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Pop!_OS Keyboard Shortcuts

Notable Keys

Super key

The Super key is the OS key on your keyboard.

  • On recent System76 products, it's the Pop key ().
  • On older System76 products, it's the Ubuntu key ().
  • On the Launch keyboard it is the SUPER key.
  • On generic third-party products, it may be labeled with a Windows logo.
  • On Mac accessories, it may be labeled command.

In Pop!_OS, the Super key handles the majority of OS and window actions. This key is represented by in the lists below.

Direction keys

Directional actions can use either the standard arrow keys or their Vim equivalents:

KeyDescription
, , , Direction keys (arrow keys)
H, J, K, LDirection keys (Vim shortcuts)

Keyboard Shortcuts

Move, resize, and swap windows

ShortcutAction
+ Direction keysSwitch focus between windows
+ EnterEnter window adjustment mode
Direction keysMove window (while in adjustment mode)
Shift + Direction keysResize window (while in adjustment mode)
Ctrl + Direction keysSwap windows (while in adjustment mode)
EnterApply changes (exit adjustment mode)
ESCCancel (exit adjustment mode)
+ Left click + DragMove window (without adjustment mode)
+ Right click + DragResize window (without adjustment mode)

Manipulate windows

ShortcutAction
+ SToggle stacking
+ OChange window orientation (while stacking)
+ GFloat/unfloat window (while stacking)
+ MMaximize/unmaximize window
+ Ctrl + /Snap window to left/right side of display
+ QClose window

Manage workspaces and displays

ShortcutAction
+ Ctrl + /Navigate between workspaces
+ Home/EndNavigate to first/last workspace
+ Shift + Direction keysMove active window between workspaces/displays
+ ESCLock the screen

Use the launcher

The launcher allows searching through open windows and installed applications, and also has the additional functions listed below.

Shortcut/commandAction
Activate the launcher on Pop 21.04+
+ /Activate the launcher on Pop 20.10 and below
recent filenameBrowse and search recent files
/ / ~/Browse the filesystem
file filenameSearch the filesystem for a certain file
t:Execute a command in a terminal
:Execute a command in sh
=Calculate an equation
?Help menu

Switch between apps and windows

ShortcutAction
+ TabSwitch apps
+ Tab + ShiftSwitch apps in reverse order
+ `Switch windows of current app
+ ` + ShiftSwitch windows of current app in reverse order

Miscellaneous OS shortcuts

ShortcutAction
+ DToggle workspace menu
+ AToggle applications menu
+ VToggle notifications menu
+ TOpen a terminal
+ FOpen Files
+ PCycle display layout
+ SpaceCycle between configured input sources (languages)
Alt + F2Run command
Ctrl + Alt + DelLog out

Accessibility shortcuts

ShortcutAction
+ Alt + SToggle screen reader
+ Alt + 8Toggle magnifier
+ Alt + +/-Zoom in/out (when magnifier is enabled)