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System Name: xhotkeys
Name: Hotkeys launcher for X
Group Type: non-GNU software and documentation

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This project is not part of the GNU Project.


Some X desktop interfaces bring their own keylaunch utilitity to launch applications. The problem is that if you change the interface, you will have to reconfigure everything (very disgusting). It's better to have an utility that do this task separately.

Xhotkeys is made with Python and uses the PyXlib and PyGTK libraries.


- Developed in Python: compact, easy to understand and modify
- Graphical GTK-configuration
- Recognizes WinKey modifier apart from the typical Control, Alt, Shift.
- Configuration file can be modified manually.


- Devoloped in Python :-). A daemon written in any scripting language eats much more memory than a C implementantion.

Registration Date: Sun 07 May 2006 06:02:58 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 4 - Beta


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Version 0.4 released
     posted by tokland, Sat 03 Jun 2006 10:38:38 AM UTC - 0 replies

This version implements an important change on xhotkeys. Pidfiles are not used anymore, communication with hotkey server is made through UNIX socket files.

That means two things:

- Better design
- New bugs!

Debian release
     posted by tokland, Mon 22 May 2006 05:36:51 PM UTC - 0 replies

A new version (0.1.2) has been upload.

The new version makes only some minor corrections. The most important is that from now a Debian package (.deb) will be uploaded together with the tarball.

First release of xhotkeys! xhotkeys 0.1
     posted by tokland, Sun 21 May 2006 10:58:51 AM UTC - 0 replies

* Need Python 2.3, PyGTK2 and PyXLib installed
* Server mode for bind keys to commands
* Configuration mode (--config)
* 3 verbose levels: error, info, debug
* Pidfile written at user's home dir
* Signal communication
* Man page installed

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