How can I make Super+M and Super+S work for compiz effects and not for indicator applet & indicator applet session in Lucid?

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Unfortunately the shortcuts for both indicator-applet and indicator-applet-session are not configurable, which causes problems. See bugs #558581 and #554713.

If you are brave and know what you are doing, you could use one of the patches listed in bug report #558581.

You could also use indicator-applet-complete which only uses the Super+S shortcut. See this answer for more details.

  • thanks for showing me these bugs, i'll check out that patch soon
    – jamesadney
    Nov 18, 2010 at 0:32

You can change the key combination of each Compiz effect inside CompizConfig Settings Manager.

  • thanks. yea, that's an option, but I'm used to the default shortcut keys and I don't need shortcuts for the indicator applet, etc.
    – jamesadney
    Nov 18, 2010 at 0:30
  • Sorry for being blunt; I could have worded it better. I had to mess with the key combos when I enabled the plugins. Nov 18, 2010 at 4:45

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