View Full Version : [ubuntu] Single Key-Press Keyboard Shortcuts

April 13th, 2010, 07:53 PM
I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 9.10 and I cannot seem to work out how to use the Windows keys as single-key keyboard shortcuts.

If I go to "System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts", it allows me to add key-combinations to perform certain tasks, but it will not allow me to enter single Windows key-presses. IE: I can use Windows + T (or any other normal key), but not the Windows key alone. Presumably because it is set to act as a modifier.

On my Ubuntu 8.10 machines, the right Windows key was "Super R" (and I assume the left was "Super L"). Now they are both "Mod-4". I've gone to "System -> Preferences -> Keyboard", entered the "Layouts -> Layout Options..." page and set "Alt/Win key behaviour" to "Alt and Meta are on the Alt keys" -- which matches my 8.10 machines -- but, no matter which setting I choose, I can't seem to regain the functionality I once enjoyed.

The keyboard is set to "Generic 105-key (Intl) PC" with a UK layout. Again; as on my 8.10 machines.

How do I get the two Windows to be recognised separately?

Thanks in advance.