My super key swapped randomly with the alt key. For example, when I click super key nothing happens, but when I click alt, the shortcuts help pops up.To close a window I need to click super+f4. In keyboard settings, everything is configured correctly.

I've tried to add setxbkmap -option altwin:swap_alt_win to startup, and it works until i change windows with alt+tab. Can anyone help? It is very annoying.


You can try this

setxkbmap -option altwin:swap_lalt_lwin

See the difference? lalt = left alt, ralt = right alt. The same with lwin and rwin.

To restore default

setxkbmap -option
  • It solved my problem but I still wonder why the keys swapped. Thanks! Jun 11 '20 at 13:12
  • Honestly I do not know. I never experienced such behavior.
    – Sysadmin
    Jun 11 '20 at 13:16

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