How can I use the Super key as modifier in 11.04? I don't have Unity and Compiz, I am using classic mode.

When I press the Super key and, for example, S, (I want a shortcut like Super + S) in "Keyboard shortcuts" in settings, I get "Multi_key", as Super key no longer a modifier.

Before 11.04 Super + S denote Mod4 + S in "Keyboard shortcuts".

  • I'm having a similar problem. I'm trying to make Mod4+L be the shortcut for locking the screen. Upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 w/ Unity. – Kit Menke May 5 '11 at 14:05

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and changed the compose key. It works!


If you use neighter unity nor gnome what are you using?

The „Keyboard Shortcuts“ works only when a gnome-app is running (e.g. gnome-panel). I doesn't work for example for fvwm or wm ;-).

  • I use gnome classic without gnome-panel (i use awn). But before 11.04 it works perfectly. And now „Keyboard Shortcuts“ working, but i can't set super key as a modificator. – Anton Lashkov May 2 '11 at 18:57

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