

Take a screenshot of a section of the screen

0
Alt + Print Screen

Take screenshot of the active window

0
Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen

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

0
↑   Shift + Ctrl + Alt + R

Record a video of the screen

0
Ctrl + Alt + T

Open a terminal window

0
Win + E

Open file explorer

-1
Alt + Win + =

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

0
or Alt + Win + -
2
or Alt +

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Program information

Program name: Linux Mint 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: linuxmint.com

Last update: 6/18/2020 8:24 AM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 52%

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Shortcut count: 39

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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Guest says: 10 months ago 9/17/2020 5:02 PM
Need a shortcut to awake from sleep

Fabian says: 23 months ago 9/8/2019 2:03 PM
Hi Zeynel,
thanks for these useful hints. I love keyboard shortcuts and I personalized them a lot on my LM in order to be even quicker (e.g. WIN + esc for shutdown)
One thing I didn't figure out yet though is how to reset the keyboard shortcuts back to default settings (I messed around on one of my devices and now I don't find a way out of it. I know how to overwrite existing entries but some simply don't show up in the list.)
Best regards, Fabian

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to defkey.com : 23 months ago 9/9/2019 7:50 AM
Hello Fabian,
Glad that these shortcuts helped!
I hope someone here will assist to help resetting Linux Mint keyboard shortcuts to defaults.