My left and right win key, both either don't actually function as "super" or "super" doesn't produce the expected results. The button used to work (bring up the overview) after the fresh install of ubuntu 16.10 (Gnome) but then at some point stopped working.
M-F1 does switch to overview (Alt+F1). Super+L does not lock the screen.
The solutions in Super Key does not invoke activities in Gnome Shell 3.8 and Gnome shell: pressing the super key does not work don't work for me, i.e. there is no observable change in either case: there is no overview when pressing the win-key and common shortcuts like win+l don't have an effect (like locking the session). I am saying win key rather than super because I cannot be sure that this key is in fact bound to super, as there is no effect. And the term Meta is ambiguous as it can refer to either of the keys commonly labelled as "Alt" and "Win".
$ cat /etc/default/keyboard # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE # Consult the keyboard(5) manual page. XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="us" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="compose:ralt,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp" BACKSPACE="guess"
having a blank XKBOPTIONS (and rebooting) changes nothing.
TweakTool: Keyboard and Mouse
- Key Theme: Default
- Switch between overview and desktop: Left super
- Alt/Win Key behaviour: Disabled
- Alt/Win Key behaviour: Meta is mapped to Left Win
both settings have no perceivable effect. In either case pressing the Win Key does nothing.
xev keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L) keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L) keycode 108 (keysym 0xff20, Multi_key)
no such line appears for the win key. The last one is AltGr/Right Alt, in my case mapped to Compose.