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My laptop keyboard have two multimedia keys: email and www. Key to open www browser works and has no problem, but email key after it has pressed doesn't open email client. When I configure this shortcut in Systemsetting after I press this key it is normally recognized, but it email client no started.

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Go to "System Settings" > "Sytem" > "Details":

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Then go to "Default Applications" > "Mail" and choose you email app:

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I have KDE, not Unity. I know how to setup keyboard shortcut, but email client doesn't start after key pressing. – QkiZ Jan 29 '13 at 18:33
If you set up the key to open another program, does it work? – desgua Jan 30 '13 at 0:06
No, any another program doesn't work with this key – QkiZ Jul 16 '13 at 14:29

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