Module keysym

Send keys for luakit

This module parses a vim-like keystring into single keys and sends them to the window. A keystring is a string of keys to press, with special keys denoted in between angle brackets:

keysym.send(w, "<Shift-Home><BackSpace>")

See gdk/gdkkeysyms.h for a complete list of recognized key names.

Functions

keysym.send (The, keystring)

Send synthetic keys to given window. This function parses a vim-like keystring into single keys and sends them to the window. A keystring is a string of keys to press, with special keys denoted in between angle brackets:

keysym.send(w, "<Shift-Home><BackSpace>")
keysym.send(w, "<Control-a>")

Sending special unicode characters needs related keyboard layout to be set.

keysym.send(w, "Приветствую, мир")

When window.act_on_synthetic_keys is disabled, synthetic key events will not trigger other key bindings.

Parameters

  • The
    Type: w
    window object.
  • keystring
    Type: string
    The key string representing synthetic keys.

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