nakeDeb -- nakedKbd
nakeDeb is intended to be (almost) entirely controllable with the keyboard: this page lists some examples of processes ... without the mouse.
note that most of the keyboard shortcuts are specified in the nakeWiki.
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nakeDeb with a keyboard
we start from the beginning: when the machine is switched on, the GRUB menu is displayed and it is designed to be operated only from the keyboard: navigation between entries with the ↑/↓arrows, modification of an entry with TAB, activate an entry with the Enter key.
then comes the login screen:
- F1: zoom screen
- F2: 'high contrast' theme
- F10+←/→: access to the 'action' and 'session choice' menus
- ↑/↓: navigation in the lists
- Espace: select an entry
- F10: return of focus to the user
- enter your login + TAB, enter your password + Enter
- on a live session: choose the keyboard with the arrows ↑/↓ or (fr, gb, us, de or be) + Enter
general information on keyboard management
In general, once the focus is on a window, we navigate between the elements with the TAB, Shift+TAB or TAB+↑/↓/←/→, select with the Space key and activate with the Enter key. ESC cancels the last choice or closes the menu.
the first tool, the terminal, is available thanks to two shortcuts (on i3wm & fluxbox):
Super+t & Alt+Enter.
i3wm session also has a floating terminal activated thanks to Super+Enter.
fluxbox session also has a command prompt,
fbrun, triggered using the
the default menu rofi is available from both sessions and is triggered using Alt+d.
the shutdown menu available on both sessions from the keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+e is also controllable from the keyboard:
fluxbox with a keyboard
even though fluxbox is a floating window manager, letting you freely use the available space,
it is just as effective with a keyboard as with a mouse.
this wiki has a fluxbox dedicated page but here are some basic sequences:
open a few terminals, the torbrowser and the file browser on different desktops:
- open a terminal with Alt+Enter or Super+t then navigate
between them with Alt+TAB. maximize a terminal window with Alt+F10.
close the terminal with
- displays the desktop on the right with Ctrl+Alt+→ then launch
TorBrowser, either from the fluxbox menu Alt+m then navigate with arrows or from the
fbrun launcher with Alt+p then "torbrowser-launcher", or from rofi menu with
Alt+d then "torbrowser-launcher".
go to the search/address bar with F6, type then launch your search with Enter. close the torbrowser with Ctrl+q or send it to the desktop on the right with Super+→.
- switch to desktop n°4 with Ctrl+F4 then open the CLI file manager, ranger, using Super+r or the GUI file manager, pcmanfm with Super+Shift+r. switch focus to either one with Alt+TAB and send one to desktop n°1 with Super+F1.
- close all the windows one by one with Alt+TAB to select them and Alt+F4 to close them. close the fluxbox session with a simple Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, from the fluwbox menu Alt+m Menu > Exit or from the shortcut Super+Shift+e.
i3wm with a keyboard
i3wm and natively designed to be controlled from the keyboard. I'll let you check out
the i3wm wiki for an overview.
here are some basic sequences:
- open a few terminals, the torbrowser and the file browser on different desktops:
- open a terminal with Alt+Enter which will take up the whole screen.
open another terminal in the same way, it will be placed in a tab of the first
(this is the configuration on nakeDeb). change the arrangement of the terminals with
Alt+s so that they are in
stack modeone behind the other, or with Alt+e which will place them in horizontal or vertical tile successively.
- switch to desktop n°2 with Alt+2 then open the torbrowser from rofi Alt+d then "torbrowser". go to the address/search bar with F6, enter the search then start it with Enter. close the torbrowser with Ctrl+q or Super+q.
- switch to desktop n°5 with Alt+5 then open ranger CLI file manager with Super+r. open GUI file manager pcmanfm with Super+Shift+r. place the two window managers next to each other with Alt+e. switch focus with Alt+←/→.
- browse among open clients, close them and quit i3wm
- navigate among the active desktops with Ctrl+Alt+←/→ or Super+←/→. close windows with Super+q.
- quit i3wm with Alt+Shift+e which opens the shutdown rofi menu: navigate with the ←/→ arrows, confirm with Enter.
nakeDeb in CLI/tty
nakeDeb can also be used in a tty session, so without any possible mouse or touchpad action.
to start the CLI session at login time, do not identify yourself, but switch to tty with a simple
Ctrl+Alt+F1. identify yourself then run
dvtm, a tiling window
manager for tty. to view your images, you have
fbi and for your working documents, the
odt2txt tools are integrated.
dvtm works with a default shortcut set to Ctrl+g, followed by one or more keys. a
man dvtm will tell you how it works, but here are the main default shortcuts:
|Ctrl+g c||open a new shell|
|Ctrl+g x x||close the active shell|
|Ctrl+g l||increase master area|
|Ctrl+g h||decrease master area|
|Ctrl+g j||focus next client|
|Ctrl+g h||focus previous client|
|Ctrl+g m||maximize active shell|
|Ctrl+g space||change layout|
|Ctrl+g F1/F2/F3...||display tag 1/2/3...|
|Ctrl+g ?||display help|
|Ctrl+g q q||quit dvtm|