Re: [Fwd: Windows Key Mapping]
From: cga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: debian <email@example.com>
CC: Bruce Park <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Windows Key Mapping]
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 18:55:48 -0500
I used to use the Windows key as one key but with the recent upgrade, that
If I recall correctly, both of these keys were mapped to Mod_4. Now in the
GNOME 2.8, it is mapped to a Super_L and Super_R.
Can anyone help me on how I can get my old keys back?
I have this in ~/.Xmodmap
!! WIN9x & menu keys
keycode 115 = Super_L
keycode 116 = Super_R
keycode 117 = Multi_key
add mod4 = Super_L Super_R
From a command prompt:
$ xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
I have a no idea how gnome 2.8 handles mod4 so I am unsure what you
do next to specify actions w/ mod4+key. I expect they have some gui config
app where you can specify keyboard shorctuts (?)
Once you get this to work you probably want to add the "xmodmap" command
to some X initialization file like .xinitrc or Xsession.
In case you wonder.. keycode 117 is the menu key. I use it as a "compose"
(Multi_key). Lets you type currency (and other) symbols or accented letters
your native keyboard doesn't have.
Just tried this, still, nothing happens withing GNOME's keyboard shorcut.
I use the command "xmodmap -pm" and this is what I get (the line pertaining
to this subject):
mod4 Super_L (0x73), Super_L (0x7f), Super_R (0x74)
At this point, I'm thinking that GNOME or metacity is at fault here. Any
help is appreciated.