Useful Ubuntu 11.04/11.10 Unity Keyboard/Mouse Shortcuts that each developer must know

Hi All,Today I am going to write all basic shortcut keys that can make your life very easy while working on Ubuntu OS 11.04/11.10.

Below is the list of all important shortcuts keys:

  • Super Key(Windows Key) – Opens dash.
  • Hold Super Key – Invokes Launcher.
  • Hold Super Key and hit 1, 2, 3 etc – Opens an Application from Launcher. When you hold the Super Key, specific numbers will be displayed in order above each application.
  • Alt + F2 – Opens dash in special mode to run any commands.
  • If your application is  hanged and it’s not getting killed by normal close button then type Alt+F2 and enter  “xkill”  then select that .After selecting that you will get one icon,just touch that icon to any apllication and that application will be killed.
  • Super + A – Opens up application window from launcher.
  • Super + W – Spread mode, zoom out on all windows in all workspaces.This is very important key ,I use a lot when I work on Ubuntu Os.
  • ctrl+Alt+D- Minimize all windows(act as Show Desktop).Hitting it again restores them.
  • Super + S – Expo mode (for everything), zooms out on all the workspaces and let’s you manage windows.
  • Ctrl + Alt + T – Launch Terminal.
  • Ctrl + Alt + L – Lock Screen.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right/Up/Down – Move to new workspace.
  • Alt + Tab – Toggle between currently open windows.
  • Alt + F4 – Closes current window.

That’s it for now, more Ubuntu 11.04/10 Unity tricks and shortcut reviews are on its way. Thanks for reading.


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I'm Ansu Jain. I have 1.5 years of experience in iPhone development and 1.5 years of experience in web technology. I have worked on a number of web framework including Drupal, Django, Moodle, Pinax, NodeJs. This blog is dedicated to things I feel that each developer must know.
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