From: Simon Wistow Date: 11:23 on 06 Nov 2003 Subject: overloaded key combos This is partly due to the parlous state of *nix standardisation but Ihave one particiular hate which people are free to extrapolate. At $new work we standardise on WindowMaker as a window manager and, in general, it's ok. Like Enlightenemnt, only not as good. So I've attempted to customise bits of it to be more like Englightenment ncluding recycling muscle memory by remapping the "Move desktop (left|right)" keys to Alt+Shift+(L|R) Which is fine and works dandy. Except we also standardise on Nedit as an editor (or atleast, of the editors available I prefer that to Vi or Emacs). Switching onto a desktop containing an Nedit window that was previously in focus will, naturally, switch to that window. And Alt+Shift+(L|R) is interpreted as being the same as Shift+(L|R) which highlights the next character. Now the author of Nedit will claim it's the auhtor of WM's fault and vice versa but it's just plain fricking annoying that I'm shuttling between desktops and suddenly I'm hauled up short like rhino made of lint in a toffee gravel trap. Annoying is to weak a word actually. In fact, you could say I hate it.
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