How to set super key like shortcut for kde menu or other kubuntu launcher


JUST USE THIS LINK USE KSUPERKEY

this is old documentation that you could use just if ksuperkey doesn’t work anymore.

thanks to Thomas McNicholas for the link

you have to use this command type in a terminal TYPE SUPER KEY TO SEE THE OUTPUT

xev | grep Super

you should see something like thsi

state 0x40, keycode 133 (keysym 0xffca, Super_L), same_screen YES,

so now the keycode it’s in my case 133 but on your machine should be the same anyway…

became root (if you can’t because you are not the administrator of your computer just create the same shit in $HOME/bin for the script , and then systemsettings => startup and shutdown=> add the script … see the note at the bottom of this article)

sudo -i 

now that you are root you can create the executable

echo '#!/bin/bash' >/usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh && echo echo "xmodmap -e 'keycode 133 = F13'" >>/usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh 

set it like exectuable

chmod +x /usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh

now set kde to run at the startup the script creating this file /usr/share/autostart/xmodmap.desktop


echo '[Desktop Entry]
X-DBUS-StartupType=none
Exec= sklxmodmap.sh
Name=Super key launcher shortcut for kde
Type=Application
X-KDE-StartupNotify=false
OnlyShowIn=KDE;
X-KDE-autostart-phase=1' >/usr/share/autostart/xmodmap.desktop

in one line

echo '#!/bin/bash' >/usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh && echo echo "xmodmap -e 'keycode 133 = F13'" >>/usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh  && echo '[Desktop Entry]
X-DBUS-StartupType=none
Exec= sklxmodmap.sh
Name=Super key launcher shortcut for kde
Type=Application
X-KDE-StartupNotify=false
OnlyShowIn=KDE;
X-KDE-autostart-phase=1' >/usr/share/autostart/xmodmap.desktop && chmod +x /usr/bin/sklxmodmap.sh

tx this article i did my for my own usage

note

4 Responses to How to set super key like shortcut for kde menu or other kubuntu launcher

  1. Thomas McNicholas says:

    Nice article. Everything works except Kickoff App Launcher forgets shortcut on system restart. Any advice?

  2. Thomas McNicholas says:

    Hi, Instructions on below webpage worked for me, it might be useful to you too. Tom

    http://cvalcarcel.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/kubuntu-11-10-mapping-the-windows-key-to-activate-kmenu/#more-1622

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