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Re: 'Alt' key strange behaviour in gnome/metacity


On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:37:01PM +0200, Antonio-M. Corbi Bellot wrote:
> Does any one use gnome-2.6 + metacity (2.8.1-3)  and has observed a
> strange behaviour in the Alt key when typing, i.e., Alt+Tab to change
> focus between windows?
> After upgrading to the latest xfree (4.3.0.dfsg.1-5) in SID the Alt key
> seems to get 'pressed' some how and after releasing it I have to press
> it again to 'unpress' it (as a side effect, the focus in windows doesn't
> change).
> If I change the WM without leaving the gnome-session, I've tried with
> xfwm4, it works well, so it seems a metacity problem...but I did not
> observed it with 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4
> I also work with an x86 box (debian testing) with metacity 2.8.1-3 and
> xfree 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 and it does not have this problem.
> Any ideas?
> Thank you.

To me this looks like you are suffering from 
and the other bugs merged to this one. It should go away after the next

Best regards,


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