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In previous versions of Ubuntu, Super+M would open the messaging menu. In 11.04, the Super key is captured by the launcher. I have yet to find a way to quickly open the messaging menu from the keyboard.

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Have you tried to configure another shortcut in the preferences? –  Andrea Lazzarotto May 1 '11 at 8:26
    
F10 plus an unpredictable number of left or right arrow keys is a bit too much. I liked the days of before where I would queue up messages and just tap super+m to pop open the menu, see what was waiting and if nothing was important, tap it again to make the menu go away. I looked through the shortcut prefs a bit but didn't see anything obvious. Maybe I need to do more digging there. –  Sean May 4 '11 at 6:07

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Many good shortcuts are gone because Unity. Suggest to remap key in CCSM from "Meta" (or Super) to something else. Did that because of Gnome Do and some Compiz shortcuts

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As DoR said in the a comment, you can hit F10 , then hit the arrow keys to select the Messaging Menu.

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