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Have application menu open up with only Windows/Super key

Is there anyway to open up the applications menu with only the windows key, and not the Windows+Space Bar?
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Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

I would like to replace Pantheon Files with Nautilus in Freya 0.3.1. However, this doesn't work properly. After installing Nautilus it does not show in Slingshot. Nor can I add it to the dock because ...
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How to restart Applications launcher (Slingshot) if it crashes

Sometimes (rarely) it happens that Slingshot launcher is neither accessible by shortkey or by clicking Applications on panel. How to force it to restart without logging off?
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Why is there a difference between Super-Space and other shortcuts?

By default the application launcher is called with Super + Space and Alt + F2. (It can be changed.) But there is a difference; after showing the Applications launcher, the Super + Space shortcut also ...
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Function to hide apps in Slingshot [closed]

I miss a function to hide some applications in Slingshot.
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How to create a custom .desktop-file

everyone. I use zotero for my studies and downloaded a tar.gz-file from their website. When I extract it, it has an executable shell script that launches the programme. I wanted to be able to start ...
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Significant lag loading panel and dock after login (Loki) [duplicate]

I am generally happy with my installation of Loki but I have ran into a few bugs. The most confusing one is that, sometimes (not always, although I cannot predict when it will and will not happen), ...
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wingpanel crashing after update

Right now my UI is without wingpanel. I using stable ppa. Log:- $ wingpanel [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546919] Application.vala:155: Wingpanel version: 0.3.0.2 [_LOG_LEVEL_INFO 23:17:05.546998] ...
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Unable to launch gnome-terminal from app launcher [duplicate]

I have installed multiple terminals. I was able to launch all the terminals from app launcher except gnome-terminal. What I have tried so far: I followed the link: How can I change the default ...
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Is there a way to remove/add applications from/to the slingshot launcher of elementary OS?

Is there a way to modify (remove/add) applications in the slingshot launcher of elementary OS (Freya)? It seems to be easy enough to do so for applications in the Dock. Thanks for your help.
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Loki and Dropbox [duplicate]

It seems Dropbox is not really compatible with Loki. Dropbox runs but the icon does not show in slingshot even when using the trick we used in Freya: env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity dropbox start Also ...
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Missing icons in Applications and System Settings in Loki

I have a problem with missing icons - I first noticed they disappeared after one of the recent upgrades to Loki. I have Calendar, Camera, KsystemLog, Screenshot, Videos, Photos and Mail icons missing ...
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Cannot search in application menu launcher

I cannot search in application menu launcher (hmm, i think it's slingshot). I can open the menu and launch the applications from menu. But, I really cannot search in the app-menu-launcher. I don't ...
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Cannot start the specific sub-System Settings items from Applications launcher (Slingshot)

The Applications launcher can show and should start the different specific settings under System Settings. In my case they do not start if clicked. 'Systems Settings' can be started in this way, ...
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How to access help for Slingshot launcher?

Slingshot is installed and works fine. But trying to get some info on it in terminal: cipeos@cipeos-HP:~$ slingshot-launcher -h slingshot-launcher: command not found cipeos@cipeos-HP:~$ slingshot-...
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Commands to start sub-Settings?

I rarely use most of the Settings, but those that I use more often (Shortcuts, Startup applications, Printers) I want them accessed really fast. For example I would like to be able to open with only ...
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How can I add Eclipse IDE to the applications menu and dock?

I have installed the Eclipse IDE and I can't find its icon in application menu. How can I bring it to application menu and dock?