I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard Brightness Down.
I verified this by running
xev and hitting my F5 key and the keycode was mapped to
XF86KeyboardBrightnessDown. I then went into another terminal and attempted to map it to a regular
F5 with the command `xmodmap -e "keycode 237 = F5". The new problem is, when I hit F5 just once or multiple times, the default keyboard brightness behavior is still there, and F5 now only refreshes the page in a browser if I hold F5 down for a bit.
I assume holding it down expires the event triggering of F5 to the OS, however in a browser like chrome, when the key is held down the events are still firing, and it eventually refreshed the page. So I assume right when the OS stops listening for the key, the browser is still listening at a higher level and default browser functionality of
F5 kicks in.
How can I totally eliminate the default behavior of the
F5 key to the OS?? Is what I want to do possible?
Also if I map F5 functionality to another key that has no default behavior like my F13 Key (which is mapped to
XF86Tools but doesn't do anything) it instantly refreshed the page in a browser, I just have this issue with this key that right on a press, tries to modify the keyboard brightness which doesn't exist.