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Ion - an X11 window manager


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Section: User Commands (1)
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NAME

Ion - an X11 window manager  

SYNOPSIS

ion [options]  

DESCRIPTION

Ion is an X11 window manager with text-editorish and keyboard friendly feel.  

OPTIONS

-display host:display.screen
X display to manage
-cfgfile configfile
Config file to use instead of default
-onescreen
On X servers with multiple screens, manage only default screen, not all.
-help
Show help on command line options
-version
Show version
-about
Show about text

 

KEYS

These are the default keybindings. Mod1 depends on your system. On PC:s with XFree86 it is probably bound to the left alt key (Alt_L). On Suns it is usually bound to the diamond keys (Meta_L, Meta_R). Use xmodmap(1x) to find out.

 

F-keys

F1
Show manual page (query, uses ion-man).
Mod1+F1
Show Ion manual page.
F2
Run an xterm.
F3
Run a program (query). Precede the program name with a colon (:) to run in xterm (ion-runinxterm).
Mod1+F3
Call a function (query).
F4
Start new SSH session (query, uses ion-ssh).
F5
Open a file for editing (query). Uses ion-edit which by default uses run-mailcap.
F6
Open a file for viewing (query). Uses ion-view which by default uses run-mailcap.
F9
Goto existing workspace or create new (query).
Mod1+F9
Create new workspace with active client.
F11
Restart Ion (query)
F12
Exit Ion (query)

 

Navigation

Mod1+N
Goto below frame
Mod1+P
Goto above frame
Mod1+Tab
Goto right frame
Mod1+K Tab
Goto left frame
Mod1+n
Goto n:th workspace (n=1..9, 0)
Mod1+K N
Goto next client within frame
Mod1+K P
Goto previous client within frame
Mod1+K n
Goto n:th client within frame (n=1..9, 0)
Mod1+K K
Goto previously active client
Mod1+A
Attach client in current frame (query)
Mod1+G
Goto client (query)

 

Resize and split

Mod1+V
Resize vertically. In resize-mode, use S to shrink, V to grow and Enter to finish before timeout (1.5s by default).
Mod1+H
Resize horizontally
Mod1+K V
Maximize vertically
Mod1+K H
Maximize horizontally
Mod1+S
Split vertically
Mod1+K S
Split horizontally

 

Close and all

Mod1+C
Close client or destroy empty frame
Mod1+K C
Kill client
Mod1+K X
Destroy frame

 

LINE-EDITING KEYS

These keys can be used in the line editor (queries). They are similar to those of joe(1). Selection works differently, though, while the keys are equivalent.

 

Movement

Control+F, Right arrow
Go forward character
Control+B, Left arrow
Go backward character
Control+E, End
Go to end of line
Control+A, Home
Go to beginning of line
Control+Z
Backward skip word
Control+X
Forward skip word

 

Delete

Control+D, Delete
Delete next character
Control+H, Backspace
Delete previous character
Control+J
Delete to end of line
Control+Y
Delete whole line
Control+W
Delete word
Control+O
Backward delete word

 

Selections

Control+K B
Set mark (begin selection)
Control+K K
Copy selection
Control+K Y
Cut selection
Control+K C
Paste

 

Completion and history

Tab
Complete or list possible completions (if available)
Control+U, Page up
Scroll completions up
Control+V, Page down
Scroll completions down
Control+P, Up arrow
Previous history entry
Control+N, Down arrow
Next history entry

 

Cancel, accept

Control+C, Escape
Cancel
Control+M, Enter
Accept

 

BUTTONS

Button1 (left)
Click on tab: switch client. Drag tab: move clients between frames.
Button3 (right)
Drag border: resize.

 

FILES

/usr/etc/ion/ion.conf
System default configuration file
/usr/etc/ion/look-*.conf
Color scheme configuration files
/usr/etc/ion/bindings-*.conf
Keyboard and pointer binding configuration files
~/.ion/ion.conf
User default configuration file (overrides system default)

 

SEE ALSO

The Ion home page, http://www.students.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/

/usr/doc/ion/

X(1x)  

AUTHOR

Ion was written by Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov@cc.tut.fi>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
KEYS
F-keys
Navigation
Resize and split
Close and all
LINE-EDITING KEYS
Movement
Delete
Selections
Completion and history
Cancel, accept
BUTTONS
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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Time: 17:31:15 GMT, October 23, 2013

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