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Using Pro Tools on a PC - the "alt" key is used as a modifier key but if you hit it once it will also bring you up into the file menu etc. Is there a way to make it only function as a modifier key?

Windows 7 by the way.

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Just curious as to why? – w3dk Sep 4 '12 at 19:10
It's easier to work without it bringing you up to the menu all the time. – theprincipal Sep 5 '12 at 13:25
If the Alt key is used as a modifier then that itself would usually prevent the default (menu) action from triggering? (Since the menu only gets focus on the release of the Alt key.) However, if there is a conflict then I'm not sure how you can disable one and not the other - after all, there is only one Alt key. I did just wonder if it was possible to disable menu shortcuts. But even without any menu shortcuts, a user can still hit the Alt key and use the cursor keys to step through the menu. – w3dk Sep 5 '12 at 14:43
If you want to disable this for the Explore then you can just write an autohotkey script for that. – avirk Sep 18 '12 at 10:29

No, there isn’t. There needs to be a keyboard-only way to access the menu.

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