Fluxbox Key Configuration Tips Part 1

Here’s one of my favorite tips for Fluxbox. In KDE, Alt-F1 brings up application menu. In Windows, the Windows key brings up the Start menu.

Fluxbox should have a way too.

Here’s how I do it.

I edit the keys file. I use gedit for most of my editing in fluxbox because it is fast AND full featured. To edit this file, I use the default Alt-F2 to open the run dialog and execute the command:

gedit ~/.fluxbox/keys

then add this line into the document:

Mod1 F1 :RootMenu

Then use “Reconfigure” to reload the updated keys.