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

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:11:21 +0100

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 02:09:53PM +0100, Antoni Grzymala wrote:
> 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
> keyboards.

The point is 'on most' but not on 'all'.

 Anselm R. Garbe >< >< GPG key: 0D73F361
Received on Fri Feb 09 2007 - 14:11:21 UTC

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