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

From: Steffen Liebergeld <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:44:08 +0200

On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:57:58 +0200, "Bartosz Trudnowski" <> said:
> 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.

Garbage! I don't have/want/need a mod4 key. Instead, we could go the
ratpoison or emacs ways by having a command prefix like C-t. But wmii
has a bug that you cant have the same prefix for two actions. Whenever
that has been cured, I'll implement a ratpoison-layout for me.

Microsoft is simply one example of a proprietary software developer, a
software developer that tries to subjugate users to keep them divided
and helpless. -- Richard M. Stallman
Received on Wed Apr 12 2006 - 09:44:11 UTC

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