When I connect to my Ubuntu box from any Mac OS X 10.6 client (Snow Leopard) using Nomachine, the 'd' key minimizes all windows on my Ubuntu box. I found another post here that says the issue can be fixed by changing some settings on the Ubuntu box when connected. However, I cannot find the location of the settings indicated in that post.

Does anyone know how to resolve this 'd' key problem?

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    – Chopper3
    Dec 9 '10 at 15:12

By default Ubuntu maps the "show desktop" command to the Super+D key combination. The Super key is also sometimes known as the Windows key. While I've never used Nomachine, my assumption would be that it is having an issue with the Super key as it does not exist on your Mac. I would try changing that key binding on the Ubuntu side.

Go to System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts

keyboard shortcuts

Find the entry titled "Hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop" and try a new keyboard combination.

  • this fixed me when I was having the problem logging into my Ubuntu 10.10 via windows RDP into the default Ubuntu RDP service (on port 3389 apparently and tunnels into 5900??). thanks.
    – djangofan
    Jan 13 '11 at 17:42

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