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What is super key in Ubuntu?

Super Key in Ubuntu, now, refer to the Windows logo keyboard available between Ctrl and Alt. While using Linux or BSD operating systems this Windows logo key also called Super key.

However, if you are on MacOS and using Ubuntu then the Super Key will be the
(Command) key instead of the Windows key. For Chromebooks, it is a magnifying glass instead.

By Default, When we press the Super Key in Ubuntu it shows the Activites overview. When we use it with other keys in combination it performs different tasks such as Log out, Lock Screen, Switch between applications etc.

The user can change the actions of Ubuntu Super key for that follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Applications and in search box type settings.
  2. When it appears, click to open the Settings of Ubuntu.
  3. Selects the Devices option given in the sidebar.
  4. It reveals further options, from there select Keyboard and to open a panel.
  5. Now in the System category, click the row with Show the activities overview.
  6. Change the Super Key combination by click on the pre-configured combination, and then hold down the desired key combination you want to assign.
  7. If you want to add some custom keyboard shortcuts then simply scroll down click on the + icon to add your desired keyboard shortcut.