The following short cuts will focus primarily on open windows.
This combination cycles through the currently open windows. This is handy when you have a lot of windows open and you constantly are moving from one to another.
This combination minimizes all open windows to the far corners of the screen. To get them back just hit the combination again.
Minimizes the focused window.
Shade window. To unshade window hit the same combination.
The following combinations effect the desktop.
This combination will restart X Windows (this logs you out).
This combination will lock the screen. You will need your user password to unlock the screen.
This combination opens the “run” dialog. From here you can enter a command to run (similar to the “cmd” Windows command).
This combination opens the main menu.
This key will take a screenshot of the whole desktop.
This combination will take a screenshot of a single window.
This combination will move one desktop to the left.
This combination will move one desktop to the right.
Show all desktops on one screen. Because there are more desktops than will fit across your screen (even in this small size), you use the left and right arrow keys to move one way or the other.
This will open up the Applications menu on the GNOME desktop. Once open you can use your arrow keys on your number pad.
This opens up the file menu in your current working window. Once open you can use your arrow keys on your number pad.
This open up the Edit menu in your current working window. Once open you can use your arrow keys on your number pad.
This brings up the Window Menu (where you can select a window to be “Always on Top” and more. Once open you can use your arrow keys on your number pad.
These particular shortcuts always affect the current working window.
Initiates window movement. Once you press this combination you can use your arrow keys to move the window where you want it.
Resizes a window. Once pressed, use your arrow keys to resize the window. Hit Enter when finished.
Maximizes a window.
Returns a window to previous or normal size.
Closes the window.
Nautilus is the default GNOME file manager.
Close the current working Nautilus window.
Reload the Nautilus window.
Alt Up Arrow
Open parent folder.
Alt Left Arrow
Move back one folder.
Alt Right Arrow
Move forward one folder.
Return to your home directory (~/).
Show/hide the location bar.
Show/hide the side pane.
Show/hide hidden files.