Meta key

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X11 Meta_L, Meta_R
USB Keyboard Left GUI (7:0xE3),
Keyboard Right GUI (7:0xE7)

The Meta key is a modifier key which usually invokes command shortcuts. It was invented by Les Earnest.

Early keyboards with a meta key include the SAIL keyboard and the Knight keyboard.

On Sun keyboards with USB, it is the same key as Windows or Command on other keyboards.

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