I want to make it so when it press the windows key on my keyboard the applications menu pops up. How do i do this?

  • Can you be more specific? When you press both Windows keys together? When you press either one?
    – wolf
    Nov 21, 2016 at 21:29
  • Oops, i didn't see the type i meant windows key not keys
    – user7151
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:32

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To set the Windows key use:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['Super_L']"

If you don't like the change (as I), you can reset it with:

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu

I recommend you to check this tutorial, it has some neat tweaks for Loki.