How to use the Window-keys in Linux (GNOME)

If in Windows you were used with the Win key combinations, perhaps you would like to use it in Linux too. Here is a short tutorial about how to activate the Win keys in Linux.

First we will set the Windows key behaviour.

Go to System>Preferences>Keyboard.

Select Keyboard menu

Go to the Layouts tab and press the Layout Options button.

select the Layout Tab

Open the Alt/Win key option.

Alt/WIN

Select the “Super is mapped to the Win-keys” behaviour.

Select super mapped

Close the windows.

Now, that we have set the key behaviour, let’s make some Windows like shortcuts.

Go to System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcut

Go to Window Management section.

Search for “Hide all windows and focus desktop”. Click on it.

<CTRL><ALT><D>

Now will change the default shortcut with the one we want. Press the <WIN><D> combination.

<WIN><D>

Close the window and test your new shortcut. It works?

Now you can use the Win-keys the same way as in Windows or create the combinations you like.

For a tutorial about locking the screen with <Win>L in other distros then Ubuntu read the “How to lock the screen in GNOME” article.

For a list of most used GNOME and Nautilus shortcuts read “Top 15 shortcut keys in gnome and  nautilus
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Amazing ASCII art

I installed the BB (sudo apt-get install) bb package on my system. I read that it was an ASCII art demo, so I said to myself “Interesting, I should have a look”. And I did. Well, it’s amazing what those guys did using ASCII software library. Here are some screenshots about what this demo is about:plasma ascii art

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zebra ascii art

By the way, did you know that you can play movie in ASCII with regular media players like VLC and MPlayer? If you want more information about the subject, check this post on ubuntu forums.

Launching my blog (link exchange)

My first post has a single purpose, promoting my blog. The following link list has the scope to create a large web of interactions between our blogs.
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