I changed the Super+Space shortcut to Super using some command I don't remember now (It's been 2-3 weeks). But I don't like it, it gets in the way many times during my work, and also Super+Space never got removed, Super simply gained the shortcut and it now exists for both shortcuts. So, I want to go back.

How can I remove the Super shortcut for the application menu?

  • As your question got bumped to the community I'm wondering if any answer was a solution?
    – Eric G
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 12:02
  • yeah, updated the answer Commented Oct 16, 2017 at 14:05

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Probably you did use the command gXg pointed out. To revert changes, do:

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu

To open application search only by pressing Super(win) key:

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter overlay-key "'Super_L'" gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior overlay-action "'wingpanel --toggle-indicator=app-launcher'"

Now you should reverse engineer these commands. Hope it helps.


From gxg's help the command is:

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

Change it to empty space:" "

I used dconf-editor to check the value of org.gnome.mutter overlay-key and found it was Super_L from the answer linked here.

Dconf-editor can also be used to change the value.

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