I have the default key combination of Super + Alt + Space to activate the indicator-synapse. How can I change it to Super + Space?

  • I'm not sure it can be done. Also, super+space would be problematic given it's the shortcut for slingshot. Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 0:13
  • In-fact I have changed the keyboard shortcut for slingshot to Super+D from keyboard settings under system settings. But I find no way to configure it for indicator-synapse
    – Abhishek
    Commented Oct 20, 2015 at 6:29

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You can achieve this using xdotool. xdotool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc.

Step 1: Install xdotool.

sudo apt-get install xdotool

Step 2: Move your mouse over the synapse icon and get mouse location

xdotool getmouselocation

You should get output like this

x:1117 y:24 screen:0 window:39845936

Step 3: Add keyboard shortcut for indicator

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts.

Click the + and enter the below command:

xdotool mousemove x y click 1 mousemove restore

Replace x and y with the values you got. Set the shortcut as Super+Space Logout and Login again.

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