For Linux users who are fortunate enough to be playing with the Desktop Effects on their favorite Linux distribution – mine is Ubuntu, here’s a list of keyboard shortcuts for the Compiz Fusion Desktop Effects that you may have been looking for. I have put together a list mainly because I’ve had a hard time finding a comprehensive list from a single location. I may have missed something, so please let me know. One more thing, the Super key is the Windows key in case you are wondering. Here are the shortcuts.
|Desktop Effects1||Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Rotate Cube||Mousewheel on Desktop|
|Switcher2||Alt + Tab|
|Shift Switcher3||Super + Tab (2 modes: flip and cover)|
|Ring Switcher||Super + Tab – overrides Shift Switcher|
|Expo||Super + E (toggle)|
|Film Effect||Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow4|
|Rotate Cube Manually||Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse Button|
|Scale Windows||Alt + Shift + Up Arrow|
|Show/Clear Desktop||Ctrl + Alt + D (toggle)|
|Snapping Windows||Move a window across workspaces5|
|Screenshot||Super + Left Mouse Button|
|Zoom In/Out||Super + Mousewheel|
|Transparent Window||Alt + Mousewheel|
|Resize Window||Alt + F8|
|Move Window||Alt + F7|
|Add Helper||Super + P|
|Widget Layer||F9 (toggle)|
|Water Effects||Shift + F9 (toggle)|
|Fire Effects: On||Super + Shift + Left Mouse Button|
|Fire Effects: Clear||Super + Shift + C|
|Annotate: Draw||Super + Left Mouse Button|
|Annotate: Start||Super + 1|
|Annotate: End||Super + 3|
|Group: Select Window(s)||Super + S|
|Group: Group Windows||Super + T|
|Group: Ungroup Windows||Super + U|
|Group: Flip Windows||Super + Right or Left Arrow|
1 Effects have to be enabled to see results.
2 To see the full effect, have multiple windows or programs open.
3 To configure: Go to Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.
4 Use left and right arrow thereafter to move to workspaces.
5 Disables Wobbly Windows.
Make sure the effects are enabled to see results. You can do so by going to System – Preferences – Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. Some effects will disable others. For example, the Desktop Wall will disable the Desktop Cube, Snapping Windows will disable Wobbly Windows and many more. Please let me know if I missed something, so I can add more effects to the list.