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I have bound the <Super>s key in the CompizConfig Settings Manager but whenever I press the <Super>s the power menu from Indicator Applet Complete shows up:

power menu

I can bind Expo to any other key (like <Super>q) and that works fine but I would really like to use <Super>s because I am used to it and it's the default in Unity.

I've checked in Keyboard Shortcuts but the <Super>s key (Super is called Mod4 here) isn't bound to anything.

Is there a way to stop the power menu from showing?

EDIT: I have noticed that the problem only occurs if I have the Indciator Applet complete or the Indicator applet session in my panel.

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This does only work if Compiz is running (it works fine here in a Classic session). Are you sure you didn't start a Classic (no effects) session? – htorque May 12 '11 at 10:06
Compiz is running and Expo works if I bind it to somthing else than <Super>s. – Smotko May 12 '11 at 10:09
Weird. It is working here (a relatively fresh 11.04 install - expo set to Super+s by default). – htorque May 12 '11 at 10:52
Whats even weirder is that it was working for me too, but it doesn't work anymore. I think there is a problem with Idicator applet session... – Smotko May 17 '11 at 6:43

I feel your pain. As a workaround I just mapped it to <Super> <Alt> s and soon enough my fingers got used to it.

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Yeah I am using a similar workaround myself (<Alt>s) but I would really like to have it on <Super>s – Smotko May 12 '11 at 10:13

It may be that something else (maybe in the indicator applet) is grabbing Super-s keystrokes. Are there any apps that could possibly be using such shortcuts?

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This is caused by indicator applet session or the indicator applet complete (which has session included). If I remove both of these applets the problem goes away. – Smotko Aug 22 '11 at 9:53

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