Pressing the Super key does not launch the Activities, although the hot key to the top left corner to activate Activities do work. I tried following the link here but the solution there does not work for me.

I am running Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3.8 Shell. I had a similar issue with Unity few days back but I resolved that via Unity plugin in ccsm.

  • Any help, anyone.. o.O – adityaarun1 Feb 6 '14 at 18:52
  • Resolved the issue myself using dconf editor.. :) – adityaarun1 Feb 7 '14 at 10:11
  • How did you do this with the dconf editor? – P05TMAN Feb 11 '14 at 17:52
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    Go to org->gnome->mutter and then for the "overlay-key" put the value "Super_L" and its done!! Here Super_L is the left super key of the keyboard or the default windows key.. – adityaarun1 Feb 18 '14 at 18:19

Having the same problem I ended up here. Though it was Super Left in the dconf-editor, my super key was not working. Inspired by adiyaarun1's comment, I opened up Tweak Tool—>Keyboard and Mouse. If you change Switch between overview and desktop to Super left the problem should be solved as it was my case.

  • In my case, using the HHKB Pro 2 and having set my super key to be on the right side of the keyboard, I had to switch that to "Right super". Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! – Apteryx Jul 27 '17 at 21:10

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