I never thought about that but is there a way to have an Elixir app that’s running in the background (might be a CLI put in the background of a terminal or just sitting on a terminal that’s minimized) to catch for keyboard input? Basically for catching shortcuts…
Edit: I just noticed we don’t have here a category for Erlang. Maybe it can be useful to have one alongside the Framework category (though it’s not a framework)
This is a highly platform-specific job, the method you need for “scraping” keyboard events depends on your operating system, desktop environment, etc. On linux you could read and parse raw events from
/dev/input/*, which could be done with just elixir. For other solutions you’ll have to bind to native OS libraries; for example, on an X11 desktop you’d need something like the libxtst extension, on windows youll need to use
CGEventTapCreate() on mac os.
There are the forums for Erlang: https://erlangforums.com/