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No support for SUPER modifier key in shortcuts

  • I'm very surprised to find that despite all the great customization available for keyboard shortcuts in opera, there is no support to use SUPER as a modifier key. While I'm sure that a lot of folks have their linux shortcuts setup differently, it seems that the super key is a fundamental modifier for shortcuts and being forced to use ctrl and alt significantly limits opera's functionality as a fully customizable web browser.

    I haven't found any documentation specific to this, but when I attempt to assign a keyboard shortcut using the super key, e.g. "SUPER + ]" to next tab, only the "]" registers. (The shortcuts doc, lists all the default shortcuts which use only CTRL, ALT and SHIFT.) Even if one was willing to write an extension to workaround this issue, it seems from the extension development doc that there are no options to recognize any input from the super key.

    I'd love to hear other's thoughts, opinions or suggestions regarding this issue. Any other linux users (different distros, GUIs, versions, etc.) not experience this issue and able to assign shortcuts using SUPER?

    Version: 54.0.2952.41 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) (x86_64; GNOME-Classic:GNOME)