Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have accidentally pressed some keyboard shortcut which caused the Alt Gr key to be replaced by plain Alt key behavior. However, I don't know which shortcut it was, even after trying a lot of different combinations. After restarting my PC, the problem is solved, but I fell into this situation a few times now, and it is really inconvenient.

How do I configure the behavior of the right alt key?

Note: I'm working on a Windows Vista machine.

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

Try Key Tweak.

alt text

share|improve this answer
    
Looks good, and very user friendly. I am using AutoHotkey for this purpose. It is more difficult to use, but very flexible. –  Dimitri C. Mar 2 '10 at 8:44
    
Keytweak is awesome. I used it to fix the layout of my mac keyboard on a windows computer. –  Fake Name Mar 2 '10 at 9:23

I'm not sure about Vista, but on XP the default key combination to switch between different locales is <Left-shift> and <Left-Alt> (hold one key while pressing the other).

share|improve this answer
    
I'm not 100% sure this was the solution, but I can't reproduce the problem anymore. –  Dimitri C. Mar 2 '10 at 8:42
2  
I had this problem, so I tested this solution and it didn't work :( –  Dimitri C. Mar 29 '10 at 13:18

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

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