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Old 12-17-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Keyboard Short-Cut Question


I am curious to know how to make the windows key on my keyboard functional on Slackware.

I want to use it as one would in WIN, to open the 'k' menu.

Is this possible? If so, how is it done?


Thanks
 
Old 12-17-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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KDE? Go to the control center, there u can find "keyboard shortcuts" under "reginal and accessability" look for "pop up launch menu"

It seems you can't use win key on its own though, KDE 3.5 here.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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In gnome I've been able to configure through Desktop>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts but unfortunately only as a meta key, not as stand alone.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 11:21 PM   #4
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What I did is set the K Menu to Win+Z.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 03:00 AM   #5
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It works, but, unfortunately it still means you have to press 2 buttons
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #6
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Yeh... but u can hit them both at the same time with one finger...
 
Old 12-20-2005, 03:06 AM   #7
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yeah, and I can run windows and reboot every 5 minutes
but seriousy, there must be a way to get this working with just the one key.
 
Old 02-09-2006, 06:32 AM   #8
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keyboard shortcuts

Reference getting the Winkey to open the start menu, the only distro I have seen that would do that was an older version of Lycoris; it was enabled by default.

cheers
Fredd
 
Old 02-09-2006, 08:05 AM   #9
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It's probably set up as a modifier key by xkb, so Slackware doesn't have the ability to use it on its own. If you play around with your .Xmodmap settings you should be able to remove that modifier setting - or you could run
Code:
xmodmap clear Mod4
(assuming your Win key is Mod4, which seems the usual setting for it), and that should do it on the fly (might need to restart X though.

I'm afraid I'm not sure exactly where the keyboard definition files are, but this TLDP HOWTO seems to cover setting it up. And of course, Google is your friend.

HTH,
Andrzej
 
  


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