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What does Super + P in GNOME 3?

asked 2012-04-13 10:35:51 -0500

lzap gravatar image

I usually mis-press this (Windows+P or Super+P if you want) combination and then my screens get "mirrored", all my windows are reorganized and I am crazy about this. I have to fix this in the screen setup window.

What keystroke is this and how can I disable it?

Hint - I did not find anything in shortcuts GNOME 3 dialog.

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Well it did something wearied on my side too...curious to know what it is exactly

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-04-13 12:28:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-24 04:09:23 -0500

kailackous gravatar image

I suggest you to try this (it works for me):

Go in the dconf-editor via the command "dconf-editor" in a terminal, then go at:


and disable "use default value" and delete:

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answered 2013-06-09 20:05:02 -0500

cg505 gravatar image

I still have this in F18. It appears to be some sort of hotkey that can be used to quickly set up a projector. A similar key combo exists in Windows.

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answered 2017-10-24 04:04:47 -0500

kailackous gravatar image

Go in the dconf-editor via the command "dconf-editor", then go at /org/gnome/mutter/keybindings/switch-monitor and disable "use default value" and delete "'< Super>p',"

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Why are you responding to a question that was asked over five years ago?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-10-24 11:16:33 -0500 )edit

I say the same thing I say on StackOverflow. Old questions are equal to new ones. And if you don't want them touched then fix it technically. Why does this site still show stuff from 2012 if it isn't considered relevant.

Zan Lynx gravatar imageZan Lynx ( 2017-10-27 10:02:31 -0500 )edit

I don't have points to upvote this, but it answered a question for me on 2/23/18, so I'd say it's still relevant. Weird when you hit it by accident and your monitors go nuts. And aggravating that there's apparently no utility that will tell you exactly what a particular key actually does. UPDATE: except that config setting is not in the same place in Fedora 26. Sigh.

alflanagan gravatar imagealflanagan ( 2018-02-23 17:12:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-05-06 15:22:18 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I just tried it, and it didn't do anything on my system..

[ankur@ankur ~]$ rpm -q gnome-shell
[ankur@ankur ~]$
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@FranciscoD_ it does when you press super+p two to three times in fc16 i am not sure about fc17

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-05-07 00:49:15 -0500 )edit

@kumarpraveen i guess its fixed in f 17

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-05-07 22:39:32 -0500 )edit

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