Re: [dev] dwm default bindings

From: pancake <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:50:47 +0200

Donald Allen wrote:
> I think the default key bindings for dwm are a unfortunate in some
> cases. For example, alt-f, a natural choice for *f*loat mode,
> conflicts with pulling down the File menu in many applications from
> the keyboard. alt-T similarly conflicts with using the Tools menu in
> Firefox from the keyboard.

I _never_ use alt-f or alt-t, i just setup monocle and tiled layouts rotated
with meta-space. I would probably prefer not to use those keybindings
by default. Maybe control+meta+space to toggle floating layout would
be enought and then meta+space to go back rotating between monocle
and tiled.
> I realize that these bindings can be changed. But that requires some
> work (and knowledge of C) on the part of the user. I'm talking about
> the choice of the defaults. Perhaps the keys modified by alt should
> instead be modified by ctrl-alt by default? And similarly, alt-shift
> -> ctrl-alt-shift? I am going to test this idea by modifying my setup.
> I'll let you know how it works out.
> /Don
Received on Wed Jul 22 2009 - 15:50:47 UTC

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