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I am using 11.10 with Gnome 3.2 and completely loving it. On one computer it works like a charm, but on another computer the super does not show the activities window. Mousing over the top-left corner does bring up the window, so I am not totally blocked, but I am really missing being able to just press the key to get there.

Does anybody have a clue how I could fix this?

[update] In System Settings, Keyboard, there is an option to change the shortcut for Show the activities overview, but I can't set it to super (I guess because it is considered to be a modifier-key). Any idea how I can solve that?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Ha! finally found it myself. Go to System Settings->Keyboard Layout->Layouts and then choose Options....

There is an option for the Alt/Win key behaviour and there I had the option selected Meta is mapped to Win keys.

Deselecting that option, and choosing Alt and meta are on Alt keys fixes it for me. At least the super is working again to access the Activities. Not quite sure what the impact is of this choice.

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Hm that did the trick for me too! However, I don't understand the description of the option. One might think that ticking the option will make the Win key work as an Alt key. – Severo Raz Oct 29 '11 at 20:06

Under gnome, I had to use "Meta is mapped to Win keys". Now shortcuts with Super key work now.

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