I am altering the keyboard configuration in Ubuntu 20.10 via


and then, in Keyboard and Mouse/Additional Layout Options I set Alt/Win key behavior to "ctrl is mapped to Win and the usual ctrl keys", since I'm using a the mac magic keyboard.

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This choice however is reset each time I lock the screen, so I have to keep resetting it.

Is there a way to fix this?

System details:

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  • I am using 20.10
    – apkg
    Dec 7 '20 at 12:26
  • I restarted this way by entering r as a command in the command box. I will restart the pc to see what happens.
    – apkg
    Dec 7 '20 at 12:30
  • Ok configuration resets again, so this has not fixed it.
    – apkg
    Dec 7 '20 at 12:36
  • What should I edit? I can see im-launch and SSH keyring.
    – apkg
    Dec 7 '20 at 12:38
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    Does anyone have a solution to this? I have 3 keyboard settings. All of them gets reset after screen lock. I always have to go back and toggle off and on a setting to get all 3 setting to take effect again.
    – sang
    Dec 15 '20 at 17:53

This is a confirmed bug in mutter: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutter/+bug/1899206

A fix has been released for 20.04 so try upgrading and checking the version:

sudo apt-get upgrade mutter
mutter --version

Technically not the answer to your question because it does not fix "gnome-tweaks"...

but in a terminal try:

gsettings set org.gnome.libgnomekbd.keyboard options  "['altwin\taltwin:ctrl_win']"

to try to fix the problem you're trying to remedy...

  • Do I need to run this at startup i.e. each time?
    – apkg
    Dec 8 '20 at 15:56
  • @apkg ...you tell us
    – WU-TANG
    Dec 8 '20 at 16:42
  • Ok, I will see if it resets. If it does, I will add it via cron
    – apkg
    Dec 8 '20 at 16:42
  • @apkg ...did it work at all? did it persist through a reboot? I am also curious for my own reasons, but I dont believe I have the right equipment to test it with.
    – WU-TANG
    Dec 10 '20 at 1:56
  • I just checked and I think it did not!
    – apkg
    Dec 10 '20 at 2:06

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