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Make your own keybindings in linux using xbindkeys

Make your own keybindings in linux using xbindkeys
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Are you like me, who want to listen to music while you work? But then your boss comes over and you quickly have to pause it? Or maybe you just want some key bindings on your linux workstation to make life a lot easier, then look no further! xbindkeys is the solution, and I will show you how in this post! it’s really easy to configure and extremely helpful.

In my example, I will use it to pause/unpause my music when i press CTRL+space no matter what desktop I’m on and even if I’m not in the terminal where MOC (the music player I use) is running.

What you need

xbindkeys is the name of the only package you need for this. It should be in the official repository for your distro. Install examples below:

Debian

apt-get install xbindkeys

Arch Linux

pacman -S xbindkeys

CentOS

yum install xbindkeys

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