Linux: LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

LXDE by default uses the window manager Openbox, so, most of its keys are just Openbox keys.

Openbox Window Manager Keys

toggle show desktopSuper+d
close windowAlt+F4
move window underAlt+Escape
show window menuAlt+Space
next windowAlt+Tab
previous windowAlt+Shift+Tab
goto windowSuper+Shift+arrow
toggle fullscreenF11

Virtual Screen (aka Desktop, Workspace)

switch virtual screenCtrl+Alt+arrow
switch virtual screenSuper+F1】 and with {F2, F3, F4}
move window to a VCShift+Alt+arrow

You can see all default keys in the config file at /etc/xdg/openbox/rc.xml.

Official doc at


launch folder viewer pcmanfmSuper+e
show desktop and launch folder viewerCtrl+Alt+d
Open terminalCtrl+Alt+t


Linux Shell Basics

  1. Get System Info
  2. Shell Basics
  3. grep, cat, awk, uniq
  4. sort
  5. find, xargs
  6. diff Files/Dir
  7. dir size: du
  8. dir tree
  9. tar gzip bzip2 xz 7zip rar zip
  10. wget, curl, GET, HEAD
  11. rsync
  12. Install Packages

Sys Admin

  1. Job Control
  2. ps
  3. top
  4. htop
  5. RAM stat
  6. Users and Groups
  7. File Permission
  8. Opened Files: lsof
  9. shutdown, sleep


  1. Bash Keys, Terminal Keys, Man Page Keys
  2. Bash Prompt Setup
  3. Bash Color Prompt
  4. .bashrc, .profile, .bash_profile
  5. Virtual Console
  6. Terminal Control Sequence Keys
  7. Reset Terminal
  8. tmux
  9. man page
  10. Bash Manual in Chapters
  11. BASH Shell Misc Tips
  12. Log Terminal Session

Linux Desktop

  1. Most Useful GUI Apps
  2. Set Default App
  3. Shell Commands for GUI Apps
  4. Image Viewers
  5. Music Players
  6. Move File to Trash by Command
  7. X11 Selection and Clipboard
  8. How to Switch to LXDE, Xfce
  9. LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts
  11. LXDE Set Key Repeat Rate
  12. LXDE/OpenBox, Disable Mouse Scroll Wheel Hide Window
  13. Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts
  14. Xfce Good Themes
  15. xmonad Keybinding
  16. How to Restart X11
  17. Why Tiling Window Manager Sucks
  18. Standard Fonts
  19. How to Install Font

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