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I've got an IBM Model I, sans winkey. I'd like to use some of the cool compiz features, is there any way for me to program a windows key?

share|improve this question… This is why I'm asking. – Peter Turner Aug 7 '09 at 19:41
More accurate would be "Program meta/win key for Compiz", I don't have the rep to change it myself. – codeLes Aug 7 '09 at 20:03
I might as well change it and accept your answer, still would be cool to know how to program it for GNOME as well. – Peter Turner Aug 7 '09 at 20:38
as far as key-bindings you can over-ride any of them, you just need to know where to look to do so. What gnome keybinding do you know of that requires the meta/win key? – codeLes Aug 7 '09 at 20:42
up vote 2 down vote accepted

install compizconfig-settings-manager and you should be able to override any of the key bindings very easily.

$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

You can modify any gnome bindings to your liking by going to:

System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts

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