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Alright, so I'm running Linux with AwesomeWM on my home machine. I'm running x11vnc on that machine and I want to connect to it from a windows machine. So it suffices to say that I need the Windows key for my home machine to function.

I really like TightVNC, but I have found that only RealVNC is able to send the Windows key presses that I need. My problem is that RealVNC is sorely lacking customization and I feel it's inferior to TightVNC and unusable. I know that Ctrl-Esc sends the windows key press in Tight but then I can't use it as a modifier key. Useless.

Anyone have any ideas? I don't think it's a server issue since I've tried Tightvnc server on the linux machine and it still doesn't work, at least in TightVNC. It works with Real anyway. Oh and UltraVNC doesn't work either.

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I'm probably being slow here, but why do you need the Windows key when controlling your Linux machine? –  Chris_K Mar 25 '10 at 3:11
Have you checked the F8 menu in realvnc? –  moshen Mar 25 '10 at 15:22
F8 doesn't have any more options than I get from the initial connection options. The windows key I need for the WM I'm using. It's keyboard oriented and the main modifier key is the windows key. –  MJBoa Mar 31 '10 at 20:19
At least with tigervnc (which is very similar to tightvnc) you can lock the ctrl and alt keys in the F8 menu. But not the windows key. –  erik Mar 10 '14 at 13:17

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