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I'm using Linux Mint 15. I'm using the keyboard shortcut "Super_L" to open the Mint menu of the Mate desktop.

Now I want to use for example the shortcut "Super_L+1" to open a terminal window. I went to Menu->Control Center->Keyboard Shortcuts and assigned the proper key combination to "Open a terminal window". It shows up as "Mod4+1".

Having done that, pressing "Super_L+1" has this strange behavior: 1st press: opens mint menu 2nd press: opens terminal 3rd press: opens mint menu ...

The shortcut works every other key press which is very annoying. Is there a way to reliably use such shortcuts?

I only found this thread which mentions the same issue but doesn't give a working solution http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=31550

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I don't think you can do that. What I've done is mapped the Menu key (the one that opens context menus) to open the Mint menu. I don't use that key anyways, and you can always use Shift + F10 to get the same effect.

Then I was able to map key shortcuts with the Windows (Super) key without a problem.

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I haven't found any better answer either so I'll accept yours. It's too bad though there's no other way! –  bernie Nov 30 '13 at 4:55

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