GOOMWWM Keybinding

Keyboard shortcuts become a thing of the past when you’re running a minimal window manager such as GOOMWWM. I decided to use XBindKeys, a grabbing keys program for X.

XBindKeys uses a configuration file, located at $HOME/.xbindkeysrc.

Contents of my .xbindkeysrc

  Mod2 + F12

You can create your own config, or have a default one generated for you.

xbindkeys --defaults > $HOME/.xbindkeysrc 

To get the correct key codes, you can use -k to identify key presses. It will open a blank window and output the command to be placed into your configuration file.

xbindkeys -k

XBindKeys should be easily found in your package manager.