Rebind Alt Key (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Hey all,

I’m having trouble using the hand tool.
I can move the camera around and change its angle,
but I can’t orbit or do anything involving the Alt key
because Alt-Click in Ubuntu drags the current window around.
I’ve looked at the Unity Preferences but I don’t know what to change.
Changing my system settings and rebooting didn’t work, either.

Can anybody help?


(P.S. I’m new to Unity, so if you could dumb down your answers it would be greatly appreciated!)

You can rebind that function to use the windows key instead.

Open a terminal with ctrl-alt-T and paste this:

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/mouse-button-modifier '"<SUPER>"'

To revert this change

dconf reset /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/mouse-button-modifier

You shouldn’t need to reboot for those changes to come into effect.