How can I change the keyboard shortcut for launching the applications menu? I have an extended Mac keyboard and currently have to Hold Ctrl+Alt+Space. I'd like it to be Alt+Space

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Have you tried changing key binding the easy way ?

System settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> Applications --> App Launcher

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  • Yes, I can change it but not to Alt + Space
    – codecowboy
    Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 17:33
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    Since 'Home' + 'Space' is the default key binding to App launcher and is even hardcoded - Check this answer, maybe you need to make sure of the equivalent of 'Home' on your keyboard, or change the key binding with 'gsettings set' As shown Here.
    – Dom
    Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 16:44

+ Space will open the App Launcher on modern versions of elementary OS.

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