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Run program on a key press without interupting the key event

Is it possible to bind a (global) key press to some command and still not disrupt the key press from completing? What I mean is, if I try the bindkey solution posted elsewhere here: # In file: ...
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'xte mousedown' / '-up' via xbindkeys does not trigger any action

I would like to bind my (Logitech mouse, thumb button) b:2 to the middle mouse button button 2. I tried "xte 'mouseclick 2'" b:8 which does work in the terminal, but not with xbindkeys. ...
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xdotool and xbindkeys

I have an Acrobat reader that does not zoom on Control+plus but rather on Control+acute (Control-plus annoyingly rotates the document). I would like to fix this using xbindkeys and xdotool but the ...
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Call sudo from a script called by xbindkeys

I have a macbook pro and I am in the process of binding scripts to control the backlight level on my keyboard. I wrote 2 scripts and they work perfectly I just cant get them to run on a keypress. I ...
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How do I combine two keys to act as FN key with xbindkeys?

I have been hammering my head on the wall for the past two days trying to figure out a way to combine two keys to execute a function with xbindkeys. To make a long story short I have a chromebook ...
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Xbindkeys and the equals key

How does one bind a key to the "=" key using xbindkeys? I have tried "=", "equal", and "equals" but none of these seem to work.
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Using xbindkeys to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to left click and allow drag and drop

Is there any way to bind the meta key (a.k.a. super key / Windows key) to a left click using xbindkeys? I would like that hitting the meta key triggers a left click, and hold down the meta key allows ...
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xbindkeys && xdotool => spontaneous disabling mouse buttons

I have Logitech G500s mouse, and configure extra buttons via xbindkeys && xdotool. # Scroll Left = "previous Tab" in Browser "xdotool key Ctrl+Tab" b:7 # Scroll right = "next Tab" in Browser ...
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keyboard shortcut for inserting text

how to set a keyboard combination for inserting special string in current window at current position? for example, when I'm on Firefox address bar, or Chrome address bar, and press Alt+Ctrl+N it ...
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Why can I lock the screen via manually launched script but not via shortcut launched script in Gnome 3.12?

To be clear, I want to prevent the screen turning off instantly after manually locking it in Gnome 3.12(+). I have an ok script solution that I'll include here, if possible I'd like to either launch ...
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Inserting the “โˆƒ” character into a text field

I am trying to use xbindkeys to insert the "โˆƒ" character with a keyboard shortcut. The following doesn't work: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text 'โˆƒ'" control + shift + 3 Instead, it sends "รข".
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Associating Multiple Commands with one key in .xbindkeys

How can I run several commands in succession when a key is pressed? For example, "Command 1" "Command 2" "Command 3" Hotkey Doesn't seem to work.
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How to invoke Gnome 3 activity screen using command line?

What I'm trying to do I'm using a Logitech MX Revolution mouse, which has a button below the scroll wheel mapped to search, which I remapped to middle click. For doing so, I had to remap XF86Search ...
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xbindkeys and messed up outputs

I am trying to set some key bindings for the use inside my wm. so I did xbindkeys -mk and start testing with keys. The result was somehow not what I expected. Left wind key ===> m:0x50 + c:115 ...
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How to prevent xbindkeys from consuming keyboard messages?

I thought I can get xbindkeys run this command: espeak -v en "a" whenever the key a is pressed. But xbindkeys expropriates (consumes) the keyboard message a. I thought this may fix: espeak -v en ...
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xbindkeys: no process found

I'm not getting xbindkeys to work. I did this: sudo aptitude install xbindkeys xbindkeys --defaults > ~/.xbindkeysrc sudo aptitude install xbindkeys-config xbindkeys xbindkeys-config To begin ...