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Old 12-25-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
john test
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Oddly named shortcut keys

I have Ubuntu 9.10 and if I go into System > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts, I see lots of Ctrl Key and Ctrl Alt Key combinations but I also see XF86Label keys that do not relate to my keyboard.

Can you explain what they relate to and how I can use them?

Thanks in advance
Old 12-25-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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The XF86Something keys are usually mapped to certain keys found on some multimedia keyboard or laptops. They are usually for stuff like volume control, media playback, launching your browser & such things. If your keyboard doesn't have such keys, then they don't do anything & you can safely change them to something you can use.
Old 12-29-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I don't have any multifunction keyboards so its a non issue for me.

Isn't there a saying that goes "Neither a panerer nor a ponderer br"? Or something like that:-)


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