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In LibreOffice Writer, Alt + E is the shortcut to activate the Edit menu, Alt + A for Table menu and so on.

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520. The layout I normally use is English (US). The one that I'm looking to use is Hindi (Bolnagri); which requires me to use the Alt key along with various letter keys regularly. It doesn't work, because Alt + many of these letters are shortcuts in LibreOffice Writer.

I want to disable these shortcuts. How do I achieve it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in case it matters.

  • Sorry for the extremely delayed response and thanks for replying. I normally use English, but I want to use Ubuntu's Hindi keyboard, which requires me to use the Alt key along with various letter keys regularly. It doesn't work, because Alt+ many of these letters are shortcuts. – user178834 Apr 16 '14 at 11:53
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    I have a Dell Inspiron 3520. The layout I normally use is English (US). The one that I'm looking to use is Hindi (Bolnagri) – user178834 Apr 19 '14 at 16:07
  • As I have checked /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in keyboard definition. include "level3(ralt_switch)" meaning it uses Right Alt (Alt Gr) to input 3rd position char where Left Alt (Alt) is used for shortcuts. I have tested it in 14.04. Is it same case for you in 12.04? – user.dz Apr 19 '14 at 20:31
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    Yes, that worked (very strange that I didn't try that :-P). Thank you! – user178834 Apr 20 '14 at 7:00
  • I have written it as answer, I would ask you to put some time to review it, then accept it or give me a feedback to improve it. See askubuntu.com/help/someone-answers – user.dz Apr 28 '14 at 17:45
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As I have checked /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in XKB symbols definition for Bolnagri Hindi alternative. It does include level3(ralt_switch)

ie. it uses Right Alt (Alt Gr) to input 3rd position/level char where Left Alt (Alt) is used for shortcuts.

This applies for most keyboard layouts with extended symbols map. No need to remap shortcuts involving Alt key.

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