Use the Windows key to open the Applications menu in Ubuntu.

December 2016


Use the Windows key to open the Applications menu in Ubuntu.





On all PC keyboards, there are at least a Windows key. Under the Microsoft system, it allows you to quickly open the Start menu. Why not use it to open the Applications menu in Ubuntu.
  • To do this pull down menu System ? Preferences ? Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Pull down the Action list to the item Display the main menu of the dashboard under the heading Office.
  • Click on the text New Shortcut appears. Press the Windows key (it appears under the name Super L). and validate by clicking Close.
  • Warning! With the new version of Ubuntu, this trick does not work anymore and if you press the Windows key nothing happens.
  • To solve this bug, you must open the terminal and type the following command line:

gconftool-2-set / apps / metacity / global_keybindings / panel_main_menu-type string "Super_L"
  • Now you can use the Windows key to open the Applications menu.

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