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i3keys

A program for the tiling window manager i3. It also supports Sway.

This is program lists all the keys that are bound to some action in i3 or sway, and all keys that are not bound to any actions. Now you don't have to search through your configuration file or going down the track of trial and error anymore.

The program will output one separate keyboard for all of your different modifier combinations. It will also output each combination for all of your modes. The keyboard should look like your keymap if everything works as expected :)

You can see the results in three ways. By opening a local web page, output the keyboards as text in the terminal or generate SVG files.

Example of the output for Mod4 + any key

Example image

  • Green = the modifier key(s)
  • Red = the binding is occupied
  • White = one free key to use

How to

Currently there is one binary for Linux amd64. You can find it under releases. Download it and make it exacutable with chmod +x i3keys and then you can run it with ./i3keys. If you want to use it "everywhere" you must move it to somewhere in your $PATH.

Using Arch?

You can find it in the Arch User Repository (AUR).

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/i3keys/

Go getting and installing

If your version of Go have support for modules

//Get this project
git clone https://github.com/RasmusLindroth/i3keys.git

//Install
go install

//If starting doesn't work try running it from $HOME/go/bin

Alternative way to install

//Get this program
go get -u github.com/RasmusLindroth/i3keys

//Go to the project directory
cd $HOME/go/src/github.com/RasmusLindroth/i3keys

//Install
go install

//If starting doesn't work try running it from $HOME/go/bin

Example usage

//Run web interface with a random port
i3keys web 

//Run web interface on port 8080
i3keys web 8080

//or output text to the terminal
i3keys text ISO

//or filter text output
i3keys text ISO Mod4+Ctrl

//or output SVG to the current directory
i3keys svg ISO ./

//or filter SVG
i3keys svg ISO ./ Mod4+Ctrl

If you still having problems see the installation guide for Go or open up an issue.

You don't want autodetection of WM

You can use the following flags to disable autodetection, -i for i3 and -s for Sway. This can be useful if you're running both at the same time, or if the autodetection doesn't work. But then you should file an issue.

You have started i3keys

For web output you will need to start your browser and head over to the URL printed in your terminal e.g. http://localhost:8080. This is is the most feature-rich option. Because here you can see the command bound to each key.

If you have selected to out SVG files. Open them with a program that supports SVG files. For example your program for viewing images, InkScape or a browser. Note that each mode will be located in a folder named mode<int>-name-of-mode. Inside that folder you will find a file named mode-full-name where you can see the real name of the mode. Because this program removes some characters and shortens the name of the folder.

If you have selected text output, you should already have seen the result in your terminal.

Text example

$ i3keys text iso

Available keybindings per modifier group

Mod4:
-----
Escape, F1, F4, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, Scroll_Lock, Pause
section, plus, dead_acute, BackSpace, Insert, Home, Page_Up, Num_Lock, KP_Divide, KP_Multiply, KP_Subtract
i, o, dead_diaeresis, Delete, End, Page_Down, KP_Home, KP_Up, KP_Page_Up, KP_Add
Caps_Lock, g, quoteright, KP_Left, KP_Begin, KP_Right
Shift_L, less, x, Shift_R, KP_End, KP_Down, KP_Page_Down, KP_Enter
Control_L, Super_L, Alt_L, ISO_Level3_Shift, Super_R, Menu, Control_R, KP_Insert, KP_Delete


Mod4+Shift:
-----------
Escape, F1, F2, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, Scroll_Lock, Pause
section, 9, 0, plus, dead_acute, BackSpace, Insert, Home, Page_Up, Num_Lock, KP_Divide, KP_Multiply, KP_Subtract
Tab, w, t, y, u, i, o, p, dead_diaeresis, Return, Delete, End, Page_Down, KP_Home, KP_Up, KP_Page_Up, KP_Add
Caps_Lock, a, f, g, quoteright, KP_Left, KP_Begin, KP_Right
Shift_L, less, z, x, v, n, comma, period, Shift_R, KP_End, KP_Down, KP_Page_Down, KP_Enter
Control_L, Super_L, Alt_L, ISO_Level3_Shift, Super_R, Menu, Control_R, KP_Insert, KP_Delete

Help message

Usage:

	i3keys [-i|-s] <command> [arguments]
	Add the flag -i for i3 and -s for Sway if you don't want autodetection

The commands are:

	web [port]
		start the web ui and listen on random port or [port]

	text <layout> [mods]
		output available keybindings in the terminal

	svg <layout> [dest] [mods]
		outputs one SVG file for each modifier group

	version
		print i3keys version

Arguments:

	<layout>
		is required. Can be ISO or ANSI

	[mods]
		is optional. Can be a single modifier or a group of modifiers. Group them with a plus sign, e.g. Mod4+Ctrl

	[dest]
		is optional. Where to output files, defaults to the current directory

Disclaimer

  • It's only tested with evdev handling input. So maybe you get the wrong mappings. Open an issue in that case and I will look in to it.
  • There are no tests right now. So you might run into some issues.

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