When I click Super+P it messes up my display settings (the monitors go black and after that their arrangement is reset to the default one).

I tried to find what the action is in Ubuntu, but running the following returns nothing:

gsettings list-keys org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings | while read key; do gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings $key; done | grep Super

What else may be mapped to Super+P and how can I find it?

1 Answer 1


You were close, but the setting is not where you searched. Instead:

gsettings list-recursively | grep "<Super>p"

reveals that <Super>p is defined under switch-monitor. By default, also the key 'XF86Display'is assigned to this function.

You can use dconf-editor to change the assignment, or use following commands:

  • To disable <Super>p and keep XF86Display:

    gsettings set org.gnome.mutter.keybindings switch-monitor "['XF86Display']"
  • To disable all related shortcut keys:

    gsettings set org.gnome.mutter.keybindings switch-monitor "['']"
  • To reset to the defaults:

    gsettings reset org.gnome.mutter.keybindings switch-monitor

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