Unity eats the windows key and prevents other apps from using it

Bug #776573 reported by Andrew
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

1) Open the gnome keyboard preferences
2) change the "Lock screen" action and hit windows+l.
3) Shortcut now shown as "Mod4+L"
4) click close.
5) Try to use the new keystroke, nothing happens

keep trying, sometimes unity shows its applications menu. It is apparently eating the key stroke and not allowing the gnome shortcuts to see the key press.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-9.43-generic 2.6.38.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-9-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Tue May 3 11:17:27 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Andrew (andrew-rw-robinson) wrote :
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Andrew (andrew-rw-robinson) wrote :

Work-around:
1) Go into unity config (alt+f2 > about:config).
2) Change the "Key to show the launcher" from "<Super>" to "<Super>u".
3) Try again, gnome correctly locks the screen

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Madis (madisliias) wrote :

The unity should show the launcher only after releasing the key combination instead of the press event.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 11.04 reached EOL on October 28, 2012.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Are you facing this bug in any current supported release?

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :

Priority set to 'Low' because the bug is a usability issue that does not limit the functionality of a core application.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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