Simple X hotkey daemon (by baskerville)

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  • whkd: A simple hotkey daemon for Windows
    6 projects | /r/rust | 21 Jan 2023
    After getting frustrated trying to update the library generation code to conform to the AHK2 syntax changes, I decided to run with an idea that I've had for a while now: writing my own simple hotkey daemon for windows based on skhd and sxhkd.
  • How to make a keybinding for dmenu_run in .xinitrc?
    2 projects | /r/suckless | 12 Dec 2022
    Almost all of my shortcut keybindings are set up using sxhkd,
    2 projects | /r/suckless | 12 Dec 2022
  • What's the closest equivalent of AHK for LINUX?
    2 projects | /r/AutoHotkey | 2 Oct 2022
    For GUI automation and the like, I would recommend checking out xdotool and maybe sxhkd for keybinds -- though, each DE/WM tends to have some method of handling keybindings in its own way.
  • shod: an acme-like window manager that tile windows inside floating containers
    2 projects | /r/linux | 11 Sep 2022
    You control shod via a remote controller, called shodc. You map shodc calls to keybindings using a third application (a keybinder like sxhkd).
  • Chromebook
    2 projects | /r/AutoHotkey | 13 Aug 2022
    That said, if you enable linux app support, you can use something like sxhkd for hotkey definitions in combination with bash scripting.
  • Show HN: A tiling window manager like i3wm written in C#
    11 projects | | 15 Apr 2022
    komorebi dev here. I can't tell you the number of times I've wanted to just write my own take on sxhkd[1] for Windows and use that to manage my own keybindings for komorebi instead of ahk.

    You can just as easily write your own/use another hotkey daemon or PowerShell scripts to handle komorebi's configuration and keybindings, in that sense there is no dependency on ahk at all. However, the inertia around ahk in the Windows ecosystem is undeniable and it's in the interests of making adoption and onboarding easier that the project provides example ahk files and has invested in an ahk code generation library.

    My thoughts on the dominant hotkey daemon in the Windows ecosystem aside, I remain convinced that the famous bspwm socket communication architecture[2] is the best way to handle both configuration and keybindings for a tiling window manager that has been proposed to this today.

    Unfortunately I have to concede that there is a certain configuration burden that comes with komorebi, which is amplified in some cases by having to write/maintain ahk. This configuration burden is largely due to the highly fragmented nature of Windows application development that is discussed often on HN and it is inescapable.

    With this in mind, the next release of komorebi (currently available on master) will invest even more heavily in automatic configuration generation.

    A separate repository of common application-specific configuration tweaks[3] (in YAML!) has been created which I and others from the komorebi Discord server are contributing to, with the goal of having the edge cases for as many applications as possible fully documented so that a comprehensive configuration file can be generated[4] for the user which ensures that every (major) Windows application behaves as expected under a tiling window manager.

    I hope that other Windows tiling window manager developers can use these YAML definitions in the future to handle the same edge cases in their projects so that eventually there will be a tiling window manager of every flavour (bspwm, i3wm etc.) available for Windows users where having to manually accommodate and compensate for the non-standard behaviour of individual applications is a thing of the past.





  • xdotool key won't work with sxhkd
    4 projects | /r/archlinux | 5 Feb 2022
    I found This github issue thread that says a workaround is to "pass the synthetic event directly to a specific window." and gives the following example:
  • Which WM should I use ?
    6 projects | /r/linuxmasterrace | 27 Dec 2021
    my personal favourite is bspwm and sxhkd, together it's super satisfying for some reason.
  • Review a random Anki deck
    3 projects | /r/Anki | 22 Sep 2021
    ⌨ I use a sxhkd in order to bind the script to a key combination.
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baskerville/sxhkd is an open source project licensed under BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of sxhkd is C.

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