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. How to Switch to LXDE, Xfce
  2. LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. LXDE Set Key Repeat Rate
  5. LXDE/OpenBox, Disable Mouse Scroll Wheel Hide Window
  6. Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts
  7. Xfce Good Themes
  8. xmonad Keybinding
  9. Why Tiling Window Manager Sucks
  10. Set Default App
  11. Shell Commands for GUI Apps
  12. Image Viewers
  13. Move File to Trash by Command

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