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I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and Google), but I haven't found a solution yet. Is there anyway to remove this shortcut? I've tried setting it in Shutter, but it won't override Unity.

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I've tried this fix:…. My Photo Lens no longer appears, but I still can't get shutter to work with <Super>c. – Blink May 6 '13 at 18:54
Solved the problem. It seems that it was a two part problem. Needed to disable the lens (comment above), and add a custom shortcut via the Keyboard settings:…. – Blink May 6 '13 at 19:11
Can you add an answer to your question? – Seth May 6 '13 at 19:14
@Seth Will do. Apparently new users have to wait 8 hours before answering their own question. I'll answer it later. – Blink May 6 '13 at 19:43
Great thanks!.. – Seth May 6 '13 at 19:45
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I managed to solve my problem by combining two solutions I found online

  1. Change Dash Lens Hotkeys
  2. Shutter as Default

Steps to Solve:

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Enter the command: sudo gedit /usr/share/unity/lenses/photos/photos.lens
  3. Scroll to the bottom of this file and change Shortcut=c to Shortcut= (or if you do use the Photo Lens, you can set it equal to another letter)
  4. Save and close gedit
  5. Enter the command: setsid unity
  6. Open the Keyboard settings (type Keyboard in dash)
  7. Select Shortcuts tab.
  8. Select bottom left option for Custom Shortcuts
  9. Click the + button to add new shortcut
  10. Enter details, Name: Shutter Selection, Command: shutter -s, Click Apply
  11. Click Disabled and enter your desired shortcut (Super+C) in my case.
  12. Close Keyboard Settings.
  13. Log out and log back in.

Note: shutter -s is to take a selection screen grab, you may want another option, check shutter help to determine what flag you want.

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