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From: Jon TURNEY <>
Subject: Re: ctrl-alt-{ ctrl-alt-[ ctrl-alt-] ctrl-alt-} not working as expected german keyboard on notebook
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:36:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 18/02/2015 02:54, wrote:
> Dell Latitude E6540, german keyboard.
> I can type AltGr-{ ... and so on, but ctrl-alt-{ ... as labeled on the
> keyboard gives something wrong.
> It seems like when Alt is pressed Ctrl (Strg) is ignored, it gives the
> same keys as without Ctrl.
> I tried some things with setxkbmap, but no success.

Unfortunately, there doesn't currently seem to be a way to configure X 
to act in this way.

In xkeyboard-config language, you are trying to access the "3rd level 
shift" for a key (1st level is the normal key, 2nd is the shifted key)

I believe that the standard (DIN 2137) specifies that this 3rd level is 
accessed by right alt.

ctrl + left alt being equivalent to right alt is a Windows-ism [1].

See the upstream bug [2], you might also find the discussion in [3] of 


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-18  2:55 rhofmann
2015-02-18 13:36 ` Jon TURNEY [this message]
2015-02-18 23:07   ` Thomas Wolff
2015-02-22 13:39     ` Jon TURNEY

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