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Old 03-09-2006, 11:14 PM   #1
schitzo1978
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windows button on keyboard in linux


2 questions

1 - is there any way to make the program menu appear like in windows when i hit the windows key on my dell usb keyboard, i was thinking on applying a redhat (fedora) decal over the windows image.

2 - is there anyway to have windows + E, pop up an explorer (home or computer) directory in the same way windows does it.
thanks in advance,
e.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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hi,
don't know about Fedora core.......but in slackware pressing window key or the combination of (Alt + F1) does the same thing.

regards
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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By default Redhat/Fedora prefer GNOME, which I really dont appreciate much, if you switch your desktop manager to KDE, then in KDE-Control Center(kcontrol), you can assign any types of key binddings that you desire.
Win key: indeed pops up system menu.
Ctrl+ESC : gives you so called task manager
ALt+tab switches window ... so on & ..so forth...........
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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well i am using what ever is the default when u install fedora core 4 (and i dont really have any problems with it), so i just wanted to get the same funcitonality here, is that possible ?
e.

is there a control centre equivanet for what ever the deault gui is ?
e/
 
Old 03-10-2006, 12:01 AM   #5
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I'm using fedora, but an older version, with GNOME. In the standard options, under preferences, there is a section called "keyboard shortcuts", maybe it's on yours too?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 02:03 PM   #6
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yeah i found it, i managed to map the windoze key to the menu, but was wondering how to map the windoze key + e to the home menu. When ever i try to hit the windowze key + anything else it tells me that it is already mapped to the other function that i jsut did. seems like u cant type in the key names. any ideas ?
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