Under the keyboard → layouts → options, one has the ability to 'Make caps lock an additional hyper'. This is a good feature because I personally abhor caps lock and like additional shortcuts. Unfortunately, I shortly discovered that hyper is set by default to do the same as super. This makes it annoying when hyper opens dash. Under xmodmap, one sees that hyper and super are both set to the modifier mod4 and nothing is set to mod3. I did some research to fix it and it is easily fixed by making a file called .xmodmaprc in ~ with:
'clear mod3
clear mod4
add mod4 = Super_L
add mod4 = Super_R
add mod3 = Hyper_L' in it.
However, I would like to know why hyper is not set to mod3 by default. Is there any advantage to this? Furthermore, if there is no adequate reason, is it possible that this may be fixed in the future?

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