Windows key as shortcut in gnome keyboard shortcuts

Ever tried using win key(super,meta) as shortcut in gnome keyboard shortcuts? It will take it as super-key and not modifier. Do the following to use win/super/meta/mod4(different names for same key btw) for shortcuts in gnome. Change Win key behaviour in gnome. Select "Alt/Win key behaviour" by selection doing selecting following actions. Select "Meta is mapped to Left Win" from the list.
preferences -> keyboard -> layouts(tab) 
-> Layout Options(button) -> Alt/Win key behaviour(dropdown list item)
Now select "preferences -> keyboard shortcuts " and select the action you want to change and press win+key as you do normally. You will see Mod4+key. And it works now :)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

no it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Yes....it does. Awesome tip. Thanx.

Caner said...

It didn't work for me. I am using Ubuntu 9.10.

Anonymous said...

It works in a "2 key combination" but what if I want it the same way as in Windows, where I type the "Left Win key" once, to get the Menu pop up.

Where can I change this in Ubuntu 9.10 ? (I could change it in 9.04 !)

Fran said...

Working fine but I can't make Desktop (WIN+D) or Console (WIN+R) work T_T. Lock Session is working (WIN+L) =D

Anonymous said...

what if i want to use the windows key as a shortcut on its own?

Anonymous said...

This does not work for Ubuntu 9.10 ...

Anonymous said...

Works fine in Hardy 8.04.2, thanks for the tip!