What is Fenrir?
What is Fenrir anyway?
Fenrir is a console screen-reader for the Unix-based systems. It works
just like any other screen-reader, only that it was designed for the
Throughout this discussion, reference will be made to the Fenrir Key.
A Fenrir Key is a modifier key which is either the
Capslock or the
Its fast Facts
Did you know that:
- That while there are a number of utilities (such as Xclip) that make
it possible to transfer clips from and to GUI and the Console, you
can use your screen-reader’s builtin facilities to accomplish the same.
- You can copy text between your Console and Graphical User Interface
(GUI) using Fenrir?
- That to use Fenrir, you have to:
Copy the text from the console with
The the text will be copied to the Fenrir clipboard;
You can transfer the text to the GUI clipboard with
On the other hand, you can also copy to the the Console using the
from within any GUI application such as Firefox, press
CTRL-C to copy text;
Then switch to your Console where Fenrir will be running;
Fenrir Key-F7 to transfer text from the GUI
clipboard to the Fenrir clipboard.
It is also possible to store clipboard contents to a text file
Fenrir Key-F6, or retrieve from a text file with
You can always check which text will be copied to the clipboard
To read the contents of the clipboard, you press
In conclusion, I hope you will find Fenrir’s clipboard management one
of your useful assets when considering time-saving activities.