The windows/super key on my new laptop was disabled by the manufacturer.
This removes the default behavior of left maximize and right maximize and the search function.
Dell has to include a package to disable the super key called
dell-super-key because of licensing for a button that has the windows logo on it.
I removed this package with
sudo apt remove dell-super-key
and then enabled its default behavior with the compiz config manager.
- Desktop → Ubuntu Unity Plugin → Launcher → Key to show the Dash ⇒
- Window management → Grid → Bindings → Left/Right Maximize ⇒
And now my laptop works as it should. Why Dell doesn’t just print a different logo on that key is beyond me.