Another new “feature” that KDE has acquired in the last few months is
that you just have to press and release the Super (aka “Windows”†)
modifier key, and the application menu will appear. This annoys me
because I frequently lean on modifier keys while thinking about whether
to use them, then release them when I change my mind. And then this
damn menu pops up.
As is usual with KDE, turning this off is pretty easy, but in this case
it’s a little counterintuitive. If you right-click on the app-menu icon
in the taskbar, you can choose the “Application Launcher Settings” item
in the menu that appears (the name might vary a little bit depending on
which particular app menu widget you have installed). In the settings
dialog that comes up, you will see two panes to choose from,
“Appearance” and “Keyboard shortcuts”. Naturally you go to “Keyboard
shortcuts”, only to see an entry showing Alt-F1 as the trigger
So where do you control the use of the Super key? Never fear. Remove
this Alt-F1 setting, and the special behaviour of the Super key
disappears as well.
†No, it doesn’t have a Windows logo on my Das Keyboard Pro 4. It’s
imprinted with some kind of indescribable wing-like symbol.
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