Gnome Terminal Shortcut Keys

By | 03/19/2009

I’m a keyboard junky.  I’ll admit it.  Anytime I *have* to use the mouse I feel like I’ve just slowed down my work.  Considering most of the work (at least my work) is done directly into the keyboard, taking my hand off the keys to move something is time I’m not getting back.  To that extent I’ve collected a number of keyboard shortcuts to allow me to do as much as I can without ever leaving the keys.  The shortcuts I wanted to share today are regarding maximizing, minimizing, un-maximizing, moving and resizing the gnome-terminal.


Maximize: alt-F10

Minimize: alt-F9

Un-Maximize: alt-F5

Move: alt-F7

Resize: alt-F8

With these few shortcuts you should new be able to resize your terminals, shrink or enlarge them and even move them without leaving your keyboard.  Thank goodness for shortcut keys.  Where would we be without them?  Ohh, yeah, I think its called Mac OS X 😉

5 thoughts on “Gnome Terminal Shortcut Keys

  1. naggie

    Hey, thanks for the tips!

    I much prefer to use the keyboard over the mouse as much as possible; I use gnome Do, do you?

    If not, I’d recommend you to give it a try 🙂

    You can launch any application very quickly with just the keyboard. I think it also has plugins for skype, pidgin and suchlike.

    1. Christer Post author

      @naggie – Ohh I absolutely use Gnome Do on all of my machines. The plugin system is great too! I originally authored a plugin for Ubuntu that allows installation of packages via Gnome Do.

    1. Christer Post author

      @Donnie – hehe. The OS X reference was meant as a joke to a friend. I have two OS X installations at home–I’ve got nothing against it.

      Thanks for that link. Maybe that’ll help me when I’m using my macbook!

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