Bring back the Win key when using X.org's X server

Since X.org’s X server, I had been unable to use the left Win key to compose keyboard shortcuts. However, while Googling around, I learnt that adding the following line to the keyboard’s [InputDevice] section in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf will bring that support back:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
.
.
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Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:meta_win"
EndSection

This will bring back the ability to configure shortcuts that use the left Win key, for example Win+R to invoke the “Run…” dialog box in KDE.

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3 thoughts on “Bring back the Win key when using X.org's X server

  1. My vote is to end the wars that we can no longer afford. We are bombing and/or have troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. That is unsustainable. We have over 900 military bases in nearly 120 countries. We have bases in Germany and Japan from WWII. We have bases in Korea from the Korean war. It’s time to close most of those bases down. We can’t afford it anymore.

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