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Re: FVWM 2.2 officially released

On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 04:44:34PM +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> fvwm 1 is also the only version that allows me to switch between the virtual
> screens with ctrl-arrow . I refuse to mouse over to the panning window
> and click there; that's a complete waste of time for me. The ctrl-arrow
> keystroke is fully programmed into my neural nets :-)
> Of course, if there's any way to do that with another window manager
> (e.g. fvwm 2.2), I'd love to hear about it. But *I* have never been
> able to find out how.

Elementary, my dear Paul.

# Section: Key bindings
# This section binds some actions to keys.  The bindings have been inspired
# by MWM, Windows, and nightmares.  Everything that these key bindings do,
# can be done without them.  Therefore they should not be too much of a
# burden on new users, but it definitely _can_ be confusing to press a
# key by accident and have it do something completely unexpected.

Key Tab         A       M       Next [CurrentPage !iconic] focus-and-raise
Key Tab         A       MS      Prev [CurrentPage !iconic] focus-and-raise
Key Tab         A       CM      Next [CurrentPage] deiconify-and-focus
Key Tab         A       CMS     Prev [CurrentPage] deiconify-and-focus
Key Left        A       M       Scroll -100 0
Key Up          A       M       Scroll +0 -100
Key Right       A       M       Scroll +100 +0
Key Down        A       M       Scroll +0 +100
Key F1          A       M       Popup Window-Ops
Key F2          A       M       Popup /Debian
Key F3          A       M       Lower
Key F4          A       M       WindowList
Key F5          A       M       CirculateUp
Key F6          A       M       CirculateDown
Key F7          A       M       Move
Key F8          A       M       Resize
Key F9          A       M       Iconify
Key F10         A       M       Maximize

man fvwm2 for more details.

> I'd also like to hear what added value fvwm 2.2 has. If all there is
> is the taskbar or launchbar or whatever it's called, then I'm not
> interested. I prefer to have my apps launchable from the mouse directly.

This a perfectly worthwhile argument for retaining an fvwm-classic package.

I *still* think the fvwm package should contain the most recent stable
upstream version, though.

G. Branden Robinson              |     "I came, I saw, she conquered."  The
Debian GNU/Linux                 |     original Latin seems to have been
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |     garbled.
cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |     -- Robert Heinlein

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