So I have been running Ubuntu on my laptop for a while and recently I have had issues with the Superkey not showing dash. The only thing that I have done recently is install gnome to check it out using "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop". Just a couple of things to note. The Superkey gets into Dash while I am "focused" on a program like terminal, chrome etc. But if I am just on the desktop blank I get no love.
Any help would be appreciated.