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    Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP1)

    One of our keyboards has an ALT key and an ALT Gr key.

    What's the difference between these two?

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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP

    <hr>What's the difference<hr>
    One says Gr on it? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Do they behave differently or are they just marked differently?
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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP1)

    The right Alt key (the one labelled Alt Gr) acts as (left) Alt+Ctrl. For example, (left) Alt+E activates the Edit menu in most Windows applications, but (Alt Gr)+E inserts the

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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP1)

    On the UK keyboard, at least, Alt Gr is used to produce the euro symbol
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP

    Alt Gr will in fact add an "/" accent to any vowel. OTOH Alt Gr + Del is NOT a working substitute for Ctrl + Alt + Del.
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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP

    Alt Gr is not equivalent to Ctrl+Alt in all cases. In Word, for example, Ctrl+Alt+S splits/unsplits the window, but Alt Gr + S inserts the German Ringel-S

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    Re: Difference between 'ALT' and 'ALT Gr' ? (XP SP

    Appreciate it folks.

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