Buttons on some keyboards that give quick access to functions like volume controls, play or pause the current audio/video, jump to previous/next playlist item, etc.

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Keyboard media buttons Firefox

My keyboard has those nice media buttons - play/pause, next, back - that work for local players like Banshee. Is there any way to make them work in Firefox, like for Youtube videos?
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Where are the default hardware button (ie. volume increase, screen brightness, play/stop music) scripts

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Thinkpad x220t and was pleasantly surprised to find that the tablet button for rotating the screen works out of box. However, while it does rotate the screen it ...
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How do I stop my function keys from acting as media controls?

Last week my function keys suddenly became media keys. F4 now toggles play status, F5 skips to the next song, and F12 ejects my media tray. When I try to remap them with Keyboard Shortcuts, I'm told ...
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14.04 updated to 14.10 sound issues, system settings > sound grays out

Updateing 14.04 to 14.10 brought on a host of issues for me and my dell m6800, part of me wants to just reinstall 14.04, took me over a week to get my code env set though. This issue is the sound ...
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What process is responsible for media keys in Unity?

I want to use my media keys when using i3wm. When I am using Unity, all media keys work. When I use i3 none of my keys work even though they are detected properly by xev, so I assume there is some ...
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Media Keys and Multitouch not working with Tk820

Ahoj all together. I'm a proud owner of a Logitech TK820 keyboard with multi touch pad. After buying it it worked out of the box, also multitouch, which is implemented nicely in Gnome 3. At some ...
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VLC - crossfade fade in/out

Is it possible to add a fade out/in effect to VLC when it pauses/plays, and a crossfade effect when it changes track? I found this as a some sort solution but not a great one. This mentions a github ...
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Alienware M14X R4 Eject Button Not Working, Please Help!

I Have an Alienware M17x R4, it came with Windows 7 on it, when we got a ton of viruses on it we decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 on it, The problem is: the eject key on the top right of the keyboard ...
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Using Media Controls From Headphone Jack

I have a brand new Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 15.04-beta2. In OSX, I was able to use my iPhone headphones into the "headphone" jack and use the media keys on the headphones to control my system ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu

How one may add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu? Solution provided at ...
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Keyboard button control default music app Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have 2 music app on my laptop: Rhythmbox (install first) Amarok (install later) Keyboard button to control music: Previous, Play/Pause, Next always control the app Rhythmbox. I changed the ...
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(Lubuntu) Play/pause key and volume keys not working

I am unable to get the forward and backward keys, volume keys working, nor the play pause keys. I am using lubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Launch a music player using play/pause key when player is not running

I would like to acheive the following behaviour: If a music player (Banshee in my case) is running, the Play/Pause media key on the keyboard causes the music player to play/pause the music. If the ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default keyboard shortcuts and a script found here, but neither methods work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the ...
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Logitech multimedia keys well recognized but not actually working

I've just bought a wireless combo keyboard + mouse, specifically Logitech mk270. Everything is working out-of-the-box, except for some multimedia keys, specifically the ones for the audio and the home ...
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XF86MediaPlay button doesn't work on remote but does on keyboard

I have an emprex 1100 remote for controlling media, which I love. Since upgrading to 14.04 the play button on it no longer works but I can't understand why. All the other buttons work as before. A ...
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Change current song from lock screen

We have a Sonos box in our office which is connected to my laptop. Music source is Spotify for Ubuntu. Usually I try to skip songs which aren't "office compatible" (like when it's too edgy or so). ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Mute button won't toggle / un-mute

On my old DELL Latitude D620 I'm running Lubuntu. The mute button won't toggle / un-mute. I press it and it mutes fine. But when i press it again it won't un-mute. I have to use the mouse an go to the ...
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How to use SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys as media keys (VolumeUp , Volume Down etc) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an usb keyboard with SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys but no media keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 i used xmodmap to remap this keys as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. This is how ...
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Media buttons type a zero character

After updating to 13.10, pressing a multimedia button (volume, media playback, and wifi controls) types a zero character '0', as well as performing its desired function. I'm using an hp dv7 laptop. ...
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Thunderbird Mail activation

I cannot find a possibility on the desktop to activate the pre-installed Thunderbird Mail within the Ubuntu 13.04 installation
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How to map the Alien Command Center Buttons in the Alienware 17?

I need a Ubuntu specific Alienware 17 laptop driver pack, which also includes the alien Command Center Buttons programs etc? Just got a Alienware 17 2013 with 32gig ram 3 gig video & want to get ...
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Brightness buttons are not working at all

I have asked this question multiple times. i have an acer 5750 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04 and all of a sudden then brightness buttons wont adjust the computers brightness. it was working not too long ...
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How to install Spotify Gnome?

I want to have media key support in Spotify, and searching around saw a program called "Spotify Gnome" recommended. But, when I go to the site linked to, I can't figure out where to go to download a ...
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define new shortcut keys without overwriting existing keys

My laptop keyboard does not have media shortcut keys (e.g. "Next Track", etc). I frequently use the laptop connected to an external keyboard, which does. I go to Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts tab, ...
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How do I disable multimedia buttons on my laptop? The system sees them as a trackpad resulting in erratic behavior.

I have this Sony Vaio, VGN-CS16T, running 12.04. It is a chinese computer that has not been sold outside of south east asian markets. I don't read chinese, so I can't find a lot of support for it. ...
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HP: Set media buttons on the Fx buttons as secundary action

I've an HP laptop with media keys. The primairy action F2 button is to dim screen, F7 is pauze current song, F8 next song etc, F11 mute. When I want to use the real function of an Fx button I have to ...
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How to disable global <Super>-p shortcut?

In ubuntu 11.04 there was a workaround using gconf-editor and setting key /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/xrandr/active to false. However there is no such key in gconf-manager using ubuntu 11.10 ...