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


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