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Old 05-24-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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gnome and additional buttons on keyboard

Hi all!
A set up gnome2.2 and now I can use multimedia buttons. How I can point gnome to run some application when I I pressin this buttons? For example, run sylpheed instab of balsa.
Old 05-24-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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Go to preferences:/// in nautilus and Click "Multimedia Keys".

Unfortunatly, your somewhat limited to what you can launch. For more options, try "Keyboard Shortcuts".
Old 05-24-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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sure, I found where turn i on. I even found how to run a browser - it my be done by editing in gnome-confrol-center->additional->preffered applications (may be items will be called no so - I use koi8-r locale) But what about email? Only idea that I have - is to make symlink to /usr/bin/evlution from your email agent.
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I feel a little bad posting this, since it's not a 100% answer, but a direction to look in....

I have a smiliar desire, and have looked into it, just not done it (so i can't guarantee it works).

first, use xev to make sure your multimedia keys are being recognized (events will show up). WIth xev you can also get the keycode for that key

Once you have those int values, you can use xmodmap to map that key to any action.

Similar things can be done with mouse buttons, i think


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