Alt Gr

Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope
Alt Gr keyboard key

Short for alternate graphic, Alt Gr is also called AltGr, Alt Graph, and RAlt (right Alt) and is a modifier key that replaces the right Alt. The Alt Gr key is right of the spacebar and allows the third or fourth character on a key to be typed. For example, on a QWERTZ keyboard with an @ (at sign) on the "Q" key, pressing Alt G+Q would type this symbol.


Microsoft Windows users can use Ctrl+Alt as a substitute for keyboards without Alt Gr.

Keyboard terms, QWERTZ