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Media keys

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on May 26, 2006 11:50 PM
The only real complaint that I have with KDE's shortcuts is that KDE doesn't allow you to assign non-standard keys to launch applications or run commands. For example, I have a Logitech ergonomic keyboard with a bunch of "media" keys that aren't recognized by applications or KDE.


KDE is not at fault for not seeing your media keys. You need to select an appropriate keyboard layout in the KDE control centre. The keyboard layouts you'll see listed are the domain of XKB.

If you don't see your specific model of keyboard listed you can try a similar model. Many of the Logitech XKB layouts in the latest Xorg include a common set of media keys so you have a good chance of finding one that works.

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