xfce keyboard shortcuts - window manager stuff

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xfce keyboard shortcuts - window manager stuff

Postby flyingrhino » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:15 pm

And a few xfce mouse shortcuts too...

Correct as of Linux Mint 17.2 + 17.3 xfce using standard settings, no customization

Some of this information appears in the xfce settings menu too, but I'm trying to create one page that includes keyboard and mouse shortcuts in the same page (especially when there are multiple ways of achieving the same task, the goal is to use the most efficient manner)
I'm not trying to cover basic editing stuff like ctrl c / ctrl v / etc , but the window manager itself

If anyone knows other shortcuts not already listed, please reply to this post and I will periodically merge them into the main list. Thanks :)

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In Linux Mint 17.2 xfce the keyboard settings are located in three places:
   Menu -> Settings Manager -> Hardware section: Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts
   Menu -> Settings Manager -> Personal: Window Manager -> Keyboard (appears to be a compilation of the above)
      From this menu I setup the window tiling shortcuts listed further down...
   Menu -> Settings Editor -> xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts

windows and tabs

ctrl q               quit (close window)
alt F4               quit (close window)
ctrl w               close tab
ctrl t               new tab
ctrl n               new action (usually opens a new window of the same program)

alt F4               close current window (same as X button)
alt F7               move window, then use arrow keys or mouse to move
alt F8               resize window
                     first arrow key you press selects window side
                     subsequent arrow keys you press resize the window
                     ENTER to accept resize changes , ESC to undo changes
alt F9               minimize current window
alt F10               maximize / normalize window
alt F11               toggle full screen (maximized program covers the taskbar too)
alt F12               toggle window on top of others. Might not be the active window, but will still be on top

alt mouse R drag      resize window - hold ALT key and drag window corner using right mouse click
alt space            open the window menu for stuff like minimize / maximize / resize / move
alt tab               next window
alt shift tab         previous window
alt shift pg up/dn      raise/lower window. Only pgdn seems to work
mid click max button   maximize window vertically (middle click a window's maximize button)
rht click max button   maximize window horizontally (right click a window's maximize button)
mouse wheel on title   shade / unshade window = roll window up (reduce to size of title bar)
                     Mouse over window title, then roll wheel up to shade, down to unshade
                     Right click window title or alt-space , then roll window up
alt left click drag      move a window by pressing alt and left click dragging anywhere inside the window
alt middle click      on an active window will send it below all other windows (window not resized)

window tiling
                  # Note - these are not default settings and need to be configured manually
ctrl sup alt KP up      Tile window to the top
ctrl sup alt KP dn      Tile window to the bottom
ctrl sup alt KP left   Tile window to the left
ctrl sup alt KP right   Tile window to the right
ctrl sup alt KP home   Tile window to top left
ctrl sup alt KP pgup   Tile window to top right
ctrl sup alt KP end      Tile window to bottom left
ctrl sup alt KP pgdn   Tile window to bottom right


ctrl F1-F12            select workspace 1-12
ctrl alt home         move active window to previous workspace
ctrl alt end         move active window to next workspace
ctrl alt 1-9         move active window to workspace # . Doesn't seem to work in Mint 17.2
ctrl alt d            minimize all / unminimize all
ctrl alt arrow L/R      switch to previous workspace (left arrow) , next workspace (right arrow)
ctrl alt arrow U/D      upper / bottom workspace (up / down arrow)
alt F6               stick / unstick window (visible on all workspaces)
ctrl alt numpad 1-9      move active window to workspace #
alt insert            add a workspace
alt delete            remove last workspace
ctrl alt delete         lock screen (note - not backspace - which will kill X)
ctrl alt l            lock screen


F10                  open the top menu first item
shift F10            same as right click on the item for context menu


ctrl esc            same as right click on desktop
alt F1               same as right click on desktop
alt F2               open the application finder (run command)
super p               xfce display settings
ctrl alt t            open terminal
ctrl alt backspace      kill X along with all windows inside it. Unsaved work will be lost

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