I use Fedora 14 on an Asus EEE PC 1015P and I want to use the windows key to trigger the panels main menu (default setting = ALT + F1). The problem is that the keyboard shortcut dialog doesn't recognize the windows key when I press it. Any Ideas?

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    In *nix distributions, they like to refer to it as the Super or Meta key. – Nitrodist May 16 '11 at 13:20
  • I know, thats not the problem, on the keyboard shortcut menu, you have to press the keys you want to link and the window/super/meta key is not recognized. – Michael K May 16 '11 at 13:58
  • Isn't Alt the default meta key? – nyuszika7h May 18 '11 at 14:32
  • You may be right with this, I'm not sure. Anyway, I want to use the windows key, independent of what it is called. – Michael K May 18 '11 at 14:33

Execute the command:


and navigate to the option:


and check it's value. That key-combination is the key for the panel's main menu.

If you want, you can change it to your desired combination.

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  • This seems to be the right way, unfortunately the command gconf-editor does nothing "Program not found...". Are you sure this works in fedora 14? I also tried "conf" and "gconf" with the same results. – Michael K May 19 '11 at 10:11
  • YES. The command is correct. I checked it on debian. And I am pretty much sure that, it will work on fedora 14 too. Please check the rpm for this binary. For debian, name of deb is gconf-editor – SHW May 19 '11 at 10:26
  • I installed the gconf-editor and found the option. After some trial and error I found that the win key is mapped as "Mod4". Unfortunately its not possible to use this key without combining it with another. Do you have any idea for this? – Michael K May 19 '11 at 10:52
  • No way. You can use only the super key to desired one. On my machine, I mapped that to Alt+F2 ( Run Dialog ). Value is Super_L – SHW May 19 '11 at 11:00
  • Ok, thank you for the answer, the bounty is yours. I only have to wait for the time limit (2 hours left) to reward your affort. – Michael K May 19 '11 at 11:26

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