OK! Never smile too early-?
Switching the keyboard-layout is only a workaround if it is temporary. I dont know if this is a bug, but when the switch from left-alt to left-window-key is activated at the next login all applications get this behavior/setting .. and the modify has to set back at logout .. to start again.
So its better to take the manual change for every key-setting ...
What works is this:
For every window-manager(thats metacity by default) and x-window-shortcut exists the setting from gnome. All normaly stored in the users home-directory under
But those subdirectories are pretty empty, because those settings are the default system-wide settings and are only stored in the users home-directory if the user makes any changes to them. And because i dont want to change the system-wide defaults ... (they are in /var/lib/gconf ...)
So first you may make a short backup of your user-local-settings like this in a terminal in your home-directory
After this comes the work to change every key-action-entry with <Alt>
tar -cvf gconf_back.tgz ~/.gconf*
to <Super> to use the left windows-key instead of the left-alt-key.
and there from the root /
open the +apps
go down in the tree to windowmanager:
and select every page
general, global_keybindings, keybinding_commands, workspace_names
and there check for a key-setting with <Alt>
and edit this to <Super>
Then you have the simple rule, that everytime
you want to use some of the standard/default
linux/ubuntu/x-window keyfunctions you have to use LEFT-WINDOW-KEY
instead of LEFT-ALT-KEY
and in blender and every other application, that might try to use
alt-key + ... anything
this combination is free and will not captured first by the windowmanager or the x11-window-graphics-system.
If you need to use the made backup .. remove the two subdirectories .gconf and .gconfd (better move "mv" those to /tmp) and untar your backup in your homedirectory (and check you did it at the right place ..) and your old .gconf.. settings are restored .. logout/login to check it.