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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 13:39

This short tutorial explains how to enable pressing Win key to open menu at Plasma 5.5 on Trisquel 8. For that purpose, you need KSuperkey program, which needs git and make programs to obtain the source code and install it onto your Trisquel system. Fortunately, the KSuperkey program is small, the process is very easy and quick, and it needs only less than 3 minutes. Follow instructions below.

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1. Install Git & Make

$ sudo apt-get install git gcc make libx11-dev libxtst-dev pkg-config

2. Get the KSuperkey Source Code

$ git clone

This takes only 80KB for only 5 seconds

3. Process the Source Code

$ cd ksuperkey/
$ make

This takes around 3 seconds

4. Install KSuperkey

This final command will install the ksuperkey into your system:
$ sudo make install

This takes 1 second

5. Finish

Run KSuperkey from the command line and press Win key to open the menu. If the menu open/close by pressing Win key, then KSuperkey works.
$ ksuperkey

And finally, make ksuperkey runs every startup:

  • Open Plasma menu
  • Find "Autostart"
  • Add new program
  • Enter ksuperkey
  • OK
  • Press Advanced button > select Autostart only in KDE
  • OK and OK

now your Trisquel+Plasma system works exactly like MS Windows for its menu opens every time you press Win key. Enjoy!

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