By default, Alt+Space brings up the window menu.

I cannot find it in System Settings -> Keyboard.

I cannot reassign it from there because I want to use it in a text editor in the terminal (nano) to switch between words.

I've tried gsettings after seeing this question, but I cannot find it there.

Is there a way to disable it, for the terminal at least?

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Did you try;

gsettings list-recursively | grep activate-window-menu

There should be an entry for activate-window-menu.

Remove shortcut;

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings activate-window-menu []

Restore defaults;

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings activate-window-menu

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