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I'm a big fan of Meta key , but in Unity interface , by pressing that key , unity's interface will show up , hindered further action with that key , e.g Meta + Tab.

Without hacking its source code , anyway to remove that shortcut key ?

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I am still able to use Meta+Tab and other Meta+key shortcuts. – Nitin Venkatesh Oct 7 '11 at 13:39
The trick is hold Super then press the other next key. So hold Super then press d to show desktop. If you try pushing both at once, some weird timing things will happen and you'll usually end up doing both, but probably not in the order you would like, etc. – Joseph Oct 7 '11 at 15:04
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Keyboard shortcuts can be edited using the compizconfig-settings-manager. You can install it as part of the Ubuntu distribution by typing: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager. The Settings for Keyboard shortcuts are at the Ubuntu-Unity-Plugin-Menu.

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cool , i can also reduce icon size there – warl0ck Oct 7 '11 at 15:41

Super is used in combination with other keys in Unity. For instance, pressing super+1 will launch or focus the first application in your launcher. Super+w will display all open windows, super+s will display all your workspaces, super+t opens the thrash, super+a opens the apps lense, super+f opens the files and folders lense and super+m opens the music lense.

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