I changed the my slinghot launcher key form Super+Space to just the Super key using:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu ['Super_L']"

I want to revert this process and change it back to Super+Space. How do I do it without using Xbindkeys as I have already tried that and failed.

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Command Line Interface

You can use effectively the same method you used to change the shortcut in the first place to revert it:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings panel-main-menu "['<Super>space', '<Alt>F2']"

reverting to the default of Super+Space or Alt+F2.

Graphical dconf-editor Interface

Install dconf-editor with sudo apt-get install dconf-editor in a terminal window. Browse using the left hand pane to org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings. Find panel-main-menu, click it, and then "Set to Default" in the bottom pane. This will revert to the default hotkeys.


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