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Old 05-05-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
Steve W
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Change default calculator


My keyboard, like many others, has special "power buttons" to fire up a web browser, calculator, e-mail etc. Can I change the function of the calculator button to start a different calculator than the default (gCalcTool)? I want to use SpeedCrunch.

I tried Keyboard Shortcuts, which describes the power button as "XF86Calculator", and Googling this tells me that other people have tried to do this too, such as http://www.thegoss.com.au/modules/pl...le.php/6484/b0

I tried using the method described here:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubunt...-ubuntu-linux/

... using "XF86Calculator" as the key combination, but that didn't work either. I think this is just meant for regular <ALT> and <CTRL> key combinations.

There must be somewhere in Ubuntu (8.10) that controls what these power buttons do. Anyone have any ideas?

Steve
 
Old 05-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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This might help: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to...l_keys_to_work
 
Old 05-08-2009, 04:12 AM   #3
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Whoa - that's a comprehensive page! I'll have a good look through that later, I'm sure there is something in there that will do it.

Thanks for the info.

Steve
 
  


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