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    Default Remap/Assigne WIndows Key to KDE Menu

    hi,
    i'm sorry this sounds ridiculous but i want to change the hotkey for the KDE Menu instead of ALT+F1 i want to use the "Windows Button"

    i outsourced google with this topic...
    tried everything what i found (write .sh script to /.kde/Autostart, modify Xsession.d, make symbolic link etc...)

    i finished information gathering, i got the basic stuff like keycode for the button (in my case 133, xev)

    hope you can help me

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    Default Re: Remap/Assigne WIndows Key to KDE Menu

    Bt menu > Settings > Regional and accessibility > keyboard shortcuts

    It won't let you use the windows key alone, though...

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    Default Re: Remap/Assigne WIndows Key to KDE Menu

    yes it is possible i made it but the prob is the changed keys are not saved until reboot

    but let this prob stay as it is i focus now on more important things like metasploit etc

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    Default Re: Remap/Assigne WIndows Key to KDE Menu

    Quote Originally Posted by relaxo View Post
    yes it is possible i made it but the prob is the changed keys are not saved until reboot
    Even if we are not using liveCD? Could you say how you did it so others can investigate further on the subject?

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    Default Re: Remap/Assigne WIndows Key to KDE Menu

    i googled for "kde windows key"

    first of all you have to get the keycode with command "xev"
    then you can either create a executable script
    xmodmap 'keycode yourkeynumber = F14'
    which is executed within the startx process (at loggin not possible because remapping keys is a X11 programm)

    then you have to edit -> kcontrol -> regional & accesability -> keyboard shortcuts -> global shorcuts subtab -> Popup Launche Menu enter Costum Shortcut "F14" (now your windows key"

    changes weren't persistent on my hdd installed bt4 final

    you can also edit the .xmodmaprc but i didnt figured it out how it works

    or you can make a script at /.kde/Autostart and make a symbolic link to xmodmap but i didn't tested this method cause i did not understand everything what was written on this site

    i got 1 link saved from google:

    www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Extra_keys

    -> Remapping the Windows keys
    Last edited by relaxo; 01-22-2010 at 12:16 AM.

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