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May I know what are the main and best useful gnome-shell short-cut keys?

i want them to switch the windows and select workspaces etc.

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Have a look here. –  Evandro Silva Nov 16 '12 at 12:46

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  1. Alt+Tab - Pop Up Application Switcher

  2. Alt+Shift+Tab - Similar to above but in reverse order

  3. Alt+F2 - Pop up command dialog, typically helpful for launching apps

  4. Alt+F2 - then type ‘r‘ and hit Enter to reload Gnome Shell Theme

  5. Alt+F1 or System Key (Super Key) : overview of desktop (same when you slide the mouse to top left corner (Hot Corner))

  6. Ctrl+Alt+Tab - Pop up Accessibility switcher

  7. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+R - Start and end screencast recording

  8. Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down Arrow key : Used to switch between workspaces

  9. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up/Down Arrow key : Moves the current window to a different workspace

  10. Ctrl+Enter - Launch a shell command in new Terminal window

Add a custom Keyboard Shortcut

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts to view the existing shortcuts or to add one or edit the existing one as you want.

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