I'm reiterating the question from this question on purpose. I don't have the reputation to write a comment, sorry!

I found a keyboard shortcut for killing all Terminal windows and it prompts me to confirm that I want to close if Vim or some other program is open! Unfortunately, I don't know which keys I press; it happened accidentally.

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.

This question has been asked in one form or another before, including here. What is the actual keyboard shortcut?

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    Do you mean Ctrl+Shift+Q?
    – dessert
    Dec 19, 2017 at 18:54

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Adding to the comment by Sourav Ghosh,

Some more helpful terminal shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+Shift+Q to kill all
  • Ctrl+Shift+W to kill one
  • Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new terminal pointing at the same directory
  • Ctrl+Shift+T to make a new terminal in a tab pointing at the same directory
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    Do you mean the comment by dessert? Sourav Ghosh has made no comment I can see.
    – muru
    Apr 6, 2018 at 3:54
  • Ctrl + Shift + Q only killed one terminal for me
    – Shanteva
    Aug 5, 2022 at 20:43

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