If you have migrated from Windows to Ubuntu then you might be missing the Windows key. In Windows OS if you hit the Windows Key, the Start Menu shows up instantly but this is not the case in Ubuntu. Ubuntu keeps the launcher shortcuts for applications in the Application menu which is located in the left side of the Panel. Let me share an easy way to configure the Windows Key to launch the Application Menu.
First go to System > Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts. The Keyboard Shortcuts window will be displayed, from here you are able to create custom keyboard shortcuts and can also modify the existing shortcuts. Now locate the Show the panel’s main menu option, click on it, then hit the Windows key, and you will see that the Windows Key will be set as the shortcut key for the Application Menu.
Now, you will be able to load the Applications menu with the Windows Key.
Editor’s Notes: We believe small tips like these can help Ubuntu users increase their productivity. After using Windows for so long, they might want to adjust Ubuntu a little bit.