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#1 2019-07-22 02:47:31

johnraff
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Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

Of course we don't want to change everything and confuse users, but are there any BL keybinds that people feel should be changed for Lithium?

@hhh has suggested the exit dialog Win+x might be changed to Alt+Esc or Alt+x

Any other opinions/suggestions/leave_it_the_way_it_is?


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#2 2019-07-22 03:17:18

hhh
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

Alt+Esc ia a bit of a reach on some keyboards, I suppose (I have a fairly large hand). Accepting that, using two hands for window controls is very awkward for me when I'm just listening to media or browsing the web (Alt+F4 to close a window, and Alt+F4/F5 for iconify and maximize, which was my suggestion that was adopted, thanks!)

What I use...

W(indows key/Super)+Q=Close window (q for quit, plus Ctrl+q is a common close shortcut)

W+1=Iconify/Minimize

W+2=Toggle Maximize

And since I often accidentally hit W+w closing a window, which launches a browser, I disable that and use W+b.

-edit- This also restores the Function keys F4 and F5 that some apps or window managers might use.

-edit 2- For the exit dialog, Alt+x would do nicely. Again, your finger will already be over Alt when the dialog opens, so Alt+b reboots, Alt+S suspends, just hitting Enter logs out, etc...

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#3 2019-07-22 13:47:52

PackRat
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Registered: 2015-10-02
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

How is the volume controlled on BL now?

Super + v is still the volume control key binding, correct? But doesn't that just activate the speaker icon in the taskbar?

Are there already keybindings to that increase/decrease the volume a certain amount, or mute? For example:

    <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>false</enabled>
          <name>VolumeUp</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>amixer -q sset Master 5%+ unmute</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>false</enabled>
          <name>VolDown</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>amixer -q sset Master 5%- unmute</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioMute">
      <action name="Execute">
        <startupnotify>
          <enabled>false</enabled>
          <name>AudioMute</name>
        </startupnotify>
        <command>amixer sset Master,0 toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>

those are for alsa; I don't know if BL has a pulseaudio command line tool for volume like pamixer.

Also bindings to adjust brightness.

Last edited by PackRat (2019-07-22 13:50:18)


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#4 2019-07-22 15:18:38

malm
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

On Lithium, install xbindkeys and read
https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-co … bindkeysrc

pavucontrol

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#5 2019-07-23 05:39:21

johnraff
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

Super+V brings up the pulseaudio mixer, which is sometimes needed getting things to work.

For day-to-day volume, it's pnmixer - as before - whose keybinds can be set via the system tray icon: rightclick>Preferences>Hotkeys.
If you don't use pnmixer, then as @malm says, set something in .xbindkeysrc.

Brightness is handled elsewhere in the system - I think xfce4-power-manager might have a hand in it, but it's something that's just worked™ for me up to now so I haven't researched it too much.

Last edited by johnraff (2019-07-23 05:41:52)


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#6 2019-08-04 17:18:49

ohnonot
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Re: Keyboard shortcuts for Lithium

No (strong) opinion on the actual keybinds, just some food for thought:
I (deliberately) do not have any keybind for the exit dialog, but use
W-space to bring up the root menu, then Up,Right,Enter to Exit.
Safe & simple.
http://dt.iki.fi/stuff/scrot/scrot-2019 … :15:19.png
https://dt.iki.fi/stuff/scrot/scrot-201 … :15:19.png

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