I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system.

On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds.

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This is a nice feature for a normal install, but I would like to disable it for the live system.

I have tried running this in the chroot (used for creating the live system) and on startup (using /etc/rc.local) but it doesn't help.

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/shortcut-overlay false

How can I disable this overlay?


After a lot of trying I figured out a way.

My final solution is adding the file /etc/profile.d/overlay.sh. In it I have this line, which disables the overlay (same effect as the command in the question).

gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ shortcut-overlay false

This file is executed whenever a user logs in, so it even works when it's the first time.

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