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Open a terminal. Run this $ xev hit a key, output in xev will spew out, telling you the hardware characteristic that your OS is seeing. I've had to do this when the right control key seemed to do nothing. And it turned out the keyboard layout was not set to receive that key. Only if the OS sees your key will it be useful to configure keyboard shortcuts ...


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Your question is a little vague but it sounds like what you’re looking for is to setup a custom keyboard shortcut. If you are using Ubuntu 16.04 then you can easily setup your own shortcuts by following the instructions at THIS LINK. I have an extended keyboard with buttons like “favorites” that I never use so I set them up as shortcuts for other things that ...


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The keyboard's media keys (means the "XF86Audio*" keys, usually Fn + Arrows) work in Spotify out of the box now – but depending on your desktop environment and configuration, maybe only if Spotify has the keyboard focus. Sometimes, a solution is to make Spotify the default music application, but there are alternatives: Solution for Lubuntu / LXDE / OpenBox ...



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