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Old 05-17-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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"windows" key, ubuntu 10.04


Ok so i'm trying to set up the super, or "windows" key to function like it does in windows, where it pulls up the applications in ubuntu, however when i go to the keyboard shortcuts, it does not recognize the keypress. I found a post that said to run xev to see if the keypress was being recognized, and it is, i get

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KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x5600001,
    root 0x114, subw 0x0, time 69889932, (-310,-333), root:(351,508),
    state 0x10, keycode 133 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x5600001,
    root 0x114, subw 0x0, time 69787732, (-218,48), root:(443,889),
    state 0x50, keycode 133 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False
]

Is there a reason why keyobard shortcuts wouldnt recognize the keypress when the terminal does?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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Hello,

I came across this - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MappingWindowsKey
And this - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...-ubuntu-linux/
Does that help?

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
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the updated second link does, yes! now i just dont know if it will persist through a reboot, but i'll find that out later.

Thank you Josh!
 
Old 05-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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No problem! Let me know how it works out, since I refuse to use the windows key on my keyboard

Josh
 
Old 05-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
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heh, ya know, i honestly started using it in 7, because of the hand feature of being able to type the name ofa file or program, and it would search straight from that. Prior, i had just clicked.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 04:16 PM   #6
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yep, it persists through a reboo with one caveat, clicking it again doesnt close it, oh well.
 
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yep, it persists through a reboo with one caveat, clicking it again doesnt close it, oh well.
What do you mean clicking it again doesn't close it?
 
Old 05-17-2011, 11:29 PM   #8
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Basically, in window,s it works similarly to hitting say alt f does; the first click opens the menu, but if you hit alt again, the menu closes.
 
Old 05-17-2011, 11:34 PM   #9
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I think I know what you are talking about..... LOL. Didn't it ever do that before?
 
Old 05-18-2011, 07:17 AM   #10
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in windows, or linux? In windows i think its done it since atleast XP
 
  


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