How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

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How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by joachin » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:51 pm

Hello!

I have a problem, how can I set the multimedia keys for my keyboard? It doesn't recognize if I try to put a command, or if I press the key, I tried to put shortcuts (I use Mate DE) and I when I press the keys, doesn't work. I have a Cooler Master Devastator Keyboard!

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by NevilleGoddard » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 am

Hi, joachin.
Does anything change at all when you try resetting the shortcuts?
I successfully made a shortcut for the calculator by using the keys ctrl+alt+c to bring up the calculator.
Does this work for you?
Also what keys exactly are you trying to activate?

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by joachin » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:06 am

When I try to add the shortcut and press the Key for Vol Down, or Vol Up, play/pause, stop, it doesn't work, and it doesn't recognize.

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The keys from top of the keyboard.

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by ericbsd » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:51 pm

@joachin let us know if it does it for you. I would maybe add it in the next release.

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by joachin » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:35 pm

Hello! and thanks for the answer! sorry for late post, only the upload key works, the other doesn't

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Re: How to enable Multimedia Keys for my Keyboard

Post by Powerwagon77 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:42 pm

Have you tried xev and xbindkeys? It might be more work than it's worth, but it allows you to map special keys to other keys or even commands.

Install xev and see if the keys actually show up:

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xev | awk -F'[ )]+' '/^KeyPress/ { a[NR+2] } NR in a { printf "%-3s %s\n", $5, $8 }'
Stolen from:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ex ... g_keycodes
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys

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