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Instant file search (File: Search Files) is bound to Ctrl+Alt+F by default in my installation of Sublime Text 2. I can't find that combination in Default (Windows).sublime-keymap.

On my keyboard layout that conflicts with AltGr+F combination which should be producing a left bracket [.

How can I prevent Sublime Text 2 to use Ctrl+Alt+F for instant file search so that a left bracket is produced as it should be in my locale?

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Removed answer because of updated question. Since windows interprets AltGr as Ctrl + Alt. With sublime only, your answer seems like the only way. If you wanted a system wide change to AltGr, you could remap the key with sharpkeys or something similar. Or maybe autohotkey and make it run only when sublime is running. – d_rail Oct 17 '12 at 22:22
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Windows understands AltGr as Ctrl+Alt, and therefore AltGr+F will be understood as Ctrl+Alt+F.

A quick workaround is to override the Ctrl+Alt+F to insert the desired character by inputting that shortcut in user key-bindings. Use the menu to get to the key-bindings:

Preferences > Key Bindings - User 

Or directly edit the Default (Windows).sublime-keymap file, and add the appropriate binding to insert your desired character. For example:

    { "keys": ["ctrl+alt+f"], "command": "insert", "args": {"characters": "["} }
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