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I am running Lubuntu 11.10. By default the main menu is bound to Alt+F1 (A-F1) which works. Here is the relevant code from ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml

<keybind key="A-F1">
  <action name="Execute">
    <command>lxpanelctl menu</command>
  </action>
</keybind>

This works. When I hit Alt+F1, I can see the start menu.

If I change the keys to "Windows key + M" (W-m), I can pull up the start menu using Win+M

<keybind key="W-m">
  <action name="Execute">
    <command>lxpanelctl menu</command>
  </action>
</keybind>

However, I cannot bind the start menu to the Windows key alone. If I try replacing "W-m" by "W", the "W" alphabet key gets bound to the start menu. If I try "W-" nothing happens, I have tried the "Super" option too but to no avail.

How can I bind the Lubuntu main menu to the windows Key?

I have been through some relevant lubuntu questions, like this one, which tries to do the opposite. How do I unbind Super key from menu in Lubuntu

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I managed to just get this to work with 'Super_L', not 'Super'. Hope that works. You could also set 'Super_R' to do the same thing, if you have one.

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I remember seeing Super_L when I was searching for a solution, but thought it referred to Win+L key. Ah! it refers to the left Windows key. Thanks. –  abel Nov 15 '11 at 18:07

Super+L work for me

<keybind key="Super_L">
  <action name="Execute">
    <command>lxpanelctl menu</command>
  </action>
</keybind>
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In terminal:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L"

From: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27038/use-the-windows-key-for-the-start-menu-in-ubuntu-linux-10.04/

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