Fluxbox Tips and Tricks
Keyboard Shortcuts -Basic
To open Keys file - Fluxbox menu>Fluxbox>File Editing>Keys.
A very basic set up is provided.
The syntax for a keybinding is quite easy:
<mod> [<mod> <mod>] key [key key] :command <command_options>
<mod> is called a "modifier" and typing 'xmodmap -pm' in an aterm shows what modifiers are available. Typical modifiers used in the keys file are:
Mod1 == Alt Mod4 == Windows key Control == Ctrl Shift == Shift None == No key
Here are a few examples:
Control a :ExecCommand aterm # Ctrl+a will bring up an aterm Mod1 4 :Workspace 4 # Alt+4 will change to workspace 4 None F9 :ExecCommand aterm -T 'Top' -e top # F9 will open "Top" in aterm Mod4 r :Exec fbrun # Windows key+r will bring up the Fluxbox command dialog Mod1 k :KillWindow # Alt+k kills the focused window Mod4 f :Exec firefox # Windows key+f opens firefox
A basic, common command is ExecCommand, or Exec. You can execute apps, scripts (take care of $PATH), and set things via 'xset.'
For more detail and other options see the excellent fluxbox-wiki