Re: [dev] dwm default bindings

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 17:22:22 -0400

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Michael<> wrote:
> Donald Allen wrote:
>> 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.
> ctrl-alt, alt-shift, ctrl-shift non-english speaking people usually use
> those keys for layout change, win-key is perfect solution, but not all
> keyboards have those.
> there is no default keys to satisfy even majority, i think, so why
> bother, if majority will have to edit those keys anyway.

I don't buy that argument. Why not pick the set of defaults that
satisfies the largest minority?

I've changed my own setup to just map the alt-<non-numeric> bindings
to ctrl-alt-<non-numeric>. The alt-<numeric> bindings remain the same,
as do the alt-shift-<anything> bindings. The ones I've changed are
rarely used, at least by me, and remove the conflicts with things I
*do* use, such as alt-f in Firefox, Thunderbird, and anything else
with a File menu. So it's a pretty minimal change that's better for


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