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[Bug 741869] Re: Unity/compiz intercepts Super and Alt keypresses from grabbed windows like VMs.
This bug is the main cause for bug 950160.
Super+P is the only way to tell Windows 8 to toggle external display.
It's expected that on new laptops come with Windows 8, BIOS will only
sends out Super+P for the hot key to switch external display, and this
key will not work in Ubuntu.
Super key should not be consumed by Compiz/Unity, if this key is used in
combination with other keys. Compiz/Unity is not the only user of the
super key. gnome-settings-daemon also uses this key for toggling
This is a design conflict between Compiz/Unity and g-s-d. I would like
to see a real solution worked out. Otherwise, we should let Unity to
handle video-out keycodes, as proposed in
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Unity/compiz intercepts Super and Alt keypresses from grabbed windows
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