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[Bug 704231] Re: Unity blocks other programs from receiving <super> key-press events.


Personally, I just didn't like Unity using Super as a standalone button.
(In the words of Alton Brown, "It's a uni-tasker!") I made Alt-F1 open
the launcher, and disabled keyboard focus to the dash. While I was at
it, I also made the dash appear only if I touched the upper-left corner.
I still have to move my cursor below the panel to make this work, and
Unity shortcuts stop working almost entirely, but it opened up the
ability to set custom shortcuts again. For instance, Super-T (for Text)
opens LibreOffice Writer instead of the trash bin, which I rarely use.

That said, I am not entirely against the dash or Unity interface. I
still have all of that enabled, and use it frequently. I love being able
to quickly find an application I need NOW by simply typing its name or
command. I love that, despite the search being the default, which makes
sense, I can still browse all my software to see if there's anything I
haven't used in a while. It is also quite beautiful, and has great

However, I miss being able to add and edit commands in the launcher. For
instance, I would like to easily find the terminal command for (Program
name here), or place Linux Multimedia Studio in the Unity launcher where
it belongs, or maybe add my custom shell scripts to the launcher, set to
run in the terminal or background according to a setting. All of that
could be done with a right click. I like to customize it to best fit my
needs, which is something that needs to be easier to do. MyUnity and
CCSM help, but there is surely more that can be edited.

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