Is there anyway to open up the applications menu with only the windows key, and not the Windows+Space Bar?
Please select this bug affects you: bugs.launchpad.net/switchboard-plug-keyboard/+bug/1333015– png2378Sep 13, 2015 at 21:14
1I usually use spotlight to launch application faster, webupd8.org/2015/01/albert-fast-lightweight-quick-launcher.html– Saahithyan VigneswaranJul 27, 2016 at 6:27
I really like this but it was causing Firefox several issue. It was very irritating because at first I didn't realize this tweak was causing it. I just thought the new Elementary was buggy with Firefox, or visa versa. After extensive testing and troubleshooting, I finally realized that maybe this shortcut tweak may have cause it. After finding out the command to disable it, all issues with Firefox went away. - Issue 1. Scrolling wheel on my mouse would zoom in/out about 50% of the time. - Issue 2. Right clicking on highlighted text would select-all text on page. - Issue 3. Right clicking menu– Jesse vizcarraNov 25, 2018 at 21:51
You can assign Super key to open Slingshot-launcher on Loki with following commands:
gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior overlay-action "'wingpanel --toggle-indicator=app-launcher'"
how can I undo this? I cannot use any shortcut with combination of winkey now (found it myself : dconf reset /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/panel-main-menu )– SadeghJan 21, 2016 at 18:16
3@Woeitg You can reset this with
gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu– Aki KMar 6, 2016 at 19:17
I tried on 0.3.2. The shortcut worked, but when the panel menu is up and I switch to another workspace, (not the one w/ panel menu up) then I cannot use <super>+Num to switch any other workspaces. (I guess I just cannot use any combination with <super> as modifier)– XinMar 24, 2016 at 18:13
You deserve a cookie @png2378– FlatronJan 9, 2017 at 13:20
I see no reason why this isn't the default behavior. Is there an issue tracker for this?– JonathanSep 3, 2018 at 0:18
1this should be higher up, this is exactly what OP needed Jul 27, 2019 at 5:04
This is the right answer. Dec 17, 2019 at 11:48
Indeed - this is the correct answer. Jul 28, 2020 at 8:28
You can't do that through the custom shortcuts that you can set via Switchboard, which only allow combinations of 2 or more keystrokes.
I believe it is possible using xbindkeys, though. To install it (along with a GUI configurator) paste this command into a terminal window:
sudo apt-get install xbindkeys-config
In order to run, the program needs a config file in your home directory. Create it with this command:
xbindkeys --defaults > /home/YOURUSERNAME/.xbindkeysrc
Now run the program by typing
xbindkeys-config into the terminal or in the search string of the application launcher. This window will fire up:
Hit "New" to create your custom command. On the top right box you must type in all relevant information: a name for the shortcut, the key assigned to it, and the command to execute the program (in your case
slingshot-launcher). To get the name of the correct key use the "Get Key" button. A blank window will pop up. Just press your key and the program will automatically record its name code. Hit "Save & Apply & Exit" and you're done.
Now the bad news: in my test I couldn't assign the Super key. I'm afraid it is already binded to other shortcuts, but I couldn't troubleshoot the issue. I was able to assign a "less-used" key, though, like the "Pause" key.
Note. To make this setup permanent you need to add
xbindkeys to your startup applications.
This post is a super long comment to saintjules' response. This is a post, not a comment, because I cannot comment yet. You can assign the meta (super, windows logo, command, Mod4) key to slingshot-launcher. Here's how: 1. Assuming you have completed saintjules' response, open a terminal. Type
xmodmap -pke | grep '= Super_L NoSymbol Super_L'. 2. Make note of the keycode number. 3. Run
xbindkeys-config. 4. Create the item according to saintjules' response, but in the "Key: " field, type
Super_L | c:your_keycode_number. For me, this would be
Super_L | c:133. Now you should be able to pre– Merlin04Sep 13, 2015 at 15:56
"... press meta to open the launcher."– Lewis Goddard ♦Sep 13, 2015 at 20:03
Good catch, Merlin04! It's not clear if you can post answers or not, so I'll ask the mods: should I just edit my answer? Sep 14, 2015 at 13:53