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Keyboard shortcuts for navigating the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop environment.

General

Ctrl+A­lt+Down
Show the window selection screen
Ctrl+A­lt+Up
Show the workspace selection screen
Super+D
Show the desktop
Super+S
Show desklets
Alt+Tab
Cycle through open windows
Alt+F2
Run dialog
Ctrl+X
Cut
Ctrl+C
Copy
Ctrl+V
Paste
Ctrl+Z
Undo
Ctrl+Y
Redo
To modify or add keyboard shortcuts, open System Settings -> Keyboard: Shortcuts
The super key is the same as the windows key.

System / Screen Shots

Ctrl+A­lt+­Delete
Log out
Ctrl+A­lt+End
Shut down
Super+L
Lock screen
Ctrl+A­lt+Esc
Restart Cinnamon
Super+P
Re-detect display devices
Super+O
Orient­ation lock
Scre­ens­hots
Shift+­Print
Take a screenshot of an area
Shift+­Ctr­l+Print
Copy a screenshot of an area to clipboard
Print
Take a screenshot
Ctrl+Print
Copy a screenshot to clipboard
Alt+Print
Take a screenshot of a window
Ctrl+A­lt+­Print
Copy a screenshot of a window to clipboard
Shift+­Ctr­l+Alt+R
Toggle recording desktop (must restart Cinnamon)

Windows

Alt+F8
Resize window
Alt+F7
Move window
Super+Left
Push tile left
Super+­Right
Push tile right
Super+Up
Push tile up
Super+Down
Push tile down
Ctrl+S­upe­r+Left
Push snap left +
Ctrl+S­upe­r+Right
Push snap right
Ctrl+S­upe­r+Down
Push snap down
Shift+­Ctr­l+A­lt+Left
Move window to left workspace
Shift+­Ctr­l+A­lt+­Right
Move window to right workspace
Super+­Shi­ft+Left
Move window to left monitor
Super+­Shi­ft+­Right
Move window to right monitor
Super+­Shi­ft+Up
Move window to up monitor
Super+­Shi­ft+Down
Move window to down monitor
Alt+F5
Un-max­imize window
Alt+F4
Minimize window
Alt+Space
Activate window menu
Alt+F10
Toggle maximi­zation state
+ Snapped windows become part of the screen real estate. Maximizing other windows will avoid going over them

Sound and Media

Audio mute
Volume mute
Audio lower volume
Volume down
Audio raise volume
Volume up
Audio media
Launch media player
Audio play
Play
Audio pause
Pause playback
Audio stop
Stop playback
Audio previous
Previous track
Audio next
Next track
Eject
Eject
Audio rewind
Rewind
AudioF­orward
Fast forward
These shortcuts are based around speciality buttons built into the keyboard. Not all keyboards will have all these keys.
 

Launchers

Ctrl+Alt+T
Launch terminal
Super+E
Launch home folder

Universal Access

Alt+Su­per+=
Zoom in
Alt+Su­per+-
Zoom out
Must be enabled in System Settings -> Access­ibility

Xed - Text Editor

Docu­ments
Ctrl+N
Create new document
Ctrl+O
Open a document
Ctrl+S
Save a document
Shift+­Ctrl+S
Save the document with new filename
Shift+­Ctrl+L
Save all documents
Ctrl+W
Close the document
Shift+­Ctrl+W
Close all documents
Ctrl+A­lt+PgDn
Switch to the next document
Ctrl+A­lt+PgUp
Switch to the previous document
Alt+1 ... 9
Switch to the nth document
Windows and Panes
F9
Show side pane
Ctrl+F9
Show the bottom pane
F11
Fullscreen on / off
Ctrl+Q
Quit xed
Find and Replace
Ctrl+F
Find
Ctrl+G
Find the next match
Shift+­Ctrl+G
Find the previous match
Ctrl+H
Find and replace
Ctrl+I
Go to line
**Copy and Paste
Ctrl+C
Copy selected text to clipboard
Ctrl+X
Cut selected text to clipboard
Ctrl+V
Paste text from clipboard
Undo and Redo
Ctrl+Z
Undo previous command
Ctrl+Y
Redo previous command
Sele­ction
Ctrl+A
Select all text
Tools
Shift+F7
Check spelling
Ctrl+P
Print the document
Edit­ing
Insert
Toggle insert / overwrite
Ctrl+D
Delete the current line
Alt+Up­Arrow
Move the current line up
Alt+Dn­Arrow
Move the current line down
Alt+LArrow
Move current word left
Alt+RArrow
Move current word right
Ctrl+U
Convert to uppercase
Ctrl+L
Convert to lowercase
Ctrl+T
Convert to title case
Ctrl+~
Invert case
Shift+­Ctrl+A
Increment number at cursor
Shift+­Ctrl+X
Decrement number at cursor
Shift+­Ctrl+/
Toggle comment block
Ctrl+/
Toggle comment
 

Workspaces

Super+F1
Switch to workspace 1
Super+F2
Switch to workspace 2
Super+F3
Switch to workspace 3
And so on... up to Super+F12

Nemo - File Manager

Gene­ral
Ctrl+N
New window
Ctrl+W
Close window or tab
Ctrl+Q
Close all windows
F3
Toggle extra pane
Ctrl+F
Search (find)
Ctrl+D
Bookmark current location
Ctrl+B
Edit bookmarks
Ctrl+M
Make link
Shift+­Ctrl+D
Pin/Unpin selection
F1
Show help
Ctrl+F1
Show shortcuts
Open­ing
Enter / Ctrl+O
Open
Shift+­Ctrl+T
Open in new tab
Shift+­Ctrl+O
Open in new window
Ctrl+Alt+O
Open item location (recent files and search only)
Tabs
Ctrl+T
New tab
Ctrl+PgUp
Go to previous tab
Ctrl+PgDn
Go to next tab
Alt+0 ... 8
Switch to tab #
Shift+­Ctr­l+PgUp
Move tab to left
Chift+­Ctr­l+PgDn
Move tab to right
Navi­gat­ion
Backspace / Alt+LArrow
Go back
Alt+RArrow
Go forward
Alt+Up­Arrow
Go up
Alt+Dn­Arrow
Go down
Alt+Home
Go to home folder
Ctrl+L
Toggle location entry
View
Ctrl++
Zoom in
Ctrl+-
Zoom out
Ctrl+0
Reset zoom
F5 / Ctrl+R
Refresh view
Ctrl+H
Show/hide hidden files
F9
Show/hide sidebar
Ctrl+1
List view
Ctrl+2
Grid view
Ctrl+3
Compact view
Edit­ing
Shift+­Ctrl+N
Create folder
F2
Rename
Delete
Move to trash
Shift+­Delete
Delete perman­ently
Ctrl+X
Cut
Ctrl+C
Copy
Ctrl+V
Paste
Ctrl+A
Select all
Shift+­Ctrl+I / Alt+Enter
Show item properties
       

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