I can't get my shortcuts to work, among other things in 12.04.
Anyone else with this problem? I'm not very pleased with Ubuntu 12.04 so far. What a letdown!
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I finally managed to get my shortcuts back, including the ones with Super.
In System Settings / Keyboard / Typing tab / Layout Settings link (at the bottom) / Layouts tab / Options button / "Alt/Win key behaviour", choose Meta is mapped to Left Win key.
a) install dconf-tools:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
b) run dconf-editor, go to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings and change the values you want to change. I set my shortcuts like in Windows:
a) In System Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts tab / Custom Shortcuts, Add (with the '+' button) all the shortcuts you want and set their accelerator. If you want to use the Super key here, you should use the Super here but it won't work yet
b) run gconf-editor (with a 'g', not a 'd' like 2.a), go to /desktop/gnome/keybindings and for each shortcut that uses Super, change
Any custom keyboard shortcuts involving Super button don't work in 12.04. For example, when I set a key combination Super+L to lock the screen - it doesn't do it (although it shows this combination in the menu by the "Lock Screen" menu item).
This is a regression from 11.10, where these key combinations worked flawlessly...
A work-around for shortcuts to run commands is to use compiz's commands plugin. Using this plugin I was able to make my custom Super-shortcuts working again which did not work with the standard Keyboard -> Shortcuts system settings.
Still this solution does not seem to work for shortcuts used by Unity. For example it's not possible to override Super-T, which opens the trash even if it has been re-assigned to something else in the commands plugin. And I couldn't find a way to disable the default action as defined by Unity.