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

From: Steffen Liebergeld <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 10:21:52 +0200

On 4/12/06, Stefan Tibus <> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 09:44:08AM +0200, Steffen Liebergeld 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.
> >
> > 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.
> But that's your personal preference. Myself, I don't like those sequences.
> A shortcut has to be short or otherwise I prefer a command line. Actually
> you could fire up wmiimenu with C-t and have your keys=commands there...

I think it should at least be *possible* to have have prefix keys
(without wmiimenu;-). If users want to have their MOD-x overwriten and
thus want emacs to be unusable or if they want prefix keys (or so to
say if they want to limit the key clobbering by the wm) should be
their decision.

mit freundlichen GrĂ¼ssen
                  Steffen Liebergeld
Received on Wed Apr 12 2006 - 10:21:57 UTC

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