View Full Version : what are ur fav/most used/best hotkeys?

November 11th, 2009, 09:42 AM
At the title describes u can share with us ur fav or most usefull or rare hotkeys with

November 11th, 2009, 10:59 AM
win+` launch konsole [kde] (had to set it up myself)
ctrl+shift+t [firefox (and others)] undo close tab
ctrl+shift+n [firefox (and others?)] undo close window
/ find [firefox, man, many others] (well specifically in-line find, but in many programs all finds are inline)

November 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Alt + SysRq + R
Alt + SysRq + E
Alt + SysRq + I
Alt + SysRq + S
Alt + SysRq + U
Alt + SysRq + B

November 11th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Ctrl + Q

November 11th, 2009, 01:31 PM
not technically a hotkey but third mouse button click to paste selection.

Also ctrl+shift+n for new private session in chromium

alt+tab for switching between applications

November 11th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Ctrl + Alt + T: Terminal
f: Vimperator follow hint
Alt + F9: Minimize window

November 11th, 2009, 01:57 PM
In gnome

Alt F1 - main menu
Alt F2 - run command
Alt F4 - close window
Alt F5 - un maximise (if you know what I mean)
Alt F7 - move window with arrow keys
Alt F8 - resize window with the arrow keys
Alt F9 - minimise window
Alt F10- maximise window
Alt Tab - select window

In openbox - depends how I have it configured but most things are the same as the default crunchbang keybindings as that`s where I discovered openbox.

In dvtm

Ctrl - G (obviously) then
C - New window
G - Make Grid
X - Close Window

In Firefox

' To type a link location on the page (One of my absolute favourites - that was the one that finally alowed me to unplug the mouse)

I could go on and on and on. I hate moving from keyboard to mouse so I learned how to do everything without a mouse. Unfortunately I sometimes get confused and will do something other than I meant, like killing a process I hadn`t meant to halfway through, but I`m sure I`ll get there in the end.

The keyboard is loads faster than the mouse ...... once you`ve learned the key bindings.

November 11th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Ctrl + Q

Ctrl+Q is somewhat consistent in what it does in Linux, thankfully. On Windows however the case is different - every program's creators set the shortcuts to some random keys according to their broken ideas. In Outlook ctrl+q is... "marked as read", wth? To close the program you need to use Alt+F4 (on of the most uncomfortably positioned shortcuts, imho) or, if you feel adventurous, Alt+F then X (lol). However, even Alt+F and X isn't as consistent, since some UI designers have decided to use "Close" instead of "Exit". :???:

Anyway, on topic (my favorite wild fluxbox keys):
F12 - console
F1-F4 - desktops
WinKey+space - run program
WinKey+arrows - move between desktops
(I got brazillion more windows & workspace related keys, and use most of them.)
The shininess on some buttons indicate that I also like WinKey+ADWEQ, which open various folders. In fact, at one moment I moved most of my Alt combos to WinKey, since the alt was getting too shiny. And I got only one Alt, the other is replaced by the dreaded AltGr.

November 11th, 2009, 04:55 PM




GNU screen:

C-a space
C-a backspace

November 11th, 2009, 04:56 PM
' To type a link location on the page


November 11th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Alt+F4 - close window