XFCE: How to assign Win key to open apps menu

XFCE is one of my favorite desktop environments in Linux along with MATE. By default, it uses the Alt + F1 key sequence to open the apps menu. If you prefer to use the Win key to open the apps menu, here is how to configure XFCE to work this way.

To assign Win key to open the apps menu in XFCE, do the following:

  1. Open the apps menu and go to Settings -> Keyboard:
  2. In the Keyboard dialog, go to the Application Shortcuts tab. Find the line

  3. Double click the value of the "Shortcut" column. The following dialog will be opened:
  4. Press the Win key on the keyboard. It will appear as "Super_L" in the shortcut list.

Now you will be able to open the applications menu using the Win key in XFCE. That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “XFCE: How to assign Win key to open apps menu”

  1. Better use ksuperkey. It remaps the super key cleaner to not interfere with other combinations.
    Despite it’s name it works fine with Xfce.

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