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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0008557Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Input/Keybinding/Macrospublic2014-11-17 00:022014-11-17 07:18
Assigned ToFootkerchief 
Platformx64 Quad CoreOSUbuntuOS Version14.04 LTS
Product Version0.40.16 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0008557: ALT button is not registered.
DescriptionI can't use the ALT button for anything. I can't even change it in the keybindings menu, because it doesn't register ALT-presses.
Steps To ReproduceUse my setup and try to use the ALT key in DF
Additional InformationI can probably change the keybindings so that it uses Menu or similar key instead, because those seem to work fine. Also, if the bottom row keys became generic shifting keys such as shift, ctrl, alt, then people would have much more to choose from.
TagsALT, Key, Ubuntu
Attached Files

- Relationships
duplicate of 0006088needs feedbackDwarfu Alt key doesn't work on Ubuntu 

-  Notes
ToXeye (reporter)
2014-11-17 00:13
edited on: 2014-11-17 00:23 [^]

However that was unrelated information, as this problem only applies to pressing ALT keys in adventure mode, not to selectors in fortress mode which I have no problem with so far.

ToXeye (reporter)
2014-11-17 00:41

I can solve this problem by jumping into water, but it is undesirable due to hitting the bottom of the river.
ToXeye (reporter)
2014-11-17 00:55
edited on: 2014-11-17 00:56

I can solve this problem by unbinding the default move buttons so that 1 - 9 do not count as ordinary movement, and then binding careful move to 1-8, 1-9 or 1-8 and 0/Menu/Mode where one of those is up/down on the same spot.

My key bindings are the following, starting with south to the left (1), southwest (2), up to southeast to the right (8) and Mode (Alt Gr) is up/down on the same spot.

It is so that it is easy to count from either south or southeast, and I think I will add 9 to the keys so that it becomes south (starting from south at both ends, that is)

ToXeye (reporter)
2014-11-17 01:02

Also, I changed "Confirm attack" to Menu and "Freshest tracks" to Ctrl+k
Footkerchief (manager)
2014-11-17 07:16

Are you sure this isn't a problem with your OS's keyboard configuration?

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-11-17 00:02 ToXeye New Issue
2014-11-17 00:03 ToXeye Tag Attached: ALT
2014-11-17 00:03 ToXeye Tag Attached: Key
2014-11-17 00:03 ToXeye Tag Attached: Ubuntu
2014-11-17 00:09 ToXeye Issue Monitored: ToXeye
2014-11-17 00:13 ToXeye Note Added: 0031024
2014-11-17 00:23 ToXeye Note Edited: 0031024 View Revisions
2014-11-17 00:41 ToXeye Note Added: 0031025
2014-11-17 00:55 ToXeye Note Added: 0031026
2014-11-17 00:56 ToXeye Note Edited: 0031026 View Revisions
2014-11-17 01:02 ToXeye Note Added: 0031027
2014-11-17 07:16 Footkerchief Note Added: 0031032
2014-11-17 07:16 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-11-17 07:16 Footkerchief Status new => needs feedback
2014-11-17 07:18 Footkerchief Relationship added duplicate of 0006088
2014-11-17 07:18 Footkerchief Status needs feedback => resolved
2014-11-17 07:18 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate

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