I just installed Linux Mint 11 on my laptop and I am very used with the Windows interface. I could not find a way to set the Windows key to open the Start menu, like in Windows?
I did a few searches and I could not find a way to do this.
Right click on Menu | Preferences
Change the Keyboard shortcut to Super_L (default is *Super_L*)
On Mint 11 (Katya) you might have to logout to apply changes.
Like the Windows' Start button, Linux Mint has an advanced Gnome menu called "mintMenu" where you can start doing things like running a program, looking for files, log out or quit the system and so on.
This menu allows you to set your personal preferences with the steps below, for example:
Other preferences can also be set in the Options, Theme, Applications and Favorites tabs.