1

I want to make CTRL + ALT act like AltGr, and from this post (1st answer):

unix.stackexchange.com/questions/84707/how-can-i-make-ctrl-alt-act-like-alt-gr-in-ubuntu

I have gotten to the point where I have the level3 file open i gedit.. So I have to change the key <RALT> to CTRL + ALT, but how do I specify that the two keys need to be pressed? key<LCTL + LALT> or <LCTL> <LALT> or what?

Running Linux Mint 18 Sarah 64-bit Cinnamon if that is of any significance.

Would really appreciate if anyone could help me with this :)

0

I got this working using a combination of xbindkeys and xvkbd. You need to install both of these packages to make my solution work.

sudo apt-get install xbindkeys
xbindkeys --defaults > /home/your-user-name/.xbindkeysrc
sudo apt-get install xvkbd

You will need to open the .xbindkeysrc file in a text-editor for example gedit .xbindkeysrc You can then just remove the entire content of that file and type:

"xvkbd -xsendevent -text "{"" m:0xc + c:16 Control+Alt + 7

This will make CTRL + ALT + 7 type {

Just follow this pattern for 8,9,0 or whatever keys you want to change up and you won't even remember that CTRL + ALT didn't work. The only place this does not work is in the terminal. I would still be interested for a solution in xkbd but just thought I would add this here so that other people with this problem find a solution :)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.