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Disable super key

asked 2014-11-19 19:54:05 -0500

manfred gravatar image

I am using fedora 20 with GNOME Shell 3.10.4. When I press "windows" key it show up the current activities. I just want to avoid this, I mean, is there a way that set windows key do nothing?

Reading some questions here, state that It could be achieved by:

# gconf-editor &

When the dialog comes up, there is not /apps/metacity directory to get into. So, I do not what else to do (if it is possible).

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you want to replace it with another key or you want to disable the switch to activity view ?

baoboa gravatar imagebaoboa ( 2014-11-20 12:04:08 -0500 )edit

Yeah, i want to disable it.

manfred gravatar imagemanfred ( 2014-11-20 22:30:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-11-21 03:04:13 -0500

baoboa gravatar image

I test it with success in fedora 21 without having to logout/login

  • to unset it

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key ''

  • to set it back

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key 'Super_L'

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