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changing the MOD key

asked 2013-11-08 09:48:26 +0000

mcduling gravatar image

I have my MOD key set up as the Windows key on my keyboard. However, it seems to me that most people have it set up as the ALT key. How can I change mine to conform?

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Out of curiosity, why would you switch? While it may be true that "most people" use the Alt key, that doesn't necessarily make it better for **your** workflow. (I personally use the Windows key.)

BatmanAoD gravatar imageBatmanAoD ( 2013-11-08 17:29:02 +0000 )edit

I guess you are right, BatmanAoD. So perhaps I'll stick with the Windows key.

mcduling gravatar imagemcduling ( 2013-11-09 08:33:09 +0000 )edit

I don’t think most people use the alt key. From my subjective impression talking to users, it’s always the windows key.

Michael gravatar imageMichael ( 2013-11-11 19:53:49 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-11-08 11:17:58 +0000

cee gravatar image

updated 2013-11-08 20:18:01 +0000

Adjust the $mod variable to Mod1 for using Alt Key.
The config file can be found under "~/.i3/config".

In my config, I use $sup+<key> for program shortcuts.

# modifier = Alt, $sup = Wind0ws key
set $mod Mod1
set $sup Mod4
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