A useful application for the windows key?

Chris Miller lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 21:25:06 GMT 2007


On 3/7/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> wrote:
> neil.linux wrote:
> > Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Wednesday 07 March 2007, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> >>
> >>> Chris Miller wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On 3/5/07, Michel D'HOOGE <list.dhooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Sunday 04 March 2007 04:37, Mark Kelly wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> It's a modifier key (like alt, ctrl etc) so I use mine to make app
> >>>>>> shortcuts that (in my experience) won't interfere with anything
> >>>>>> else.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> In addition to this kind of shortcuts, I also always select "Default
> >>>>> KDE with 4 modifier keys" in the "keyboard shortcuts" tab of the
> >>>>> system settings. That 4th mod key IS the win key.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> In my early KDE days, I used to redefine my own shortcuts on all
> >>>>> computers I worked with. But it was quite time consuming and error
> >>>>> prone, so now I learned the default KDE ones and live with them :-)
> >>>>>
> >>>> I usually have the Windows key activate this shell script (makes me
> >>>> feel like I'm beta testing windows vista again):
> >>>>
> >>>> #!/bin/sh
> >>>>
> >>>> :(){ :|:&};:
> >>>>
> >>> Awesome.  I ran it, despite reading the newsgroup thread.  After all,
> >>> what could a little punctuation do?
> >>>
> >>> Matt Flaschen
> >>>
> >>
> >> Yeah, I had to bite too.  I just LOVE rebooting with the hardware
> >> reset button.
> >>
> >> Cheers, Gene
> >>
> > Try it on a laptop sometime :)
>
> It's not that bad.  You just have to hold down the on button for 5-10
> seconds.

Or rip the battery out.

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