right alt key and kde

Andy Harrison aharrison at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 03:25:12 GMT 2007


On 1/30/07, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com> wrote:
> On Monday 29 January 2007 10:01 pm, Derek Broughton wrote:
>
> > It's certainly intentional that they should be different, otherwise it
> > would be impossible to map them to different functions.  Insisting that two
> > different keys must do the same job is so Windowsish :-)
>
> But they don't.  Left shift/Ctrl/Alt are for letters typed with the right
> hand, and right shift/Ctrl/Alt are for letters typed with the left hand.
>
> This hasn't worked correctly in ages either, come to think of it.  Oh well.
> I'm used to typing things with the wrong fingers after all this time, and not
> bored enough to endeavor to do anything about this matter.
>

In case anyone else is interested, I just edit the
/etc/X11/xkb/symbols/level3 file and changed the references to
ISO_Level3_Shift into Alt_R.  I probably didn't need to change *all*
references, but it worked.

-- 
Andy Harrison



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