I tried to change the mod key in awesome from the windows key to either Pause, Scroll Lock, and Escape.
For all keys I tried to change the entry in the
rc.lua configuration file; I tried to use xmodmap to clear locks and
add mod4 = ...
However it seems that no matter what I do the keys get "sticky" (sometimes in a weird inconsistent way), namely if I hit them once the computer acts as though they are constantly pressed.
Is there a reasonable way to change this behavior?