I frequently run Windows 7 and Mac OS X as guest OS in VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 11.10. Whenever I hit the Super (Windows) key in Windows/Mac OS the Unity launcher is activated. Even if I'm running VMWare fullscreen. This is really annoying. Is there any way to tell Compiz/Unity/etc to ignore the Super key while VMWare is focused? I know I could change Unity to use another key but I'd like to be able to use the Super key if possible when I'm not working in VMWare.

closed as off topic by belacqua, jrg May 23 '12 at 17:15

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Copying out @Chris Morgan's comment as an answer to get this off the unanswered list. @ntherning already posted a workaround in his question.

A couple of bug reports to get you started:

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