Does anyone else encounter problem with Clementine's keyboard shortcuts not working ?

I have them assigned to enter image description here

but they do not work. Although for instance the shortcut to open preferences in Clementine Ctrl+P works.

Any ideas/solutions ?

  • version of clemetine you are using - installed from where?
    – fossfreedom
    Sep 3 '11 at 10:56
  • version is 0.7 downloaded from this site : link version for Natty 64 bits
    – Patryk
    Sep 4 '11 at 17:04
  • this is funny as I'm using the same keys-action! since maybe 2003/2004 :)
    – jangorecki
    Sep 16 '15 at 21:06

Met same problem in Ubuntu 11.10 with media buttons shortcuts. "Use Gnome's shortcut keys" didn't worked. So I just set to "Disabled" Gnome's shortcuts for those keys. This solved my problem.

  • 4
    Can you tell in details how did you disable gnome's shortcuts ?
    – Patryk
    Sep 21 '11 at 16:44

Disabling Gnome's shortcut keys only works, if the shortcuts you want to use are not define by the Gnome shortcut system, because clementine cannot fetch the shortcuts.

Therefore we have to deactivate the gnome shortcuts and go to gnome-control-center keyboard to the tab Shortcuts. There deactivate the shortcuts in Sound and Media which you like to control with Clementine. For instance I disable Play (or play/pause), Stop playback, Previous track and Next track. You can deactivate a shortcut by clicking on it and the if there is written New shortcut... press backspace.

Then start clementine, go to tools, preferences to the tab Global Shortcuts. Uncheck the box Use Gnome's shortcut keys. And assigne the shortcuts you want to use to control clementine.

  • Perfect step-by-step description, thank you.
    – feeela
    Mar 9 '12 at 22:23

Open up System Settings, select Keyboard. Go to the Shortcuts tab, click Sound and Media in the left column. For Play (or play/pause), click on Audio Play to change the hotkey.

I changed it to Ctrl + AudioPlay for example, anything un-useful just to be out of the way.

Now (as previously stated) in Clementine, go under Tools -> Preferences -> Global Shortcuts and uncheck Use Gnome's shortcut keys. Then click on Play/Pause to set a new shortcut and press the AudioPlay key.

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