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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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Mapping the Left Alt key to Control and Alt Gr to just Alt

On my laptop, I use Emacs. However, I don't have a left Ctrl key, and I considered mapping the left Alt key to left Ctrl and the right Alt key (Alt Gr) to just Alt (Meta). This way, I can just hit the ...
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Why are the keys named Ctrl & Alt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the origins of the control and alt keys? I use these keys often as modifiers for shortcuts including the infamous copy and paste and some tab-switching but I ...
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What are the origins of the control and alt keys?

Crtl and alt have become common place on just about any computer keyboard sold anywhere in the world (I even saw a picture of them on a typewriter...). But what were these sacred modifier keys first ...