Alt is a modifier key used in many keyboard shortcuts.

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“Alias”es for Alt-F2

In the .bashrc file, one can add alias geditm = 'gedit --display=D1' For example, and then I can run "geditm" and have gedit open in display D1. I am curious if there is a way to give a similar ...
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Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]

I would like to hide cairo-dock from the switcher since it is redundant to have it there. I've googled for solutions without any luck.
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Enable @ with alt+64

I wanted to know if there is a way to enable @ by pressing alt+64 like in Windows. I use both Spanish and English keyboard so I find it useful.
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Running Key Remap Script at Startup

I'm trying to re-map my left Alt key to the Alt Gr and Alt Gr to Left Alt. So far I've been able to do it in terminal, but it never runs it on start up. I've read multiple AskUbuntu questions, but ...
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Swap left and right alt on Apple aluminum keyboard in 12.04

I am a total newbie and I use Ubuntu as a web development environment (Drupal, Wordpress) under VirtualBox : by far the best solution in my experience. For comfort and efficiency's sake, even if it ...
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Right Alt selects text on the right instead of entering an alternative character

I have the following problem. My keyboard works just fine in editors like vim or LibreOffice, but I can't make it work in google-chrome. Whenever I type something in a form and I want to use special ...
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I can't navigate in the 3D view of modo 701 in Ubuntu 13.04. Is the OS overriding the shortcuts somehow and how can I fix it?

I installed Luxology modo 701 on my Ubuntu 13.04 but if I try to navigate the 3D via the usual key combinations ALT+Left/Middle/Right Click and Drag but nothing happens in the viewport. ALT+Right ...
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How can I make alt not minimize games?

Every time I press alt when playing a game, it minimizes. I tried different options in the keyboard preferences and changing Button1 to Button1 in the configuration editor app, but neither solved my ...
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Why does <Alt> Disable My Mouse?

Playing World of Warcraft through Crossover, and in Ubuntu 13.04. I use my mouse to move which means I hold down both buttons to move, but when I hit my alt key (modifier for ingame macros) I stop ...
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What does the Alt HUD do? 12.04 [duplicate]

I have done some searching around and cant seem to find an answer, i see many posts about how to disable the option but im just trying to figure out what its suppose to be used for. Just to be clear ...
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How to disable meta-key?

I'm using Belgian keyboard settings on Ubuntu 13.04 (Belgisch). When I want to type a third level key such as # or @ it only works with AltGr. I want it to work with both Ctrl+Alt (left) and AltGr ...
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Alt-gr (right alt) key does not work to edit text in Wine

Using Msoffice in Wine with some keyboard layouts (e.g. us_international) that involve letters that need the Alt Gr key, I have noticed that it does not work. But then the problem affects all keyboard ...
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How to unassign Alt key from window context menu in GNOME

When I use GNOME Shell, and GNOME Connectin Manager program, and trying Alt+S in MidnightCommander (all inside GNOME Connection Manager), I get window context menu opened, instead of "search action" ...
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How can I turn off alt-right mouse button function in 12.10?

By default the key-mouse combination activates the window menu. The "activate the window menu" shortcut is currently set to "alt+space." The Alt-RMB key combo is used in blender for selecting edge ...
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Can't disable Alt + mouse buttons combinations

I've already searched through the questions, and didn't find the same question as I want to ask. I'm working in blender and there are some combinations that I am used to and remapping them in blender ...
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Change Window manager's alt+drag

Tumblr uses alt+click to reblog, but Compiz uses alt+drag to move windows. This is convenient for some, but I have literally never used Compiz's alt+drag and would like to disable it. How can I get ...
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Can I configure both Alt keys to print 3rd level signs via xmodmap or keyboard-options?

Currently only my right Alt-Key (which xev prints out as keycode 108 / "ISO-Level3-Shift") is able to print 3rd-level characters like {[]}. The left Alt-key (xev shows it as keycode 64 / Alt_L) ...
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Can I use left alt to type dead keys and use the alt-tab application switcher? [closed]

I’m on Ubuntu 12.10 and I’ve seen that I can use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to control which key triggers the dead key behaviour on my keyboard (which normally resides on AltGr). ...
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I worked this out for myself, but I wanted to post it as a question because I couldn't find anything when I was searching. Lots of people talk about the "menu access key" problem, but this is actually ...
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Alt keys (Alt and ALt Gr) doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No application switcher in compiz settings manager Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I didn't want to upgrade my 12.04, because when one upgrades the system, sometimes ...
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Alt+Tab doesn't work when Citrix is in full screen

I am using 12.04 and in my work we connect to a Citrix XenDesktop. I've installed Citrix Receiver, using this link and it all works perfectly. But, I have a problem. Alt+Tab doesn't work in full ...
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Is there a way to ignore Unity ALT menu when using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I frequently work with Emacs in the GNOME terminal on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a pretty vanilla setup at the ...
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I want to disable the key trigger that makes ALT invoke the search prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I use the ALT key a lot in combination with other commands, and I find myself accidently invoking the "Type ...
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Disable “Alt+`” [duplicate]

How do I disable the keyboard combination of ALT+`. This is NOT the HUD nor in the Ubuntu System Settings. It is NOT in compiz configuration either. (I am NOT trying to disable the HUD's use of the ...
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How can I get alt-tab to work in virtualbox vm when in full screen?

I have virtualbox installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (host) with ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a VM (guest). The VM has guest additions installed. I'd like to be able to reliably use alt-tab to switch windows ...
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Alt-tab freezes windows and many programs [closed]

Per this thread and its solution, I'm using compiz for enabling alt-tab window switch. It had been working as expected for a few days, but today suddenly it started to freeze the entire display. Since ...
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How to disable Alt + `?

I can't find this shortcut, please help.
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Compiz problem with titlebar

I am using 11.10 and when I using alt+tab or win+tab when maximized wondow is selected the titlebar disapears. Can anyone explain this. Please help me.
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Can I change the HUD key (Alt)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? I am using the combination Alt+Shift to change the keyboard language (Eng -> Greek and Greek -> Eng). Since ...
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German keyboard configuration: “STRG + ALT”-shortcuts doesn't work

since 1 hour I'm a proud ubuntu user. But there is a problem, I'm not able to solve: the "STRG + ALT" shortcuts doesn't work (for example "STRG + ALT + Q = @"). I checked all German keyboard ...
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Alt+tab completely broken [closed]

When I have many windows open (2 or more), I want to alt tab through them. Sometimes, it lists the windows correctly but more often than not, I don't see ANY of my open windows. I have to Super + W ...
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Alt-Tab Forces Me to Reboot [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 according to my help. When I press alt-tab, the display flashes a bit and then all my windows have no title bar. Without a title bar at the top, I can't even restart. All I ...
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Gnome panel alt-right click does not work

The alt-right click does not work for editing the gnome-panel in the unity interface, but I eventually found that holding alt and clicking both mouse buttons at the same time worked to bring up the ...
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Alt+Tab for switching applications does not look like expected

Switching between applications with Alt+Tab works properly but it does not like the screen shots on the Ubuntu website. Instead it looks similar like I had with gnome2 in previous versions. Z.
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Why can't I alt+tab to empathy? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and using Unity. I have a bunch of applications open, including Empathy. When I hit alt+tab I can switch between all of the applications, and the "show desktop" option, but ...
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How to map the 'Menu key' as 'AltGr key'?

I,m on a Dell Mini 910 with english keyboard and Ubuntu 11.10 also in english, and I want to keep it this way. But most of my typing is in spanish so I need the AltGr key to get spanish characters ...
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Task switcher not showing terminal windows

Updated to 11.10 this morning. Terminal windows stopped showing in the alt+tab switcher. Other having the same problem ? Any explanation ? Thanks
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alt key codes on Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? When you press alt + number it doesn't print symbol, for example alt + 33 on Windows would give exclamation mark (!) but it don't work ...
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What is the purpose of Alt-F4?

I used to close a running application by pressing ALT+F4. But, I realised that the application is still running and the correct way to close (quit) it is the combination of Ctrl+Q keys. So, what is ...
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Using ALT + Keycode for accents?

In Windows, we can use ALT+Keycode (for example, 130) to get an e acute, but it does not work this way in Ubuntu/Debian. Is it possible to have the same keycodes work in Ubuntu?
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How do I get the Right Alt key to have the same function as the Left Alt key when using a Macbook Pro 5,3? [closed]

My right Alt key doesn't do a thing. It's not acting like a metakey at all. I can hold it down and type normally. I expect the right Alt key to do what the left one does. How can I fix this? I ...