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greatperson wrote:ksuperkey works for me, thank you.
For lazy Kubuntu 12.04 users on x86, here's DEB package for it created by me. ^-^ (It adds ksuperkey to autostart, too.)


Cool, mind if I add the package to the kde-apps page?


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Hans, of course, your rights to distribute my package are greater than my rights to create it without including license text inside. ;-)
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greatperson wrote:Hans, of course, your rights to distribute my package are greater than my rights to create it without including license text inside. ;-)


Thanks! I checked the package and it seems like /usr/bin/ksuperkey (in data.tar.xz) is a symlink pointing to /media/data/RES/Sources/ksuperkey/ksuperkey. Is it supposed to be like that? I don't know much about how .deb files work.


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Sorry, was testing my own unfinished utility for building deb files, and it seems to pack sonething strange... :-(
The files from /media/data don't need to be included, of course. These are my local files. I'll fix it now, I think...
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Yes, I forgot about tar's --dereference option while packing internal archives for deb.
If somebody still wants to use my packages after this fail, this is fixed version: ksuperkey_0.1-2_i386.deb.
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greatperson wrote:Yes, I forgot about tar's --dereference option while packing internal archives for deb.
If somebody still wants to use my packages after this fail, this is fixed version: ksuperkey_0.1-2_i386.deb.


Great, I've added it to the kde-apps page!


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Hans wrote:Introducing ksuperkey

Since this seems like a popular request, I hacked together something that should give you what you want:
ksuperkey allows you to open the application launcher in KDE Plasma Desktop using the Super key (also known as the 'Windows key'). If you hold down the Super key it will still act as a modifier key, allowing you to use it for other keyboard shortcuts.

Download is available here: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=154569


I have waited a hack from a man like you for years. Thank you... :)


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Hans has posted a real nice blog post regarding KSuperKey http://hanschen.org/2012/10/17/open-app ... super-key/


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@Hans: please add this hack to official Ubuntu repo or any repo we can get.


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ademalsasaakbar wrote:@Hans: please add this hack to official Ubuntu repo or any repo we can get.


Sorry for not answering earlier, I didn't notice your post. Subscribed to this topic so it won't happen again.

Short answer: I don't use Ubuntu and don't know how to create packages for it. However, if someone else does it, I would be happy to link to it from the KDE-Apps page (which I've done for the 0.1 version). I don't know what's required to get it into an official repo either, but I'm sure there's a standard procedure for it - feel free to file a request or whatever you're supposed to do.

By the way, ksuperkey 0.3 was just released which should compile fine on systems with newer X.Org versions.


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http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/ks ... ent=154569

It is not a very good long run solution, but it could still help those in need :)

What I really hate about those modifier keys is Alt's behavior: if you press it like a letter, you navigate in the menu: completely useless and loss of time (tiping error once sent me 3 pages backward without me noticing).

If Super/Win ever behaves like Alt, I hope it'll be possible to disable it (as I would really like to with Alt "single press").


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Woah it's a shame we can't implement this simply. As some comments state, it's higly convenient to just be able to click the meta key and be able to pop that up.

Is there an open bug anywhere that we can help fix? I know a bit of programming.
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pedroworcel wrote:Woah it's a shame we can't implement this simply. As some comments state, it's higly convenient to just be able to click the meta key and be able to pop that up.

Is there an open bug anywhere that we can help fix? I know a bit of programming.


If you read the previous post(s) you'll see that it's already been implemented. Marking this idea as Done.


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Awesome! thought that solution wasn't a permanent one. Will investigate and see if I can do some testing.

Sorry, I am quite new, will this be in when I install next version of KDE?

EDIT: is there any way to install this without having to compile anything? reason is I'm trying to keep my desktop pristine!

Thanks for all the hard work. It's the first time I am using KDE, and I love it so far. It is, IMHO, the best desktop solution there is. ;D
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re: package - if you go to the kde-apps.org page for the app you will find some packages, as this is not an official app it would be up to your distro or a 3rd party to package it


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