And yes, I know the Unity launcher is the app-launcher panel on the left of the screen.

How do I make it so that when I hold the Super key down the Unity Launcher (Which I have set to hide itself) does NOT appear?

I have Gnome-Pie installed and set to invoke upon pressing Super+Button2 and I find the launcher popping up when I do this very annoying.

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and therefore have no access to Unity Tweak Tool.


I looked in System Settings>Keyboard>Shortcuts, but the Unity desktop effect shortcuts are not listed there and cannot be disabled so easily.

I opened unity-tweak-tool. Under the "Unity" heading, selected "Additional". Clicked on "Show the launcher." I thought pressing Backspace would disable it, but it doesn't work. You can set it to another keybinding, though.

I spend some time digging through dconf-editor without any luck finding a way to disable it completely. So, you're probably going to have to set it to something else.

  • Is there a way to do this in 12.04? – It's Willem Jun 7 '15 at 15:53

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