Why the "Windows" key won't be supported.

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 11:58:25 CEST 2006

Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are a few bug reports about the "Windows" key support as a 
> modifier (ie like Control, Shift, etc.).
> Until now, it was more or less supported by the keyboard and window 
> manager shortcuts editors, mostly as a result of side effects  (see bug 
> #1737 [1] for an example of such inconsistency)
I commented on that bug with an inconsistency I experience usng gtk+ 2.10

> According to this thread [2], things may change in the future. The API 
> documentation for gtk+ 2.9.0 already mention the SUPER/META/HYPER modifiers.

There is support for this in gtk+ 2.10 now so it probably could be made
to work.


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