Can't use Super_L in keyboard shortcuts

Bug #951805 reported by Leif Halldor Asgeirsson on 2012-03-10
This bug affects 27 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

12.04 Beta1

Super+T seems to be bound to opening the Trash folder, but that doesn't show up as one of the keyboard shortcuts in gnome-control-center. When I try set the 'Launch Terminal' shortcut to Super+T the result is that Super+T still opens the trash folder. Setting other shortcuts to Super+<something else> also doesn't change the behaviour of those key combinations.

To reproduce: Launch System Settings (or gnome-control-center), go to 'Keyboard', click on the 'Shortcuts' tab, and set a launcher to Super+<something>.

Hitting Super alone opens the Unity search menu as usual.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.3.90-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Mar 10 15:39:55 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.2-0ubuntu2
 deja-dup 21.90-0ubuntu1
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu2
 indicator-datetime 0.3.90-0ubuntu1

The default keyboard shortcuts that have Super (e.g. Super+Up to maximize a window) work fine.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Conrad Yang (cpyang) wrote :

Same issue with gnome-shell. Super-D, Super-L, does not working, while Super-Up, Super-Down is okay.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

This is related to bug 774514 and bug 898087 but is a bug on its own because even shortcuts that are not bound by Unity or Compiz do not work.

Unseting Super from the key to show launcher in CCSM > Unity plugin also does not help.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Götz Christ (g-christ) wrote :

I have also a problem with shortcuts, with the media keys since upgraded to 12.04, they don't work. But I'm using KDE in Kubuntu. So maybe this is not a problem in Gnome or Unity, but in a package which both (Ubuntu & Kubuntu) share.

Götz Christ (g-christ) wrote :

Tested with another users, and the same problem, but after upgrading KDE to 4.8.3 and Clementine to the dev branch, media keys work again. So in this case, it was a problem in an official package.

Nikolaus Waxweiler (madleser) wrote :

Same problem when trying to assign Super+C/V to media controls like "Play/Pause". I also can't use Super-NumPad4,5,6 to position windows, Numpad7,8,9,1,2,3 work fine. All of this worked in 11.10.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 950160, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: no → yes
security vulnerability: yes → no
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