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Section - -12- How can I change desktops without using the mouse and Desks Overview?

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Date: 8 Mar 1997 00:00:01 CST

  Ping Huang <pshuang@sgi.com> contributes the following method:

  Unlike some other window managers, you can't navigate between
  desktops geographically, using some Control, Alt, and/or Shift'ed
  version of the arrow keys.  However, you can tell 4Dwm to let you jump
  to a given desktop with a keystroke.  If you want to customize one
  account only, copy /usr/lib/X11/system.4Dwmrc (or possibly
  /usr/lib/X11/$LANG/system.4Dwmrc, if you set the LANG environment
  variable for localization) to the user's home directory as .4Dwmrc.
  Look for the "Keys 4DwmKeyBindings" section, and add lines of the
  following form:

    # IndigoMagic desktops
        <Key>F1                 root|icon|window        f.switch_desk "Desk 1"
        <Key>F2                 root|icon|window        f.switch_desk "Desk 2"
        <Key>F3                 root|icon|window        f.switch_desk "Desk 3"

        <Key>F10                root|icon|window        f.switch_desk "Global"

  The names of the desks are whatever arbitrary names you used to name
  your desks in Desk Overview.  (The "Global" desk is, however, a special
  desk; see Desk Overview help for details.  You still reference its
  name here as you would any other desk.)

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