How to turn off Alternate Character Key?

Hi, today I noticed that my left ALT is not working. I thought it was hardware issues but after some browsing I found the main problem. I’m using Manjaro Gnome.


My question is, how to turn off Alternate Characters Key? I’m using modern keyboard and it’s doesn’t have alternate character. Thanks!

How do you know it’s not a hardware issue?

  • Have you tried an external keyboard?
  • Have you gone to a TTY and run showkey?
  • If none of the above, what else did you do?


I tried to change Alternate Key to right Alt. And it’s working.

1 Like

I’ve marked this answer as the solution to your question as it is by far the best answer you’ll get.

However, if you disagree with my choice, please feel free to take any other answer as the solution to your question or even remove the solution altogether: You are in control! (If you disagree with my choice, just send me a personal message and explain why I shouldn’t have done this or :heart: or :+1: if you agree)

P.S. In the future, please don’t forget to come back and click the 3 dots below the answer to mark a solution like this below the answer that helped you most:
so that the next person that has the exact same problem you just had will benefit from your post as well as your question will now be in the “solved” status.

This topic was automatically closed 15 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.