How to Assign Meta Key to Application Dashboard on KDE Neon 2019 Desktop

November 29, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

KDE Neon 2019 Application Dashboard Meta Key Setup

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Reassign the Meta Key Keyboard Shortcut to the Application Dashboard Widget in KDE Neon 2019 Desktop.

And the Meta Key Application Dashboard Plasma 5 Widget Setup require just the Execution of two Easy Hacking Commands.

How to Assign Meta Key to Application Dashboard on KDE Neon 2019 Desktop - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    How to Quick-Start with Command Line on GNU/Linux

    Console KDE Neon QuickStart Guide
  2. 2. Getting ID

    Then Look into the below Configuration File
    So to find the Application Dasboard ID use:

    grep kickerdash -B10 ~/.config/plasma-org.kde.plasma.desktop-appletsrc

    The grep Command Search into the File showing only the 10 lines Preceding (Before) the ‘kickerdash’ Target Keyword.

    How to Assign Meta Key to Application Dashboard on KDE Neon 2019 Desktop - Terminal Output
  3. 3. Setting up

    Finally, to Set Meta Key to Dashboard
    Simply execute:

    sudo kwriteconfig5 --file ~/.config/kwinrc --group ModifierOnlyShortcuts --key Meta "org.kde.kglobalaccel,/component/plasmashell,org.kde.kglobalaccel.Component,invokeShortcut,activate widget [WIDGETID]"
    qdbus org.kde.KWin /KWin reconfigure

    Just Replace [WIDGETID] with the number found in the Former Step!
    This last command Thanks to Zenren.


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