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I have a program, a metaverse viewer (any of the graphic ones apply here) and it uses Ctrl+Alt+F1 for a UI function. But I can't get that key combination to actually do anything.

I've disabled VT switching in xorg.conf, so now it doesn't switch to a VT, but it seems Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't generate anything, or it's suppressed somewhere else. I'm just not sure where else to look.

Any ideas?

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Try the following:

Launch Keyboard Layout and choose Options...:

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Make sure the following checkbox is selected:

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