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Hot keys and shortcuts

Posted 07-09-2017 at 08:06 PM by zapwai
Updated 07-10-2017 at 07:38 PM by zapwai (It's a never-ending list)

I picked these up from using crunchbang; my favorite macros / hot keys are as follows.
The windows key is meta.

meta + e = editor (emacs)
meta + f = file manager
meta + w = web (firefox)
meta + t = terminal (konsole)

meta + d = desktop (minimize all windows)
meta + m = minimize window
meta + o = maximize window

meta + k = simple-screen-recorder (though lately I just use ffmpeg directly in a script)
meta + F1 = cb-fortune (crunchbang waldorf version of the classic fortune command)

Then alt+ctrl+arrow key for moving to the desktop to the right, down, etc.

I've also started setting the emacs window to remember to initially start with a width of exactly 80 characters, so when I'm coding I have a reasonable place to break a line.
(In KDE4 to set a default like this you can click on the apps icon in the top left, then More Actions > Special Window Settings > position/size > apply initially)

The only other thing I do on a fresh install using X is adjust the font size, forcing 96 dpi because I use a 40" TV as a monitor

... and set the pointer acceleration on my mouse to 8x (instead of 2x in KDE). And mess with the screensaver. And background. And maybe add a clock / weather widget.
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