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Using win key to launch dmenu_run

asked 2013-07-30 20:06:06 +0000

anonymous user



I want dmenu_run to execute whenever I press the win key with no other keys. I've tried this in my i3 config file to no avail:

bindsym Mod4 exec dmenu_run

set $win Mod4 bindsym $win exec dmenu_run

bindsym $Mod4 exec dmenu_run

And a few other variations, yet I'm not getting functionality that I want. Any input?

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answered 2013-08-01 02:38:25 +0000

syl20bnr gravatar image

updated 2013-08-01 02:39:31 +0000

To achieve this you have to use the command bindcode instead of bindsym.

In a terminal execute the command xev and press the key you want to use. You should be able to spot the keycode of the pressed key.

Then bind the found keycode X like this:

bindcode X exec dmenu_run
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