I am new to linux.
I am planning on setting up a server and although I like the regular Ubuntu desktop I like the Lubuntu one a little more especially for my file server needs.
What I want to know is when I use the CtrlAltF1 command to go back to the terminal does the GUI turn off until I use CtrlAltF7 again or does it just sit in the background like if you used Alt-Tab in windows OS to switch between windows?
The reason I ask is as I am still learning I still need a GUI on hand until I get more used to terminal.
I know there is commands to stop and start the lightdm but I was just curious what the keyboard shortcuts mentioned above do to the gui when switching between them.