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AltGr in Parallels Desktop on a laptop Mac Apps
This hint may only apply to users with a non-US keyboard. In Sweden on a Windows machine, you press AltGr+2 to get the @-sign. A Mac keyboard of course has no AltGr key, but I thought one could use the key combination Control-Alt instead. In many cases you can do that. However, Office 2003 (at least the Swedish version) doesn't recognize Control-Alt as AltGr, though many other programs do. Of course this is problem when working in Outlook 2003.

The solution: remap keys in Windows. I tried many remapping utilities, but many didn't do the job. Maybe because the utilities are designed for US keyboards. I found one free utility that do work: KeyTweak. Download and install (in Windows in Parallels, obviously). I used the 'Half Teach Mode' to remap the right Command key to 'Right Alt' (AltGr). Then use the Apply button to let KeyTweak write the remapping into Windows' Registry. Since it is a registry change, it means that the remapping works without a program running in background. A reboot of Windows is necessary for the change to take affect.

This works very nicely for me. However, I have not yet had the chance to test what happens when I connect an external keyboard.

[robg adds: This hint discusses another solution for AltGr in Boot Camp.]
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AltGr in Parallels Desktop on a laptop Mac
Authored by: khos on Sep 20, '06 09:44:31AM

Odd. On my 15" MBP (Swedish keyboard), the enter key works as AltGr 'right alt' in Parallels! I tried it by accident and it just worked. Enter + 2 = @.

Now, if I could only get it to work the same way in OS X tiger. I tried Doublecommando, but I got a nasty crash on restart, so I'm kinda scared to try it again..

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AltGr in Parallels Desktop on a laptop Mac
Authored by: andreas999 on Sep 20, '06 09:58:40AM

Odd indeed! Now my enter key works as AltGr... I KNOW I tested the enter key both on a 15" and 17" MBP.


Well my first submitted hint is redudant at the same moment its published.

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AltGr in Parallels Desktop on a laptop Mac
Authored by: psychozz on Sep 21, '06 04:49:07AM

I had the same problem, but in boot camp. I simply made a macro that typed @ for me and mapped that macro to ctrl + alt + 2.

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