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Linux related info, commands and so on.

XFCE4 Keyboard Shortcuts

General/Default XFCE4 Application Shortcuts

Application Keyboard Shortcut(s)
abiword Super+3
exo-open –launch FileManager XF86Explorer (Super+F)
exo-open –launch MailReader XF86Mail (Super+M)
exo-open –launch TerminalEmulator Ctrl+Alt+T (Super+T)
exo-open –launch WebBrowser XF86Homepage XF86WWWW (Super+W)
gmusicbrowser XF86Music (Super+1)
gnome-calculator XF86Calculator
gnumeric Super+4
mousepad Super+E
pidgin XF86Messenger (Super+2)
xfce4-appfinder Alt+F3 (Super+R)
xfce4-display-settings –minimal XF86Display (Super+P)
xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu Alt+F1
xfce4-popup-whiskermenu Ctrl+Escape
xfce4-screenshooter -f Print
xfce4-screenshooter -w Alt+Print
xflock4 Ctrl+Alt+Delete
xfrun4 Alt+F2
xkill Ctrl+Alt+Escape

Xfce 4 Window Manager Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Keyboard Shortcut
Close window Alt + F4
Maximize window Alt + F5
Maximize vertically Alt + F6
Maximize horizontally Alt + F7
Hide window Alt + F8
Shade window Alt + F9
Stick window Alt + F10
Cycle windows focus Alt + Tab
Move window Ctrl + Shft + Alt + Arrow (up down left or right)
Resize window Shft + Alt + Arrow (up down left or right)
Raise window Shft + Alt + Page_Up
Lower window Shft + Alt + Page_Down
Toggle fullscreen Alt + F11
Next workspace Ctrl + Alt + Arrow right arrow
Previous workspace Ctrl + Alt + Arrow left
Add a workspace Alt + Insert
Delete a workspace Alt + Delete
Go to workspace number N (1-9) Ctrl + F(N)
Move the window to previous|next workspace Alt + Ctrl + Home|End
Move a window to workspace number N (1-9) Alt + Ctrl + keypad key number N
Start xfhelp4 Alt + F1
Start xfrun4 Alt + F2
Lock the screen Alt + Ctrl + Delete

Application/Default shortcuts pulled directly from the keyboard settings found in xfce 4.10 (Xubuntu 14.04)

Window manager shortcuts were found at


If you don’t know what it is Pianobarfly is a terminal interface to Pandora. If you want to know more about it listen here:

Grab the git from here:

When you grab the zip from the github you will need to make install the source. Before you do that make sure you have the dependencies installed first. On my current Ubuntu install I ran:

sudo apt-get install libao-dev libao-common libfaad-dev libmad0-dev libtagc0-dev libjson0-dev libgnutls-dev libaudid3tag-dev libid3tag0 libid3tag0-dev

I got most of the install commands from a site but I added the id3tag libs to it. You may need to add or remove things depending on your distro. The site reference is here:

After you make install just run ./pianobarfly from the directory you have it installed in. It is handy to have terminator installed and you can run pianobarfly with your terminal split into vertical views.

Terminator Cheat Sheet

There are some keyboard shortcuts for the super awesome terminal Terminator.

Ctrl-Shift-E: will split the view vertically.

Ctrl-Shift-O: will split the view horizontally.

Ctrl-Shift-P: will focus be active on the previous view.

Ctrl-Shift-N: will focus be active on the next view.

Ctrl-Shift-W: will close the view where the focus is on.

Ctrl-Shift-Q: will exit terminator.

Ctrl-Shift-X: will focus active window and enlarge it

How To Properly Mount Android 4.0+ Devices In Ubuntu Using Go-mtpfs ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

How To Properly Mount Android 4.0+ Devices In Ubuntu Using Go-mtpfs ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog.

I had a problem mounting my Galaxy Nexus to the current Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. After it’s installed mount it by entering in the terminal:

go-mtpfs /media/MyAndroid

To unmount it use:

fusermount -u /media/MyAndroid

Terminal Cheat Sheet Background

I like to give credit where credit is due. I found the terminal cheat sheet background while do the usual google image search. I have used a similar one as my laptop wallpaper for a while but this one has many more commands. Go grab it for yourself if you would like.

INXI Hardware Info Script

If you didn’t notice the header for this site is the output of “inxi -Fz” from the terminal on my Laptop. I have been using inxi for a while now to get hardware info on my computers. Some distros don’t have it preinstalled but it is real easy to install it.

Basically what INXI does is to give the output of commands like lshw or parts of lspci and dmidecode. Granted you can get insanely detailed info using something like dmidecode but using inxi you can get it in a nice human readable format. Depending on what options you use with inxi you can easily narrow your results down for what you need.

You can find the everything you need at the:

I made a forum posting with a screenshot at the Podnutz forums: