Raspbian keyboard shortcuts


Zeynel Öztürk -
5 years ago
- Shortcuts

Using Raspberry Pi GUI without mouse may not be an easy job, but there are some shortcuts that will allow you to get to some key features. At least you can open Run dialog with an keyboard shortcut, and type your commands there.

Alt + F2

Run dialog

Ctrl + Esc

System menu

Alt + Space

Open program menu

Alt + Tab

Switch between programs

Alt + A - Z

(press underlined letter) Access dropdown

Alt + F11

Make active window fullscreen

Ctrl + Q

Close window

Ctrl + Alt + Backspace

Back to CLI


Type "lxterminal" to get the terminal window open
Type "midori" for a web browser (use tab to move focus between links/buttons)
Type "idle" to get a python interpreter/dev environment up
Type "sudo shutdown 0" for a clean exit before yanking out the power cable
For more commands, take a look at here. There is also a good command cheatsheet in this page.

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Program information

Program name: Raspbian Raspbian (General)

Raspbian is operating system of mini-computer Raspberry Pi. Since 2015, it is provided officially by Raspberry Pi Foundation as the primary operating system of Raspberry Pi computers. It is highly optimized for low performance ARM CPUs and still under active development.

Web page: raspberrypi.org/downloads/rasp...

Last update: 11/11/2019 8:10 PM UTC

How easy to press shortcuts: 65%

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Shortcut count: 8

Platform detected: Windows or Linux

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What is your favorite Raspbian hotkey? Do you have any useful tips for it? Let other users know below.


F9 OP says : 17 days ago 2/10/2024 1:27 PM
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