View Full Version : [ubuntu] Assigning WinLogo key to a shortcut?

November 17th, 2008, 12:00 AM
I tried to assign WinLogo + D in order to minimize all (show desktop) but the system would not accept the WinLogo key (it would accept Alt + D).

November 17th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Have you tried "Super + D"?

November 17th, 2008, 12:05 AM
agreed, all my hotkeys read the WinLogo key as "Super"
standard US keyboard

November 17th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Indeed, we here call the windows key the "super" key

November 17th, 2008, 12:13 AM
... 'cause it's supa-fly.

November 17th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Indeed, we here call the windows key the "super" key

You ought to say that Windows calls the super key the Windows key.

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November 17th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Sorry guys, I try to type it through Prefs -> System shortctus, but it will not let me, and when I press it, it just enters "Super L" but then I cannot press another key, is there a file I can modify instead?

November 17th, 2008, 12:24 AM
package: compiz-settings-manager

That may help... a GUI interface...

November 17th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Tried it from here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=394213 and I got:

/tmp/compiz-settings_0.07-2_i386.deb could not be opened, because the associated helper application does not exist. Change the association in your preferences

November 17th, 2008, 12:49 AM
I did install it, but when i start it from Prefs I get this.

November 17th, 2008, 03:36 AM
Give installing compiz a try. It adds some nifty desktop effects :)

I thought 8.10 came with compiz installed by default, but I guess not...

November 17th, 2008, 01:49 PM
As you can see from previous post I did; but it gave me an error ;)

November 17th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Hey there,

I just remap my super keys to F13 and F14 using xmodmap to do the remapping. Once they have been remapped to non-modifier keys, you can use them as single keys. A quick 'man xmodmap' will show you how easy it is.


November 18th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Hi there, I was wanting to the same thing.

I'd like to use the "Windows/Super key + d" to minimize all windows and show the desktop.
But it only allows me to use the Super key on its own.

Is there anyway to coax Ubuntu/keyboard shortcuts to do this?

thanks in advance for any help.