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First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here.

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity desktop, and I'm trying to change the key binding of Super-t from Open Trash (which I don't have much use for) to Open Terminal (which I use all the time). I tried running "Keyboard shortcuts" and changing the binding in there to "Mod t," but that didn't work and it seems to get overridden by something else.

So then I installed compiz-config-settings-manager and I looked for a keybinding in there for Super-t, but I couldn't find any. In fact, I even tried changing a random feature in ccsm to Super-t hoping that it would tell me there was a conflict with that binding and I could locate it there. But instead it let me use Super-t. Sadly, after I changed it, I pressed Super-t and it still opened the trash.

Is there another place that I can change the key bindings of Super-t?

Thanks

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It might not help, but by default in Unity you can open the Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. –  Alfredo Hernández Apr 23 '11 at 21:08
    
Yes, a real answer is necessary here. Why does the tool designed for keybinding manipulation get overridden by unity defaults? –  user21105 Jul 4 '11 at 20:54
    
It seems that the issue is that it's hard-coded into unity. Big failure, I think –  e.m.fields May 12 '12 at 2:13

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In the Compiz Config open the Unity Plugin page, change the "Key to show the launcher" to anything other than just Super. Mine is Alt+Super.

This will alter all Unity shortcuts. So opening the first program in your launcher is no longer Super+1 but Alt+Super+1.

They should really have a configuration panel for Unity shortcuts.

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@aldomann, thanks for the comment. I prefer Super+t over Ctrl+Alt+t, but it's working for now –  Lemurman Apr 30 '11 at 5:05
    
thanks for the response. I agree, they should have a configuration panel. Til then, I'll have to evaluate giving up other features of Unity's using only the Super key for my terminal shortcut. –  Lemurman Apr 30 '11 at 5:06
    
@Eufouria, I also changed the Unity launcher key to Alt+Super but Alt+Super+1 does not launch the first program as expected. It only works when the launcher key is set to Super. Does it work for you? I suspect it's a bug. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. –  user48443 Feb 28 '12 at 16:56
    
I had to change settings on Unity Plugin page several times before they took place. The settings kept resetting without no apparent reason. I also sensed different behaviour when using Unity or Unity 2D. –  Akseli Palén Jan 22 '13 at 14:35

This isn't a real answer to the question but another approach in unity manner.

If you use it often consider putting it into the unity launcher. Just search for "terminal" and then drag the icon to the left side pane. You can then start it with Super-[number].

Just in case you're interested: I want to know the real answer too!

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I thought this was useful, because it was a common-sense answer to the question, given that the actual answer is "unsolvable issue". –  e.m.fields May 12 '12 at 2:12

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