[xmonad] My ALTernative revelation

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at swclan.homelinux.org
Sun Jun 7 22:31:07 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 03:20:19PM -0400, Brent Yorgey wrote:
> My laptop has no windows key, so for the past year or so I've just
> been using alt as mod, and dealing with the fact that I can't use some
> shortcuts involving alt in various applications (emacs, irssi, etc.).
> Then just today I realized that I can map my left and right alt keys
> separately!  So I mapped left alt to Mod3 and use that as my mod key,
> and the right alt key went on happily being good old alt.  Now I can
> once again use all those alt shortcuts.
> Now I also feel dumb. So I thought I would share just in case anyone
> else hasn't figured this out either. =)

my clicky old ibm model m has no windows key, so I mapped the
caps-lock as mod leaving me with no collisions with the alt key. Plus
I have no caps-lock key anymore avoiding the tYPICAL pROBLEM tHERE.

I liked it so much that now all my keyboards are mapped that way :)

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