Celebrating the release of Openbox 3.4, I’ve published my mouseless window management design. Of course, if you use firefox, OO.o, or the like, you’ll have to reach for the rat–that’s not my fault, though. :-D
(For those of you reading backward in time from my more recent entries calling for a more keyboard-centric user-interface, this is only one of numerous possible ways to manage window size/placement without a mouse, and not a particularly good one. It’s just what I’ve been using for a while and have gotten used to. Most problematically, it requires significant training to use.)
To prevent using the same keystroke combination as some hapless program (Can anyone say Emacs?), all of my bindings are combined with the Meta4 key (every time I say that people ask me where the metaphor key is), which on most computers has the “Microsoft Windows” logo on it. Without further delay, I give you keymaps:
(Click on the image for a larger view)
There’s also an alternate arrangement that’s based on the vi arrow keys, for those of us who either don’t have or don’t like using the number pad (Did someone say laptops?).
The Openbox Wiki has some more versions of the image, as well as the necessary file to get your install of openbox running like mine.