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 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

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