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How I can set a keyboard shortcut to access the Applications or Places menu in gnome classic on ubuntu 12.04?

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I don't even find where I can set any keyboard shortcuts... Seem the preferences menu is much 'lighter' than in 12.04 with Unity?! – alfonx May 7 '12 at 20:03
Actually I don't use Unity. For setting any keyboard shortcut you may want to visit keyboard section in system settings. But I didn't find any option to set a shortcut for applications menu. – Sina May 7 '12 at 20:52
I don't use Unity, but Gnome Classic. I installed Unity 12.04 and then instaklled 'gnome-panel'. Now I have what I think is Gnome Classic, but without a keyboard entry in the settings menu. I seem to be missing a package. But probably this is a different question I should post. – alfonx May 8 '12 at 9:02
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Go to Applications > System Tools > System Settings > Keyboard. Open the "Shortcuts" tab.

There it be. :) The default for the Applications menu is Alt+F1.

keyboard shortcuts screen

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Alt+F1 is hotkey for Activities overview, but NOT for applications menu ! – user72786 Jun 23 '12 at 17:36
It launches my application Dashboard. (?) – Hydrangea Jun 23 '12 at 19:51
That is the dash, not the app menu some people are referring to (the menu that replaces the dash in Gnome Classic) – Wilf Apr 25 '15 at 13:43

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