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What is the meta key? - motezart - 10-21-2020

I've been struggling with getting this window tiler to work and thought maybe it's the meta-key? Maybe I'm hitting the wrong key? 

On mac (on my mac at least) it's esc. I've also tried alt, ctrl. What's the meta key here? Manjaro with Plasma

RE: What is the meta key? - jed - 10-21-2020

On a modern ANSI/ISO keyboard:
  • Meta = Alt
  • Super = Windows / Cmd
  • Hyper = Ctrl
You may need to change the mappings on an Apple Keyboard.

You can change your keyboard layout using loadkeys (Console) or setxkbmap (Xorg). I'm unfamiliar with Wayland.