Re: [wmii] new (consistent) keybindings in the hg repo

From: Bartosz Trudnowski <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:57:58 +0200

On 4/11/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 03:15:42PM +0200, Lars Noschinski wrote:
> > * Anselm R. Garbe <> [2006-04-11 15:05]:
> > >Actually h/j/k/l is home row, whereas cursor keys are in very
> > >nasty locations usually.
> >
> > On de and us, sure, but not on dvorak.
> vi hasn't been designed for dvorak as well ;)

And vi is not the only app launched from wmii :). Many apps use arrow keys -
it is fact which you can't ignore. For me, this is annoying moving hand
between hjkl and arrows while navigating between apps and inside an app.

Another thing is the default $MODKEY. Alt too often collide with shortcuts
used in applications. To resolve this, someone somewhere propose, that all
window managers should (by default) use shortcuts with Mod4 (quite common in
today's keyboards). This would be nice, if wmii will support this idea.
Received on Tue Apr 11 2006 - 17:57:59 UTC

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