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Manual Reference Pages  -  ION (1)

NAME

Ion - an X11 window manager

CONTENTS

Synopsis
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

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/local/etc/ion/ion.conf
  System default configuration file
/usr/local/etc/ion/look-*.conf
  Color scheme configuration files
/usr/local/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/local/doc/ion/

X(1x)

AUTHOR

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