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While working on any computer, if you know the keyboard shortcuts, then you can accomplish the tasks more efficiently. Today, we will learn about many such keyboard shortcuts of Ubuntu Linux, which can make our daily work more efficient.

Using Window-key or Super-key

The search menu opens when you press the window key.

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To search an application, just type in its name and then click on the icon of that application.

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Pressing the window or super-key also shows all the running programs at a glance.

Opening Terminal

Press Control + Alt + T to open the terminal

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Locking the Screen

Press Control + Alt + L to lock the screen

Show the desktop in Ubuntu

When multiple windows are open, you can minimize them all at once by pressing Control + Alt + D. If you press it again all the windows will come back to the previous state.

Opening the application menu

Press Super Key / Window Key + A to open the gnome application menu

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Switching between running applications

Press Alt + Tab or Window/Super Key + Tab to switch between applications. You have to hold down the Alt or Window key and then press Tab button. As soon as you find your favorite application, just release both keys.

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Opening the notification/notification panel using Keyboard Shortcut

To launch the notification tray, just click on ‘Super Key + M’. Additionally, you can press ‘Super Key + V’ to toggle through various notifications.

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Pasting the window to the edge of the screen (window snapping)

Just like Windows, you can do window snapping in Ubuntu Linux. For this, press the arrow key of the same direction with the super-key in which the window has to be snapped. For example, to place a window on the right side, press the Super Key + Right Arrow key. To maximize, press the up arrow key and press the down arrow key to bring the window back to its old position.

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Changing Workspace using Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to change the workspace, press Control + Alt + Up / Down Arrow key.

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Logout Keyboard Shortcut

In order to log out press Control + Alt + Delete. If any application is open, you will be asked if you really want to log out. If you change your mind, just click the ‘Cancel’ button. If you really want to log out, click ‘Log out’.

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Closing an application

There are many ways to close a running application in Ubuntu. The universal approach, which also works on Windows, is the ‘Alt + F4’ combination. Additionally, you can also press ‘CTRL + Q’.

Custom Keyboard shortcut

In Ubuntu, you can also create your own custom keyboard shortcut. For this go to Settings >> Devices >> Keyboards. Click on the + button in it.

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Now type the name of the keyboard shortcut and click on the Set Shortcut button. As you click this button you will be asked to press the shortcut key combination. Press your shortcut key combination and click on the Add button. That’s all.

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