I am playing Starcraft 2 on Arch Linux, using the Awesome window manager.

I'd like to remap Alt+F4 to the 4th camera position. As it currently works, Alt+F4 tries to close the game obviously.

Alt+F4 is not a shortcut linked to any function on Arch or Awesome, it is only Starcraft which is currently recognising it.

  • Does SC2 allow you to disable the alt-f4 shortcut, the way it allows you to disable alt-tab? I vaguely recall that it does but it's been awhile since I checked.
    – Cadence
    Dec 11, 2020 at 19:45
  • My apologize, I'm on Linux, I forgot to mention it. I know that is not officially supported but it works perfectly for me.
    – GhostOrder
    Dec 11, 2020 at 23:33
  • It would help to know which distribution and/or desktop / window manager you are using. Depending on which one you use it may be possible to change the "close window" mapping to something other than Alt+F4 (For example, KDE's Plasma uses Alt+F4 but Enlightenment uses Ctrl+Alt+X, and they can be changed).
    – TwoD
    Dec 15, 2020 at 17:48
  • @TwoD Mi distribution is Arch and as I said I'm using a window manager (Awesome) and ALT+F4 is not assigned to any function, I close my windows with Super+Q.
    – GhostOrder
    Dec 18, 2020 at 0:29
  • @GhostOrder, sorry, not sure why I missed that.
    – TwoD
    Dec 19, 2020 at 12:24

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Alt+F4 is a Windows pre-mapped combo. Like ctrl+alt+del, you can't simply remap it to a game position as the OS takes priority. Try mapping another unused OS combo.

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