I'm new to elementary OS, I was using Linux Mint and now I'm moved to elementary OS since Juno was released.. I often use ctrl + w for close window in Linux Mint (It's default on Linux Mint), can I use this shortcut in Juno for close window? because when I see keyboard setting I dont have "Close Window" command in the list..

  • I too noticed the same! Ctrl-Q works for some! But not for all. Fox example, it doesnt close Epiphany (browser) but it works for Files Oct 18, 2018 at 5:16
  • @JayAurabind wow true, I'm just tried using Ctrl-Q and it work but only for files.. Oct 18, 2018 at 10:05

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  • Ctrl-W - is normally the close-tab short-key, and it works in tabbed apps like browsers and file managers, the last-tab closed closing the program or defaulting to the startup tab; Files stays open when last tab is closed (a setting that can be also enabled in Firefox: about:config, then set browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab to false).

  • Ctrl-T - is the complementary to the above: the open-new-tab short-key. The Juno terminal will not follow these two shortcuts thought.

  • And there is the universal Alt-F4 that applies to all windows whatsoever.

  • Ctrl-Q - operates like the above, closing all windows - with very rare exceptions: Epiphany, mentioned in @JayAurabind's comment.

  • Any ideas on how to change this for evince. There CTRL+Q is not closing the application.
    – dietervdf
    Oct 21, 2018 at 22:43
  • @dietervdf - you should post a specific question on that. right now I'm not using Evince, nor elementary.
    – user170
    Oct 21, 2018 at 23:09
  • @dietervdf - Maybe there are some settings in dconf editor in its options for gala, which is the window manager. I cannot test write now as I'm in lxqt for the moment, but I will take a look as soon as possible.
    – user170
    Oct 22, 2018 at 9:23

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