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Old 08-30-2005, 06:00 AM   #16
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Originally posted by jcmaco
I tried /bin/bash's technique but every time I press a key there's a new taskbar item that appears named 'Pause', 'Previous', etc (depending on wich keys I pressed). The item has a revolving sand-clock, after 30 seconds it closes the window. I am using the command "xmms -p". I have also tried this command "xmms-shell -e previous" with the same effect.

Hi there,

Great tutorials here! I fixed the special buttons on my Logitech Cordless Desktop, thanx! First I had the same problems with the commands for XMMS, but I found a way around that. I use KDE 3.4 on SuSe 9.3, with XMMS 1.02.10. I did the same thing with putting extra items in the K menu and linking those items with commands and then to shortcut keys assigned earlier, the K menu editor:

xmms --stop &
etcetera, now INCLUDING the ampersand at the end of the command. I UNchecked the box for 'Enable launch feedback'; and the command is linked to a shortcut key 'XF86AudioStop' as was described in the tutorials.

I am not sure which part of the above did the trick , but now everything works perfectly for XMMS, no revolving sand-clocks and no extra taskbar items! I hope that this helps for you as well....
Old 08-30-2005, 09:41 AM   #17
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Hi all,
another nice solution is xbindkeys;
lots on info on its homepage:

You can associate arbitrary commands to multimedia buttons, keys or keys association, in a file .xbindkeysrc located in the home dir.
Autostart the program (in kde) putting in $HOME/.kde/Autostart a file with the next 2 lines:


and giving exec. permission:
chmod 744 Your_filename_here



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