Win E => Shows all workspaces in a nifty way and lets you switch between workspaces easily.
Alt Ctrl [Left/Right Arrow] => Move to Workspace on Left/Right
Alt Ctrl Shift [Left/Right Arrow] => Move current window/application to another workspace
Alt F4 => Closes the window.
Alt F5 => UnMaximizes Current Window (or Returns a window to previous or normal size.)
Alt F9 => Minimize current window
Alt F10 => Maximize/UnMaximizes current window
Ctrl Alt D => Show Desktop/ Restore open windows if show desktop used earlier
Nautilus (Nautilus is the default GNOME file manager window that you use in your GUI to view files and folders.)
F9 => Show/hide the side pane.
Ctrl + => Zoom in.
Ctrl - => Zoom out.
Ctrl 0 => Normal size.
Ctrl [1/2] => Change folder view to icon/list.
Ctrl H => Show/hide hidden files
Ctrl L => Show/hide the location bar
Ctrl R => Reload the Nautilus window
Ctrl W => Close the current working Nautilus window
Ctrl T => Open a new tab in Nautilus
Ctrl Shift W => close all open Nautilus Windows
Alt [Up Arrow] => Open parent folder
Alt [Left Arrow] => Move back one folder
Alt [Right Arrow] => Move forward one folder
Alt Home => Return to your home directory (~/).
Alt Enter => Show properties of a selected file/folder without requiring to right click on it and select Properties.
Win Space => Opens up "GNOME Do" where you can key in the first couple of alphabets of the application name that which you would want to open up.
Ctrl Alt L => Quick shortcut to Lock Screen if you need to be away from your desktop for few moments and don’t want others to see your desktop.
Alt F1 => This will open up the Applications menu on the GNOME desktop. Once open you can use your arrow keys on your number pad.
Alt F2 => Open the Run Application dialog Box
If you can think of some more cool key-board shortcuts that helps in day to day affairs which I have missed, I would be thankful to learn it all from your comments to this post :)
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