After upgrading to Natty I found that the Win+T shortcut is mapped to the trash. I changed it to run a terminal in the keyboard shortcuts, but it did not change the mapping and I do not see where this shortcut is coming from. How do I remove this shortcut?


This is a lame default IMO.

For those of us who can't give up their Super+Foo keyboard shortcuts, here's how you can disable the unity dash key binding to the Super/Win key, and continue to use your Super+Foo keyboard shortcuts.

How to change the binding of Windows key which runs Unity's Dash?

TIP: Bind Super+Space to the Unity Dash (replaces gnome-do)

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    After 5 years, this blsht is still exist. Thanks from 2016 for Super+Space hint. – Павел Шорохов Jul 14 '16 at 22:23

Unfortunately it looks like this currently is hard-coded in Unity (in src/TrashLauncherIcon.cpp).


The terminal now starts with Ctrl+Alt+T by default. I guess, you can't use the win-key for shortcuts any longer, since it's the Unity-Dash-key.

  • Does this mean that all windows key shortcuts will not work? – Andrew Redd May 5 '11 at 19:23
  • I believe so. I just tried it and it didn't work for me either, even if it's not a shown letter from the unity-bar. – woodfrog May 5 '11 at 20:43
  • I have Super+T enabled for gnome-terminal in my laptop but I can't remember how I did that. I can't do it in my desktop. Both 16-04. In the Laptop the long press on <Super> won't display the shortcut reminder anymore (what I don't miss). – useful Apr 27 '20 at 22:38

"I guess, you can't use the win-key for shortcuts any longer, since it's the Unity-Dash-key."

False: I have Win+L (lock), Win+D (Desktop) working. Still searching how to get Win+T to launch a terminal and Win+Alt+T to launch a sudo terminal

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