#1529 Problem with AltGr keys

scintilla (311)

There is a problems with AltGr+{7,8,9,0} keys in Norwegian and German keyboard layouts:

  1. Add Norwegian keyboard (Windows Control Panel -> Region And Language -> Keyboards And Languages).
  2. Add shortcut in SciTE:


  3. Open new file in SciTE.
  4. Switch to Norwegian keyboard layout.
  5. Press AltGr+7 -> symbol '{' appears, it is OK.
  6. Press AltGr+8 -> 'Save As' dialog will open, just close it.
  7. Now press AltGr+7, AltGr+8, AltGr+9, AltGr+0 - they do nothing!

If you move focus to other application and return it to SciTE - the keys will work again.

Bug appears in SciTE, Notepad++ and eSignal.


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-09-20

    It appears to be the file save dialog that is causing problems. The AltGr+7 key combination stops working after the file dialog is activated by mouse. If the user shortcut on AltGr+8 is changed to IDM_PASTE then both the AltGr keys continue to work.

    I won't be working further on this.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-09-20
    • labels: --> scintilla
    • status: open --> open-accepted
    • assigned_to: Neil Hodgson
    • Priority: 5 --> 4

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