I am appreciating your info Thymox, but I think I am too much of a
. I cannot get xbindkeys_config to install on my mdk 9.1. While I had no problem installing tck and tcl along with xbindkeys itself, there are still a few difficulties I am having without the config.
First; I partially understand that I can work directly from xbindkeys and I know that I can get the keycodes and such by using xev, but I am (perhaps being very stupid at this point) unsure of the appropriate way to list the keycodes without at least using the xbindkeys_config and i am really only assuming it would be simpler.
I have even researched the installation instructions and such that are on the web page for xbindkeys and such. I think I am slightly bewildered by the info or the info is just not adequate. For example: Since I cannot use the config program I have repeatedly tried to follow these instructions,
"You can now use xbindkeys by typing :
I did the above, but have no idea of where to go from there. I attempted to check xev for keycodes and such and the xbindkeys & shut down/failed. So I am assuming I have to get all the codes, write them down on paper and then install them after the xbindkeys &. However, do I have to type xbindkeys & before each keycode or can I just list them all and then end or close the list.
Of course, I am told by you that I can also use xev by itself to personallly/manually assign the keys. How do I do that?? XEV only brings up a listing of codes for everything I am doing on my computer, ranging from the keys on the keyboard to moving the mouse and even what the mouse initiates, like files. All of which is great but how do I do anything in xev other than just reading it??
At the same time, there is an option given to directly edit the xbindkeys configuration file,
xbindkeys uses a configuration file to link a command to a key on your keyboard.
Usually this (file) is : $HOME/.xbindkeyrc
You can edit it yourself or you can have a default one created by using :
xbindkeys --defaults > $HOME/.xbindkeysr"
The web page even gies examples of what the .xbindkeysrc should or could look like, but WHERE IS THE FILE?? It does not exist on my computer. I even created the default one as the help info above suggests and I still cannot find such a file. The closest thing I have to $HOME is /home and there is no xbindkeys of any kind at that location or anywhere else that I can see.
Very confusing for me. scratch: