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Yuck, what a hard poll. The Mac key I (unfortunately) don't have, so that leaves me with one option less. The Windows keys I don't have (yet; old keyboard), but if I had it, I'd probably map it to something useful (why is it useless to Linux people???). The Esc key I use too much. Caps lock I sometimes use as Shift, when the Shift key is broken again....

I think I'll go for the Backspace button. Just have to get used (more) to the Readline vi Mode.


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Re^2: The most useless key on my keyboard is:
by 5mi11er (Deacon) on Nov 16, 2005 at 21:45 UTC
    The "windows key" just sends the code for control-escape. So, whether it's actually on your keyboard or not, you arguably could still map it to something useful...


      Are you sure? Ctrl-Esc-R does nothing for me, but win-r opens the run menu.

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        Evidently not. If control-escape is all you hit, then it functions exactly like just hitting the windows key. As a "modifier", I'm not sure what's going on. I'd originally pulled that knowledge from a years ago memory when the key first appeared...