I tried setting the default keyboard shortcut to Hide normal windows (Show desktop) to Super + S.

It didn't work and now whenever I press Super + S, I get the workspace switcher. I tried setting Hide normal windows back to Ctrl + Super + S, but it doesn't work. I'm still getting the Workspace switcher.

How can I reset these two settings? I use the Show Desktop quite a lot and it is quite annoying not being able to do it.

  • Are you using 12.10? 'Ctrl' + 'Super' +'S' doesn't do anything for me. I use 'Ctrl' + 'Super' + 'D'
    – Seth
    Dec 17, 2012 at 0:18

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I solved the issue simply by setting Hide normal windows to the original Ctrl+Super+D.

As somebody else told me, the shortcut for Workspace switcher is not customisable.

However I think I discovered a bug: setting Super+S for Hide normal windows actually sets it for Workspace switcher. Would like to report this bug but don't know which package is responsible for this behavior.

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