Accelerator Keys

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Apr 26 20:27:50 BST 2007

On Donnerstag, 26. April 2007 +0100, Robert Morrison wrote:

> Yikes! It is the keyboard. Turns out the left alt key
> works as expected. The left hand alt key is in an
> awkward place on this kb (actually, they both are,
> but the right is less worse), so I was using the right
> one almost exclusively; didn't occur to me to test
> with the left one separately. Well, now we know.

The right ALT key, on keyboard of other languages often labelled "Alt Gr", can 
(depending on keyboardlayout) be set to be the "compose" key, which lets one 
create non-latin characters by combining the key and a normal key.

You could check the keyboard layout/language/locale settings if there is 
something different to your usual setup.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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