[Bf-committers] ubuntu unity alt key

Sean Olson seanolson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 19:16:06 CET 2013

I personally use the same method as you used suggested, but rebind Unity's
alt key to the OS key (windows key) - which blender does not use as far as
I know.  All works well for me after that change.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 12:30 PM, <pazul at telenet.be> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Since Ubuntu unity apparently uses around 64! keyboard shortcuts (and i
> prb missed some) and blender itself also is kb hungry --and-- in conflict
> with unity, Shinsuke Irie and myself have been trying to resolve this issue
> on blender's side with no luck. Irie reported this to the unity dev's and
> it was accepted as a bug (
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1108064). Because
> there is no guarantee that this will be resolved on their side (if ever)
> before the next release the only solution in my mind is to disable some of
> the shortcuts unity uses and thus let blender work as expected
> (ctl-alt-numpad0, alt-A, alt-H, alt-I, etc). The following describes what i
> did to make blender and unity "behave".
> install ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager)
> run ccsm
> in filter textbox -> enter "ubuntu" -> select "Ubuntu Unity Plugin" on the
> right
> click on button labeled <Alt> (Key to show the HUD)
> uncheck enabled and click OK
> on the left click "Back" button
> in filter textbox -> enter "general options" -> select "General Options"
> on the right
> click "Key Bindings" tab and click "<Contol><Primary><Alt>KP0" button (the
> Minimize Windows entry)
> uncheck enabled and click OK
> close ccsm
> Now blender shortcuts should work as expected and the impact on unity
> behaviour is minimal in my mind.
> If anybody knows of additional unity/compiz settings that interfere with
> blender please report them.
> I posted this here instead of BA because i think it might be a good idea
> to communicate this on http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ since
> without these ccsm settings blender is in effect useless on unity.
> best regards,
> Patrick Zulke
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