Meta Key

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Tue Jan 20 23:42:09 UTC 2009

Prior to 8.10 the Windows key is SUPER_L. I used to use it as the
Compose_key. Stopped working with 8.10 on both gnome and KDE. I use
Scroll Lock now.

On 1/18/09, Derek Broughton <derek at> wrote:
> Bruce Marshall wrote:
>> On Sunday 18 January 2009, Jonas Norlander wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I have a Windows key on the keybd I am using and it is NOT the meta key.
> What's more, it's my experience that the Win key has NEVER been the default
> meta key, in any version of KDE.  I don't know why - if it isn't the meta
> key, it's just wasted.
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