Shows desktop changed to Ctrl+Super+D

Reported by matteo sisti sette on 2012-05-17
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

The shortcut (windows key)+D used to show the desktop until Oneiric. It doesn't work any more on Precise.

Maybe it has been replaced by another shortcut? I understand that not all keyboards have the windows key, but on those which do have one, the shortcut must be maintained.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.38-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:28:09 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,vpswitch,mousepoll,compiztoolbox,snap,place,resize,session,regex,grid,wall,move,gnomecompat,imgpng,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Thu May 17 16:57:23 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-05-17 16:45:23,028 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.0.0-19-generic, i686: installedError! Could not locate dkms.conf file.
 File: does not exist.

 nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-24-generic, i686: installed
GraphicsCard:
 NVIDIA Corporation G84 [GeForce 9500M GS] [10de:0405] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:15d2]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
JockeyStatus:
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 pkg:sl-modem-daemon - Software modem (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M51Sn
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=173acbf5-26a0-49e3-8d2b-f1c142582cbf ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-17 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 12/24/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 303
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: M51Sn
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr303:bd12/24/2007:svnASUSTeKComputerInc.:pnM51Sn:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:rnM51Sn:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: M51Sn
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.7.8-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3.1
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10.2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) wrote :

It has been replaced with Crtl-Alt-D. I'm not sure why. There was a bug similar to this filed a while ago, but I don't remember which.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Actually, it appears to have been replaced by "Ctrl+Super+D". I'm also no sure why.

Hold down the Super key to see the shortcut ("Minimises all windows").

summary: - shortcut to show desktop broken
+ Super+D no longer shows desktop (changed to Ctrl+Super+D)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I have subscribed the design team.

Design: Is there a good reason why 12.04 uses Ctrl+Super+D instead of Super+D that everyone is used to?

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

It's a little confusing. The code history says the combination was actually Ctrl+Alt+D in 11.10. The same is true for upstream compiz but I thought it should be Super+D too (maybe from Windows).

summary: - Super+D no longer shows desktop (changed to Ctrl+Super+D)
+ Shows desktop changed to Ctrl+Super+D
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

This is particularly annoying in conjunction with cheaper keyboards with 'ghosting' problems. Control+Super+Arrows are apparently exotic enough that I've experienced a difficulty in using the default settings. I quite liked the super+arrow setup :)

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