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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: use of xbindkeys to issue keyboard shortcuts Reply with quote

hi all,

I would like to assign some unused key from my keyboard to run keyboard shortcuts such as CTRL+W to close tabs in firefox.

so far, I have found at least 2 commands for doing this :
Code:
/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\Cw'

Code:
/usr/bin/xdotool key ctrl+w


Both work when launched from shell

None work with xbindkeys

My .xbindkeysrc (only relevant parts)
Code:
# Calculatrice
"gcalctool"
m:0x10 + c:132

# Fermeture onglet   
"/usr/bin/xdotool key ctrl+w"    # or "/usr/bin/xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\Cw'"
m:0x10 + c:101


Note that the gcalctool shortcut works; and swapping keys c:132 and c:101 does not solve the problem.

Just in case that could be important, my keyboard is a Typematrix 2030 USB
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

up ! :)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installing x11-apps/xev might help you troubleshooting.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank for your answer.

I already have xev installed. I used it to find out the keycodes.
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