Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 26 2007,17:31
It's not a firefox or jwm issue. It's the way JWM hogs whatever your root commands are bound to: if alt, it hogs alt; if ctrl, it hogs ctrl; if you add other keys like a shift, the window manager will lock in anticipation of a root command when you hit the keys associated with it. That's why keybindings are a very personal thing and really shouldn't be included in the base, imo. If you want to use JWM and take advantage of application keybindings, clear out the jwmrc keybindings. If you want to control windows and applications via keyboard, then prepare to lose functionality within the apps.
One way around that is to modify keymaps so you change the function of keys you use less frequently or that duplicate other available strokes (such as rebinding your caps lock as a SUPER or HYPER key and then using that as the jwm root binding) -- but again, that's a personal call. I imagine someone would get ticked off if the blessed caps lock was bound as something else by default and had to hold a shift key to make caps for things like SHOUTING.
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