Is there a way to assign a predefined program call to a key in X, _independently_ from the window manager or desktop environment in use?
Currently I'm using the following approach: In ~/.xmodmap, I define a symbol according to the keycode I found out by using the "xev" program: keycode 140 = F27 This file is "activated" by the "xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc" command in ~/xinitrc (called via ~/xsession, "cascaded"). In WindowMaker's menu, I define a submenu "Functions" where I put the program calls I want to assign to keys, then use the "Capture" function and press the desired key. Now the association is made. Of course, this approach is _specific_ to WindowMaker! I'm searching for a way to do this among different environments in X without having to configure each one of them (or even being disappointed because this feature is not implemented). My goal is to make the volume keys of various laptops change the volume via the "mixer" command. Those keys are nothing special, they just send key codes. Similarly I want to use this with my Sun Type 7 USB keyboard. But I'd also like to make use of additional and "multimedia" keys on laptops that simply send key codes that can be assigned key names. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"