Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm running LXDE on Mint atm, and I was wondering if there is a practical way to make the super key open the menu up, somewhat like it does in Windows.

share|improve this question

migrated from askubuntu.com Apr 19 '11 at 15:28

This question came from our site for Ubuntu users and developers.

Mint questions go on unix.staxckexchange.com – Jorge Castro Apr 19 '11 at 13:14
The Meta key normally refers to Alt on a US PC Keyboard. I assume you are referring to the Windows Logo key which is normally called Super in X11 terminology. – penguin359 Apr 19 '11 at 22:40
Indeed, I will edit the post now. – Liam Dawson May 6 '11 at 8:43

You will need to edit the LXDE menu file, which should be something like: ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml

and add something like:

<keybind key="Super_L">
    <action name="ShowMenu">
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.