I'm trying to delete the keyboard shortcut key.

When I push the Alt key and click Left-Click(Alt+LeftClick), I choose an active window.

I was trying to delete it on System Setting, but I couldn't find the Action for it.

Do you know how to delete Alt+LeftClick shortcut that selects an active window?

Actually, this setting is for using CG software such as Blender, Unity3d, and so on. In such softwares, the Alt key is used to manipulate the 3d view.

I'd appreciate your help.

  • What are you trying to delete? Your question is not very clear.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 3:30
  • Thank you for your comment. I fixed the description above. I'd like to delete the Alt+LeftClick shortcut that selects an active window.
    – Hiroki
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 3:34
  • Well, it's in CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) under General Options -> Key bindings -> Window menu (mouse icon), but Alt+Left click still does the same thing when I try changing it. I think you might need to log in and log out for it to take effect. BTW I'm using 14.04.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 3:42
  • Oh wait it works if I use the buttons on my touchpad instead of the tap! I'll write you an answer.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 3:44
  • I might have spoke too soon. I'm not sure what my computer is doing! Let me know if it works for you or if you need any directions.
    – wjandrea
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 3:48

1 Answer 1


First of all, install dconf-tools.

To do that, run the following command:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Then to open it, type as follows on desktop

Alt+F2 → dconf-editor

Then the software starts and plaese scroll down to

org → gnome → desktop → wm → preferences → mouse-button-modifier

And you can set it to whichever key you like.

<< You can see the Image here >>

( Note: This post is written by d3r1ck. I repost this answer because the post was not appropriate for the StackOverflow and I deleted it. )

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .