Ubuntu – Disable help browser keyboard shortcut


On Ubuntu 18.04, Super + F1 opens the help browser.

In the keyboard shortcuts this isn't listed, and I haven't found a way to disable it.

I'd like to set Super + F1 with some other command.

Best Answer

So far as I can tell there is no real way to disable it so we are going to reassign it using dconf editor.

First install dconf-tools

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

then launch dconf editor. From there navigate to org -> gnome -> desktop -> wm -> keybindings

assign it to something innocuous that doesn't have a keybind yet which will be denoted with a []. Your new shortcut should look like


then click the checkbox at the bottom and now the help menu should no longer appear when you hit that key. I know this isn't a solution to just disable it however it works none the less also note that this set of hotkeys is for desktop window management,