Re: [dev] [wmii] modkey-2 misbehaving on dvorak keyboard after a change in wmiirc_local

From: Andrew Hills <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 18:54:22 -0400

"twosuperior" isn't a key on US keyboards, and pressing Alt-2 injects
it in many applications. It is possible that it is confusing Alt-2
with your literal twosuperior. Just a thought--I'm not an expert.

--Andrew Hills

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Mr. Bougs <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm running wmii's hg tip (rev 2788).
> I just experienced a strange behaviour with the specific shortcut $MODKEY-2
> after switching from the be (azerty) to the us dvorak-intl xkb layout. When
> using that shortcut, the current window seems to lose focus (the title bar
> stays highlighted). When I press it again, the window gains focus and it
> inputs a 2.
> xev shows nothing interesting. The problem does not happen in openbox and is
> independent on the definition of $MODKEY, so it must be wmii's fault
> somehow.
> I had inserted these few lines into wi_events in my wmiirc_local:
> #Additional tag shortcut for 0
> Key $MODKEY-twosuperior
> wmiir xwrite /ctl view "0"
> Key $MODKEY-Shift-twosuperior
> wmiir xwrite /client/sel/ctl tags "0"
> The key is the upper left key on belgian keyboards, to the left of 1.
> Everything worked fine on the belgian layout. Commenting these lines out
> made MODKEY-2 work as expected on dvorak.
> Since I don't need this specific twosuperior shortcut on a dvorak keyboard,
> this does not bother me, but I thought it was a strange enough behaviour to
> be worth mentioning here.
> Should I submit this to the bug tracker, or does it need more info?
> Thank you for your attention,
> Mr. B
Received on Sat Aug 27 2011 - 00:54:22 CEST

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