Shortcuts in Linux Mint

Many users seem to manage enough computer mouse or touchpad. In most cases this is true, but for some commands buttons in the graphical user interface is not provided. Run them only using hot keys. However, in cases when the buttons are still present, is faster to press a few keys than to move the cursor or click the mouse.

The keystroke used in different distributions, different. In Linux Mint Cinnamon there are two types of hotkeys — preset and custom developers. For configuration, is utility keyboard-configuration (MenuOptionsKeyboard → tab keyboard shortcuts). Let’s first consider shortcuts Linux Mint installed by the developer.

  • Shortcuts in Linux Mint Cinnamon
  • Shortcut customization in Linux Mint Cinnamon
    • How to add a shortcut
    • Deletion delete key combination
  • Insights

Shortcuts in Linux Mint Cinnamon

The following keyboard shortcuts Linux Mint is the default and actual for distributions with a graphic environment Cinnamon.

The key combination value of the Common Ctrl+Alt+Down to Show the selection screen of the window Ctrl+Alt+Up to Show the selection screen of the workspace Ctrl+Alt+Right switch to the right workspace Ctrl+Alt+Left switch to workspace left Super+D Show desktop Super+S to Show desklet Super+L to Enable/disable the Looking Glass Alt+Tab Switch between open Windows Alt+F2 Dialog “Run command” Window Alt+F5 Restore window size Alt+F7 Move window Alt+F8 resize the window Alt+F4 Close the window Alt+Spacebar to Activate the window menu Alt+F10 to Toggle the state of expansion of the Super+Left to Attach the window to the left Super+Right to dock a window to the right Super+Down to Attach the bottom window Super+Up to Attach the window above Ctrl+Super+Left to Attach the window to the left with protection from the imposition of other Windows Ctrl+Super+Right to Attach the box to the right protection overlay other Windows Ctrl+Super+Down to Attach the bottom window protection overlay other Windows Ctrl+Super+Up to Attach the top window with protection from the imposition of other Windows Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Left Move window to left workspace Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Right Move window to right workspace Shift+Super+Left Move window to left monitor Shift+Super+Right Move window to right monitor Shift+Super+Down to Move the window on the lower monitor Shift+Super+Up to Move a window on the upper monitor System Ctrl+Alt+Delete Exit Ctrl+Alt+End Shutdown Ctrl+Alt+L to Lock the screen Ctrl+Alt+Escape to Restart Cinnamon Super+P to Repeat the search displays devices Super+O disable automatic rotation of screen Shift+Print to Make the selected area of the screen Print to Make the entire screen Shift+Ctrl+Print to Copy the screen area to the clipboard Ctrl+Print to Copy the screen to the clipboard Alt+Print to Make a screenshot of a window Ctrl+Alt+Print to Copy the window to the clipboard Shift+Ctrl+Alt+R to Turn on or off recording mode desktop Super+E to Open the Home folder Ctrl+Alt+T to Run the terminal emulator Alt+Decrease volume Decrease volume Alt+to Increase the volume to Increase the volume Alt+Super+= to Zoom in (accessibility) Alt+Super+- Reduce (Special capabilities)

Note: the key Super is better known as key Win, it is usually painted the Windows logo.

Shortcut customization in Linux Mint Cinnamon

The combination of Linux Mint Cinnamon, you can edit on your own — to change the standard combinations for convenient to a particular user, to delete or to add your own. Environment Cinnamon allows you to edit your hotkeys, regardless of whether they were appointed by the developers or by the user. The procedure for remapping keyboard shortcuts:

  • Select the menu shortcut for Linux Mint, which you want to change.
  • Click on it with the left mouse button — appears , Click the accelerator.
  • Immediately after that, start typing your desired combination. When you release the buttons, the label , Click the accelerator will disappear and in its place will be your chosen key combination.
  • If you change your mind to change anything, press Esc. To cancel the operation before it set the new combination.

    How to add a shortcut

    There are two ways to add hot keys. As you can see, the menu spelled out a lot of verbs for which the combination has not been assigned to developers. If necessary, you can install them yourself, on the same principle described in item “Edit”.

    Please note, for each of the commands, you can specify additional combinations. There may be no more than three. This is useful if you use different layouts and you don’t want to switch between them, or periodically work in programs where assigned the same shortcuts as in the operating system, but their depression causes other actions.

    You can also add your custom combination. This is the same button at the bottom of the window. Click it and on the screen a new window will appear.

    In the Name field, specify what will be used a shortcut and in the Command box, write the appropriate command, as you would in the terminal. If the desired combination to run the file, select the file by using the button with the image of the camera. When you’re ready, click Add.

    The new team will appear in the Additional shortcuts. However, for this to work, you need to attach to it a combination of buttons. This can be done by clicking the left button of the phrase is not assigned and repeating the manipulations described in paragraph Editing.

    Deletion delete key combination

    If some of the shortcuts are no longer needed, you can delete it. Custom combinations are removed completely — and the command and shortcut key, it runs:

  • Left click on the team name.
  • Click to Delete a custom combination (located at the bottom right of the window).
  • The preset combinations are available to delete only the key bindings:

  • Select the desired combination and click on it with the left mouse button. You should see the inscription Click the accelerator.
  • Click Backspace on the keyboard.
  • Be careful — in both cases, the deletion occurs without prompting the removal. However, even if you accidentally delete the wrong combination, it can be restored by adding again.


    Shortcuts Linux Mint is very important, can not do without them. They significantly accelerate and simplify the work with the computer. If to use not only pre-set combinations, but also to assign their own, to interact with the system will be more convenient.


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