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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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Media buttons stops working with spotify in Ubuntu 16.04

I have Ubuntu 16.04. And the media buttons on my keyboard (previous, play/pause, next) randomly work or don't work with Spotify. So sometimes when I hit the button they do the job, then they stop ...
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Multimedia keys stop working when you restart Spotify app

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on Dell XPS 13 9350. The version of the Spotify app I'm using is 1.1.12.449.g4109e645. On startup of my PC, if Spotify is the only music app I open, the media keys work ...
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Logitech Craft Keyboard Volume knob not adjusting volume

Does anyone know how i enable the volume up/down/mute cuntinoality for the Logitech Craft keyboard (this keyboard: I have tried to google my way to a solution for this many times, however i have not ...
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Volume buttons sometimes crashes the keyboard

I have a Lenovo s730 with Ubuntu 18,04 installed. When I use the sound keys they work 50% of the time. Sometimes they just stay pressed and i won't be able to use the keyboard for some time. Any ...
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Media play/pause & track prev/next stopped working after reboot

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 using a Das Keyboard 4. After a reboot today three of my media keys stopped working, the pause/play key and the prev/next track keys. However, the mute key and the volume wheel ...
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media shortcut and media commands not work ubuntu 19.04 unity

I'm using unity desktop on Ubuntu 19.04 But the media shortcut not work I search and do this solution: media keys no longer work in Ubuntu 17.10 Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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KDE mediacontroller hotkeys

My problem: i use Kubuntu 18.04, I would like the music playback from a keyboard to direct, but volumeup and volumedown option is not presented in the global shortcut keys, only play/pause, rewind/...
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Turn off the “mic mute” button light on HP Elitebook 840

I am the owner of a HP EliteBook 840 G1 and the "mic mute" button light on the F8 key is always on. I have tried to turn it off by enabling the boot options CONFIG_SND_JACK, CONFIG_SND_HDA_INPUT_JACK,...
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Fastforward, rewind keys do not work

Good day I am running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS When attempting to FastForward/Rewind any video on Youtube, Kodi, VLC I get a warning icon looking like a grey ghostbusters sign. As per this similar post ...
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Media keys partially working in Cinammon

Running Cinnamon (3.6.7), my keyboard's media keys are only partially working. The volume up/down and mute keys work fine (they seem to be captured by the system) but the play/pause and next/previous ...
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After using VLC media keys do not work on rhythmbox

I have a keyboard with the play, pause, next, previous keys to listen to rhythmbox music. When I watch some video on VLC and then close it and then I open rhythmbox I can listen to music but the media ...
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Media key confused with ASCII character

My new laptop has a set of media keys to control brightness, volume, play/pause, etc. I've got most of these working in Ubuntu 18.10 (+ i3wm), except for one. On F4 is a "presentation mode" key, ...
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Volume Control Rate

I have volume control buttons on my keyboard. Each click moves the volume about 5%. I would like it to only move 1%. I have a Logitech G810, so the volume control acts more like a scroll wheel and it'...
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Bind media keys to cmus

I'm wondering how to bind the media keys of my laptop to cmus play/pause next/previous. I've tried to use the bind common audioplay player-pause and variance commands to simply try to do what I want. ...
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Media Key command fails with a big alerting icon on screen

I've tried both the keyboard shortcut and xdotool to send some media commands(details attached below), but it doesn't seem to work with big alerting icon showing in the middle of the screen. I'm ...
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Media shortcuts no longer work after installing a different version of Spotify and I can't find its .desktop file

After discovering my installed version (1.0.77.338.g758ebd78) crashes immediately when I open a podcast, installed from spotify's repository, I removed it from my repositories using sudo software-...
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How to control Kodi with the command line or media controls?

I am trying to make controlling kodi easier with keyboard shortcuts or from the terminal. Something like how I can control spotify with DBUS or with keyboard shortcuts. I came across this link but I ...
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Simulate media keys on a keyboard that doesn't have them

Following on from the solutions in this question, I've been trying to get simulated media keys working on Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo T480s. First step was to verify that the command xdotool key --...
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What application or library in ubuntu 18.04 allows the media keys on a laptop for adjusting screen brightness to work?

The brightness adjustment keys on my laptop work out-of-the-box on ubuntu 18.04's default desktop environment. When I install a new desktop environment, they no longer work. I'm able to install ...
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How do I adjust screen brightness when using a different environment from GNOME/Unity on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm using a Dell XPS13 on Ubuntu 18.04 and I'm able to use the screen brightness keys just fine when I'm using the default desktop environment (Unity? GNOME?). However, when I log in with i3 the keys ...
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Media keys delayed and cause a CPU spike to 100% on Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome

I'm having the same problem as this person: Fn Media keys slow/delayed on ubuntu gnome 17.04 I've already looked everywhere, and I could not find an answer. AskUbuntu, the Arch Wiki, Reddit, Discord, ...
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Deepin Music Player Media Keys

it's probably up to deepin to support it but is there a way to get media keys for Deepin in ubuntu 16.04?
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Volume sometimes goes to maximum

If I turn up the volume on Ubuntu 17.10, it sometimes continues to the maximum. Given that I only pressed the button once, it should theoretically increment the volume only by one step. Note that I am ...
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Media Keys not working on Ubuntu 17.10

I'm running a pretty-much brand-new Ubuntu 17.10 installation on a Thinkpad T470s. Whenever I'm hitting one of the media keys (play/pause, skip, etc) on any one of my keyboards or bluetooth-headset ...
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media keys no longer work in Ubuntu 17.10

Installed a bunch of updates to my Ubuntu 17.10 desktop tonight, and rebooted. Now the media keys at the top of my DELL USB keyboard no longer work. When I run sudo showkey it looks like the volume ...
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After upgrading to 17.10 all function keys map to “XF86WakeUp”

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad E330 and just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 using Unity. Before the upgrade there were no problems with my media keys but now they all seem to be mapped to "XF86WakeUp". ...
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Volume buttons on Surface Pro 2 not working in Ubuntu 17

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10, but also tried the past Ubuntu 17 version. The side volume buttons on the Surface pro 2 do nothing when pressed. However, they work on LM 18.2, and on past Ubuntu ...
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How to use media keys in Chrome with Google Play Music?

On Windows I can just use my keyboard's media keys to pause/resume and to skip around tracks. In Ubuntu (in my case with KDE, but it didn't work with Gnome either - 17.04) this doesn't work. Chrome ...
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Detect media play / pause events

I want to pause playback after headphones have been unplugged, then resume after they were plugged back in. My current solution uses ACPI to detect plug / unplug, as shown here. To play / pause the ...
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My USB media keys don't register

I've recently switched to a new USB keyboard, which has media keys my system refuses to discover. I've tried using dmesg and xev, both of which don't output anything on an attempt to use the keys. ...
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low volume and sound quality on headphones unless I hold the volume up or down button [duplicate]

When I plug headphones into the computer the sound volume is very low unless I hold the volume up or down button on the headphone cable. I tried multiple headphone sets but they all have the same ...
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How do I contribute bindings for media keys on my not yet supported system?

I recently bought a Sony Vaio VGC-M1 for very, very cheap, but found some things simply wouldn't function on their own due to lacking support of this system. The five special keys at the top of the ...
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How to fix Fn keys in 17.04

Just moved to Lubuntu and my Fn keys for volume control, screen brightness, etc. don't function properly. I'm coming from Elementary OS where that worked stock, so I'm hoping to get a little help ...
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Media control with terminal

I've been trying to control my computer's media with terminal commands. The only way I've seen is to emulate a media key using xdotool, which is doesn't work when the screen locks. Is there a lower ...
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How to create a shortcut that executes an xdotool command to simulate a key press?

I'm trying to simulate a media key press using a custom shortcut. So far, I've been able to achieve the simulation I need using the command: xdotool key XF86AudioPlay It works perfectly, it pauses ...
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How to reset Ubuntu's Keyboard Media Short Cut back to Default

While testing the media keyboard shortcuts for various players, I change the hotkeys to keystrokes. Now I'm trying to get them back to the defaults. The prompt shows options for either setting a new ...
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why don't work buttons in GNOME Videos (Totem)

After install nvidia drivers 304.131 or 361.42 from -Software & Updates>Additional Drivers-. I have to say It was working before with Nouveau. when I do click above the buttons they do nothing. I ...
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Media keys don't work

My volume mute, volume down, and volume up keys are working, but my previous, next, and play/pause keys are not. I tried the solution posted here, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. All of my ...
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How to Enable Brightness Buttons when acpi_osi of Grub not enough in 16.04 of Zenbook?

Situation: to use F5 and F6 for decrease and increase of brightness, respectively, in Asus Zenbook UX303UA, when I can change brightness in System Preferences, and acpi_osi= is not sufficient in ...
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Openbox commands to use the media keys (play, stop, next, prev) in Spotify

Does someone know which OpenBox commands I can use with Spotify? In the following post they are using it with clementine and it doesn't work with Spotify: Add support for media keys (play, stop, ...
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Chrome and media keys

I have a Ubuntu setup on a MacBook Pro configured with i3wm. I have just figured out how to make my media keys work with apps like Spotify and VLC, but I cannot make them work with Chrome. More ...
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Media keys on Macbook Pro and i3

I have just configured Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (June '15), and I have put i3 on it. I am mostly glad with the result, but I cannot figure out how to configure my Media keys (play, pause) Volume keys ...
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Media keys not passing after upgrade to 16.04

All works bench after upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 using do-release-upgrade. shell settings, steam games, coding IDEs, databases, vboxes, nodejs/nginx servers and others... But media keys ...
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Ubuntu doesn't give the correct keycodes for some media keys

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ThinkPad T450s and for some reason the media keys for volume and screen brightness are not giving any keycodes or keysyms (ie. XF86AudioRaiseVolume). But all the ...
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Where is key binding for Ubuntu Desktop help?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My audio mute button has recently stopped working. The volume down button now starts the Ubuntu Desktop Help window. The volume up button works just fine. The mute and ...
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Missing Internet Connection Icon on my toolbar [duplicate]

I have no internet icons or buttons in the toolbar at the top of my screen. I cannot figure out which Internet connections I am using because I don't have that icon/button and I cannot find it ...
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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 ...