what is it? where do I get it? changelog? huh?

blackbox links
bb home
bb configurator
bb themes
bb tools

gnu/linux links
debian gnu/linux
debian packages
garrett's sources.list
linux kernel howto


How do I get this fantastic application, I hear you say!!

Well! Let me just tell you. =:) There's several ways. First, I've made available source, RPM, source RPM, and debian packages below.... These are for the "released" versions of bbkeys. You could think of these below as "stable".

Thanks to the kind folks at Sourceforge.net, though, bbkeys also has its own CVS repository that is accessible and browsable.

To access the CVS version (latest and greatest at any given point in time) of bbkeys

  • cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bbkeys login
  • cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bbkeys co bbkeys

To browse and download CVS bbkeys from your web browser, go here...

And your choice of packages....


Okay then. Whoopsie. I forgot to mention this elsewhere and it makes sense to do it here.... bbkeys versions 0.8.4 and later are designed to work with blackbox 0.62.0 and greater. The reason for this is that blackbox's internals changed with 0.62.0, and to use bbkeys completely, you'll need to get bbkeys 0.8.4 or later. So then... on with the download choices... =:)

Show Me The Files (TM)





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Hi all,

You know, all this time I have missed the ability to maneuvre the root-menu via the keyboard. Now I realize that the only time I ever use the menu is to log out of blackbox.

So I added the following entry to my ~/.bbkeysrc:

KeyToGrab(F12), WithModifier(Control), WithAction(ExecCommand), DoThis(kill `ps h -C blackbox -o "%p"`)

Since blackbox calls the "shutdown" function on SIGTERM (just as it does when the "Exit" item is selected from the root menu), it will act just as a normal shutdown.

So now I don't even need that feature anymore -- just thought I'd share. :)



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