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Super Key

Super is the OS key on your keyboard; if you’re using a System76 computer, it’s the Ubuntu or Pop!_OS key. On a computer that came with Windows, it’s the Windows key. On a Mac, it’s the Command key.

In Pop!_OS, Super handles the majority of OS and window actions.

Primary Actions

Tapping Super on its own brings up the Activities overview, which is the core way of launching apps and managing your workflow.

Super + / switch workspaces up and down. Ctrl + Super + / tile windows to the left and right of your display. Super + Tab quickly switches between your open windows.

All Shortcuts

Window & Workspace Management

Windows can be switched between, moved around, tiled, and closed all with the keyboard. Shift acts as a modifier that lets you do a variation on the action, too.

Shortcut Action Shift Action
Super + Tab Switch windows Switch windows backwards
Super + ` (Above Tab) Switch windows of current app Switch windows of current app backwards
Super + W Close window  
Super + H Hide window (minimize)  
Super + / Switch workspace up/down Switch workspace up/down with window
Super + Home/End Switch to first/last workspace Switch to first/last workspace with window
Ctrl + Super + / Tile window to the left/right  
Ctrl + Super + Toggle maximize  
Ctrl + Super + Restore window (unmaximize/untile)  
Shift + Ctrl + Super + /// Move window to display to the left, right, top, or bottom  
Super + Drag Move window  
Super + Right-drag Resize window  
Alt + Space Window menu  

Operating System

Shortcut Action
Super Activities overview
Super + A Applications
Super + P Presentation mode (cycle display modes)
Super + L Lock screen
Super + O Orientation lock (on devices w/accelerometer)
Super + D Show desktop
Super + V Calendar and notifications indicator
Super + N Focus active notification
Super + T Terminal
Super + M Application menu
Super + Space Switch input source
Alt + F2 Run command
Ctrl + Alt + Del Log out
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + R Starts/Stops screen recording


Accessibility shortcuts use Alt + Super as their base.

Shortcut Action
Alt + Super + S Toggle screen reader
Alt + Super + 8 Toggle magnifier
Alt + Super + +/- Zoom in/out (when magnifier is active)