Re: [wmii] wmii and conkeror

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:06:07 -0500

"nicky van foreest" <> writes:

> Dear all,
> As of today I joined the wmii mailing list. I am very happy to have
> discovered wmii. This is first, and perhaps only, wm that handles my
> real estate in an optimal way, without a mouse!

> Being a keyboard fanatic (xemacs user) I also would like to use
> conkeror, some chrome(?) that allows you to use emacs keybindings in
> firefox. However all keybindings with the alt key do not "make it to
> firefox" as wmii catches the alt key presses. Is there a way to avoid
> this? I already set modkey to Ctrl-i (to use wmii with emacs), but to
> no avail. is there somebody else that uses conkeror and wmii, and
> solved this problem?

A simple solution, if you happen to have an extra key on your keyboard,
such as a "Windows" key, is to use that as your modifier. Otherwise,
perhaps consider rebinding one of your two alts or controls as a new
modifier (such as Mod4) and using that.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Received on Wed Feb 14 2007 - 22:07:33 UTC

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