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Questions tagged [alt]

Alt is a modifier key used in many keyboard shortcuts.

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No Alt Key on my keyboard

My Lenovo ThinkPad does not have an Alt key. I use Ubuntu 18.04.1. Can I get advice on how to use Alt key on CLI? For example if I need ever to restart the gnome shell (Alt+F2 R and Enter).
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Nautilus doesn't show up in Alt+Tab bar [duplicate]

Nautilus doesn't show up in the Alt + Tab program icons although I have it open. You can see Nautilus open in the back and it doesn't show up in the tab. What did it happen? How can I fix it?
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How to get two windows in one Alt + Tab?

I'd like to have two (or more) windows (let's assume they are split 50/50) and attach them so that I can, use one Alt+Tab to get to both. For example: Having Chrome and Terminal together. Is this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Change behavior of left Alt key

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed with Gnome. My left alt key opens application menu while right alt works as expected (left alt + F4 doesn't work for example, right alt + F4 works perfectly). How to ...
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Use alt key to generate unicode chars

On MacOS, the Alt key allows us to generate Unicode chars via regular keystrokes. For example Alt+J → ∆ (Increment, U+2206). Is there a way to alter my Ubuntu machine so that the Alt key does this? ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alt+shift+tab does not switch apps backwards

Title says it all. Since upgrading from 17.10 to 18.04 Alt+Tab works fine i.e. switches apps cycling forward. But Alt+Shift+Tab does not switch apps backwards. I went to Settings > Shortcuts and ...
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ALT+Tab stopped working in upgrade to 18.04

I have always used Alt+Tab key combo to switch between programs. Since upgrade to 18.04 only Super+Tab works. How do I make both Alt buttons work with Tab to switch applications?
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Alt+Tab show-up speed to instant in Ubuntu 17.10

Is there any way to change the Alt+Tab speed to show up to instant in Ubuntu 17.10? I previously used 16.04 and I was somehow able to adjust the speed with compiz I believe but since Ubuntu 17.10 uses ...
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17.10 Alt key steals focus

I reinstalled Ubuntu 17.10 (amd64) desktop 2 days ago, preserving all of my home directory data. No problem there. Since the re-installation, I have noticed that pressing the left Alt key "steals" ...
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How to disable mouse interference with Alt+Tab?

I want to be able to use Alt+Tab or Alt+` to switch back to a previous window AND at the same time start moving the mouse to where I will be clicking, without it all switching to the wrong window just ...
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Alt + Tab only toggles between two recent windows on 16.04

I have a Mate desktop environment on 16.04. The Alt+Tab keys only toggles between the two most recently accessed windows within the same workspace. Doesnt toggle at all to all other windows that are ...
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Special characters using ALT+Numeric Key [duplicate]

Please help to enter special characters using + Numeric Key Pad No as line in MS Windows. I am using Ubuntu 17.10 Thank you
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How to disable alt+middle mouse button to stop alternating windows?

I recently installed Ubuntu Studio and every time I press ALT+MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON it alternates windows, kinda like ALT+TAB. How do I disable that function ?
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Ubuntu Budgie: How to use Alt+Shift to switch keyboard layouts?

I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu Budgie and I can't get the Alt+Shift to work. I write articles almost everyday using English and Greek and it's pretty annoying to change the language ...
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How can I cycle windows in taskbar order?

I want to either change Alt + Tab behaviour, or preferably set a different hotkey combination to cycle through all windows in a left-right fashion, where MRU, most recently used is NOT applicable. ...
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How do I disable the ALT hotkey in Unity?

I'd like to use the alt key for my games, but every time I press it it minimizes my game and brings up a window that I'll never use. How do I disable this?
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How can I change Alt/Win key behaviour programmatically/from command line

I would like to have a script I can run to change my Alt/Win key behaviour (from Default to Alt is swapped with Win and vice versa). I can do it through the user interface by going to System Settings ...
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alt key shortcuts in pycharm are not working on ubuntu 16.04

Shortcuts involving "Alt" key is not working on pycharm. For example the shortcut for "finding usages" on my machine is "Alt +f7". But whenever I press this key, my cursor changes from arrow to the ...
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How to enable Alt-Gr on Ubuntu 16.04?

On my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop installation, Alt-Gr does not work. So I cannot type characters like {, }, ~, | etc. (doing this on my PC where everything works). I tried various suggestions from multiple ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 conflicting Alt+Scroll behavior

Alt+Scroll is in Xubuntu overloaded to have two behaviors: alter window transparency when mouse is positioned on title bar, or zoom otherwise. When I position the mouse cursor on a window title bar ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Alt Gr turned into right mouse button, Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

For some reason my Alt Gr key has begun to act as right mouse button. I've tried to look for similar symptoms on Google for a few days, to no avail. Using evtest, I've found out that "Macintosh mouse ...
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How can I disable Alt-Tab application switching in Cinnamon when a certain program is open?

I use emacs and have fill commands set to Alt-Tab in certain modes and, as a creature of habit, would like to keep it that way. Is there an easy way to disable application switching via Alt-Tab when ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. https://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install compizconfig-...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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How to get the old alt-# behavior in gnome-terminal?

In Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier, Alt+1 would be used by gnome shell only if multiple tabs were open. If there were no tabs open (a single shell) Alt+1 would be sent to the terminal program. In 14.10, Alt+...
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Which file has the mapping for Alt+F2 in Gnome 3.4.2? [duplicate]

Hello Linux Community, Which file has the mapping for Alt+F2 in Gnome 3.4.2? I have firefox and used to type it for access it. Now I type it and I get iceweasel. This happened after an update. Is ...
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How to disable Alt-Scroll zoom in Xubuntu 14.04

In Xubuntu 14.04, alt+scroll wheel zooms my entire desktop. I'm finding this very annoying because sometimes I flick the scroll wheel to go to the top of a document then press the alt key for a some ...
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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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HUD not working in libreoffice downloaded from libreoffice.org

As I want all the latest software for my computer, I downloaded libreoffice from the site, not from software center. I followed the instructions on how to install it. I have only one problem.the alt ...
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How to stop Alt from triggering Global Menu?

I am trying to disable Alt from triggering the global menu when I am using an application (I am using Ubuntu 14.04). My problem is, when I am using emacs, for example, and I hit Alt+h, the help menu ...
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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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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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How can I quickly see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example to see which keys switch between multiple terminal windows. I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ialt-tab to switch ...
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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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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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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 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). I ...
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I've enabled a bunch of no-prefix shortcuts is tmux (like Alt-c for new window, Alt-n for next), which has made my life so much better. The problem was, my shortcuts didn't always work. Maybe every 5-...
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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 moment ...
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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 your ...