How to Assign Meta Key to Application Dashboard on KDE Plasma 5 Desktop

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

KDE Plasma 5 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 on KDE Plasma 5 Desktop.

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

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  1. 1. Launching Terminal

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  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 Plasma 5 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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