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how to open a gnome terminal by pressing the windows key in debian ?

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how is this programming related? –  Mitch Wheat Dec 8 '09 at 6:41
    
well ,dont i have to use shell scripting ? –  mekasperasky Dec 8 '09 at 6:43
    
Nope, it's configured. Somehow. –  Carl Smotricz Dec 8 '09 at 6:45
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If I knew I'd tell you. I'm a developer, not a system administrator. That's why people are voting to move your question to superuser.com . –  Carl Smotricz Dec 8 '09 at 6:52
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Here, I'll upvote your question to try and get you some more attention. But it's sleepy time in much of the USA. –  Carl Smotricz Dec 8 '09 at 6:53

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It so happens I'm running Ubuntu, which is a Debian derivative.

System | Preferences | Keyboard shortcuts

at least on my system already has a (disabled) entry for starting up a terminal. All you have to do is set a key to do this for you.

The Windows key is a bit strange, I'm not sure you can map it successfully but it's worth a try.

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