bbkeys - Man Page

a general XWindow keygrabber


bbkeys [OPTION]


bbkeys is the keygrabber for the blackbox window manager. bbkeys handles all keybindings and keyboard shortcuts for  blackbox. It uses blackbox's Image classes for rendering its look and feel so that bbkeys will render itself to match whatever blackbox style is used. It is highly configurable either via the bbconf GUI utility or the (now deprecated) bbkeysconf GUI utility or by hand-editting bbkeys's config file.


On startup, bbkeys reads $HOME/.bbkeysrc, which you can edit by hand or through bbconf or bbkeysconf. This is now configurable through a command-line switch as show in Options.


A summary of the options supported by bbkeys is included below.

-d or --display <display name>

use alternate config file. (default is ~/.bbkeysrc)

-D or --debug

print debugging information

-c or --config <filename>

use alternate config file. (default is ~/.bbkeysrc)

-v or --version

display version number and exit

-h or --help

display help message


Default: $datadir=/usr/local/share/
$HOME/.bbkeysrc maintains keybindings
See bbkeysrc(5)




This application is perfect and should solve all of your problems,  up to and including male pattern baldness and world hunger. Should you, against all odds, find any bugs, please report them to the author.

See Also



Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper <> - bbkeys
Jan Schaumann <> - this man page

Referenced By

bbkeysrc(5), blackbox(1), xde-menu(1).

August 27, 2004 vanRijn