Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2011
Distribution: Slackware -current, Debian Jessie, Manjaro OpenRC
Posts: 504

Rep: Reputation: 154Reputation: 154
Shiny new backlit keyboard - Suggestions for multimedia key mapping?

After mapping keys for my home dir to open in rox and for volume controls, im at a loss and i still have 9 keys left to go. I dont need mappings for vlc so thats out, any suggestions?
Old 04-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2010
Location: Wales, UK
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,632
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 345Reputation: 345Reputation: 345Reputation: 345
Next/prev track and pause (for your favourite music player), open a browser, open mail client? You just need to think of actions that you regularly perform that could use shortcutting...
Old 04-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284Reputation: 1284
Volume controls would not be on my list, I rarely adjust the volume.

I would just bind various applications to them. Well, I wouldn't really, it's simple enough as it is to open applications. I think these multimedia keys are highly overrated, I've got plenty and I don't use a single one.

At one point I wanted to bind a slider I have to the mouse scrollwheel, but it doesn't seem to work, because the slider isn't recognized properly.
Old 04-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
Registered: Mar 2011
Distribution: Slackware -current, Debian Jessie, Manjaro OpenRC
Posts: 504

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 154Reputation: 154
yeah im at a loss too i have a couple of timers bound to F keys and a couple of apps, stumped by the multimedia keys tho. I feel a sort of sense of free floating guilt at letting a feature go unused. There has to be a technical name for it.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Mapping Multimedia keys (play/pause/etc) on normal keyboard using shortcuts KvK Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-25-2012 03:35 PM
Keyboard mapping using xev see what key code, a key is bond to? NightSky Slackware 12 10-14-2011 04:03 AM
Backlit LED Keyboard Problem Abomb Linux - Hardware 1 01-19-2006 04:25 PM
Mapping Multimedia Keyboard - Need more help apachedude Linux - Hardware 33 07-29-2005 02:01 AM
Did anybody get a 23-key HP multimedia Keyboard to work in Linux? njbrain Linux - Hardware 0 04-27-2004 09:13 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration