View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to desable ALT Key short cut

September 9th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Hello all,
I'm working with Blender 3D and there's a short cut combination of keys that i use a lot that combines "ALT" key + right mouse button but, whenever I press this comb a menu pops out instead of the respective Blenders tool, even with no animation on Ubuntu, this problem, only happens using Blender on Ubuntu 10.04 on a Vaio laptop... never happened with previews distros.

Any help is appreciated;)
Thanks in advance:D

March 20th, 2012, 05:03 AM
I'm having the same issue on 11.10.

April 28th, 2012, 01:16 AM
Again I am having this issue.

New version of Ubuntu - 12.04 - and once again I have to hunt for the ability to change the alt key behaviour. Which is clearly mapped differently all over the place.

keyboard shortcuts in system settings doesn't do the trick.

Anybody know of another way to do it without having to grab other apps?


So I guess I was being lazy.
I grabbed Configuration Editor again from the Software store.
installed it and under apps>metacity>general -mouse-button-modifier- changed the value from <Alt> to <Alt><Super>
Works now.

I am starting to think that Blender is the one that needs to overide this setting. I can only assume that, that is what the GIMP and MyPaint must do in order to sample colours.

July 26th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Hi tamccullough,
i am also works on it and have same problem but i solve it by changing blender alt key function.
For that you have to change blender python script file by changing few script line.
Please send me your mail to "mit.sms18@gmail.com" i will send you a file which describe how to made change in blender key config file.

Wild Man
July 28th, 2012, 04:43 AM
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