Key bindings

Gwenview comes with a range of keyboard shortcuts, all of which can be viewed and remapped by selecting SettingsConfigure Shortcuts.... Note that in the Files and Folders windows, all the normal KDE shortcuts are functional, unless otherwise remapped.

A few of the most useful default bindings are:

  • Space: Displays the next image in the directory.

  • Backspace: Displays the previous image in the directory.

  • Alt+Up: Moves to the parent folder of the current folder.

  • Ctrl+Shift+F: Switches into Full Screen Mode.

  • Esc: Switches back to Browse Mode.

  • Ctrl+M: Show or hide the menubar.

  • Ctrl+B: Show or hide the Thumbnail bar.

  • F4: Show or hide the Sidebar.

  • F6: Make the Location bar editable so that you can directly type in a file path. You can return to the standard Location Bar by pressing the arrow at the right.

  • Ctrl+R: Rotate the current image to the right.

  • Ctrl+L: Rotate the current image to the left.

  • Shift+R: Resize the current image.

  • Shift+C: Crop the current image.

  • Ctrl+Y: When multiple images are displayed in View Mode, this synchronizes their views.

  • Tab: When multiple images are displayed in View Mode, this switched to the image to the right of the currently selected image.

  • Shift+Tab: When multiple images are displayed in View Mode, this switched to the image to the left of the currently selected image.

  • Ctrl+S: Save any changes made to the image.

  • Del: Move the current image to the trash.

  • Shift+Del: Permanently delete the image from the disk. Note that this operation is irreversible and cannot be undone.

  • Ctrl+P: Print the current image.

  • Ctrl+O: Open an image using the standard file selection dialog.

  • F: Pressing this shortcut toggles zoom-to-fit on and off.

  • P: Viewing a video this shortcut toggles playback on and off.

  • Ctrl+T: Edit tags.

  • Ctrl+F2: Rename an image inline.

  • Del: Move an image to the trash.

  • Shift+Del: Delete an image.

  • Ctrl+F7: Copy an image.

  • Ctrl+F8: Move an image.

  • Ctrl+F9: Link an image.