Provided by: fookb_4.1-1_amd64 bug


       fookb - Xkb state indicator with optional Window Maker support


       fookb [options]


       fookb  is  a  Xkb state indicator. It displays the icon corresponding to the number of Xkb
       locked  group.  You  may  use  mouse-clicks  to  change  Xkb  locked  group  with   mouse.
       Additionally, fookb can be configured to execute a program on changing group.

       fookb man page is based on man page. Program was written from scratch.

       To  use  fookb  with the Window Maker Dock, simply drag the fookb icon to the Window Maker
       Dock (if fookb was compiled with Window Maker support).


       NB! Command line parameters take precedence over config file!

       All the icons should be of the same size or fookb will refuse to run.
              fookb will warn you if you use icons of size more than 64x64, but it  will  try  to
              run anyway.

              Icon to show for the 1st Xkb group

              Icon to show for the 2nd Xkb group

              Icon to show for the 3rd Xkb group

              Icon to show for the 4th Xkb group

              Icon to show when Xkb system goes crazy

              X display to use (normally not needed)


       The  configuration file consist of a single PropList dictionary, which in turn is composed
       of several PropList key-value pairs. The recognized keys is:

       Icon1 Filename (mandatory)
              XPM file contains an icon for 1st XKB group.

       Icon2 Filename (mandatory)
              XPM file contains an icon for 2nd XKB group.

       Icon3 Filename (mandatory)
              XPM file contains an icon for 3rd XKB group.

       Icon4 Filename (mandatory)
              XPM file contains an icon for 4th XKB group.

       IconBoom Filename (mandatory)
              XPM file contains an icon for "broken Xkb". Please look in BUGS section.

       Sound (Yes|No)
              fookb will run command from "Command" value (see below), if this parameter  is  set
              to  "Yes".  You'll  receive  (non-fatal)  error  message  if  this parameter is not
              defined. In any other case command will not be run.

       Command command_to_run
              This command will be run if XKB locked group is  changed  and  "Sound"  is  set  to


       Here is an example of configuration file.

         Icon1 = "/usr/local/share/fookb/icon1.xpm";
         Icon2 = "/usr/local/share/fookb/icon2.xpm";
         Icon3 = "/usr/local/share/fookb/icon3.xpm";
         Icon4 = "/usr/local/share/fookb/icon4.xpm";
         IconBoom = "/usr/local/share/fookb/crash.xpm";
         Sound = "Yes";
         Command = "/usr/bin/play /usr/local/share/fookb/";


              fookb defaults


       Sometimes  fookb  receives  message about changing XKB group, but does
       not point to any existing XKB group. In this case fookb will show  IconBoom  (from  config
       file) picture.

       As far as I know the only way to look at this bug is to run vmware.


       This man page is [hopefully] up-to-date for version 4.1 of fookb.


       fookb is (c) 1998-2004 Alexey Vyskubov <>.

       This manpage was written by Alexey Vyskubov <>.

                                          September 2017                                 fookb(1)