Super+o shortcut taken by Gnome process

Ali/amjjawad amjjawad at
Tue Aug 4 01:33:03 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 5:31 AM, Thomas SIMON <ubuntu.oothjz at>

> Dear all,
Hi and thank you for your email :)

> I've been following this list a bit and I hope I'm not at the wrong
> place by asking for a bit of help on something that I think is specific
> to Ubuntu GNOME (for Ubuntu there are several mailing lists and this
> mailing list says support too!). I've posted a question a week ago on
> askubuntu but haven't had an answer yet. Basically, I would like to
> assign the Super+O shortcut to a script (because a side-button of my
> computer is oddly mapped to Super+O) but it seems a Gnome process
> intercepts it. I've arrived to this conclusion because:
> - Using xev within a terminal in the graphical session shows
> KeymapNotify event and doesn't show keycode.
> - Using xev within xterm launched from a console session shows the
> expected keycodes (for super key & o key)
> - Booting using Ubuntu GNOME live CD has the same issues (shortcut
> Super+O cannot be used)
> - Booting using Ubuntu live CD doesn't have the issue (xev shows the
> expected keycodes & I can attribute Super+O shortcut to stuff, I tested
> with launching the help browser)
> I've gone through all I could think off (de-activating all shell
> extensions, extracting all shortcuts with a script given on askubuntu
> that's meant to be used for backing up shortcuts and manually going
> through dconf-editor at all places where shortcuts are) without finding
> what could use this shortcut. Maybe the answer is quite easy and I'm
> missing something.
> The only reference I've found is the following is on a Fedora website (I
> don't know if we can post URL here) where it says that it's to lock
> screen orientation (which ironically is what I would like to do but
> using scripts since the screen doesn't rotate automatically) but there's
> no reference to where it's defined.
> Perhaps something a bit similar but shift+LaunchA shortcut works while
> only LaunchA doesn't and I also cannot find LaunchA registered anywhere.
> If this isn't the place to ask such a question, apologies!

These are the support channels:

So, you are on 'one' of these :)
I'd suggest to check the Ubuntu Forums as well. might help too.

> Regards,
> Thomas
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I am sorry, I am not sure how to help but hopefully someone else can do
that :)

Good luck!

Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."

Best Regards,
Ali/amjjawad <>

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