When I try to bind Super + Space to gnome-do launcher under Unity on Ubuntu 16.10 after changing the Dash key to Super + F1, I get a pop up with an error saying "failed to bind shortcut".

Strange thing is that if I try to bind the same key combo to Dash in Compiz Config Settings Manager, it works fine without displaying any information that the shortcut has been taken.

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This problem is being caused by the keyboard layout switcher which is hugging the Super + Space shortcut.

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The "En" icon.

Settings of this app can be found in System Setting -> Text Entry

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and can be easily changed to for e.g. Ctrl + Super + Space to release the needed shortcut.

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After this adjustment Gnome-Do will be able to takeover the Super + Space shortcut

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