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Thread: Keyboard button "Alt GR" what does it stand for ??

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    Lightbulb Keyboard button "Alt GR" what does it stand for ??

    Hi All

    I am using a HP Computer and next to the space bar on the " ALT" button instead of "ALT" its mentioned as "Alt GR". Can anyone tell me what does "Alt Gr" mean ??

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    The function and usage of AltGr vary according to the exact keyboard layout, which in turn varies according to both the locale and the operating system.
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AltGr_key for a variety of meanings such as Alternative Graphic, Alternate Graphic and others. On an English keyboard it often has the same effect as CTRL + ALT depressed at the same time.
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