Re: [dev] [dwm] default keybinds to reconsider?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:56:32 +0200

On 19 June 2013 10:28, Thuban <> wrote:
> Re-reading this article [0], I was wondering why the keybinds are not
> those used in [0] by default? As the author says,
>> Ironically, dwm's default hotkeys are setup in such a way that it
>> actually promotes treating tag-as-views rather than tags-as-tags.

Following his argument one could argue that toggling tags
(Ctrl+Shift-Mod1-[1-9]) on a particular window is a more frequent
option than just giving a window a completely new tag. Or one could
argue that toggling more tags(Ctrl-Mod1-[1-9]) into the view is also a
rather frequent option. However, probably the author uses the tagging
concept only in this specific way (one tag per window, one tag in the
view). With this usage pattern his argument might be valid. But dwm
offers plenty other usage patterns. I look at multiple tags much more
frequently, than retagging particular windows. Mostly windows are
tagged according to the rules[] definition.

The choice of dwm's default keybindings has been developed very
carefully during the years. To me and most long time users they feel
pretty logical after all. And I do not intend to change them, unless
people do not switch to different keyboard layouts.

Best regards,
Received on Wed Jun 19 2013 - 19:56:32 CEST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Wed Jun 19 2013 - 20:00:07 CEST