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Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts by

Keyboard shortcuts for navigating the Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop environment. Updated for Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" on 6 Nov 2022.

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
Shift+­Alt+Tab
Cycle backwards 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
Ctrl+Alt+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
Close 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 Mic Mute*
Mic Mute
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 specialty buttons built into the keyboard. Not all keyboards will have all these keys.

Launchers

Ctrl+Alt+T
Launch terminal
Super+E
Launch home folder
Calcul­ator*
Calculator
Mail*
Mail
www*
Default web browser
Search*
Search
* If keyboard equipped with special button

Universal Access

Alt+Su­per+=
Zoom in
Alt+Su­per+-
Zoom out
Alt+Su­per+S
Toggle Screen Reader
Must be enabled in System Settings -> Access­ibility

Workspaces

Ctrl+A­lt+Left
Switch to Left Workspace
Ctrl+A­lt+­Right
Switch to Right Workspace
 

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
Layout
Ctrl+R
Toggle word wrap
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
Ctrl+J
Join lines

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
Shift+­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
F10
Show/hide action menu
Ctrl+1
Icon view
Ctrl+2
List 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
Invert selection
Ctrl+S
Select Matching Items
Ctrl+Z
Undo
Ctrl+Y
Redo
Ctrl+I / Alt+Enter
Show item properties
Dual Pane
F3
Toggle extra pane
Alt+S
Go to other pane's location
F6
Focus other pane
       
 

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