illume keyboard - only navigate buttons

Leonti Bielski prishelec at
Wed Mar 4 20:20:03 CET 2009


I modified it for my purpose (left only
left/right/up/down/page_up/page_down buttons).
Is there any way to shrink the keyboard?
I mean I have now only one line of buttons but it takes the same
amount of space.
Is it possible to make the "container" of buttons smaller?


On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Pander <pander at> wrote:
> see also
> Leonti Bielski wrote:
>> Thanks!
>> It's even better than I expected to find!
>> Valuable info.
>> Leonti
>> On 2/26/09, Helge Hafting <helge.hafting at> wrote:
>>> Leonti Bielski wrote:
>>>> Some time ago on I've seen illume keyboard only
>>>> with navigate buttons - right, left, up, down and some others.
>>>> I would like to use it for navigation in browsers - right know I use
>>>> terminal keyboard to navigate through web-page in links-x11.
>>>> Does anyone know where I can find it?
>>> A custom keyboard isn't that difficult to make.
>>> An illume keyboard is just a textual list of keys:
>>> Coordinates for where the key is, how big it is, what function (letter
>>> or cursor key) it performs. So you can copy the terminal keyboard file,
>>> /usr/lib/enlightenment/modules/illume/keyboards/Terminal.kbd
>>> Then you simply delete the keys you don't need from the copy.
>>> Finally, make the remaining keys bigger by adjusting their
>>> coordinates.
>>> To use your new keyboard, save the new file as:
>>> /usr/lib/enlightenment/modules/illume/keyboards/Navigation.kbd
>>> Bring up the illume keyboard, press the little qwerty icon
>>> in the upper right corner, and select your special keyboard
>>> from the list. It will be there if you saved the file to the correct folder.
>>> Helge Hafting
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