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Im looking to map the Windows key to activate Application menu on Ubuntu. Ive had a look around System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts but cannot seem to find anything there!

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There's an entry in the dialog you mentioned, (System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts): "Desktop > Show the panel's main menu" - this activates the "Applications" menu (or did you mean the menu of the current application?)

It doesn't seem as if you can assign the "Windows" key alone - but maybe you can use Windows+z (or some key near the windows key, depending on your keyboard).

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