Continuing with our shortcut key tips …. let’s look at some that you can only use if you are using Linux, but likely, if you are a New Linuxer (like, you just installed Ubuntu a couple of months ago) you wont’ know about these.
Don’t press these buttons until you know what you are doing:
CTRL-ALT followed by a function key will swap you to a totally different place, like the twilight zone but mostly black. F1 will get you to the first available text terminal. There are probably, on your system, six of these “virtual terminals” that can be accessed in this way.
F7 is probably the terminal that is running your default desktop GUI. So when you do press these buttons, CTRL-ALT F7 should, maybe, get you back home. Or maybe not. OK, go give it a try!
Hey, you made it back! Great.
That might have been a little traumatic so I’m only going to give you one more. In gnome, assuming you have multiple desktops, ALT-CTRL arrow sends you flying between the desktops. If you have Copmriz or any similar fancy eye candy running, this may invoke some of the desktop effects you see here:
But you’ll have to provide your own music.