Alt-Gr does not work on Idea 7.0.4/7.0.3, Java 1.6.0_07, Ubuntu 8.04.1,

Hi

Alt-Gr does not work on the following setup:

Idea: 7.0.4 build 7941, 7.0.3 build 7757
Java version: 1.6.0_07
OS: Ubuntu 8.04.1 64 bit
Keyboard layout: Norway (using a Logitech Ultra-X keyboard)

A quick fix is to export the following variable: AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit
However, this causes Idea to constantly freeze and not accept any input from the keyboard, so it is not an acceptable solution.

I am aware that this has been reported previously, but I could not see from this posting whether the issue has been resolved:
http://intellij.net/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=276374

Needless to say, this bug makes it impossible to get any coding done, so I am hoping for a quick response.

Best regards,
SveinT.

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Hello sveint,

Hi

Alt-Gr does not work on the following setup:

Idea: 7.0.4 build 7941, 7.0.3 build 7757
Java version: 1.6.0_07
OS: Ubuntu 8.04.1 64 bit
Keyboard layout: Norway (using a Logitech Ultra-X keyboard)
A quick fix is to export the following variable: AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit

However, this causes Idea to constantly freeze and not accept any
input from the keyboard, so it is not an acceptable solution.

I am aware that this has been reported previously, but I could not see
from this posting whether the issue has been resolved:
http://intellij.net/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=276374

Needless to say, this bug makes it impossible to get any coding done,
so I am hoping for a quick response.

Best regards, SveinT.


I have installed Norway Default keyboard layout and tried some combinations
like AltGrM, AltGrE. They type characters accordingly to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Norwegian.

Ubuntu 8.04, JDK 1.6.0_02 (yes, I see this small difference), IDEA 7941.
Could you say, what's wrong in your environment? Do you have problems with
the same characters and layout?

Alexander.


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Hi Alexander

AltGr does not work in combination with the numerical keys. That is, my problem is that when I try AltGr2, then number 2 is written in the editor instead of @. Similar for AltGr in combination with all the other numerical keys. AltGr7, AltGr8, AltGr9, AltGr+0 results in 7, 8, 9 and 0 instead of {, and }.

br,
sveint

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Hello sveint,

Hi Alexander

AltGr does not work in combination with the numerical keys. That is,
my problem is that when I try AltGr+2, then number 2 is written in the
editor instead of @. Similar for AltGr in combination with all the
other numerical keys. AltGr7, AltGr8, AltGr9, AltGr0 results in 7,
8, 9 and 0 instead of {, and }.

br,
sveint


I have installed JDK 6 update 10 and re-try AltGr with numeric keys. It works
well for me, typing @{[]} chars. So, no bug here.

We do not talk here about num pad on the right side of a keyboard, don't
we? I use the regular, top row of numeric keys.

Alexander.


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Hi again

I use the top regular keys like you, not the num pad on the right side. I also upgraded to JDK 6 update 10, which should mean that our idea/jdk/os setup is the same. But it still does not work here.

I currently use the previously mentioned "quick-fix", that is I set the variable AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit. Then it works fine. But this causes IDEA to freeze every 10 minute or so, and I have to restart IDEA. Do you have any idea why this happens?

Any help is much appreciated.

sveint

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