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Old 12-12-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
jhigz
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Window Maker key binding question.


I've recently started using Window Maker and wanted to begin to customize the preferences to better fit my use. One of the first things I wanted to do was alter/establish keyboard shortcuts within WPrefs.app

Many of the default shortcuts include a "Mod1" keystroke. For example, to switch to workspace 1, the default shortcut is "Mod1+1". To switch to workspace 2, "Mod1+2", etc.

What exactly is the "Mod1" key (?) and how is it represented on a standard 104 key board?

Thanks for any guidance in advance...
 
Old 12-12-2005, 06:39 AM   #2
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Mod1 is "Alt" and Mod4 is the "Windows" key. I set up WM to move between workspaces this way and it works great. My only disappointment with WM is I can't figure out how to assign keystokes to run apps.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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Sargek, Thank you.

I thought I tried nearly every combo possible, not sure how I missed that one. Using the "Windows" key for switching workspaces is exactly what I had hoped to assign. Thanks for the Mod4 tip as well.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Good to hear you got it figured out. I always use alt+1,2,3,4 to switch workspaces, but use mod4+whatever to run apps depending on the WM I am using at the time. My hands are pretty big, and alt+1,2,3,4 seems to be more natural to use for virtual desktop switching. Personal preference! I wish I could figure out how to use keyboard shortcuts to start apps in windowmaker. The clicking is killing my arthritic right hand - that's what I get for 9 years of code pounding I guess...
 
  


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