asked Nov 29 '15 at 13:24 by eolien (91)


Selections and pen tools are mapped to 1 2 3 4 5 keys, but on an AZERTY keyboard, theses keys just dont exist :

There are & é " ' ( keys or MAJ + & MAJ+é MAJ+" MAJ+' MAJ+( but no 1 2 3 4 5

I was trying to map this five tools to the first keys i said, but "é" is not recognized by keymap manager :'(


Have a nice day.

same for zoom in with + and zoom out with -


answered Nov 29 '15 at 13:31 by eolien (91)

You can customize the shortcuts in the preferences dialog. It is not possible to have one shortcut mapping that can work on every single keyboard layout, obviously. To change these shortcuts search for "tool" in the action name in Options / Preferences / Shortcuts. Delete the existing assignments if you want and click the + button to assign a different key.


answered Dec 01 '15 at 13:27 by nick (753)

Is that a serious answer ?

It is possible, that's basic computing, a simple script can do that, or a dialog at the first launch... Do you think every QWERTY or AZERTY users on linux remap manually all keys to install the system ? So think about an AZERTY layout and purpose it at first launch if AZERTY keyboard is detected.

And for exemple, azerty key "é" not working is not a feature like the first i asked for. That's a bug :)

Thanks for that answer, but i dont think it's pro to let a user read a documentation and need him to think and understand that documentation dont work for him...

Have a nice day.


answered Dec 01 '15 at 14:34 by eolien (91)

edited Dec 01 '15 at 14:35

  • 3 years further now. any solution for this issue ?

answered Jul 14 '19 at 22:16 by permeke (11)

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