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I wish to press Super (or any other key combination) and start typing to launch programs. How do I do it? Thanks

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Isn't that the default key?.. –  Uri Herrera Jan 26 '12 at 5:24
    
Super Key = Windows Key –  Tom Brossman Jan 26 '12 at 5:32
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Also, to answer your question. Move your hand over the keyboard, then down near the Windows Key, then put your Index finger on it, press it, and done!. Unless of course you actaully mean another key which then the answer from the user below is what you want. –  Uri Herrera Jan 26 '12 at 5:35
    
Well, this is embarassing :-) Looks like somehow I managed to unset the key in Compiz Config Settings Manager. –  Josef Sábl Jan 27 '12 at 8:51
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Super key is default key for opening dashboard .

You can find more help from this link

or otherwise you can use Compiz Configuration Settings Manager for changing keys

install compizconfig-settings-manager

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

After that open dash and type ccsm, then go to unity plugin option

unity plugin

Change key from here.

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BTW the package is now called compizconfig-settings-manager –  andrew Jun 14 '13 at 7:49
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super key is the default key for "dash home". By the way, press super key and hold it, and it will show you all keyboard shortcuts.

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Super is the key you press to access Dash Home.

    The Super key is equivalent to the windows logo key or the ⌘ (command) key. 
In Ubuntu, it's just another name for the windows logo key.

You can always change mapping of such keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 you can do so from

System Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> options -> Alt/Win key behavior.
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