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Re: Compiz plugins



On Sunday 06 December 2009 09:45:53 Suvayu Ali wrote:
> On Sunday 06 December 2009 01:39 AM, Eric Tanguy wrote:
> > How to know what key is <super> ?
> 
> Although its usually the "Windows"  key, you can check by running xev
> from the terminal. This will give you a keycode for the key, but I don't
> know how you can make sure that is the correct keycode.

I've always found this "super" and "meta" terminology quite confusing. What 
keys do you press when you read "press <alt>+<meta3>+F9" in some instruction 
manual?

Given that some keyboards might or might not have one or more "Windows" and 
similar keys present, there must be some table in X configuration files that 
maps available keyboard layout to names such as <super>, <meta1-4>, <alt>, 
<ctrl> and <shift>. The problem is where this information actually is and how 
to make it easily available for a newbie.

After so many years of using Linux, I myself am still not sure what are super 
and meta keys on my keyboard. I never bothered to do a serious investigation 
of this, but certainly, one should not be supposed to use google and read 
configuration files in order to find out which key is where on the keyboard...

Or am I missing something completely obvious here?

Best, :-)
Marko


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