Quick Tip – Use the "windows" button on your keyboard to open the ubuntu Menu

This is a Quick Tip for the people that want to activate  the “windows” button (Button between Ctrl and Alt) on your keyboard to be able to open the ubuntu Menu from keyboard :

Copy the command bellow in your Terminal :

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L"

That`s all. Quick and simple :)

[Via Ubuntulife]


  • Joel

    hey, how do you go about undoing this feature? It seems to have broken my Win+ combinations, even though they are still set in th Keyboard Shortcuts panel. Alternatively, do you know of a way to enable both so one option doesn’t override the other?


  • http://tareq.wedevs.com Tareq

    Didn’t work for me :(

  • zinovsky

    I tested the command in my my ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala and worked immidiatly without any problem :)

  • Anonymous

    i had the same problem. it removed my other keys. To uninstall, go to system/preferences/keyboard shortcuts and scroll down to the panel main menu entry, and set back to alt+ F1.
    I take it you are a visitor from the windows world too? So far doing good on this side of the world. how about you?