[Xmonad] darcs patch: change keybinding for restart to Escape.

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Tue Jun 12 00:51:22 EDT 2007

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 07:48:14AM +0300, Avi Rozen wrote:
> David Roundy wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 03:55:50PM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> >   
> >>> I don't know whether we want to change the default bindings here, but
> >>> mod-Q I find highly annoying, in that it conflicts with one of my
> >>> favorite emacs commands.  It seems like Escape should work as well
> >>> here.
> >>>       
> >> I think we'll stick with mod-q for now.  In general, it is very
> >> difficult to find key combinations that don't offend emacs users ;).
> >> Perhaps you want to use an alternate key for mod instead?
> >>     
> >
> > I could do that, but I imagine it's a bit of a pain, since I use different
> > keyboards (on different computers) with the same xmonad.  And it still
> > doesn't really solve the problem, since I have alt keys located in
> > different locations on different keyboards (I suppose I could remap that as
> > well, but then I'd have to remember where it's been remapped).  I think
> > I'll just stick with moving this to Escape.
> >
> > I'm sort of curious:  why is it that we use the number keys rather than the
> > Fn keys to go to workspaces? It seems like those F1-F12 keys are pretty
> > under-used, and I personally use the number keys pretty often (yes, an
> > emacs user...).
> >   
> Is there a way to specify a prefix key instead of just a set of modifiers?
> This is how I can use emacs (alt-x etc.)/screen (ctrl-a)/ion3
> (alt-k)/ratpoison in vncviewer (ctrl-t)
> all together in the same session...

Use the 'submap' contrib module.

BTW, almost everyone here uses WindowsLogo for xmonad and Alt for Meta
(in programs) - it's easy to get used to.


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