xfwm: support for 2d pagers
param at cs.wisc.edu
Tue Sep 21 16:13:47 CEST 2004
> Ok applied. All shortcuts are set to "none" by default for now though.
The current default shortcuts for workspace-related actions are:
next workspace Control+Alt+Right
prev workspace Control+Alt+Left
window to next workspace Control+Alt+End
window to prev workspace Control+Alt+Home
I recommend the following defaults:
next workspace Control+Alt+PgDn
prev workspace Control+Alt+PgUp
up workspace Control+Alt+Up
down workspace Control+Alt+Down
left workspace Control+Alt+Left
right workspace Control+Alt+Right
window to next workspace Control+Shift+PgDn
window to prev workspace Control+Shift+PgUp
window to up workspace Control+Shift+Up
window to down workspace Control+Shift+Down
window to left workspace Control+Shift+Left
window to right workspace Control+Shift+Right
* Why change existing defaults for next/prev workspace?
The arrow keys just make more sense for up/down/left/right navigation.
Moreover, with the 1-row XFCE pager, prev/next is equivalent to
left/right, so your learned reflexes will still do the same thing.
Also, PgUp/PgDn express the semantics of prev/next workspace better.
* Why change the defaults for move window to next/prev workspace?
It's better for the change-workspace and move-window-to-workspace keys
to be in sync. Also, atleast one email suggested that these keys are
not frequently used, so bringing them in sync might make them useful.
I know I use these keys on a fairly regular basis, and I wouldn't if
they weren't similar to the change-workspace keys.
* What about the workspace_n_key & move_window_workspace_n_key shortcuts?
That's a problem. The current binding for these keys is:
This isn't consistent with the Control+Alt to change workspaces,
Control+Shift to move windows pattern. However, changing these
defaults will be counter-productive, I think, and they should be
left as they are.
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