Re: [dwm] uriel sez the default config is retarded

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:09:53 +0100

Tako rzecze Ross Mohn (w e-mailu datowanym 2007-02-09, 07:47):

> I think ALT is a good MODKEY. GUI Apps mostly use ALT to get up to the
> menu bar, such as ALT+M to open the forMat menu. If ALT+M is mapped in
> dwm (as it is for me), then I just use ALT+N to open the iNsert menu
> next to forMat and then right arrow over to the forMat menu. Only one
> extra keystroke and life is good.

I think you're forgetting about lots of console apps that use alt.
Something as common as readline uses alt extensively for moving around
words end editing. Some of us still use irssi for IRC instead of netcat,
alt is very useful there as well. You can, of course try to make your wm
shortcuts not collide with all the programs you use, but I don't see the
point, when you have so many other modifier keys available on most


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