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Before I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04, when I pressed Ctrl twice, a search bar popped up that allowed me to google desktop search my system. This no longer works and I miss that feature. Can I get it back, somehow?

A complete uninstall/restart/reinstall has not fixed this issue.

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04, using gnome, having downloaded google desktop from the google linux repositories...

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It looks like you are not the only one, this must be a bug. – nicoulaj May 5 '10 at 17:18
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It stopped working in Debian testing a while back. I opened Google Desktop Preferences and set the hotkey to Ctrl-F1.

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There are some workarounds (via

Keep the Ctrl_L pressed for one second, in other words, here is the sequence I found:

  1. List item
  2. Press and hold Ctrl_L
  3. hold Ctrl_L for one second.

to make it disappear do the same thing... Also you can get the same results if you apply the same pattern while replacing _L with _R.

Also I found another way that might be simpler:

  1. Press and hold Ctrl_L
  2. DOUBLE Press and release Ctrl_R
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The double press of the second key thing is my favourite workaround – Seamus Mar 31 '11 at 13:28

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