weston-bindings - Man Page

a list of keyboard bindings for Weston ā€” the reference Wayland compositor


The Weston desktop shell has a number of keyboard shortcuts. They are listed here.


Almost all keyboard shortcuts for Weston include a specified modifier mod which is determined in the file weston.ini(5).

mod + Shift + F

Make active window fullscreen

mod + K

Kill active window

mod + Shift + M

Maximize active window

mod + PageUp, mod + PageDown

Zoom desktop in (or out)

mod + Tab

Switch active window

mod + Up, mod + Down

Increment/decrement active workspace number, if there are multiple

mod + Shift + Up, mod + Shift + Down

Move active window to the succeeding/preceding workspace, if possible

mod + F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/F6

Jump to the numbered workspace, if it exists

Ctrl + Alt + Backspace

If supported, terminate Weston. (Note this combination often is used to hard restart Xorg.)

Ctrl + Alt + F

Toggle if Weston is fullscreen; only works when nested under a Wayland compositor

Ctrl + Alt + S

Share output screen, if possible

Ctrl + Alt + F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/F6/F7/F8

Switch virtual terminal, if possible

Super + S

Make a screenshot of the desktop

Super + R

Start or stop recording video of the desktop

Touch / Mouse Bindings

There are also a number of bindings involving a mouse:

<Touch>, <Left button>, <Right button>

Activate clicked window

Super + Alt + <Vertical Scroll>

Change the opacity of a window

mod + <Vertical Scroll>

Zoom/magnify the visible desktop

mod + <Left button>

Click and drag to move a window

mod + Shift + <Left button>, mod + <Right button>, mod + <Touch>

Click and drag to resize a window

mod + <Middle button>

Rotate the window (if supported)

Debug Bindings

The combination mod + Shift + Space begins a debug binding. Debug bindings are completed by pressing an additional key. For example, pressing F may toggle texture mesh wireframes with the GL renderer. (In fact, most debug effects can be disabled again by repeating the command.) Debug bindings are often tied to specific backends.

See Also

weston(1), weston-launch(1), weston-drm(7), weston.ini(5), xkeyboard-config(7)

Referenced By

weston(1), weston.ini(5).

2019-03-27 Weston 8.0.0