I have been using the gTile Gnome shell extension. In gTile, I defined specific preset window positions, along with the keyboard shortcuts Super+1, Super+2, etc. to apply them. This was all working fine until a recent update of Gnome. After the update, some of my shortcuts now seem to do other random things, while other shortcuts don't seem to do anything at all.

I looked in Settings → Devices → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts, but the Super+1, Super+2 shortcuts didn't even seem to be defined. I also uninstalled all other Gnome shell extensions (thinking that other extensions might be setting their own shortcuts) but that didn't help.

Why are these shortcuts un-remappable and how can I make them remappable again?


It turns out that some keyboard shortcuts in Gnome do not show up in Settings → Devices → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts. These "hidden" shortcuts are accessible by using the dconf-editor command. In the dconf editor, the Super+1 remapping was found at


while remappings for Super+2, Super+3, etc. were found at similar locations. By clearing these mappings I was able to redefine my own.

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  • Thank you! Simply setting these to default (right click, Set Default) made it so I can use Super+1, 2, etc. again. Tested on Pop!_OS 20.10. – Pablo Vazquez Dec 28 '20 at 16:58

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