[xmonad] New User Impressions

Yaakov Nemoy loupgaroublond at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 18:20:35 EST 2009

2009/1/29 Kathryn Andersen <kat_lists at katspace.org>:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:43:48AM +0300, Khudyakov Alexey wrote:
>> > It doesn't support "extra" keys such as XF86Back XF86Forward etc; these
>> > keys are recognised by recent versions of X11, and are recognised by
>> > other window managers such as Fvwm, but when I tried making keybindings
>> > for them in xmonad, it didn't work, and the documentation didn't include
>> > them in the list of supported keys.
>> >
>> I'm not sure whether it should be called supported or not but you can use
>> them. You only need to specify raw numbers in config. Someting like this:
>> > -- XF86Music
>> >   , ((0,                   0x1008ff92   ), do_something)
>> You can find numbers in /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB (in Debian)
> Ugh.
> Simpler to use something like xbindkeys, which is much easier to set up.
> True, the downside is that one can't do window-manager actions, just
> shell commands, but for things like controlling music daemons, that's
> all that's needed.

Why not take the next step and become a developer. Just make a simple library that is a series of lines such as:

XF86MusicKey = 0x1008ff92

And so on?

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