I deleted the panel and then added a default panel on KDE plasma's desktop. Now the Windows/meta key does not open the application launcher/ start menu.

I restored the default keyboard shortcuts as well as custom keyboard shortcuts but nothing works.

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I looked at so many posts with no solution at all. Here is a simple solution that worked for me.

  1. Right-click the KDE icon that you use to bring the start menu.
  2. Click on configure application launcher.
  3. Go to Keyboard shortcuts tab.
  4. Add Alt + F1 as the shortcut and hit apply

I don't know why, but for some reason, this works instantly. No logout, no restart.

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