So I installed and am properly using xbindkeys. The problem is that I must manually start this process each time I start my system. I read more into the wiki and found there is a method one can exploit to auto-start this process - editing
~/.xinitrc. So, I went into that directory and did not find such a file. I then jumped over to the xinitrc wiki to read more about this file.
Apparently, this file apparently is a script read by the
startx/xinit program that is ran to start basic working environment - or a desktop environment if installed and explicitely coded in the script. From this wiki page it reads that:
In the absence of ~/.xinitrc, startx/xinit defaults to parsing the global file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, which starts a basic environment with the Twm window manager, Xclock and Xterm.
It seems confusing considering that I have
cinnamon installed as my default desktop environment which is started each time I login - but apparently without the use of
.xinitrc to dictate that. Unless my display manager is starting cinnamon behind-the-scenes I am not quite sure how this is all working.
The point: The reason I bring all that up is because the second link above (method) requires that I edit a file that does not exist, yet the same file is said to be required by the last link (this wiki) since my desktop, non-basic, is started on log-in. What is happening here?