Shortcuts Linux Mint for Linux

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the Linux Mint for Linux which is used on the operating system Linux, in this hotkeys description 45 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.


Linux Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Win Open the Applications Menu
Win+D Show desktop
Win+E Open File Manager
Alt+F2 Open the run dialog
Ctrl+Alt+T Open a terminal
Shift+F10 OR right click Open the context menu of the selected item
Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y Undo / redo
Ctrl+C Copy selected item
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+X Cut selected item

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Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+N New window
F10 Open file menu
Alt+P Open the plugin manager
Ctrl+Q Close all windows

Manage Windows and Workspaces

Linux Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+Tab Cycle through open windows on current Workspace
Alt+` Cycle through open windows of the same application on ANY Workspace
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down/Alt+Esc Toggle Scale view (display all windows on current Workspace)
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up Toggle Expo view (display all Workspaces)
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Move to left / right workspace
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right Move current window to left /right workspace
Win+Shift+Arrow Keys Move current window to different monitor (left/right/up/down)

Current Application Window

Linux Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+F4 Close window
Alt+F5 Unmaximize window
Alt+F7 Resize window
Alt+F8 Move window
Alt+F10 Toggle maximize / unaximize window
Win+Arrow Keys Snap window to left/right/top/bottom half of screen. Use in combination to snap to corners, e.g. right then up. Key back toward the middle of the screen to unsnap (e.g., for a right-snapped window, push super+arrow left)
Ctrl+Win+Arrow Keys Tile window to the left/right/top/bottom half of the screen. Other maximized windows will fill in the remaining space.
Alt+Space Open window menu


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Ctrl+Alt+L Lock screen
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Log out
Ctrl+Alt+End Open the Shut Down menu (Suspend / Restart / Shut Down)

Screenshots and Screen Recording

Linux Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
By default, screenshots are saved to the Pictures folder in your Home directory Print Screen
Take a screenshot Ctrl+Print Screen
Copy a screenshot to the clipboard Alt+Print Screen
Take a screenshot of the current window Ctrl+Alt+Print Screen
Copy a screenshot of the current window to the clipboard Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R
Toggle desktop recording (video will be saved to your Home folder)


Linux Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F1 Launch Linux Mint online help
Ctrl+Alt+Esc Restart Cinnamon, preserving all applications and windows (version 2.6+)
Win+P Re-detect display devices
Win+L Toggle looking glass debugging tool
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace Restart the X server (WARNING: this will close all running applications!)


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Alt+Win+=/-or Alt+Mousewheel Zoom desktop in or out (Note: Zoom must be enabled in Universal Access settings)
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Date of change: 25.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program