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  • Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.4.5-1-ARCH

  • GNOME: 3.20.0

I am unable to make use of the shortcut SUPER+M. What I've tried so far:

  • assigning the shortcut to the system's email program

  • assigning the shortcut to start a process thunderbird

However, pressing it only opens the notification bar/calendar instead.

Is this a bug or did I overlook something?

  • I took the alternate route of just using Ctrl+SUPER+M, seemed just as easy as trying to override the system shortcuts – Brandon Søren Culley Aug 28 '17 at 18:36
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It doesn't work as that's one of the default gnome-shell shortcuts. So gnome-shell actually grabs it even if you set it to execute some custom action. You'll have to remove it first from the default shortcuts list - easiest way is via terminal with gsettings:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.keybindings toggle-message-tray "['<Super>v']"

alternatively, if you prefer doing it via gui, fire up dconf-editor:
in the left pane, navigate to org>gnome>shell>keybindings then in the right pane right click on toggle-message-tray and select customize:

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a new window will pop up: toggle Use default value to OFF:

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then edit the custom value, removing , '<Super>m' so that it reads: ['<Super>v'] then hit Apply.


Restart your shell with Alt+F2 then r then Enter (or log out & log in). You should then be able to use your custom Super+M shortcut.

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