In many OS you have the option to press the Menu key when you are inside the terminal. This displays a menu, as if you had right clicked, showing options like copy, paste, cut ...

Is there a way I can do this in Loki?

Menu Key

  • I don't think so. This might be better filed as a feature request.
    – Lewis Goddard
    May 17, 2017 at 16:16

3 Answers 3


You might want to look into this utility: http://www.nongnu.org/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html

It's in the repos, and there is also a configuration gui for it

apt-cache search xbindkeys

will find it.


The Menu key is, by default, used as the compose key. So MENU+' e gives é in terminal or any other application. You can turn this off in System Settings -> Keyboard -> Options. But there does not seem to be an option then to bring up an actual menu with the button.


This feature is added to pantheon-terminal version 5.3.6+.
Please update your system sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade.

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