shortcuts that don't work (because of OS)

Project:Blender
Component:Blender
Category:support request
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Project wiki:Blender wiki
Related pages:#1147: Modelling tools :-:-: #1151: Key-bindings conflicts between blender and linux desktop environments
Description

Some blender short cuts don't work because of conflicts with the OS:

alt+tab
ctrl +tab (change selection mode: vert, edg, face)

alt + RMB to select loop.

Comments

#1

#2

In KDE system settings > Workspace appearance and behaviour > window behaviour > task switcher >
there are two sets: 'main' and 'alternative'.
The KDE documentation does not explain what those two sets are for, how to enable one instead of the other, etc...

https://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kde-workspace/kcontrol/kwintabbox/
https://userbase.kde.org/System_Settings/Window_Behaviour

Ticket here:
http://linux.overshoot.tv/ticket/742

#4

I'm removing the content below from the article because most of it is wrong:

It is actually easy to remedy to this problem. Beside the ALT key, your keyboard most probably has a SUPER key (the key with the windows logo) and a MENU key. The trick is to remap some of the keys within the operating system.

KDE

Go to:
K menu >> System Settings >> Hardware >> Input devices >> Keyboards >> Advanced tab.
Expand the "Alt/Win key behavior".
Select "Alt is mapped to Right Win, Super to Menu".
Apply.

Gnome

In the top menu bar, go to System >> Preferences >> keyboard (Layouts).
Click on the button "Options. In the "Action shortcuts" window, >> "Alt/Win Key Behavior"
Select "Alt is mapped to Right Win, Super to Menu"