These instructions will make it so that pressing Home+e will open the file manager, kind of like the way it works it Windows, as for the Windows explorer (file manager), but the principles can be used to map other key combinations.
(this makes a folder called .icewm; if the folder already exists you will just get an error message telling you this. The dot before icewm is important. Then press Enter
sudo cp /etc/X11/icewm/keys /home/user/.icewm/keys
Then press Enter
sudo kwrite /home/user/.icewm/keys
Then when editing this file (keys), in kwrite, add the line below, including the quotes:
key "XF86HomePage+e" /usr/bin/XandrosFileManager
Note: There are two tabs after the key combination like “XF86HomePage+e”. If “XF86HomePage+e” does not work for you, try other key combinations e.g. “Alt+Ctrl+e”, again with two following tabs.
This wiki was based on this thread on the Eee User Forum, as developed by richardkemp, NaeKid, cpo and Niel1952.