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Old 01-15-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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How do I use my Windows button/key in Linux ...


to pop up the Red Hat menu? I've gotten accustomed to using it for the Start menu in Windows (yes, you heard right, Windows!) and I hate having to move the mouse all the way over to the red hat in Linux?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:22 PM   #2
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/me looks oddly at the funny little key, reaches out experimentally, pushes it with great hesitation, and is rewarded by the K Menu popping up automatically...

I dunno. Tried pushing it? :-D... Odd, but its always worked for me in redhat and in suse without setting anything.. dunno if its a kde thing or whatnot.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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That didn't work for me, and I couldn't find anything in KDE to make it work....
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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Hmm....it never worked for me.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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That function being there by default is distro specific. Slackware doesn't set it automatically but mandrake does. I don't know how to set it up but I'll look into it.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 05:03 PM   #6
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Never worked for me, (dont want it either) but i guess you can get it to work by setting the keyboard layout to Windows Default style in Desktop settings wizard

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Old 01-15-2004, 05:12 PM   #7
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Well I figured it out in slack, although as I'm typing this it seemed to change my font, or maybe it's my imagination(it's easy enough to change anyways)
In the kde control center go to Keyboard Layout and change the layout to your keyboard if there is a specific one for your keyboard, otherwise you're using a 104 key layout. in the options tab you need to change the combo box for third level choosers to 'press any of the win keys to choose 3rd level.) and apply and you should have a kde menu pop up when you press a win key....I kinda wish it would pop up in the corner though, It messes me up to have it in a random place like that.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 07:53 PM   #8
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Onemessedupjedi, under Look and Feel-->Window Behavior-->Moving
You can set Placement to 'Smart' which puts it in the least busy area of the screen,
or cascade or random.

R.O.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:44 PM   #9
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I made a mistake. In order for the key to work (the way I got it to work at least) you must do what I said and then go to the keyboard shortcuts section and scroll to popup launch menu and click on it and then click on the button at the bottom that says the current key shortcut and press the win key you will use. I only use one so it works out for me. There must be a better way

and in slack it always shows up in the middle....I think in mandrake it shows up wherever. I would go and check it out but I hate using mandrake, especially since it's going to die tonight
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:56 PM   #10
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I'm using Slackware w/KDE 3.2 Beta. I just pressed the Win. button and it popped up the KMenu, right where it would if I would have gone and pressed the K Button.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 12:12 AM   #11
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doesn't work in my SuSE 8.2, but i never thought of using it, so i guess i won't miss either...but it would be nice to know how to make it work
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:18 PM   #12
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I have this problem with every modern distro on every one of my computers, destkop and laptop, and I just found a real fast way to fix it on my laptop with mandrake 10 - as was suggested above, changed my keyboard layout in accessibility to 105 key.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by devfreak
I have this problem with every modern distro on every one of my computers, destkop and laptop, and I just found a real fast way to fix it on my laptop with mandrake 10 - as was suggested above, changed my keyboard layout in accessibility to 105 key.
Thanks for reviving a dead thread just to say someone's suggestion worked...
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:32 PM   #14
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I had wondered something simular. I never use it for the START menu but I ALWAYS use it to get to Windows Explorer and a few other things. Out of habit I use it +E to constantly try to open Konqurer *shudder* (I don't like Konqurer, the way it lists files, I like the list view for most things, I don't like the way it shows names and lack of thumbnails for video files bugs me.)
 
  


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