Right Alt key

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Mon Aug 7 01:23:08 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-08-04 at 08:33 -0700, Tom wrote:
> I want to have both Alt keys on my
> keyboard function as ordinary Alt
> keys.
> It seems that the right Alt key
> gets mapped to something else by
> default (even without adding any
> XkbOptions in xorg.conf). 
> Does some simple way exist (like
> an XkbOption) to have the right
> Alt key function as an Alt key?

I have the same problem and would like to know the answer too. If
right-alt were to behave the same as alt then it would make switching
workspaces (Ctrl-Alt-arrow) much simpler, i.e. one-handed, since my Ctrl
and Alt keys are next to each other, next to the arrow keys.

Currently xev says my left Alt is keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L),
while it identifies right Alt as keycode 113 (keysym 0xfe03,
ISO_Level3_Shift), without identifying it as an Alt.


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