Ubuntu – How to change the shortcut-key of show the unity dash


I don't want to use the Super for that, I want to use Alt+Space instead.

Best Answer

Open the Terminal and execute the following command:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher '"<Alt>space"'

To read the current value, use read option:

dconf read /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher

If you want to set it to default value, use reset option as following:

dconf reset /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher

From man dconf:

dconf read KEY
dconf write KEY VALUE
dconf reset [-f] PATH
  • read : Read the value of a key.
  • write: Write a new value to a key.
  • reset: Reset a key or an entire directory. For directories, -f must be specified.
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