To do some stuff in Blender I need to use Alt key. It seems, however, that on Linux Ubuntu the left Alt can't be used for some actions(let's say, for example, Alt + RMB). However, when using right Alt key I than need to click the left Alt key, otherwise Blender goes to uneditable mode. I know that I could change Alt to something else, but I am used to it and I don't want to do so. So I rather wanna know how to prevent Blender from going into the werid mode(where I can't edit things).


This is because Ubuntu uses the alt key as a default-key. This worked for me.



  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! This comes as a useful information, but now I got a question - can I somehow disable it only when Blender is running? $\endgroup$ Mar 7 '16 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ As far as I know you can only change the shortcut globally for the system/user. $\endgroup$
    – Aarree
    Mar 7 '16 at 14:26

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