Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears.

I have tried changing this behaviour using System ToolsKeyboardShortcutsNavigationHide all windows to assign Super+M but it does not work.

I have also tried using CompizSetting to change the Unity shortcuts, but it seems that the Super+M shortcut is not defined here.

Any ideas?

3 Answers 3


A quick workaround would be to remove the Unity Music Lens.

Open a terminal (hit Ctrl+Alt+t) and type:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-music

You will be asked for your password. Type it in and hit Enter.

Then log out and log in again.

Now you can assing Super+M to minimize all windows through System ToolsKeyboardShortcutsNavigationHide all windows

  • Really smart idea! I have tested this and it works! May 29, 2012 at 11:02

You need to modify the *.lens files to change the hotkey or disable the lenses. More http://ubuntu-answers.blogspot.com/2012/05/change-dash-lens-hotkey.html

  • Thanks for your suggestion! I already solved this problem using the workaround from @GevorgHindoyan. I still wonder if this could be done using some kind of GUI dialog... May 29, 2012 at 14:52

Quick solution is:

Use the shortcut: Cntrl + Super + D

Super is the same key with Windows logo generally or the function key for the laptops.

Hope this helps.

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