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Binds keys or mouse buttons to shell commands

xbindkeys is a program that associates keys or mouse buttons to shell commands under X. After a little configuration, it can start many commands with the keyboard (e.g. control+alt+x starts an xterm) or with the mouse buttons. It is independent of the window manager, and can capture all keyboard keys.



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Janet Casey

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16 May 2002

Leaders and contributors

Philippe Brochard Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xbindkeys
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/xbindkeys
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:hocwp@free.fr

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