Is there a way for me to troubleshoot a keyboard shortcut which I think should be in effect but isn't?

After switching from Unity to Gnome in Ubuntu 20.04, my keyboard shortcut Super+Right does nothing, even though Super+Left successfully moves the selected window against the left side of the monitor and resizes it so that it occupies the entire left of the screen. (I'd like for Super+Right to move+resize the active window against the rights side of the screen.)

Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts shows no disparity between the two:

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And I've reviewed my Settings > Custom Shortcuts as well, but I've found no item with that key combination.

I've also looked at CompizConfig Settings Manager > Window Management > Grid and found no explanation. (Incidentally, the "Left Maximize" and "Right Maximize" shortcuts specified in CompizConfig appear to have no effect.)

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I troubleshot this by checking all keybindings in gsettings and grepping the output for the binding that I sought ('<Super>Right'):

gsettings list-schemas | grep keybinding | while read SCHEMA; do
  gsettings list-keys $SCHEMA | while read KEY; do
    echo -ne "$KEY\t$SCHEMA\t"
    gsettings get $SCHEMA $KEY
done | grep '<Super>Right'

...for me, this resulted in 4 different entries for the '<Super>Right' binding. Then I set them all to ['disabled']:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-side-e "['disabled']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm push-tile-right "['disabled']"
gsettings set org.gnome.metacity.keybindings toggle-tiled-right "['disabled']"
gsettings set org.gnome.mutter.keybindings toggle-tiled-right "['disabled']"

...Then I used Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts to re-enable the one labelled View split on right.

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