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It's all ok before upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04.

It seems all right. In keyboard shortcut window, if I pressed Win+V, it can capture the key combination as Super+V, no problem. I've checked the output from xev utility, the left and right Win keys are translated to Super_L and Super_R correctly.

I have found a workaround, though. Using gconf-editor, edit the entries /desktop/gnome/keybindings/*/binding and replace <Super> with <Mod4> for the problem bindings.

However Super+... keys do work for most built-in actions such as "switch workspace", they just don't work for custom commands.

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Well.. I've already reinstalled with Debian, the problem maybe too localized, so please close this question. – Xiè Jìléi May 7 '12 at 3:16

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For super+'a key unity takes', (a,f,m,v,s,t & 0-9

It may be possible to use the existing lens bindings, (a,f,m,v) if you unset in /usr/share/unity/lenses/*, haven't tried. Sometimes may be best for experimenting to create a new user & fool about there first.

I see no issue using the Mod4 switch for super+'any other single key' as long as it's not unity's.

The other way to set super+ is to use ccsm > commands, again staying away from those reserved by unity

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I'm using Gnome Classic. You say super+.. is reserved by unity, but I have no success with super+alt+... and super+shift+... for custom commands, too. I'll check other keys except [afmvst] later today. – Xiè Jìléi Apr 24 '12 at 1:49
Bad luck.. The other keys doesn't work, too. – Xiè Jìléi May 7 '12 at 3:14

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