xbindkeys 1.7.3 reviewDownload
xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. xbindkeys links c
xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window.
xbindkeys links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using a configuration file. It's independant of the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys (ex: Power, Wake...).
usage: [--version|-V] [--defaults|-d] [--file|-f file] [--help|-h] [--display|-X display-name] [--vebose|-v] [--show|-s] [--key|-k] [--multikey|-mk] [--geometry|-g geom]
-V, --version Print version and exit
-d, --defaults Print a default rc file
-f, --file Use an alternative rc file
-h, --help This help!
-X, --display Set X display to use
-v, --verbose More information on xbindkeys when it run
-s, --show Show the actual keybinding
-k, --key Identify one key pressed
-mk, --multikey Identify multi key pressed
-g, --geometry size and position of window open with -k|-mk option
-n, --nodaemon don't start as daemon
Download the source (See the download section).
Open a text console (for example, xterm).
Change to the directory into which you downloaded the source.
Uncompress the source :
tar xzvf xbindkeys-1.x.x.tar.gz
Change to the new directory (created by tar) :
Compile the program :
Install the program (as root if necessary) :
Configure the program :
see the Configuration section.
You can now use xbindkeys by typing :
or by loading it automatically when X starts up by adding the preceeding line to the file $HOME/.xsession.
On Mandrake (and maybe Redhat), this method doesn't works.
Instead you can use : Configuration -> Gnome -> Advanced -> Session -> Startup Programs on Mandrake
or Gnome menu -> Settings -> Session -> Session Properties on Redhat.
What's New in This Release:
A bug under Solaris was fixed.
This bug caused an XBindKeys built with -DFORK_FLAG=1 to fail to wait for the processes it spawns, leaving lots of defunct processes.
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