I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04
I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my buttons work.
- I tried to set the 'search' keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu Settings, however it keeps reverting to 'disabled'
- I downloaded ccsm, I tried to set it from there however it keeps clearing to nothing.
- I downloaded unity tweak tool, and tried to set the dash shortcut, however it keeps reverting to blank.
- I used ccsm to reset unity's settings, however this changed nothing.
I was able to map the 'show keyboard shortcuts' to z. However, this doesn't pull up the window, it only puts numbers on my docked applications. I cannot use z + num or super + num to get the docked apps to launch. Almost all, custom unity shortcuts based off of super dont work (except super + w oddly) I dug around dconf, I tried erasing my dotfiles in ~/ to no avail.
I feel I am at my last wits before wiping my computer and installing and compiling the Dell fixes for skylake manually. Does anyone know anything else I can try? Most other people had their problems solved by answered questions on this site and on various forums however none worked for me, in fact, my use case is slightly unique in that it keeps self disabling the key mapping once it's set.
I found this question, where they suggest uninstalling the dell-super-key package. This is for the Dell Precision however.
mikey@mikey-XPS:~$ sudo dpkg -S dell-super-key [sudo] password for mikey: dell-super-key: /usr/share/doc/dell-super-key/changelog.gz dell-super-key: /usr/share/doc/dell-super-key/copyright dell-super-key: /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/41_dell-super-key.gschema.override dell-super-key: /usr/share/doc/dell-super-key
I do have it installed, I'm open to removing it if I can easily reinstall it. It doesn't have any man pages included so I have to find a way to determine if this is causing it to be disabled.