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On the Mac, SHIFT+ALT+7 creates a backslash. However under MD this does not work.
I'm trying to add line breaks into a string constant "\n" and currently have to copy and paste them from TextEdit.app
What keyboard layout?
Mitch, could you please take a look at this?
It's not a gtk thing it is the command manager.
@Rene: Goto the options - 'Tastenbindungen' and search for 'Dynamische Abkürzung' and clear the key binding for that command.
⌥⇧7 get's interpreted as ⌥\ by the command manager. When removing the binding the \ works in the text editor.
The command manager seems to recognize that ⌥ is hold while \ is typed. I don't see a way to get the ⌥\ command key working on a german keyboard layout, but that's not really important - since very few people use that command anyways - the '\' key is way more important :)
@Mhutch: For the text editor you did a key decomposition to solve issues like that - we should do that for the command manager as well.
@Mike: Thank you!
I have the same problem on "Swedish - Pro"
Removing the ⌥\ binding for "dynamic abbrev" in key bindings does the trick.
I don't know if it's just me, but isn't it kinda serious if the default state in an IDE makes it impossible to write a simple backslash character on common-ish keyboard layouts?
How about _not_ adding default key bindings on systems where the key combinations would normally yield an common character?
This has already been fixed by changing the command binding.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 9068 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 11303 ***