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What keyboard or mouse shortcuts for GNOME 3 exist ?

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afaik gnome doesn't have a shell? do you mean the gnome-terminal or the bash? – binfalse Apr 25 '11 at 15:28
@binfalse have you ben living under the bed ? :P – Alaukik Apr 25 '11 at 15:31
See this ( – Alaukik Apr 25 '11 at 15:32
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This should help:

GnomeShell CheatSheet

Taken from that page, is a list of main key bindings:

  • Super key: Switch between overview and desktop
  • Alt+F1: Switch between overview and desktop
  • Alt+F2: Pop up command dialog
  • Super+F10: Open Application Menu
  • Alt+Tab: Pop up application switcher
  • Alt+Shift+Tab: Cycle in reverse direction in the application switcher
  • Alt+` key above Tab: Switch between windows of the same application in Alt+Tab
  • Ctrl+Alt+Tab: Pop up accessibility switcher
  • Ctrl+Shift+Alt+R: Start and end screencast recording
  • Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down arrow: Switch between workspaces

  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up/Down arrow: Move the current window to a different workspace

  • F10: Toggle maximize
  • F11: Toggle full screen
  • Super + Up arrow: Toggle maximize
  • Super + Down arrow: Toggle unmaximize
  • Super + Left/Right arrow: Dock left/right

The rest should be viewable under User Menu -> System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts

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This is another useful link: – franzlorenzon Jan 2 '14 at 13:38

To view/change keyboard shortcuts, you must be aware that there are two places with registered keyboard shortcuts. You need to make changes in dconf for certain options, like moving between workspaces:

Enabling native shortcuts on Gnome - 3

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – hexafraction Jul 16 '12 at 18:45

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