I find it ergonomically impossible to use anything other than the Control key as a mod key in i3, however I run into the problem that well-ingrained commands as ctrl+c, ctrl+v does not work anymore.

Is it possible to make i3 not recognize specific commands, like those above, as i3-commands? While still being able to use Control+D as an i3 command. What lines do I add to the config file?


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Just go into the i3 conf (~/.config/i3/config) and uncomment these two bindings (I am not sure if $mod+c is prebinded).


$mod+v is normally used to go into vertical mode.  If you need to use the vertical mode, I suggest using $mod+y instead.

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