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       xbindkeys - a grabbing keys program for X


       xbindkeys [ options ]


       XbindKeys  is  a program that grab keys and mouse button events in X and starts associated
       shell command.


       Available command line options are as follows:

       -d, --defaults
              Print a default rc file

       -f, --file
              Use an alternative rc file

       -h, --help
              Short help on options plus version/author info.

       -X, --display
              Set X display to use

       -v, --verbose
              More information on xbindkeys when it run

       -k, --key
              Identify one key pressed (useful to fill the configuration file)

       -mk, --multikey
              Identify multi key pressed (useful to fill the configuration file)

       -g, --geometry
              size and position of window with -k|-mk option

       -n, --nodaemon
              don't start as daemon

       If guile support have not been disabled:

       -dg, --defaults-guile
              Print a default guile configuration file

       -fg, --file-guile
              Use an alternative guile configuration file


       XBindKeys uses a configuration files.  This file is $HOME/.xbindkeysrc, used only for  one
       user.   All whitespace is ignored in the files except for within the commands names double

       The configuration file consists of commands names in double quotes, and associated keys in
       the next line.

       Comments are started with a pound (#) and extend to the end of the line.

       You   can   see   a   default  file  with  the  --defaults  option  or  create  a  default
       $HOME/.xbindkeysrc with
        'xbindkeys --defaults > $HOME/.xbindkeysrc'.


       The program expects combinations of keysyms to be used  by  using  plus(+)  characters  to
       combine them together.

       The format of a command line is:
           "command to start &"
              associated key

       To specify an associated key, you can use 'xbindkeys --key' or
        'xbindkeys --multikey' and put one of the two lines in the configuration file.

       A  list  of keys is in /usr/include/X11/keysym.h and in /usr/include/X11/keysymdef.h.  The
       XK_ is not needed.

       List of modifiers:
           Release, Control, Shift, Mod1 (Alt), Mod2 (NumLock),
           Mod3 (CapsLock), Mod4, Mod5 (Scroll).

       The release modifier is not a standard X modifier, but you can use it if you want to catch
       release events instead of press events.

       By  defaults,  xbindkeys  does  not pay attention with the modifiers NumLock, CapsLock and
       ScrollLock.  Add the lines above in the configuration file, if you want to  pay  attention
       to them.

           keystate_numlock = enable
           keystate_capslock = enable
           keystate_scrolllock= enable


       # control+shift+q starts an xterm (it's a comment)
         control+shift + q

       # Menu key starts xbindkeys_show

       # Control + mouse button 1 starts an xterm
         Control + b:1

       # Control+Shift+a  release event starts rxvt
         release+control+shift + a

       # Control + mouse button 2 release event starts rxvt
         Control + b:2 + Release


       If  the  guile support have not been disabled, you can use an alternate configuration file
       written in scheme. xbindkeys read first the scheme configuration file, and  if  this  file
       doesn't exist, it read the standard configuration file.

       For more details, please see here

       Note: The guile configuration file is the prefered way if you have a non trivial
       configuration like for example double click, timed click or keys combinations.

       The defaults is ~/.xbindkeysrc.scm

       Use xbindkeys --defaults-guile for more details.

       And xbindkeys --defaults-guile > ~/.xbindkeysrc.scm to use this method.


       xbindkeys  reload  its  configuration  file  each time it has changed.  But if you want to
       force it reloading its configuration file, you can send a HUP signal:

       killall -HUP xbindkeys

       When HUP signal is send to xbindkeys, changes  in  $HOME/.xbindkeysrc  takes  effect  only
       after moving mouse.


       If you find a bug, please send a mail to <>



       Philippe Brochard <>
       Marcello Mathias Herreshoff for the guile support <>


               The users configuration file.

               The users configuration file in scheme style (if guile support have not been disabled).


           Utility for showing the actual keybinding with xbindkeys
           Utility for modifying keymap & button mappings in X.
           Print contents of X events.
           X11 KeySym definitions.