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I had the same question/problem. Alt-LeftArrow and Alt-RightArrow didn't do anything for me. They just printed ^[[C and ^[[D on the screen. Mine ended up being Ctrl-Alt-F3. It varied depending on number of ttys that were configured in /etc/ttys. I had 2 uncommented ttys, so it was Ctrl-Alt-F3. When I uncommented another tty, it became Ctrl-Alt-F4.
Using pkg_delete is almost certainly not what you want to do - that will remove GNOME system-wide. I assume you have a non-GNOME desktop environment installed in addition to GNOME? If so, GDM (the login manager) should present it as an option on the graphical login screen.
It probably would take you years of work to make your desktop environment from scratch. I assume you are still talking of some X11 based environment (but by the time you'll have something, Wayland might have replaced X11). If you want to make an X11 based desktop, study carefully the various X11 related protocols. Then dive into conventions like EWMH. It ...
You could use the activity journal to track opened files. Not sure if something exists to track opened apps though. This is probably a dodgy and labour intensive solution, but you could use desktop icons to run the apps using scripts. In the script you could have it add a line to a log file. Something like... #!/bin/sh echo `date` "Firefox Started" ...
I ended up using xcape, a utility designed to do exactly this: xcape allows you to use a modifier key as another key when pressed and released on its own. Note that it is slightly slower than pressing the original key, because the pressed event does not occur until the key is released. Quoted from the xcape readme Using xcape, you can assign the ...
Run xev and press your super key to get the appropriate key name. Mine is Super_L according to the output: KeyRelease event, serial 48, synthetic NO, window 0x3600001, root 0x91, subw 0x0, time 1648471775, (167,-8), root:(927,138), state 0x50, keycode 133 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent ...
If you're willing to upgrade to Debian Sid then KDE5 can be installed very easily with the Siduction repos, instructions here: My Blog Entry on the Subject
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