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Notes about Ubuntu Guest on Mac Host in VirtualBox

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.