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 ====== Xbindkeys ====== ====== Xbindkeys ======
  
-  +===== Introduction ​=====
-Table of contents +
-  * Introduction +
-  * Installing +
-  * Configuration and detecting key codes +
-  * Examples +
-  * References+
  
-==== Introduction ==== 
  
-Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttonsusing a configuration file. It'​s ​independant ​of the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys (ex: Power, Wake...).+Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Windows. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons using a configuration file. It'​s ​independent ​of the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys (ex: Power, Wake...).
    
-It is useful ​to make "dead keys" of a multimedia keyboard work. (ex: play, pause, browser homepage...)+It is handy to make "dead keys" of a multimedia keyboard work. (ex: play, pause, browser homepage...)
  
-==== Installing ====+----
  
-Use __tazpkg__ ​to quickly install xbindkeys package. Open a terminal as //root// and type:+===== Installing ===== 
 + 
 +Use //​tazpkg// ​to quickly install ​//xbindkeys// package. Open a terminal as //root// and type:
  
   # tazpkg get-install xbindkeys   # tazpkg get-install xbindkeys
-  
-Current package is //​xbindkeys-1.8.3//​. 
  
-==== Configuration and detecting key codes ====+----
  
-Xbindkeys uses a configuration file to link a command to a key on your keyboard. Usually this file is : $HOME/.xbindkeyrc+===== Configuration and detecting key codes ===== 
 + 
 +Xbindkeys uses a configuration file to link a command to a key on your keyboard. Usually this file is : ''​$HOME/.xbindkeysrc''​
  
 You can have a default one created by using : You can have a default one created by using :
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   $ xbindkeys -k   $ xbindkeys -k
  
-**//To be continued... Please, don'​t ​modify ​this page yet.//**+When a small white window shows up on screen, just press the desired key. Terminal will show you the 3-line code of the pressed key. Example: 
 + 
 +  "​(Scheme function)"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:180 
 +  Mod2 + XF86HomePage 
 + 
 +Now, close ''​xbindkeys''​ application to make changes on configuration file: 
 + 
 +  $ killall xbindkeys 
 + 
 +Open ''​.xbindkeysrc''​ file on Leafpad (or on your favorite text editor) and copy the 3-line code above to the end of the file. 
 +We need to change the first code line to link the key code to a desired function. For example, if we want to open Midori when ''​XF86Homepage''​ key is pressed, we must change the first line to: 
 + 
 +  "​midori"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:180 
 +  Mod2 + XF86HomePage 
 + 
 +Save and close the ''​.xbindkeysrc''​ file. Restart ''​xbindkeys''​ program and your new shortcut is already working! 
 +To add other shortcuts, repeat the procedure above. 
 + 
 +If you want to detect a multi-key shortcut code like CTRL+F, use: 
 + 
 +  $ xbindkeys -mk 
 + 
 + 
 +==== Summary ==== 
 +Summary of commands: 
 + 
 +  # tazpkg get-install xbindkeys 
 +  $ xbindkeys --defaults > $HOME/.xbindkeysrc 
 +  $ xbindkeys 
 +  $ xbindkeys -k 
 +  $ killall xbindkeys 
 +  $ leafpad HOME/.xbindkeysrc 
 +  $ xbindkeys 
 + 
 +==== Adding xbindkeys in autostarted applications ==== 
 + 
 +In the //PCManFM// in your //home// folder search for hidden folder //.config//, open it, next open //openbox// folder and open //​autostart.sh//​ in your text editor. Add these lines at the end of your file: 
 + 
 +  # Fn Keys 
 +  xbindkeys & 
 + 
 +Save and quit text editor. All custom shortcuts will stay after you reboot or switch off/on your machine. 
 + 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Examples and tips ===== 
 +This section shows you many command codes ready to useKey codes (last two of 3-line key code) may vary from keyboard to keyboardso it's up to you to catch them using //​xbindkeys//​. 
 + 
 +=== Volume control (Alsa mixer) === 
 + 
 +  #​Muter/​UnMute 
 +  "​amixer set "​Master"​ toggle"​ 
 +  m:0x00 + c:121 
 +  XF86AudioMute 
 + 
 +  #Volume up 
 +  "​amixer set "​Master"​ 5%+" 
 +  m:0x0 + c:123 
 +  XF86AudioRaiseVolume 
 + 
 +  #Volume down 
 +  "​amixer set "​Master"​ 5%-" 
 +  m:0x0 + c:122 
 +  XF86AudioLowerVolume 
 + 
 +=== Alsaplayer === 
 + 
 +  #stop alsaplayer 
 +  "​alsaplayer --pause"​ 
 +  m:0x0 + c:172 
 +  XF86AudioPlay 
 + 
 +  #next alsaplayer 
 +  "​alsaplayer --next"​ 
 +  m:0x0 + c:171 
 +  XF86AudioNext 
 + 
 +  #previous alsaplayer"​ 
 +  "​alsaplayer --prev"​ 
 +  m:0x0 + c:173 
 +  XF86AudioPrev 
 + 
 +=== Midori Browser === 
 + 
 +  #Open Midori at Homepage 
 +  "​midori --execute Homepage"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:180 
 +  Mod2 + XF86HomePage 
 + 
 +  #Back for previous page 
 +  "​midori --execute Back"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:166 
 +  Mod2 + XF86Back 
 + 
 +  #Forward to next page 
 +  "​midori --execute Forward"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:167 
 +  Mod2 + XF86Forward 
 + 
 +  #Stop loading current page 
 +  "​midori --execute Stop"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:136 
 +  Mod2 + Cancel 
 + 
 +  #​Reload/​Refresh current page 
 +  "​midori --execute Reload"​ 
 +  m:0x10 + c:181 
 +  Mod2 + XF86Reload 
 + 
 +NOTES: If you use Firefox or Google Chrome, there'​s no need to modify //​xbindkeysrc//​ file: these browsers automatically recognize the multimedia keys. 
 +Also, if you change from Midori to Firefox or Chrome, you must comment (#) or delete the shortcuts above. If you don'​t ​do this, it will open a Midori window when you press a navigation button. 
 + 
 +=== Power management === 
 + 
 +  #suspend to ram 
 +  "sudo pm-suspend"​ 
 +  m:0x0 + c:150 
 +  XF86Sleep 
 + 
 +NOTE: this one (suspend to ram) works if you install //​pm-utils//​. 
 + 
 +  #power off button 
 +  "​poweroff"​ 
 +  m:0x0 + c:124 
 +  XF86PowerOff 
 + 
 +=== Screenshots === 
 + 
 +  #​screenshot 
 +  "​mtpaint -s" 
 +  m:0x0 + c:107 
 +  Print 
 + 
 +=== Applications Menu (Start Menu) === 
 + 
 +  #Show Start Menu with left windows-key 
 +  "​lxpanelctl menu"​ 
 +  m:0x50 + c:133 
 +  Mod2+Mod4 + Super_L 
 + 
 +  #Show Start Menu with right windows-key 
 +  "​lxpanelctl menu"​ 
 +  m:0x50 + c:134 
 +  Mod2+Mod4 + Super_R 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== References ===== 
 + 
 +Xbindkeys homepage: 
 + 
 +http://​www.nongnu.org/​xbindkeys/​xbindkeys.html 
 + 
 +Forum topics: 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​make-fn-keys-work 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​slitaz-40-how-to-made-screen-shots-captures-d-ecran 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​keyboard-shortcutshooks 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​keyboard-shortcuts-how-create-them 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​magic-sysrq-keys-power-button 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/​topic/​power-button-shutdown 
 + 
 +http://​forum.slitaz.org/topic/fn-key
  
  
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