How to disable alt menu?

  • Hello!
    I need to disable alt menu because when changing language it always opening -
    Maybe someone know how to disable this.
    PS. I dont want to use horizontal menu!

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    The Alt key on its own focuses the menu, as it does in pretty much all windows programs, even Notepad.

    If your shortcut to switch keyboards includes the Alt key, plus some other key, pressing them both at the same time should work without bringing up the menu.

    What is your shortcut for switching languages?

  • @Pesala "What is your shortcut for switching languages?" - Shift + Alt
    And when i typing that menu always open :(
    And i dont know why, i dont pressing alt...

  • I just tried and pressing shift-alt at the same time quickly and multiple times SOMETIMES it pops up the menu indeed, because done quickly I probably don't sync the presses at the same time, but if done slowly I can't replicate.
    Change the shift alt combo to something else that doesn't include alt key?

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    @goncharmarko Neither Shift+Alt nor Alt+Shift opens the menu.

    The menu opens when you release Alt, not when you press it.

  • For me it open almost every second time. And non of other programs - attention - not make it. So, it is Vivaldi's realisation of alt-menu is bad (as opera's 12). I think, even the same programmers makes it)
    There must be some option in setting to disable this malignant alt-menu.

  • @asires
    I totally agree with you.
    Pretty much all window programs won't take focus by pressing a common IME shortcut like "Alt + `"

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    @yuyu-k The menu in Vivaldi also does not take focus when pressing Alt+ ` or any other combination of keys. For me, it only takes focus when pressing and then releasing the Alt key — just like all other programs. The only problem that I see is the failure of the drop down menus to open when the horizontal menu bar is displayed, if one presses Alt+F, etc. (Then there is the other known issue that cursor keys don't navigate the menus).

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  • Lol 111 views...
    Okey @Pesala but i always pressing shift first and i cant do anything with it.

  • Alt-menu appears if you 1. press shift 2. press alt 3. unpress alt 4. unpress shift. And no matter, if between these actions is 1 millisecond. This is bad realisation, alt-menu must not appear, because before it's pressed-unpressed, shift is pressed and must cancel triggering an alt-menu.

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    @asires Please report this issue so we can discuss it internally and investigate to make the menu more user-friendly.

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  • @gwen-dragon

    Please fix this.. I'm almost leaving Vivaldi for this. I'm on Linux and it is't true that it happens with all programs, not on Linux. It doesn't happen with the horizontal menu, but I'm not going to use that one...

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