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Make the Alt key work in OpenOffice103 and X11Beta3
Authored by: ben.forrest on Aug 10, '10 04:36:25PM

Hi - this could be the hint that saves my association with mac as an avid original windows keyboard & menus user!

alas no luck despite the magnitude of assistance here, nothing seems to work for me. console.log shows no errors (although I did have to upgrade to the latest X11 project as there was an error with reading xkb rules) now no errors visible.

have outlined all the steps taken, am i missing something stupid (probably!).

i really hope someone can help so i can resume my productivity!


1. run separately and run openoffice within that
2. tried restarting / rebooting
3. attempted to run using quartz (e.g. standard window mgr)
3. run separately or via "x" at terminal
4. updated my quartz version to latest 2.4.2 - which fixes the xkb error but still not alt+<key> for menus!?
5. "Follow system keyboard layout" is unchecked

OS X 10.5.8

cat .Xmodmap
clear Mod1
keycode 66 = Alt_L
keycode 69 = Alt_R
add Mod1 = Alt_L
add Mod1 = Alt_R

cat .xinitrc
xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap
exec quartz-wm

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