[rosa-devel] [OM Cooker] Launching application menu with Super (Windows) Key

Raphaël Jadot rj at hodo.fr
Mon Sep 8 14:22:18 MSK 2014


@Julia, does Superkey still act as a meta key (ie modification key) when
you configure it as a keyboard layout changer?

2014-09-08 12:18 GMT+02:00 Raphaël Jadot <rj at hodo.fr>:

> It's why simply converting the key as a simple key was not a good
> solution, citing the author of the link I provided
>
> "Pressing Super would then invoke the shortcut, and you wouldn’t be able
> to use it as a modifier anymore. For people like me who rely heavily on the
> Super key – I use it to launch and control applications – we’re suddenly
> left with one extra key for the price of  losing several key combinations.
> Quite a bad trade-off."
>
> Indeed, the shortcut is alt+F1 and ksuperkey expect this behaviour (or
> you  have to change the config file)
>
> ksuperkey helps providing the same behaviour as in Windows/Ubuntu + keeps
> the meta behaviour.
>
> The idea is to have by default the windows behaviour, not letting the user
> having to make some configuration. If the idea seems ok amongst members,
> then I'll open a ticket :)
>
> @Julia, just see your email, very interesting feedback, it's true that in
> several countries, there is need to quickly change layout. I'll forward the
> information inside the related loomio.
>
>
> 2014-09-08 12:02 GMT+02:00 Tomasz Gajc <tpgxyz at gmail.com>:
>
>> Lusers also can do it easily, just click right mous button on menu icon,
>> choose options and then shortcuts...
>>
>> Unfortunately windows key is used as a "meta" key, so using this one as a
>> shortcut may have negative impact on other shortcuts that already are using
>> windows key.
>>
>> Anyways by default it is used ALT+F1
>>
>> https://abf.io/omv_software/distro-kde4-config/blob/master/OpenMandriva/common/share/apps/plasma/layout-templates/org.openmandriva.plasma-desktop.defaultPanel/contents/layout.js#L47
>>
>> I think it is better to use bugzilla for such things.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2014-09-07 0:27 GMT+02:00 Raphaël Jadot <rj at hodo.fr>:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Many people coming from Windows lack this default behaviour, which is
>>> launching the appication menu with Super key, although it works in Ubuntu
>>> or Gnome, it doesn't in KDE.
>>>
>>> Here is a solution
>>> http://blog.hanschen.org/2012/10/17/open-application-launcher-with-super-key/
>>>
>>> Not difficult to do (simply install ksuperkey, add it in autostart,  +
>>> associate Alt+F1 to SW), but not so simple for a beginner. Do you think
>>> having it configured by default worth it?
>>>
>>> Raphaël
>>>
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