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I used to have Gnome-Do bound to Super+Space but this stopped working after upgrading to Oneiric. I assume this has something to do with the new Gnome/Compiz combination.

I've looked through both Gnome's and Compiz's shortcuts but can't see anything that would be nixing the keypress.

I've temporarily assigned it to Super+V and this works.

Any ideas or do I file this as a bug against Gnome-Do?

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If you're using GNOME Shell, then mutter eats all Super keypresses - not just Super on its own, but any keybinding which uses Super. Or it did last time I checked. I need to figure out how to detect this and fall back to something like Ctrl+Alt+Space.

In Unity, however, Super+Space should work fine - it does for me ☺. Although Unity uses just Super to bring up the Dash, keybindings containing Super should still work.

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However, you'd need to change/unset the Super key in Unity's plugin options. :-) – htorque Oct 15 '11 at 8:08
What do you mean? <super> on its own brings up the dash, but <super>+<space> brings up Do; it works as you'd expect. At least, it does for me! – RAOF Oct 15 '11 at 8:26
I tried a couple of shortcuts with the Super key and as soon as I press Super, the launcher unhides and the second key doesn't do anything. Or maybe I'm just too slow. :) – htorque Oct 15 '11 at 8:58
I'm using Gnome Classic with Compiz so no Mutter and no Unity running. I've just set the shortcut back to Super+Space and it works. So very odd. I'll accept this because it's quite informative for other post-Gnome2 nomads like me. – Oli Oct 15 '11 at 14:45

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