[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#585674: Bug#585674: bluetile: requires mod4 key

Jan Vornberger Jan.Vornberger at Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE
Tue Jun 15 06:30:40 UTC 2010

Hi Jonathan!

Thx for your input - see my comments below.

Am Samstag, den 12.06.2010, 18:08 -0500 schrieb Jonathan Nieder:
> 1. There is no GNOME panel for some reason.  So the only ways to
> launch a program are:
>  - mod+enter to launch a terminal;
>  - mod+p or mod+shift+p for gmrun or dmenu; or
>  - run "DISPLAY=:0 foo" from a separate shell.

How do you start Bluetile? From a terminal while running GNOME +
Metacity? And when you say there is no GNOME panel does that mean the
GNOME panel disappears when you start Bluetile? That would be indeed a
If there wasn't a GNOME panel to begin with, then you just need to use
GNOME's facilities to add one.

> 2. The default modifier key is mod4 (“Win+”) and there does not seem
> to be any way to change it.  This laptop does not have a Windows key.
> Would it be possible to add an option for switching modifier keys to
> the dock?

That's definitely something I would like to provide at some point. But
it might be a while until then, as Bluetile is in a 'maintenance only'
sort-of-state right now until I have some time for active development.

Some design thoughts on a configuration system are scribbled down here:
I welcome any input. :-)

As the FAQ states, as a workaround you have the option to migrate to
xmonad if you really need to configure certain aspects:

> Aside from that, bluetile seems like just the sort of thing I would
> like to use and hack on (I have been using the default xmonad
> configuration so far).  Thanks for packaging it.

I'm glad you like it!


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