Re: [wmii] wmii and conkeror

From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 15:19:00 -0500

"nicky van foreest" <> writes:

> Hi Jeremy,
>> 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.

> Thanks. After some trying I figured out that mod4 is bound to my two
> windows keys. However, how can you find this out directly, i.e,
> without setting the modkey to some modifier, restarting wmii, and
> cheching whether it works? xev does not tell me that the windows key
> is called mod4.


> I must admit that for the last 10 years I have been able to completely
> ignore the windows key. This key reminded me of Uncle Bill, hence I
> never strove to find a useful purpose for it. It is truely cynical
> that due to my enthousiasm for wmii and xemacs I cannot avoid this
> key any longer :-)

It is silly to let such a handy key go to waste. It can often be far
more useful on Linux than on Windows.

> I'll update the faq on this. It would have saved me, at least,
> considerable time.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard
Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 21:21:00 UTC

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