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Notes About Ubuntu Guest on Mac Host in VirtualBox

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Here is some notes about using Ubuntu guest on Mac host in VirtualBox.

Super Key

The super key does not work in Ubuntu when running on Mac host in VirtualBox. I from a workaround from here and here, which is:

  1. “sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager”

  2. Open the utility and go to “Ubunti Unity Plugin -> Launcher -> Key to show the Dash, Launcher and Help Overlay”

  3. Change it from “<Super>” to “<Control><Alt>”

This change will make “<control><Alt>” keys combination can be used to open Dash and etc but it cannot replace all the functionalities of the super key.