I am currently having trouble setting up some keyboard shortcuts, specifically the 'super' key.

I am using Linux Mint Mate 18.2 and when used on its own the super key opens my menu bar. Here I can search for apps, shutdown, etc. However I wish to use my super key for other shortcuts but none seem to work. Two instances are:

1) For making guake terminal visible / invisible


2) For opening my home folder

In the first case I tried setting the shortcut from the guake terminal preferences but didn't work. In the second case I tried setting it from the Keyboard settings > Shortcuts and also nothing. There are more scenarios where I would like to use the 'super' key as a shortcut but I'm thinking that if I can get these two to work, the rest would be similar.

How can I go about troubleshooting this problem to identify what is happening and what I would need to do to solve it?

Thanks in advance for the help.

  • What does 16.04 in the question title mean? – Weijun Zhou Dec 8 '17 at 22:30
  • @weijun I reworded the title of the question to be more generic and avoid confusion with the 16.04 in the title. – natral Dec 13 '17 at 22:48

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