Budgie is a modern desktop environment built by the Solus team. It is lightweight, yet modern and nice looking, that’s why it’s my favourite.

Many – including myself – prefer to use keyboard shortcuts for accessing things faster and Budgie does well on this area, too. For those this (enhanced) table from Solus’s help section will be useful.

Keyboard ShortcutAction
Alt + F2Open Budgie Run dialog
Alt + F4Kill the active window on the desktop
Alt + TabOpen application switcher overlay
Shift + Alt + TabOpen application switcher, switch to previous applications
SuperOpen Budgie Menu
Super + AOpen Applets section of Raven
Super + LLock the screen
Super + NOpen Notifications section of Raven
Super + CClear notifications
Super + SpaceSwitch keyboard layouts