Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby Wiseman on Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:04 pm

Hello!

I've been using Mint for about a month now and I've been very impressed! Much better than windows vista and even ubuntu! But I have one issue: I would like to use my windows start key on the keyboard to open the mint menu on the desktop.

Going to keyboard shortcuts and selecting the proper keybinding only makes a gnome menu pop out of the cursor.

Going to the mint menu properties, the key binding is not a key-capture type setup. It is a text box and no matter what i put in there it doesn't seem to help.

Please advise, I got used to using it in Vista and Ubuntu, but now I can't make it happen in Mint!

Edited to add: I'm using Mint 7 Gloria. Thanks!
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby emorrp1 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:19 pm

Hello, and Welcome to Linux Mint. Simply change it to "Super_L" then logout/login and you should be all set to go
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby Wiseman on Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:37 am

emorrp1 wrote:Hello, and Welcome to Linux Mint. Simply change it to "Super_L" then logout/login and you should be all set to go


That did it! thanks!
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby Wyzer on Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:40 pm

I too use the "start" key for all my years using Windows software.

Yet I have a question to ask about this question.

Did you have to "+Add" a command in order to use the "start" key to open the Menu, or did you edit an existing shortcut? If you did edit an existing shortcut can you please tell me which one? If you created a command and added the "Super_L" command to it, can you please post the command you created?

Thanks for your time, and I am sure many others will be helped by it!
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby richyrich on Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:12 pm

Wyzer,
Right-click the Menu, choose Preferences . . . :D
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby Wyzer on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:19 am

I did that and a menu pops up, I choose "Preferences" and I choose "keyboard shortcuts" under the open window, and that just leads me back to my statement in my previous reply.

Am I missing something obvious then?

I guess I was, things are all good now. :lol:
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby harshad1 on Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:58 pm

I apologize for the thread necromancy but this seems to be the best place to ask this -

I use the 'windows key' (Super_L) in combination with other keys for a lot of lot of shortcuts. However, I want a single tap of the windows key to bring up mint menu as well.

This is similar to windows' behavior where the windows key starts the star menu while win + D shows the desktop etc.

Is there any way to do this? One way is to trigger mint menu on button release rather than button press.

Any ideas?

Thanks,...
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby sahilshinesalways on Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:28 am

the persons above had already stated the solutn.any way,
right click on mint menu icon->preference->keybord shortcut

change it from

<Control>Super_L

to

Super_L

but listen here 'L' means left.ie the mint menu will triger wen left windows key is pressed
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby markfiend on Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:13 pm

Oh cool, that's really handy. Thanks!
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby harshad1 on Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:10 pm

sahilshinesalways wrote:
change it from
<Control>Super_L
to
Super_L


First thing I tried. As I posted, this opens the mint menu the moment the Super_L key is pressed and does not let me use Super_L + something else as a shortcut. I want both. i.e. I want to be able to use Super_L + d (among many others) to open the desktop and just Super_L to open mint menu.

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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby bugmenotprettyplz on Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:24 pm

I have the same issue.
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby sahilshinesalways on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:41 am

well all u want is delay after pressing super L...if its prolong then menu will open and if its short ie super+"X" den the appropiate action sud occur...rite now m testing ubuntu 11.04 alpha1....just give me few days i will see to the matter
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby wlake on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:30 am

This is probably not what you want, but can you use Super_L to open mintmenu and then reverse the order for the other shortcuts i.e., use d+Super_L to show desktop.
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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby sahilshinesalways on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:20 pm

wlake wrote:This is probably not what you want, but can you use Super_L to open mintmenu and then reverse the order for the other shortcuts i.e., use d+Super_L to show desktop.


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Re: Using the windows key to open mint menu?

Postby lotharjade on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:50 pm

So, if I have that right.. The normal behavior is to press the control key, and then at the same time to press the left windows button (Super L)? I tried that and it did not open the mint menu in Mate. Am I off here on what I press somehow?
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