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henryxcrudos
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« on: August 24, 2009, 03:38:24 am »

Dear vectors:),

Is there any possibility in VL Light 6.0 to define "system-wide" keyboard shortcuts, e.g. for opening a root terminal? I have done this earlier in Xubuntu (now thankfully) abandoned in favour of VL, so that when I pressed CTRL+Shift+T, a new xterm window would open.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 04:30:18 am »

IceWM in VL Light 6.0 is set up with keyboard shortcut keys. For root terminal, press the Super (Windows) key + a.
To change or add actions, edit the file ~/.icewm/keys. Restart IceWM to activate changes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 05:41:00 am »

Many thanks for your quick reply! That's grand!

Is there any such thing like the Documentation accessible via the website, as PDF btw?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 05:58:27 am »

Don't know of any PDF documents, but you can find some good info on an installed system in /usr/doc/VLHelpCenter.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 10:56:36 am »

The changes I made in ~/.icewm/keys had no effect, until I realised that when I want to change something for a user, I shouldn't be logged in as root Wink.
Holy moly, you REALLY do learn a lot with Linux! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 06:11:38 pm »

Is there any such thing like the Documentation accessible via the website, as PDF btw?

There is excellent documentation for IceWM online. See
 http://www.icewm.org/FAQ/
 http://www.icewm.org/manual/
 http://www.icewm.org/themes/

IceWM is amazing when you see all the possibilities for setting it up exactly as you want it. Also, the configuration files in ~/.icewm are well commented and you can probably figure out what you want to do just by examining the file (keys, preferences, toolbar, winoptions).
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