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

From: Bartosz Trudnowski <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 19:20:20 +0200

On 4/11/06, Sander van Dijk <> wrote:
> On 4/11/06, Bartosz Trudnowski <> wrote:
> > 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.
> You just have to change $MODKEY in wmiirc from 'Alt' to 'Mod4'.

I always do.

Doing this by default would suck however, since not all keyboards have those
> ugly buttons.

You're right. But decision must be made, which sucks less: key bindings
collisions with apps or changing $MODKEY by users with 'less standard' ;)
keyboards. I have one such keyboard. It lacks Win/Menu keys, but have
Select, which I xmodmaped to Mod4 :). On another (Sun) machine keyboard have
'diamond' keys, which my Debian map automatically to Mod4. I think that
keyboards, that hasn't any 'nonstandard' key are quite rare. Defaults mean
'acceptable for most people', not 'for all peope', isn't?

Received on Tue Apr 11 2006 - 19:20:24 UTC

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