I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight).

I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Cinnamon and setting CTRL + SPACE for the key "Menu button". Upon restarting, the key combination doesn't work at all.

This is a vanilla install of Linux Mint 17.

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Control-space is used for other things, which may interfere:

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