Keyboard shortcuts

Assign Win Key to KDE menu launcher:

  • Install Ksuperkey (download the Ubuntu deb): dpkg -i package.deb
  • Start ksuperkey (just type ksuperkey in the konsole).
  • Try to press the left Super key (Win key). If the application launcher does not show up, make sure that its shortcut is set to Alt+F1
    • right click on the application launcher icon
    • -> Application Launcher Settings -> Keyboard Shortcut.
    • Alt F1
  • Make ksuperkey start automatically at system startup
    • System settings>Advanced user settings>Autostart
    • Add program>/usr/bin/ksuperkey

Assign Win+D to Hide Desktop

  • Add the “Show the desktop” widget to the default panel
  • Right click>Show Desktop settings>Keyboard shortcut>Meta+D

Assign Win+E to Dolphin

  • On Debian: Kmenu>System settings>Computer Admin>Input Actions
  • On Kubuntu: Kmenu>System settings>Common appearance and behavior>Shortcuts and Gestures>Custom shortcuts
  • Right click on an empty area on the left colomn
  • New>Global shortcut>
  • Command url: dolphin (no need of path)
  • Trigger>Meta+E (Can press the Combo here)

Assign Win+S to Capture a new screenshot area in Shutter

    • Install Shutter
    • On Debian: Kmenu>System settings>Computer Admin>Input Actions
    • On Kubuntu: Kmenu>System settings>Common appearance and behavior>Shortcuts and Gestures>Custom shortcuts
    • On Xubuntu>XFCE Launcher>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application shortcuts>
    • Right click on an empty area on the left colomn
    • New>Global shortcut>
    • Command url:
/usr/bin/shutter -s --disable_systray
  • Trigger>Meta+S (May conflict with another shortcut. Choose to reassign if this happens)

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