Re: [dev] dwm default bindings

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:13:00 -0400

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Julien Pecqueur
(JPEC)<> wrote:
> I think the ctrl+alt combinaison suck : you need two hands for killing a client...

Not so, at least on my IBM keyboards and Thinkpad laptop keyboards.
Left pinky and thumb on ctrl and alt, 2nd (pointer) finger on c.

> Alt is better (Windows key too).

Not all keyboards have the Windows key. If I had such a keyboard, I
agree, I'd use that key.

> Finally a dwm user should don't use suck - more application wich use the alt key ! ^^

You mean like Firefox? Thunderbird? Gnumeric? etc.? This would save a
lot of power, because the computer would be useless and thus I
wouldn't turn it on.

> Donald Allen <> a écrit :
>>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 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.
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