In vim, what does in normal mode the key Meta-g, Alt-g cause?

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I have unintentionally typed the key ALT-g, equal to Meta-g, to CTRL-] g, and by this my open file was damaged.

In Kubuntu 20.04, Vim version 8.1.

Such problems I have very often, but in former times I have not remembered what I have typed, nor what happened.

This time I know:

Typed: ALT-g.

Result: many lines were indented.

I have tried to determine what this key means to vim, what action in vim is invoked.

In vim help I found nothing, and googling in internet yielded nothing.

Please does somebody know about this.

1. What effectv is caused by the key ALT-g.

2. Where in vim is this defined.

3. Does anywhere exist a table for all ALT keys.

4. Is there a way to disable all keys for which no documentation exist.

Thanks, Regards Anton Wessel

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id flag
According to just move from the top to the bottom of the screen or open file under cursor but that would be `gf`. Sounds more like a plugin for VIM causing that. Alt doesn't affect the `g` in any other way. Normally if you close the file by not writing anything `:q!` then changes shouldn't be saved and the original file should still be intact.
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cn flag
The VIM forum ( )is a much better place for this question.

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