[Xmonad] Re: darcs patch: mod-wer for Xinerama was inadvertently changed

Jason Creighton jcreigh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 19:52:46 EDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 03:57:02PM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> Alec sent me a patch:
> > Thu Apr 12 09:20:33 EDT 2007  Alec Berryman <alec at thened.net>
> >   * mod-wer for Xinerama was inadvertently changed
> I believe this change was intentional, but I can't remember why.  Does
> anyone have comments on this?

What change are you referring to? Back when I wrote the screen-switching
code, I picked mod-wer to be the bindings. No huge reason for it; just
makes sense to me.

Then, somebody (I don't know who hughes at rpi.edu is) got this patch into
the repo:

[Config.hs avoids conflict with essential M-w Emacs shortcut.
hughes at rpi.edu**20070401015135] {
hunk ./Config.hs 98
-        | (key, sc) <- zip [xK_w, xK_e, xK_r] [1..]
+        | (key, sc) <- zip [xK_e, xK_r, xK_t] [1..]

...because they wanted alt-w to work in Emacs. I take a dim view of this
rationale, because in my opinion, the answer to key clobbering is to change
your modMask to the windows key or similar approach.

Later, dons was cleaning up the hodgepodge of keybindings, and asked me
about that in IRC. At that point, dons changed it back to mod-wer. IRC
log: http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/haskell/07.03.31 discussion starting at

Jason Creighton

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