5 Commands that work in Windows and Ubuntu 9.04

Till now, I have spent a lot of time compiling the differences between Windows and Ubuntu and have posted a number of articles related to that. The last 2 weeks, I have been exclusively using Ubuntu and therefore came across some commands that work similar in both Windows and Ubuntu 9.04. These commands are all keyboard operated. Here are 5 of them:

1. Alt+tab.

This command gives the option of switching between opened browsers of programs. If you want to switch over to some other running program but do not want to use the mouse to attain fastness, you can press this command. This commands work both in Windows and Ubuntu.

2. Shift+del.


Almost everybody knows how to permanently delete items from his/her computer. This command does not send the items in “recycle bin” or “trash” of Windows and Ubuntu respectively. This command asks you once whether you want to permanently delete the item and then removes it permanently from your computer hard disk.

3. Backspace

If you are browsing the folders, you will be able to use the “backspace” command both in Windows and Ubuntu for the same effect. For internet browsers like Mozilla and Opera, you won’t be able to get the back page if you are using Ubuntu.

4. Properties

If you press the “properties” button of your keyboard after selecting any folder or file in your system, you will get the list of properties of that item. This can also be achieved by right clicking the mouse after selecting the item. This command works well in both OS–Windows and Ubuntu.

5. F5

If you want to refresh the page or your desktop, F5 is the command that you can use. This command work well in both Windows and Ubuntu.



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