I sent off an email about this annoying issue to the RealVNC mailing list, and they told me that I should be complaining here instead. Here is the email conversation with RealVNC so far:
It sounds like OSXvnc has the two keysyms the wrong way around in its
keyboard-handling code. Have you tried contacting the OSXvnc developers to
report the problem?
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
Subject: Command (i.e. Windows-Key) and Option (i.e. Alt) are
Hi – I’m trying to use the RealVNC client on a Windoze XP computer to
talk to an OS X Mac running an OSXvnc server. Everything works great,
except for one thing: the Command (i.e. Windows) and Option (i.e. Alt)
keys are getting reversed. I.e., I have to press the Windows key for
the Mac to see a press of the Alt key, and I have to press the Alt key
for the Mac to see a press of the Windows key. As you can
is quite annoying, as my fingers have to do different things
using the Mac in person or remotely.
Is there any way that I can fix this incorrect behavior?