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NAME

        icewm-keys - icewm keys configuration file

SYNOPSIS

       $ICEWM_PRIVCFG/keys
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/keys
       $HOME/.icewm/keys
       /etc/icewm/keys
       /usr/share/icewm/keys

DESCRIPTION

       Global key bindings to launch applications (not window manager related).  IceWM allows
       launching of arbitrary programs with any key combination.  This is configured in the keys
       file.

       Global keybindings to launch applications, which need not be window manager related.  Each
       non-empty line starts with the word "key".  After one or more spaces follows a double-
       quoted string of the bound X11 key combination like "Alt+Ctrl+Shift+X".  Then after at
       least one space follows a shell command line which will be executed by icewm whenever this
       key combination is pressed.  For example, the following line creates a hotkey to reload
       the icewm configuration:

           key "Ctrl+Shift+r"      pkill -x -HUP icewm

FORMAT

       The syntax of the keys file is as follows:

           key "key_combination" program options

       Where,

       key The literal string keyword.

       switchkey
           The literal string keyword, used as alternative to "key" to build menu-like
           quickswitch popups.

       key_combination
           Any combination of keys, separated by plus-sign ("+").

       program options
           program is the name of the executable or full path to the executable file that will be
           run in response to selecting the menu item.  When used with the switchkey keyword, the
           program must print on standard output the contents of the popup like it would be used
           for dynamic menus.

           options is the options and arguments passed to the program verbatim.

EXAMPLES

       Following is the example keys file that ships with icewm(1):

           # This is an example for IceWM's hotkey definition file.
           #
           # Place your variants in @CFGDIR@ or in $HOME/.icewm
           # since modifications to this file will be discarded when
           # you (re)install icewm.
           #
           # A list of all valid keyboard symbols can be found in
           # /usr/include/X11/keysym.h, keysymdefs.h, XF86keysym.h,
           # ...  You'll have to omit XK_ prefixs and to replace
           # XF86XK_ prefixes by XF86. Valid modifiers are Alt,
           # Ctrl, Shift, Meta, Super and Hyper.
           #
           key "Alt+Ctrl+t" xterm
           key "Alt+Ctrl+b" xdg-open about:blank
           key "Alt+Ctrl+s" xdg-open https://www.google.com

           key "Super+KP_Subtract" amixer sset PCM 5%-
           key "Super+KP_Add" amixer sset PCM 5%+

           # "Multimedia key" bindings for XFree86. Gather the
           # keycodes of your advanced function keys by watching the
           # output of the xev command whilest pressing those keys
           # and map those symbols by using xmodmap.

           key "XF86AudioLowerVolume" amixer sset PCM 5%-
           key "XF86AudioRaiseVolume" amixer sset PCM 5%+
           key "XF86AudioMute" amixer sset PCM 0%
           key "XF86HomePage" xdg-open about:blank
           key "XF86Search" xdg-open https://www.google.com
           key "XF86Eject" eject

           # display and select monitor setup configurations
           switchkey "Super+p" icewm-menu-xrandr

FILES

       Locations for the keys file are as follows:

       $ICEWM_PRIVCFG/keys
       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/keys
       $HOME/.icewm/keys
       /etc/icewm/keys
       /usr/share/icewm/keys

SEE ALSO

       icewm(1).

AUTHOR

       Brian Bidulock <mailto:bidulock@openss7.org>.

LICENSE

       IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License.  See the COPYING file in
       the distribution.