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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Create a custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu

xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using a configuration file. It’s independent of the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys .

xbindkeys-config-An easy to use gtk program for configuring Xbindkeys.GTK Configure program for xbindkeys.

If you want to create custom keyboard shortcut it is very easy to create

First you need to install xbindkeys using the following

sudo apt-get install xbindkeys

Install xbindkeys-config, it’s a GTK frontend for xbindkeys so it’ easy to configure xbindkeys with that.

sudo apt-get install xbindkeys-config

Configuration

Launch xbindkeys

xbindkeys

Then launch the GUI to configure custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu

xbindkeys-config