82 Shortcuts for Linux Mint (Linux)  [edit]

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Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition uses the Cinnamon desktop environment and the Nemo file manager.

minusplus1. General
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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minusplus2. File Manager (Nemo)
minusplusNavigating Directories
Ctrl+Shift+N New folder
Ctrl+L Focus the location bar
Alt+Home Navigate to the home directory
Alt+Arrow Up Navigate up one directory
Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Navigate one directory forward / back
minusplusSelecting Items
Ctrl+ left click Select multiple items
Shift+ left click Select a range of items
Arrow Keys Select an item in the indicated direction
Shift+Arrow Keys Select a range of items in the indicated direction
Ctrl+S Select items matching a pattern (opens a dialog where you type in a pattern. All items matching that pattern are selected)
Home/End Select the first or last item in the window
Ctrl+A Select all items
Ctrl+Shift+I Invert selection
minusplusInteract with the Selected Item
Ctrl+O OR Alt+Arrow Down OR Enter Open selected item
Ctrl+Shift+O Open selected item in new tab
Alt+Enter Properties of selected item
Shift+Space Preview selected item
F2 Rename selected item
Ctrl+M Create shortcut to selected item
Delete Delete selected item
minusplusChange the View
Ctrl+1 Icon view
Ctrl+2 List view
Ctrl+3 Compact view
Ctrl+H Show hidden files
Ctrl+=/- OR Ctrl + Mousewheel Increase / decrease icon size
Ctrl+0 (zero) Reset icon size
minusplusToggle Side Pane, Split View, and Terminal
F3 Toggle Extra Pane (split view that shows two folder side by side)
F4 Toggle Terminal in top pane (require the Nemo Terminal plugin)
F9 Toggle left pane
Ctrl+B Edit bookmarks (Opens a dialog where you can sort, rename, and delete the shortcuts that appear in the left pane)
Ctrl+D Add bookmark (a shortcut in the left pane)
F6 Cycle focus between panes
F8, then Arrow Keys Resize panes. Press F8 to cycle through the separators between panes (the selected one will be highlighted). Then use the arrow keys to resize the separator.
minusplusManage Tabs
Ctrl+T New tab
Alt+1 ... 9 Switch to tab 1 ... 9
Ctrl+Page Up/Page Down Next / previous tab
Ctrl+Shift+Page Up/Page Down Move tab left / right
Ctrl+W Close tab
minusplusGeneral
Ctrl+F Find
Ctrl+N New window
F10 Open file menu
Alt+P Open the plugin manager
Ctrl+Q Close all windows

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minusplus3. Manage Windows and Workspaces
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)

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minusplus4. Current Application Window
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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minusplus5. Session
Ctrl+Alt+L Lock screen
Ctrl+Alt+Delete Log out
Ctrl+Alt+End Open the Shut Down menu (Suspend / Restart / Shut Down)

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minusplus6. Screenshots and Screen Recording
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)

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minusplus7. Troubleshooting
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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minusplus8. Accessibility
Alt+Win+=/- or Alt+Mousewheel Zoom desktop in or out (Note: Zoom must be enabled in Universal Access settings)

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