I am using Manjaro with i3 desktop on Virtualbox and I can't seem to figure out what the mod key is (I'm using a standard English keyboard).
I've done the expected finger mashing and have tried several different combinations to no avail.
I know the key to release from the Host is the Right-Cntrl key.
I've read that the Windows (Super) key can be the mod key but this has not seemed to be successful for me. For instance, I've been trying to do
Super+Enterto open a terminal.
modis just short for
modifier. Ctrl, Alt, Hyper, and Super are all different modifier keys (the Win key is usually treated as Super, and Hyper is unassigned, or vice versa). does your
i3config file (probably
/home/username/.config/i3/config) start with "
set $mod [something]"? that [something] is the defined mod key. post details of your config file if you still need help.
modkey (like opening a terminal)...
modto alt key in your
i3configuration file. It should be located at
$HOME/.config/i3/config. Open it with an editor of your choice and make a necessary edits (i.e.
mod+enter) but that's the issue at hand. In the bottom right I can click on the update manager, sound, network manager.
i3works only with shortcuts and the majority of them (actually all of them) require a working $mod key.
dmenuwhich is a minimalist text application launcher. Without working $mod key you won't get far.