Re: XF4.2 packages think Alt is Meta
On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 12:33:43PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I'd appreciate input from the people on this list as to the impact of
> XFree86 4.2 on 2) and 3). Are those goals truly in conflict? Is this
> only a problem for people with buggy window managers? How many Debian
> users use window managers that are buggy in this way?
I'm not at all certain it's true it's buggy. IMHO A-F and M-A-F
are two different key combinations. If your window manager
assumes you meant A-F when you press M-A-F, that's ok with me.
But calling a window manager that doesn't have such a
'drop-trhough default' policy _buggy_ is a bit much.
If I had to choose, I'd call the other window manager buggy, or
at least inconsistent, because if it treats A-F and M-A-F as the
same, but doesn't treat A-F and S-A-F or C-A-F or C-S-M-A-F as
the same (and you haven't defined actions for those other
bindings), then that's broken.
As you see, it's probably a matter of design. Or taste.
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