Re: [dev] dwm default bindings

From: Steven Blatchford <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:14:29 -0400

I also bind dwm keys and others to MOD4 and then use xmodmap to swap it
with the Alt key. I rarely use the Alt key and find using the key on
either side of the space bar easily accessible with my thumbs.


On 10:33 Wed 22 Jul, Niki Yoshiuchi wrote:
>Personally I use the windows key as my modifier, which I think makes the
>most sense. However there are keyboards out there that don't have a windows
>key so I don't know if it would be a good idea to use that as the default.
>On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM, 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 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
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