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Default keybinding

asked 2012-10-16 06:09:58 +0000

andrnils gravatar image

I currently use dwm with keybindings configured to be very vi(m) like, but I thought I might give i3 a try.

I noticed default keybindings ( on the reference card ) for focus left/up/down/right are vi(m)-keys shifted by one key right, why? Can they be changed?

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answered 2012-10-16 07:10:13 +0000

Michael gravatar image

Seriously, your question is "can the key bindings be changed"? :-)

This is a tiling window manager with a declared target audience of power users an developers. Of coursethe keybindings can be changed, see (which you should have read before asking in the FAQ).

The jkl; question was already asked on the mailing list: — in summary: We use jkl; because that’s on your homerow and therefore where your fingers rest when touch-typing anyway.

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Thanks, and I guess sorry. I "read" the userguide searching for keybinding, which conveniently misses that section ;) Also ml-link is broken.

andrnils gravatar imageandrnils ( 2012-10-16 07:12:51 +0000 )edit

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