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Old 09-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
ColtraneFan89
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Detecting then assigning laptop's Start button to Power Key in GNOME


How would I do this? First part of the thread title is because I'm not sure if the install of Debian Squeeze would even detect the Start key. (Btw, is there a small enough sticker of the GNOME logo I could buy and put over the Windows logo? )

I read this thread:
(http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-menu-393852/) but I'm confused about what linmix is saying. Is there a way to get the power key to do the equivalent of what it would in Windows?

I don't find this an essential task, but it would make life a lot easier.

Edit: I mean Super Key not Power.

Last edited by ColtraneFan89; 09-04-2010 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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What functions you can assign to the Super Key depends a lot on what Window manager you are using.

I know that, in Fluxbox, you make it a hot key for key-mapping. Here's an excerpt from my Fluxbox keys file. "Mod4" is the Windows or Super key:

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!Added by Frank

Mod4 f :ExecCommand firefox
Mod4 c :ExecCommand gcalctool
Mod4 e :ExecCommand gedit
Mod4 g :ExecCommand gnome-commander
Mod4 k :ExecCommand konqueror ~
Mod4 n :ExecCommand nautilus --no-desktop --browser
Mod4 o :ExecCommand opera
Mod4 p :ExecCommand pan
Mod4 t :ExecCommand gnome-terminal
Mod4 v :ExecCommand gnome-volume-control
Mod4 w :ExecCommand oowriter
I learned about this from Klaatu's podcast.

(I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my laptop so both their libraries are availble to me.)
 
  


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