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I really want this to work out, believe me. I am four weeks into this Linux thing and I said after two weeks: "I will never go back to Windows".
Today I am mad for the first time at my new operating system. All I want to have is absolute control over my keyboard. I am at the right place, aren't I? Linux equals control over your system?
All I want to do is set certain special characters onto shortcuts to my keyboard.
Why do I have to search the freaking entire Internet for answers to this question? I admit, I have only searched for a short time. Still. I want shortcuts for special characters. Once I set them they work in all applications. System-wide.
Went over to a friends house. Her PC is older than mine, instead of 64MB 16. Has Windows 98 running, faster than mine.
Maybe I should go back to 3.11.
the speed of an OS depends a lot of what's being run...win98 looks ugly, but is somewhat fast if no extra apps are run over it. linux can be choppy if you use a heavy desktop environment on it, rather than a simple, lightweight (but still good-looking) window manager...period. KDE is heavy, fluxbox less. for example.
and the keys...well I'm not sure, try "bind" or something similar..
and the keys...well I'm not sure, try "bind" or something similar.. [/B]
Sorry, I am mad, this is nothing personal: This is exactly what I am talking about. I appreciate the help, but man bind rights something like this: NAME
bind - bind a name to a socket SYNOPSIS #include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/socket.h> int bind(int sockfd, struct sockaddr *my_addr, socklen_t addrlen); DESCRIPTION bind gives the socket sockfd the local address my_addr. my_addr is addrlen bytes long. Traditionally,
What the . is a socket (I am not expecting answers to this one)? This is not about me having an old system. or is it? I am fine with my icewm setup. I am happy with the speed. I just want for once to be able to solve a problem by deducting possibilities, finding an appropriate (already installed) tool and executing it.
Again, no offence.
I appreciate the help. These pages seem to be more about how to use keys on modern funky keyboards which I don't possess...
I was more thinking about a way to set a shortcut like Alt-a for the German umlaut-a in all apps I use (browser, editor, word processor etc).
It was the same thing for me. I love the sleek look of linux on my computer. It's a lot better than windows. NIce looking fonts and cool colors. But just one question; where do I download new themes for my desktop? I mean cool as Linux maybe-KDE that is--I'd like to have some new splash of colors and shapes on my desktop?