Keyboard shortcut for activities overview

I’m looking for a keyboard shortcut to get me to the “type to search” screen. (I think it’s called activities overview?). I can get to this by clicking “Activities” in the top left.
I’ve read some webpages that say this should be Alt+F1. But for me this just opens the applications menu as shown in this screenshot.

I’m running Rocky 8.7 with GDM 40.0.

The second screenshot shows what I’m trying to access. Is this possible with a hotkey?

You need to press the “Windows key” on your keyboard for that.

Thanks. Is there any other way? For some reason that key doesn’t work for me through Nice DCV Remote Desktop (from Mac client).

Thanks for the link. But the default hotkey shown for “activities overview” is Alt+F1 which actually opens the applications list, as shown in my first screenshot. I tried remapping it to Super by just pressing that one key but it won’t let me.

Looking closer at Nice DCV, it seems like it is actually sending the correct key command. xev shows the following output when I press CMD on my mac keyboard.

828,339), root:(855,419),
    state 0x0, keycode 133 (keysym 0xffeb, Super_L), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

It correctly identifies the key as Super_L. So it seems like the problem is something in Gnome?

I have no experience with mac keyboards on Gnome. Try switching the meta key to alt using gnome-tweaks.

Wow, simply installing gnome-tweaks was enough to make this start working! I didn’t change anything. But it did upgrade a few dependencies. When I have time I’ll investigate further but I’m happy it’s working now!

$ sudo dnf install gnome-tweaks
Last metadata expiration check: 0:57:55 ago on Fri 07 Jul 2023 07:19:55 PM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                           Architecture Version                Repository       Size
 gnome-tweaks                                      noarch       3.28.1-7.el8           appstream       330 k
 gnome-classic-session                             noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        49 k
 gnome-shell-extension-apps-menu                   noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        32 k
 gnome-shell-extension-common                      noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream       252 k
 gnome-shell-extension-dash-to-panel               noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream       142 k
 gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons               noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        51 k
 gnome-shell-extension-horizontal-workspaces       noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        27 k
 gnome-shell-extension-launch-new-instance         noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        27 k
 gnome-shell-extension-places-menu                 noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        32 k
 gnome-shell-extension-window-list                 noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        40 k
Installing dependencies:
 gnome-shell-extension-user-theme                  noarch       3.32.1-33.el8          appstream        27 k
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Looking through gnome-tweaks source code, I figured out another way to “fix” this:

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key Super_L