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AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.
If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature
An error occurred while saving the commentSimon Bergman commented
Alt Gr + E now opens Export for screens. In Windows and in (at least) European countries this is the shortcut for the € symbol on system level as well as in virtually every other program. It used to wrok in Illustrator CS6.
Alt + Ctrl + E also opens Export for screens. It does not need two shortcuts, while it is unnecessarily time consuming to get the € symbol from the Glyphs library.