Getting some keyboard shortcuts to work on ubuntu in parallels

I have found a strange idiosyncrasy of running Ubuntu on a  mac in parallels. A lot of my keyboard shortcuts don’t work.  For instance in a browser alt back arrow key doesn’t work.  Or in Webstorm alt insert doesn’t bring up the add a file menu.

What I have found, at least for those two is that if you hit the combo twice in succession it actually works. Consistently. Strange but workable.  I don’t know how many of the other shortcuts will work if I try this.  Ususally just pound on it get frustrated and grab the mouse.  I’ll have to be more patient and try.  So we’ll see.

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Getting some keyboard shortcuts to work on ubuntu in parallels

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