Shortcuts with the Winkey

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Shortcuts with the Winkey

Postby oerwouter » Sun May 04, 2014 12:13 pm

Trying Xfce on my second system and I like it so far!
I like using shortcuts and I especially like the ones with what I call the windows key because I want to be able to make the shortcut without looking at the keyboard, so I hate shortcuts like Ctr-F7. E.g. in my current W7 system I use the Clavier+ software to use Win-Z for starting my browser, Win-A to start my mailclient, Win-S to explore my Data partition etc. And I use the default W7 ones also a lot like Win-D for show desktop and I love the Win-Arrows shortcuts for arranging, maximising, minimising windows.
Is there a way to program these in Xfce (or in Mint)?

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Re: Shortcuts with the Winkey

Postby ByeByeXP » Wed May 07, 2014 4:11 pm

Hi ... I had the same requirements, and found 2 working solutions:

1) via Mint's "Settings > Keyboard > Application_Shortcuts" (note: on *nux, the Windows-key is named the "Super"-key)
2) via the "Autokey" keyboard-macro handler (apparently a *nux-fork of Windows' now-defunct "AutoHotKey" utility)

Ime, you'll have to do a bit of experimenting, to get it tweaked to meet your needs.
Coution: watch out for any pre-defined shortcuts (i.e. Super-L displays the WHisker menu).

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