For example, how can I set show applications menu to the top-left corner?

  • Are you asking how to configure it from the command line?
    – Huey
    Jul 15, 2015 at 14:19
  • yes, the answer is just what i was looking for :)
    – davidak
    Jul 16, 2015 at 9:42

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It can be done via gsettings.

  1. Find the key you need(play around with grep to find the exact key, its easy):

    # gsettings list-recursively | grep hotcorner
    org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-custom-command ''
    org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-bottomright 'none'
    org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-topright 'none'
    org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-bottomleft 'window-overview'
    org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-topleft 'none'
  2. Next - set it (example below sets top-left corner to open slingshot, the applications menu):

    # gsettings set  org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior hotcorner-topleft 'open-launcher'

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