As reported on the Keyboard Preferences page of the Audacity manual,
ALTGR or Right ALT […] on Windows keyboards […] sends a combined CTRL + ALT modifier and can thus be used as an alternative to call any binding that includes CTRL + ALT
This behavior makes it impossible to input third- and fourth-level keys in labels, which is especially necessary for international users and for transcription purposes. In my opinion, Audacity should either do away with this equivalence between ALTGR and CTRL + ALT or make it a customizable preference.
I was going to report this as a bug to the developers, but then I thought that, before bothering them, I’d better come here and make sure that this is standard Audacity behavior and not just a problem in my own setup.
How to reproduce the bug (if you’d like to help me make sure):
- in your operating system’s preferences, select a layout with third- and fourth-level keys (such as the Italian layout);
- open Audacity, create a label;
- type any third- or fourth-level key into the label (for example, if you’ve selected the Italian layout, type ALTGR + the key immediately right of P, which would normally give you a square bracket);
- behold the total absence of output.
Thank you very much!
Lubuntu Linux 15.10
Audacity 2.1.2, coming from this PPA