Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128716
Windows key mapped to hyper and super at the same time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
Description of problem:
The Windows key now seems to send both hyper and super at the same
time, even though in the keyboard settings program in control-center,
I've set it to send only super. It worked for me in Red Hat 9, though
I don't recall what my keyboard settings were. I just used the default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose App menu/Preferences/Keyboard
2. Note the "Warning" window that pops up too briefly to read (another
3. Select the Layout Options tab
4. Confirm that the Windows key should act as either Hyper or Super,
but not both.
5. Open up emacs with X
6. Type "C-h c" and then press the windows key with the letter "a"
It says H-s-a is undefined, indicating the windows key is both hyper
Should say H-a is undefined or s-a is undefined, depending on settings.
I had the same problem.
Looks like the reason is xmodmap's following setting:
add Mod4 = Super_L Hyper_L
I've changed that to
add Mod4 = Hyper_L
add Mod5 = Super_R
and it works for me now (Emacs gets H-a and s-a and not H-s-a)
(I only have Hyper_L and Super_R, you might want something like:
add Mod4 = Hyper_L Hyper_R
add Mod5 = Super_L Super_R
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