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Windows Button = Menu

Postby oblivion02 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:58 am

Just wondering... Have you guys considered making the Windows button open the gnome menu? I guess it would be pretty cool for people comming from Windows machines.

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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby dracorX on Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:30 am

I second that (also for kde version)

It is really a shame that nowadays, when every keyboard has that start button, it can't be used without fiddling around.
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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby Alpha-Geek on Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:14 am

There's not much "fiddling" needed. Open "Control Center", select "Keyboard Shortcuts", in the "Desktop" section edit the "Show the Panel Menu" to use the "Windows (Super-L) key.
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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby oblivion02 on Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:06 pm

I do not know if this is supposed to happen, but the menu just pops up wherever the mouse is. It would look waaay better if it would open up as if it was clicked. Anywayz, just a suggestion. But hey, if someone knows how to make this work, please let me know. I do not mind doing things myself.

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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby bef on Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:42 am

Alpha-Geek wrote:There's not much "fiddling" needed. Open "Control Center", select "Keyboard Shortcuts", in the "Desktop" section edit the "Show the Panel Menu" to use the "Windows (Super-L) key.


As you say, it's easy to do.. But I think it would be a nice custom feature.

Keyboard Shortcuts application should be improved to allow [anykey]+[anykey], currently you can only do multi-key shortcuts which start with a few keys (eg. ctrl), for example you can't do Super-L+M = show the desktop/minimise all.
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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby Default on Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:49 am

I second oblivion02's request
I wouldnt want to waste any keys on the keyboard ( I prefer Keyboard to mouse :-) )
Would it be possible to make next version of Mint more keyboard friendly by associating Windoze key with Menu

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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby midknight on Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:30 pm

the windows button is called "Super" under linux
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Re: Windows Button = Menu

Postby Rob Loach on Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:02 pm

This is a(nother) feature request for the SUPER key to pop up the mintMenu. More than just the small panel menu that appears by the mouse.
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