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'xhkeys' assigns an action to any key or key combination that is otherwise unused in X (such as the "menu" key on a 105 key keyboard, extra keys on some keyboard models, or odd keys on laptops). The action can be a builtin operation, a call to an external application, the sending of a key event (simulating a key press/release), or the sending of a mouse button event (simulating a button press/release).


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Download version 2.2.1 (stable)
released on 6 July 2004


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey18 June 2004

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 May 2005.


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