Re: [dev] dwm default bindings

From: Donald Allen <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:44:25 -0400

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Donald Allen<> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Szabolcs Nagy<> wrote:
>> On 7/23/09, Donald Allen <> wrote:
>>> fix it, when (in my opinion) a reasonable fix exists (change
>>> alt-<non-numeric> to ctrl-alt-<non-numeric>), even for keyboards
>>> without the Windows key.
>> editing ctrl-alt out from the default config is more work than just
>> changing the mod key definition
>>> window manager with defaults that interfere with a well-established UI
>>> convention that spans many applications makes no sense to me,
>> the ctrl-alt is better in that sense but still not very usable
>> anyway, i could agree with the change if it's just
>> #define MODKEY Mod1Mask|ControlMask
> I believe this would have the effect of changing alt-<anything> to
> ctrl-alt-<anything> and also alt-shift-<anything> to
> ctrl-alt-shift-<anything>, yes?
> If so, that makes sense to me. It preserves the current consistency,
> which my fix does not, so in that way it is less confusing, at the
> expense of making the oft-used alt-<number> gestures somewhat more
> awkward to type. But it accomplishes the primary goal of getting the
> defaults out of the way of the application UI gestures. And, has been
> discussed to death here, many with Windows keys will alter their
> configurations to use them.
>> what would you use for toggleview and toggletag?
> I'd just keep them consistent with the change you described above, so
> they'd just have ctrl added to what they are currently.

I just checked out the original config.h and I see the problem now --
they *already* use ctrl. Let me think about it ...


> /Don
Received on Thu Jul 23 2009 - 15:44:25 UTC

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