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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

In 12.04, the [Alt] key pops up the HUD. That's not a problem, but, when using [Alt]+... it pops up as well.

For instance on pushing [Alt]+[Left Arrow] which I use continually when navigating with Firefox (that's the 'back' functionality).

Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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You can easily change the hotkey for the HUD by going to System Settings --> Keyboard --> Short-cuts as in the following picture :

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Note that: Clicking ALT fast , shows the HUD. But When you click and hold you can use it easily for another function. I use ALT without any problems.

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For some reason I couldn't install ccsm. But I disabled the [Alt l] key from the keyboard shortcuts. –  GUI Junkie May 8 '12 at 11:48
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@GUIJunkie: I've changed the answer. I've forgotten about Keyboard Shortcuts method. BTW this way is better than using ccsm because it is dangerous. –  Binarylife May 8 '12 at 11:50
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Thank you for this, Binarylife. –  KomodoDave Oct 9 '12 at 21:21
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Press BACKSPACE to remove the shortcut. –  Czarek Tomczak May 28 '13 at 19:42

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