Cheat-sheets for shortcuts & commands at your fingertips.
Display keyboard shortcuts or other hints based on the the active window. (GTK, Linux only!)
- Install from PyPi with
pip install keyhintand run
- Or download the AppImage from releases, make it executable and run it.
- Configure a global hotkey (e.g.
F1) to start KeyHint on demand.
KeyHint with KeyBindings for VS Code:
Application Options: -h, --hint=HINT-ID Show hints by specified ID -d, --default-hint=HINT-ID Hint to show in case no hints for active application were found -v, --verbose Verbose log output for debugging --display=DISPLAY X display to use
- The config directory is
- To customize existing hints, copy the corresponding .yaml-file into the config directory. Make your changes in a text editor. As long as you don't change the
idit will overwrite the defaults.
- To create new hints, I suggest you also start with one of the existing .yaml-file:
- Place it in the config directory and give it a good file name.
- Change the value
idto something unique.
regex_titleso it will be selected based on the active window. (See Tips)
- Add the
hintsto be displayed.
- If you think the hints might be useful for others, please consider opening a pull request or an issue.
- You can always reset a configuration to the shipped version by deleting the
.yamlfiles from the config folder.
- The hints to be displayed on startup are selected by comparing the value of
regex_processwith the wm_class of the active window and the value of
regex_titlewith the title of the active window.
- The potential hints are processed alphabetically by filename, the first file that matches both wm_class and title are gettin displayed.
- Both of
regex_values are interpreted as case insensitive regular expressions.
- Check "Debug Info" in the application menu to get insights about the active window and the selected hints file.
- Check the included yaml-files to see wich applications are available by default.
- Feel free submit additional
yaml-filesfor further applications.
Differentiate hints per website:
- For showing different browser-hints depending on the current website, you might want to use a browser extension like "Add URL To Window Title" and then configure the sections in
hints.yamlto look for the URL in the window title.
I'm happy about any contribution! Especially I would appreciate submissions to improve the shipped hints. (The current set are the hints I personally use).
- Don't run as service
It shouldn't consume resources in the background, even if this leads to slower start-up time.
- No network connection
Everything should run locally without any network communication.
The fewer dependencies, the better.
Supports setups with two or more displays
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