Using the Windows key for Accessibility support

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 3 14:27:41 GMT 2006


Hi,

I'd like to suggest that we pre-configure the Windows key (and the Apple 
key on PPC?) to launch the applications menu.

At the moment it can be activated with Alt-F1, but this key combination 
is not possible for some users. You can activate sticky keys or mouse 
keys which would generally cover this need, but those are not activated 
on a fresh install and cannot be accessed without using the menu :(  
(see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HandsFreeEmailing)

An alternative solution would be to have the applications menu pop down 
after 10 seconds on a default install in cases where the menu and launch 
bar has not been used before that time. This would also improve 
discoverability of the Applications menu.

- Henrik



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