Meta Key

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Sun Jan 18 20:51:50 UTC 2009

2009/1/18 Tycho Andersen <tycho at>:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at> wrote:
>> Was a long time ago i had problems with meta keys in linux. Are you
>> really sure you have meta on your ALT key can you switch console with
>> CTRL-ALT-F1 or run krunner with ALT-F2? It could be that you have
>> activated some settings in System Settings>Region Language>Keyboard
>> Layout.
> Thanks, but I have keyboard layouts disabled. I want to switch the
> meta key because I'm used to having it be the Windows key. I had it
> configured this way before, but I just recently did a new install and
> now I can't seem to find the option again.
> Tycho

As default meta is the Win key on a normal PC keyboard so there must
be some settings you changed or you have a strange keyboard. Have you
checked your xorg.conf?

/ Jonas

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