KeyboardEvent.key for Windows key is 'Win' instead of standard 'Meta'

Fixed Issue #16424492


Kelsey Y.
Mar 16, 2018
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Steps to reproduce

Tested in 41.16299.248.0

Hit the Windows logo key on your keyboard and check the KeyboardEvent.key property. According to these standards: or

it should return ‘Meta’ but instead returns 'Win’. This was also mentioned in the comments of this bug but I don’t know if it was addressed


We can use this sample to test:


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

    • No one answerd me in issue 8860571, so I try it here:
      Does this also fix the AltGraph issue? Or is the AltGraph issue fixed already by 8860571?

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Grisha L.”

    • @Matthias AltGraph issue would not get fixed by 8860571. I created a public bug for visibility - 

    • Thanks Grisha!

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “deptxtinputtri”

      Changed Assigned To from “deptxtinputtri” to “Eric B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Eric B.” to “Vladimir S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Vladimir S.” to “Amit J.”

    • @Grisha The ticket 17441993 you mentioned in your previous comment does not exist… 404:

    • Hello,

      Looks like this is no longer visible to the public because we changed it from a Bug to a Deliverable case. (We are looking into a way to change these bugs without causing public facing 404 errors.) Meanwhile, I assure you we are still working on ticket 17441993.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge and will be available in an upcoming insider build.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Is the AltGraph issue also fixed? Ticket 17441993 is not public…

    • Can you please tell us if the AltGraph issue in (non public) ticket 17441993 is fixed?

    • @James M @Grisha L @Amit J
      What about (non public) ticket 17441993? Is it fixed?

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