mapping apps to keys in X Windows

John Oxley oxo at
Sun Nov 2 01:31:58 PST 2003

On Sat 2003-11-01 (18:15), Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Dru <dlavigne6 at> writes:
> > Does any know if there are any tools or configurable scripts that come
> > with X that allow a user to map an application to a shortcut key? Or is one
> > supposed to instead use their window manager or an application in the ports
> > collection (such as xbindkeys).
> Traditionally, it has been a window manager issue.

If you install and run bbkeys from ports, and specify key bindings, it works
over all window managers I have tried.

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