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For questions about the "super" modifier key, which is usually Mod4 in X11. On many systems, this is a key labelled with 🪟 or 🐧.

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gnome overvew on second monitor - how to turn it off

Is there a way to turn off overview (zooming) on second monitor. When I hit supperKey I want to have an overview on my main monitor but I do not want the second monitor to resize go to overview mode. ...
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Super key stopped working

I've been using the Meta/Super/Win key regularly to open the application launcher, but also as a modifier key in shortcuts. Now, all of a sudden it stopped working, as in hitting does not register at ...
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Key functionality is disappearing

I have literally no clue what is happening or why. My computer is relatively new (a couple of months old). I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I keep the computer in pretty good shape (don't do anything crazy ...
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How to stop super key from opening context menu?

I recently installed manjaro linux and the super key would simply open the whiskermenu. However, I was messing around the xfce4 keyboard shortcuts and I hit "reset to defaults" thinking it ...
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Restore Default Super Key Behavior (xkbmap)

setxkbmap has always been a healthy bit of black magic as far as I'm concerned. I recently installed Dyalog APL. When I run the command dyalog, it globally changes my keyboard configuration to APL ...
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How can I use my spacebar as a modifier key by remapping [Shift] + [Space] to Super/Hyper?

I'm currently trying to create some custom keyboard-shortcut mappings with different functions. For this, I would like the spacebar to act as a modifier / function key (like Ctrl, Shift, Alt, etc.), ...
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How to re-map keys so SIGINT and copy/paste are not confused

On my Ubuntu machine, in order to copy/paste from the terminal I need to use Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+P, which makes sense, because Ctrl+C would issue a SIGINT. Is there a way on my Ubuntu machine ...
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How to know what is super key?

I have this output of xmodmap command: shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Caps_Lock (0x42), Control_R (0x69) mod1 Alt_L (...
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How to start the LXQT launcher (lxqt-runner) with just the Super key?

Posted in order to give the answer (QnA). I have installed Lxqt desktop on top of Kubuntu 18.04. That means I can still use the krunner launcher of KDE/Plasma if I chose to, but Lxqt has its own ...
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Diagnosing and Troubleshooting keyboard shorcut issues

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 ...
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Super key (A.K.A. Windows Key) not working in i3wm (Fedora 26)

The Super Key does not work with i3wm when I configure it as the configured modifier key. The used configuration file is the one that is initially generated choosing the Super/Windows Key instead of ...
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How to show complete window titles in Gnome overview?

When doing scientific computation, I need many figures, often >50. When I press super, I get Gnome overview where the titles are often not useful etc in Fig. 1. Fig. 1 a small sample of my Gnome ...
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How to show desktop icons and have hovering view of keybindings in Gnome 3.14?

Fig. 1 Ubuntu's help of common keybindings which I would like to find too in Debian, Fig. 2 Searching desktop in super-view of Debian I am thinking if there is any hovering cheat sheet in ...
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