Questions tagged [xbindkeys]

Questions about xbindkeys, a program that allows user to launch shell commands with keyboard or mouse under X Window.

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Mapping btnx to only activate when certain keyboard button is pressed

I tried btnx recently, but I found it either activates the mapping on disables it, but I currently don't have a multi button mouse The functionality I want is to map the wheel up / wheel down to do ...
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xbindkeys + xvkbd works, but xbindkeys + xdotool fails

Here is the relevant part of my .xbindkeysrc file. The first commented line gives you idea of what I am trying to achieve. # System-wide equivalence of Shift-Del, Ctrl-Ins, Shift-Ins and Ctrl-X, Ctrl-...
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How to temporarily disable aa key on the keyboard after pressing it?

I spilled beer in my mechanical keyboard and ever since it tends to repeat the "a" key whenever I press it (yes, I've cleaned it several times, used aalcohol, etc.). I tried to mitigate this issue ...
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Emulating the left mouse click with the help of xdotool and xbindkeys

I want to emulate the left mouse click with the help of xdotool and xbindkeys and have the following: "xdotool 1" Alt+w in ~/.xbindkeysrc; the problem is that Alt also gets clicked in the ...
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How to rebind the “fn” key to mouse button 4

I want to rebind my FN key to my mouse button, but I'm having some issues. Currently using xbindkeys but have no idea how to configure it to what I need to do. Using 18.04. Thank you in advance!
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More than one letter in an xbindkeys binding

Is there a way to configure a shortcut in xbindkeys that utilises multiple letters? e.g., I'd like to have alt + a + e bound to a command I've already tried using xbindskeys -k but no luck :( Is it ...
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Remap Super+Left to the Home button

I want to remap Super+Left key combination to the Home button. I tried tools like xdotools, xte and xbindkeys, but for some weird reason it worked only on Firefox, and not on any other window. ...
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How do I make xbindkeys not stop the original function of my key?

I don't remember where or how I got this script, but it works perfectly... Apart from making me unable to use my middle mouse button. ;; This configuration is guile based. ;; http://www.gnu.org/...
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Overriding mouse extra side buttons

I have tried to map new commands to the side buttons of my Dell mouse using xbindkeys, xmodmap and btnx. As an example, I have added these lines to my ~/.xbindkeysrc file: "amixer set Master 5%-" b:...
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Xbindkeys launches correctly application for the first time only

When I put the following line in ~/.xbindkeysrc GNOME correctly launches application vlc. "vlc" XF86Calculator The problem is that I'd like to run a shell script. When I put the following in ~/....
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How do you reload XBindkeys in Ubuntu

I have tried a number of options to reload xbindkeys after changing the configuration file (my configuration file is located at ~/.xbindkeysrc). Nothing seems to work. The configuration file should ...
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problem binding arrow keys with xbindkeys

I'm trying to bind ctrl+win+p to act as an "UP" arrow key. I'm going to use xbindkeys so first of all I start xbindkeys -k to see the code for this combination. It gives me such an output: set@set001:...
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Pop up keeps appearing in Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I have bound my mouse buttons to certain actions (changing music tracks) using xbindkeys. This pop up appears only when vlc is not running and I click one of the mouse buttons.
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How to set xbindkey separately for Trackpoint, Trackpad and Mouse?

I have configured my Logitech MX-Revolution Mouse via xbindkeys on kUbuntu 18.04. I set up the extrabuttons on the scrollwheel (left/right swipe) to play the next/previous song. My problem is, that ...
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Problem with remapping graphics tablet buttons to keyboard shortcuts

I have a cheap xp-pen tablet with 8 extra buttons. I'd like to map them to keyboard shortcuts, such as Ctrl-Z, to use with Krita/Gimp/etc, but vendor's utility more looks as a proof-of-concept. I ...
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How to use xbindkeys to activate a minimized window?

In Autokey I used this script to be run on pressing hotkeys [Alt+X] and Activating window named 'Add' window.activate('Add', switchDesktop=False, matchClass=False) How is it possible to do it in ...
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Binding Mouse Button to Another Mouse Button with xbindkeys - XEV bugs out

I have a Logitech M720 Mouse that I'm hoping to bind the side button (usually page forward) to the middle click button - something that I've done on my Windows with Logitech Options. After ...
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Button release does not work with xbindkeys

Following this tutorial, I'd like to map the page-forward button of the mouse (i.e. b:9) to Shift_L. However, using the tools xte and xbinkeys the button-down works, but the button-release does not. ...
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Change global environment variable using a script that is started using xbindkeys?

TLDR: I have a simple shell script that flips an environment variable from value foo to bar, or the other way round, depending on its current value. I use F12 to trigger this script, and I know that ...
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How can I swap my backspace and backslash?

I want it like this: BackSpace -> backslash Shift + BackSpace -> bar backslash -> BackSpace I tried to use xbindkeys and xdotool, but I couldn't get it to work. This is what I had in my ....
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Can key presses be throttled on Linux?

I've got a keyboard (razor black widow stealth) that is malfunctioning in such a way that it periodically sends duplicate key presses for various keys (h and n) so far. I'm looking for ways to delay ...
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xbindkeys and xdotool does not work for Enter or Return

I try to bind some keys to other keys via xdotool commands in .xbindkeysrc. Everything works fine but I cannot simulate Enter by any key. Neither of the following commands work. "xdotool key KP_Enter"...
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Map key to a script in Ubuntu 18.04.1

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.1 Bionic Beaver using an HP Pavilion laptop. My laptop has a key for toggling airplane mode. Using xev, I found out that it has keycode 255. I've saved the following code at /bin/...
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Xbindkeys in 18.04, mouse actions not done on first button click

My problem is related to button mappings on my mouse, via Xbindkeys, that are not working in a consistent manner. The short version is that using a mapped button action is doing "something else" in ...
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xbindkeys + xmacroplay are terribly slow on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

I've been using a combination of xbindkeys and xmacroplay to set up a new keyboard layer activated with the Windows key. Here's a sample: #Up "echo 'KeyStrRelease Super_L KeyStrRelease i KeyStr Up ...
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Issue with xbindkeys on xubuntu

This code on xbindkeysrc file works fine: "firefox" m:0x18 + c:112 But this one, doesn't: "xte 'keydown Control_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Control_L' " m:0x18 + c:112 Apparently, commands that use xte or ...
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Logitech Master MX 2S app specific settings

So I have gone through almost all Master MX 2S questions here on Ask Ubuntu and other sites. I did figure out how to do the xbindkeys for custom actions for some buttons and some synthetic key ...
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Assign mouse buttons for Spotify

I recently started using Ubuntu. On my Windows (I use a dualboot), I have an application called Xmouse control (or something along those lines) I use it to assign my mouse buttons to Spotify (skip a ...
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Change keyboard layout with xmodmap or xbidnkeys

I need to use Numlock to switch between keyboard layouts. Any way to achieve this with Xmodmap or Xbindkeys? I tried setxkbmap -layout but it doesn't seem to provide a "switch between" functionality....
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How to execute commands on modifier key press and release?

I'd like to use Ctrl to run a start command (let's say record) on key press. I'd also like to run a stop command on key release. In addition, I want to maintain Ctrl as a modifier (e.g. allow Ctrl+V ...
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Configuring non wacom drawing tablet

I am a linux user and I am a total newbie when it comes to input devices and drivers. I have recently bought xp-pen star 06 tablet tablet specifactions the tablet works poorly with evdev. The ...
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How to bind additional mouse buttons to be modifiers (Shift/Control)? [duplicate]

System: Ubuntu MATE 17.04 I use control\shift + [key] keybinds often, and plan to use lot of hotkeys with those modifiers. Because sometimes using grid layout I will need to be pressing buttons like "...
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Logitech MX Master Thumb Button with Ubuntu

Goal I would like to get the Thumb Button on my Logitech MX Master mouse to work under Ubuntu 17.10. Specifically, I want it to serve as a "Meta" key, by which I mean pressing it will show me all the ...
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Xbindkeys doesn't work properly with keys

I've this code in my xbindkeysrc: "firefox" m:0x15 + c:37 m:0x11 + c:50 m:0x10 + c:55 And it works fine! But when I try: "xte 'key S'" m:0x15 + c:37 m:0x11 + c:50 m:0x10 + c:55 It doesn't type ...
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How do I fix xbindkeys keyboard to mouse button, repeating key presses when held?

I have a Logitech MX Revolution mouse that has a XF86Search keyboard key on it. I used xdotool to map it as a middle mouse button inside my xbindkeys file. This mouse click no longer acts like a ...
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Disable Control+Scroll on trackpad with xbindkeys

I have a problem with Ubuntu zooming in/out on Chrome web pages or enlarging/reducing text size in code editors whenever I scroll while holding down Control (it happens a lot when working with hotkeys ...
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xbindkeys doesn't work with XF86audio*, how to configure key mapping correctly?

I want to map my Fn + Left (XF86audioprev) and Fn + Right (XF86audionext) keys to function as the "Home" (Num_Lock + 7) and "End" (Num_Lock + 1) keys. I tried using xbindkeys with xte. At the ...
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Click & drag with keyboard shortcut

The "click down" key on my laptop touchpad requires too much force, making it difficult to click & drag. I would like to solve this by holding down a keyboard shortcut while dragging along the ...
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How to rebind ctrl+shift+q to @ using xbindkeys?

I'm trying to remapp Ctrl+Alt+Q to show an @. I'm using xbindkeys -k and press Ctrl+Alt+Q. Output: "NoCommand" m:0x81 + c:11 Shift+Mod5 + 2 Thus I put the following in ~/.xbindkeysrc: "...
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xdotool output gets intercepted by xbindkeys

I have a broken key on my keyboard, The dot "." to be specific. It behaves very oddly, about 7/10 times the keyboard types a double dot ".." when clicked once. I use xbindkeys to intercept when the ...
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How to bind all functions of 'Shift' button to another one?

I have a keyboard with broken Shift button, but I have some additional buttons like Mail, Home etc. I want to make my Mail button as Shift button (because I have used Windows and software for my ...
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Wheel gestures in ubuntu?

This question is a particular case of this one. Is there any program that can assign the key combination CTRL+TAB to the gesture RIGHT-CLICK+Mouse-wheel-up/down? Explanation: I haven't managed to ...
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Libinput extra mouse button mapping

I have a Logitech M570 mouse connected to my laptop. I originally got the extra side buttons mapped to window overview in Gnome (the 'Super' key) by following instructions here on AskUbuntu to ...
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Can I use complex mouse button combinations with xbindkeys?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and have connected Logitech M705 mouse. This mouse has a total of 10 buttons, button 1 being left click, button 2 right click, button 10 "thumb button". I have set up ...
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Broken Fn key - remapping?

The Fn on my laptop broke. Unfortunately it did so before I installed Kubuntu, but I'm pretty sure that I've tried live booting Ubuntu here before and the Fn+F combinations worked. Is it possible to ...
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How can I disable 'focus follows mouse' when the Super key is pressed

...and enable it on keyup event? The problem is, when using the keyboard to move windows across multiple monitors, focus is stolen by the mouse once the focused window I'm moving is moved away from ...
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mousekeys keep restting and skipping

I've just discovered mousekeys and they are a godsend for my rsi problems, but i keep having this annoying problem where occasionally while interacting with some sort of UI they reset the amount that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit xbindkeys do not recognize mouse button depression

I have installed xbindkeys on Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit in order to emulate middle mouse button and my configuration file has the following line: "/usr/bin/xte 'mouseclick 2'" control + b:1 However, ...
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Xbindkeys does not trigger some keys when keyboard layout changes

I use xbindkeys to map some mouse buttons with keys. However, when I change the keyboard layout, xbindkeys does not simulate some assigned keys on the new layout. When I change to the previous layout,...
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Bind Alt+Tab to a Logitech mouse button on Kubuntu

Note: this is not a duplicate of either this or this, as I will make clear. I have a Logitech Proteus Core mouse. Under Windows 10, I have set one of its buttons (the small one labeled "G9" on top of ...