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I've had this mapped for years and it's very convenient. Now I find after installing Natty even though it's still defined in keyboard shortcuts, the key bindings don't work anymore as the unity bar seems to steal it. Any ideas?

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You can reassign the "Super" key that does the launcher key to another key such as Alt. When you do this the "Super" reverts back to whatever your keyboard short-cuts is defined.

Alt + F2



click on the gconf-editor icon revealed in the dash

navigate to


change the value from to whatever key you wish to reveal the launcher

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Thanks. That works, but it breaks the Super-A for applications which is useful. Is there any way to have that work plus the super volume keybindings? – Ben Apr 20 '11 at 23:34
Probably not - I'll investigate more later. Obviously if you remove the "<Super>" you'll have to use the other mapped key. E.g. "<Alt><Super>" could reveal the launcher, "<Alt><Super><A>" would then reveal applications. – fossfreedom Apr 21 '11 at 7:21

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