I'm not sure what's going on with the windows key in the different distros of linux these days, but both FEDORA CORE 2 and SUSE 9.1 make you work for it if it happens to be one of your favorite keys.
Fedora's fix is easy enough, and Suse's appears to be the same, but for some reason I have to be focused on my desktop to use the windows key in key combinations. For one, I am never at desktop level, and for two, that's just plain stupid. Here's my xmodmap code that should be "fixing" the windows key. Any ideas?
!! Right control key is Control or, if shifted, Compose
!! WIN95 keys: WIN left and WIN right
!! we overwrite Meta_L and Meta_R or Multi_key
!! to avoid confusion with older keyboards.
keycode 115 = Super_L
keycode 116 = Super_R Multi_key
add mod4 = Super_L Super_R
!! and WIN menu
keycode 117 = Menu
This code was in my xmodmap file by defaut, but it didn't work until I changed a bunch of things. I'm dying here, I don't want to dump a distro over one keyboard key!!