Accelerator Keys

Robert Morrison orbert at
Fri Apr 27 20:43:25 BST 2007

On Thursday 26 April 2007 14:27, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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.

Good point. It has my kb detected as "104 key generic," 
but there are some other options that may match it better. 
Thanks again for the pointers.

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