Re: winkey (tuxkey) for launching k-menu problem
Christopher Martin wrote:
On March 18, 2005 13:50, Robert Lindgren wrote:
Since I upgraded to kde 3.4.0 it's not possible to launch the K-menu
the win key any longer. Alt-F1 works but for some reason I've gotten
to use the winkey. Is it possible to get it back somehow?
Last I heard, this functionality was ripped out of KDE as part of the
kicker overhaul. I miss it as well, but it was apparently a monster
hack, and caused various problems. Perhaps it will be re-implemented
in the future, of course, but I haven't heard of any plans...
Yes, I also like to use the key board to maneuver through menus, and got
used to the Win key to launch the menu. I spent a bunch of time playing
with keyboard types and keyboard shortcuts, and never have been able to
get it working in 3.4. You're probably right that it's gone for good. I
did notice that I could configure the keyboard shortcuts to use the
"menu" key (by itself) to popup the main menu. This is not as good as
the Win key, but maybe usable. I wonder why they can configure a single
keystroke of the "menu" key, but not the Win key by itself? :(
Hey, I finally found success in configuring this. Use the Control
Center => Regional & Accessibility => Keyboard Layout => Xkb Options to
"Enable xkb options" and "Third Level Choosers" "Press any of the
Winkeys to choose 3rd level" and hit "Apply". Then, go to "Keyboard
Shortcuts" => Global Shortcuts and under "Panel" "Popup Launch Menu"
choose customize and just hit the "Win" key. On mine, it labels it
"ISO_Level3_Shift", instead of "Win" key. Now, hit "Apply" in the lower
I don't use the "Win" keys for anything else, so it doesn't matter to me
that they are now mapped to "ISO_Level3_Shift", whatever that means.