This repository is providing tools to set global keyboard shortcuts in LXQt sessions, that is shortcuts which apply to the LXQt session as a whole and are not limited to distinct applications.
The core components are two binaries
lxqt-globalkeysd is running in a daemon-like
manner as so-called LXQt Module
and doing the actual work. GUI
lxqt-config-globalkeyshortcuts is used to
customize the shortcut settings.
Compiling source code
The only runtime dependencies is liblxqt.
Additional build dependencies are CMake and optionally Git to pull latest VCS
checkouts. The localization files were outsourced to repository
lxqt-l10n so the corresponding dependencies
are needed, too. Please refer to this repository's
README.md for further
Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable
has to be set to
/usr on most operating systems, depending on the way library
paths are dealt with on 64bit systems variables like
have to be set as well.
To build run
make, to install
make install which accepts variable
Official binary packages are provided by all major Linux distributions like Arch
Linux, Debian (as of Debian stretch only), Fedora and openSUSE. Just use your
package manager to search for string
Caveat lxqt-globalkeys vs. window managers
Window managers can assign shortcuts as well and their scope may overlap with
the one of lxqt-globalkeys in LXQt sessions. This was e. g. affecting elderly
rc.xml of Openbox which were assigning
toggling the display of the desktop which lxqt-globalkeys tries to do as well.
This resulted in a warning message "Global shortcut C+A+d+ cannot be registered",
see https://github.com/lxqt/lxqt/issues/1032. As depicted in this issue
lxqt-notificationd will show a
warning when conflicts like this come up and users can thus decide whether they
want to have the shortcut in question handled by the respective window manager
Configuration dialogue "Global Actions Manager" (binary
which is used to customize shortcuts can be opened from the panel's main menu -
Preferences - LXQt Settings - Shortcut Keys and is provided by the
of lxqt-config as well.