[Xmonad] darcs patch: add modules to deal with Workspaces (select, etc) by n...

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Thu Oct 18 16:59:44 EDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 04:53:29PM -0400, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Oct 18, 2007, at 13:16 , David Roundy wrote:
> >On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 07:23:15PM +0300, Valery V. Vorotyntsev wrote:
> >>BTW, could someone tell me, why does
> >>  , ((modMask .|. shiftMask, xK_a), renameWorkspace defaultXPConfig)
> >>work and
> >>  , ((modMask, xK_A), renameWorkspace defaultXPConfig)
> >>(no shift, the capital `A') does not?
> >
> >Not me... (and not because I'm being unfriendly, either)
> Because xmonad listens on untranslated key events, whereas xK_A is a  
> translated key event (the translation absorbing the shift status).   
> This is also why there are problems when numlock/capslock are  
> engaged:  translation normally removes those, but the window manager  
> bindings operate at a lower level.
> Note that, while xmonad could be changed to operate on translated  
> events, that could cause other problems:  notably, for those of us  
> who can't allocate e.g. a Windows key to xmonad, we would lose the  
> ability to pass through modifier bindings that xmonad itself doesn't  
> use.

Thanks for that clear explanation!
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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