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I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on ThinkPad Edge 11" and no matter what X session or wm I use, P makes widgets blank out for a fraction of a second. After a quick search through gconf and XF86 symbol tables I can't find any place where it could be bound. I believe it may have something to do with low-level support for Win+P switching video outputs on Windows. Any suggestions?

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It is the exact same flicker as FN+F8 (switch video output). So I guess you are right with your hunch. – Martin Ueding Aug 13 '11 at 22:16
up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you are lazy just paste this on terminal:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active False

The Super+P press is handled by gnome-settings-daemon.

Using gconf-editor, find the following conf key:


and set it to false (not checked). The change should be effective immediately after the edit.

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References: 1, 2.

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This doesn't seem to work anymore (14.04) but it could also be my environment – Anders Eurenius Aug 14 '14 at 8:37
this does work:… (possibly simply because it crashed the offending daemon, but it worked.) – Anders Eurenius Aug 14 '14 at 8:41
For 14.10, I prefer this solution. You might want to keep xrandr functionality. – setempler Feb 14 '15 at 13:37

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