Super/windows key - how to set action for the Win key in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa ?

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Super/windows key - how to set action for the Win key in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa ?

Post by jamesd1 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:20 pm

libssd wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:44 am
Edit menus, and activate Configuration Editor in the System Tools menu

Default:
apps > metacity > global_keybindings > show_desktop <Control><Alt>d

Change to:
apps > metacity > global_keybindings > show_desktop Super_L
Under apps in the gconfig-editor I have no entry for "metacity"

This is in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa,

What's with that?
Last edited by karlchen on Thu May 23, 2019 9:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Split from 9 year old thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=206&t=44908
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Re: [SOLVED] Super/windows key - how to sign it to show desktop?

Post by smurphos » Tue May 21, 2019 1:05 am

jamesd1 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Under apps in the gconfig-editor I have no entry for "metacity"

This is in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa,

What's with that?
It's the danger of expecting advice in a 9 year old thread to still be valid on current OS versions.

When this thread was authored Mint shipped with Gnome 2 as it's main desktop environment and the thread is discussing how to make these changes in Gnome 2. Neither Cinnamon nor MATE were even a glimmer in their respective dev-teams eyes at that point.
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Re: [SOLVED] Super/windows key - how to sign it to show desktop?

Post by jamesd1 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:06 am

So how do I set action for the Win key in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa ?
Thanks,

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Re: [SOLVED] Super/windows key - how to sign it to show desktop?

Post by lsemmens » Wed May 22, 2019 9:34 pm

Start a new thread with your question. It, then, does not muddy the waters with outdated information.
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Re: Super/windows key - how to set action for the Win key in Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa ?

Post by karlchen » Thu May 23, 2019 9:06 am

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Split off the new posts from 2019 from the 9 year old thread: viewtopic.php?f=206&t=44908 and turned into a new thread
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