Bug 66954 - Windows key is not a recognized modifier for keyboard shortcuts
Summary: Windows key is not a recognized modifier for keyboard shortcuts
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-06-19 02:18 UTC by Jonathan Pryor
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 23:17:11 UTC
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Description Jonathan Pryor 2002-06-19 02:18:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
The Windows key (often lying between the Ctrl and Alt keys on newer keyboards)
is not recognozed modifier key for keyboard shortcuts.

This prevents me from using it to, e.g., assign <Windows>-r to open the Run
Program applet.

What I find particularly interesting is that I was able to use the Windows key
on Red Hat 7.1 to do the same thing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
I'm unable to exactly reproduce this, as I've since thrown Ximian Gnome and
Gnome 2 snapshots on this machine.  I'm still unable to use the Windows key for
shortcuts, however.

1. Open Control Center
2. Find the applet that allows you to set the shortcut to open the Run Program
dialog box.
3. Click the "Set" button (or whatever it happens to be called; I forget)
4. Press <Window Key>-r (the <Window> key and the letter `r' at the same time.)

Actual Results:  Notice that `r' is the shortcut key, not <Win>-r (or some

If you accept these settings, just pressing `r' (without pressing the Windows
key) will launch the run dialog box.  This is undesirable.

Expected Results:  The applet would allow the Windows key to be used as a
shortcut modifier key, much like the Ctrl and Alt keys are.

This would imply that the dialog would say <Win>-r (or equivalent) after
pressing the shortcut combination, and that pressing <Win>-r would launch the
Run Program dialog.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-10 22:42:25 UTC
(This is a duplicate of another bug in here somewhere)

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-19 23:17:11 UTC
This should work in rawhide and the next beta. Reopen if not.

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