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cannot make a shortcut using win key with xfwm settings


Description havner 2004-08-13 15:05:06 CEST
cvs version 20040806. When trying to make a shorcut with windows key, f.e.
mod4+z, only "z" is taken. When I edit shortucts dile manually and add
super+z it works ok. Using X11 6.7.0, this key works ok to me in every
windowmanager which supports it (as mod4 or as super), so I think my
configuration is ok.
Comment 1 havner 2004-08-13 15:05:08 CEST
Additional information:

Fragment from /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "pl"
Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:super_win"
Comment 2 siimo 2006-03-11 00:27:13 CET
this shouldn't be hard to add in if the same 'key grabber' is used in shortcuts
editor as the windows key (Mod4) works there
Comment 3 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-03-11 07:50:33 CET
A few random comments.

- Mod4 == Windows key is not true o,n all platforms (there is just not the PC in
the world ;)

- The windows key as a modifier worked perfectly with XFree86.

- BTW, a bit of googling shows there are a lot of similar reports, so it might
be something odd or wrong with Xorg.

- The simple solution is to fix the modifier table:

xmodmap -e "clear mod4"
xmodmap -e "add mod4 = Super_L"

- If that works for you (it does for me here), then you can add the following to
your $HOME/.Xmodmap :

clear mod4
add mod4 = Super_L
Comment 4 siimo 2006-03-13 05:46:39 CET
works perfectly! thanks 
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-03-16 20:40:27 CET
Resolving bug.
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-04-30 16:07:24 CEST
See that thread for more details :


It's adk/gdk issue that should be fixed in gtk+ 2.10

Bug #294

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Reported on: 2004-08-13
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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