I very recently got a Kinesis Advantage2 keyboard. Needless to say, it’s different than the bog standard keyboard I was using before. My initial excitement was dampened slightly because when I plugged it into my desktop the Windows key (“super” key) didn’t work. Specifically, in Ubuntu it did not launch Dash.
A 40-page manual later:
Standard disclaimer about no guarantees this will work, but distilled down to the crucial steps:
- Hold the
Escand you should see the 4 lights in the middle flashing, then release the keys
- Hold the
F1key to mount the keyboard as a USB drive
- Open the drive up, mine was called “ADVANTAGE2”
- Open the
- Open the text file which has a name that corresponds to the layout you use,
- Using the “Location tokens” (that’s what the manual calls them), remap the “Right Windows Button” to “Left Windows Button”. The file should look like:
- Save the file
- Eject the volume
- take the Windows key for a test drive!
Thanks so much for this! Was desperately trying to figure out what was going on. (This works for Arch Linux as well for anyone reading this who ios wondering).
thank you very much, I was also desperately searching for this
This worked on Fedora as well. You saved me a lot of time. Thank you very much!