Controlling Unity without a Windows key

Alan Pope alan at
Fri Apr 29 14:19:43 UTC 2011

Hi Liam,

On 29 April 2011 14:28, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> I favour IBM keyboards. Therefore, I don't have a Windows key, not on
> my desktops (all IBM Model M keyboards from the 1980s and 1990s,
> including the Macs) or on my Thinkpad notebook. Is it possible to
> remap a different key for controlling Unity?
> And what exactly does the Windows key do, anyway, as I have obviously
> not been able to try it in the betas...

I've seen this question come up a lot but don't know the answer, so I
asked on AskUbuntu here:-

I understand the developers are monitoring the Unity category for
questions such as these.


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