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    how to change the right alt key in windows

    • Started by swervin
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    • Registered: 10-Jun-2021
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    I love this colemak layout but I need my right alt key to work correctly. How do we get a mapping where right alt works like left alt? currently my right alt key does not function the same as the left.

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    • From: Viken, Norway
    • Registered: 13-Dec-2006
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    The RAlt key works correctly! That is, it works as an AltGr key to produce symbol layers, as it was intended to do.

    However, you don't want that do you. You want things the standard ANSI way without those symbols that you think you don't need anyway, right?

    Now, you didn't tell us anything about how you're using Colemak and we need to know that if we're to be able to help! Are you using Linux/XKB? MacOS? Windows? If the latter, with a MSKLC installer or an AutoHotkey script or my fancy EPKL program?

    With EPKL, I could tell you how to get a so-called VK remap that'd allow you to use Colemak without changing the keys' functionality. As a bonus, you'd get the fabulous Extend layers and lots of other goodies if you want them!

    *** Learn Colemak in 2–5 steps with Tarmak! ***
    *** Check out my Big Bag of Keyboard Tricks for Win/Linux/TMK... ***

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