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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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4.6.3 Keyboard sequence for the X Window System

Followings are the important keystrokes to remember when running the X Window System.

  • Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6: Switch to other pseudo-terminals (from an X window, DOSEMU, etc.)

  • Alt-F7: Switch back to X window

  • Ctrl-Alt-minus: Change screen resolution in X window (minus refers to the keys on the numeric keypad)

  • Ctrl-Alt-plus: Change screen resolution opposite way in X window (plus refers to the keys on the numeric keypad)

  • Ctrl-Alt-Backspace: Terminate the X Server program

  • Alt-X, Alt-C, Alt-V: Usual Windows/Mac Cut, Copy, Paste keys combinations with Ctrl- keys are replaced by these Alt- keys in some programs such as Netscape Composer.


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