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, 2013 at 18:33
  • If you set up the key to open another program, does it work?
    – desgua
    Jan 30, 2013 at 0:06
  • No, any another program doesn't work with this key
    – QkiZ
    Jul 16, 2013 at 14:29

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