Using Manjaro Architect, I recently installed Manjaro with the awesome-wm version. I’m quite please and been adjusting the settings to my taste. No problems so far, but one thing I have not been able to figure out is how to change rofi launch keys. On the awesome rc file, the keybind for rofi is set to Crtl+Super+Esc, which is fine. However somewhere in the system the Super key alone also launches rofi, and I find this quite annoying. I would like to cancel that single Super keybind to rofi, so that only the default awesome-wm key combination can bring rofi up.
The thing is I cannot find or figure out how to do that. As I said there is nothing binding Super (Mod4) alone to launching rofi on the awesome rc.lua file. I’ve also checked through Menu>Settings>Keyboard>Application shortcuts to make sure there is no keybind there. I have not installed xbindkeys, and there is no ~/.Xmodmap file.
How can I change that? Where should I look? Will appreciate if someone knows where it is set and how to delete the binding, or at list point me to the possible directions to look at.
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as far as my experience with multiple DE and WMs on the same machine, i found that rc.lua is the only file that controls awesomewm.
for double check, see if rofi keybind is not provided in two different instances [one with just key and the other as you mentioned. delete the unwanted and restart awesome
Thanks for your reply rvc. I double checked the rc.lua file again to make sure I did not missed a second rofi keybind instance, and there was not. But following your cue that the awesomewm config is on top of the other DE/WM, I checked the other files in ~/.config/awesome and found the root cause:
The autorun.sh file (to start other stuff like dropbox, redshift, etc with awesome) had a xcape -e effectively modifiying the Super key to behave like Super+Ctl+Esc: run xcape -e 'Super_L=Super_L|Control_L|Escape'
I commented out and restarted awesomewm, and as expected: Super does not call rofi anymore. Problem solved!!
Many thanks , if not for your comment I would have kept looking under the awesomewm config files, as I completely missed the line on my first attempts and was already self-persuaded it was something else.