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I like to switch workspaces via Super+Number. But unfortunately the default behavior in Ubuntu for Super+Number is to select applications from the dock.

Is it possible to disable that functionality? I've tried overriding the keyboard shortcuts but it doesn't appear to be working.

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For Ubuntu 17.10 - 18.10

Run the following command in Terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock hot-keys false

This should disable the default behaviour of Super+0...9.

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    This has frustrated me to no end, thank you very much! Jan 10 '18 at 18:36
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    In 19.04 this no longer seems to work. I've even uninstalled the default dock and it still switches, so it seems to be handled somewhere else. Apr 23 '19 at 6:46
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    @per See this answer: askubuntu.com/a/1137705/480481
    – pomsky
    Apr 25 '19 at 2:47
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    This worked for me on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS—thank you!
    – igor
    May 13 at 8:30
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For Ubuntu 19.04

In addition to Nolf's answer, you can also set these settings on the command line with these commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock hot-keys false
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-1 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-2 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-3 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-4 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-5 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-6 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-7 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-8 []
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-9 []

Update:

I'm using Dash to Panel now (instead of Dash to Dock) and got the same problem back again. Now we need these commands:

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/hot-keys false
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/hotkey-prefix-text "''"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-10 "['']"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-hotkey-kp-10 "['']"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-10 "['']"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-ctrl-hotkey-kp-10 "['']"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-10 "['']"

dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-1 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-2 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-3 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-4 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-5 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-6 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-7 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-8 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-9 "['']"
dconf write /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-panel/app-shift-hotkey-kp-10 "['']"

And then turn off and on the extension should make it work.

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    for i in $(seq 1 9); do gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-${i} []; done Oct 4 '20 at 9:06
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For Ubuntu 19.04

Install dconf-editor (sudo apt install dconf-editor) and open dconf-editor. Replace the keyboard shortcuts with empty brackets '[]' as shown in the screenshot.

Screenshot of how this is done for supr+5 keyboard shortcut

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    This works, but the path on 19.04 is /org/gnome/shell/keybindings/, at least for me. Apr 25 '19 at 5:54
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    @PerJohansson, you saved my time, thank you. I found out that /org/gnome/shell/keybindings/ has priority over /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/ May 27 '19 at 10:09
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In my experience on Ubuntu 19.04 I have to set both

org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock app-hotkey-1 '[]'
org.gnome.shell.keybindings switch-to-application-1 '[]'

in order to deactivate the app launcher shortcut 1. If I change only one of the two settings it does not work.

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  • Yup. Looks like Ubuntu 20.04 works the same way. You've got to change both of them to change the behavior. Thanks! This was driving me crazy. Nov 25 '20 at 20:26

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