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 Plasma™ 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.