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Is there a bash command to invoke what Super+W does in Ubuntu?

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If you install xte (sudo apt-get install xautomation) you can simulate a Super+W with the:

xte 'keydown Super_L' 'keydown w' 'keyup Super_L' 'keyup w'  

If you want to change the key that activates the window spread the key is located at:


In dconf. Or you can use Unity Tweak Tool.

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