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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 : Keyboard Shortcut List

Ubuntu 12.04 has come up with a new way to display some common Unity Desktop keyboard shortcuts.

If you hold 'super' key for 2 seconds, you can see a Lens coming up displaying Ubuntu Desktop Keyboard shortcut keys. The image below shows the Shortcut Lens.

Ubuntu 12.04 : Keyboard Shortcut Keys

You can find comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts of various Ubuntu 12.04 default applications here:

21 comments:

  1. I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I have seen videos of the keyboard shortcut keys but holding down the Super key only puts numbers on the icons on the bar

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  2. I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. I have seen videos of the keyboard shortcut keys but holding down the Super key only puts numbers on the icons on the bar

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    1. There might be some issue with upgrade. I am not sure about the problem.
      I have installed fresh Ubuntu 12.04 and holding super key does shows the shortcut lens

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    2. hmm it put numbers on the application in the unity tool-bar ... So pressing that number along with the super key opens that application .if it is already open then application is maximized.

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    3. If your screen resolution is too low it won't be shown. It doesn't show on my netbook, but shows fine on my laptop and desktop.

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  3. Maybe you started your session in 2D mode which disable Compiz effects, that might be the reason ?

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  4. As well, mine doesn't do this, and I don't know how to fix it. If you have ideas pls post.

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  5. As well, mine doesn't do this, and I don't know how to fix it. If you have ideas pls post.

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    1. Hi Ashley,

      Well I am not sure about your the cause of your problem.But what Zorgus has said above might be one of the problem:
      "Maybe you started your session in 2D mode which disable Compiz effects, that might be the reason ?"

      2. Or your keyboard shortcuts are disabled

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  6. This person is stealing your tutorials/posts.

    http://rockingroomboys.blogspot.com/2012/06/ubuntu-1204-keyboard-shortcut-list.html

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  7. What a great article. I have share this article to my friends. Its a very nice to share. Thanks for share this blog share.

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  8. Sorry for the late reply. For those who press the 'super' key and see numbers on the icons: effectively, this is because the 2D mode is disabled. However, by pressing the 'super' key and a given number at the same time you have a direct access to the corresponding item (ex. 'super'+1 will open the unity dash home).

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  9. Thanks for post this Article such great article...

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  10. This USED to work, but a recent "update" removed it, as well as the ability to put a window on the left or right side of the screen by dragging it there, or maximizing it by dragging to the top. Once again, Canonical has screwed us over.

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  11. "Canonical screwed us over" That is hilarious! You are using a free distro that is smaller, faster, and better than most commercial offerings, and say you are screwed over! What a guy!

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  12. thank you what is the shortcut to go to desktop directly as windows+d in windows

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  13. Thanks is there any shortcut to go to desktop as windows+D like in windows

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  14. it is really helpful thanks a lot

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  15. it is very useful thanks a lot.. :)

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  16. Nice clean/neat Blog. I have a distribution called Ultimate edition 3.6 and I need keyboard shortcuts cause there was a glitch in where windows edges are not grab able. This is my only complaint I like the rest in fact I wish I could hire him to make me a custom version I would pay something reasonable.

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