Keyboard Shortcuts for Managing Windows

Switching back and forth between open application windows by using keyboard shortcuts is a common way of managing windows.

If you work in a fullscreen environment, you also need a way to switch to the desktop.

With IGEL Linux OS version 10.03.500, the thin client desktop was added to the window cycle of the window manager.

Use the following default shortcuts to switch from application windows to the desktop:

Task

Default Shortcut

Switch between active windows using Task Switcher 

Ctrl + Alt + Tab

Switch between active windows using Task Switcher (backwards)

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+TAB

Switch focus to next window

Ctrl + Esc

Switch focus to next window (2)

Ctrl + Alt + UpArrow

Switch focus to next window (reverse order)

Ctrl + Alt + DownArrow

Go to IGEL Setup > User Interface > Hotkeys > Commands to change these shortcut combinations.

Switching to the desktop minimizes all windows.

Switching back to a window right after that restores all windows.