Questions tagged [media-buttons]

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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How to enable mic mute key on HP Envy 15 laptop keyboard

Laptop: HP Envy 15 OS: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS The mic mute key of the laptop doesn't work, but other media/function keys work, e.g. brightness up/down, speaker mute, volume up/down, previous/next, play/...
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obnoxious delay on hold volume up/down

I'm on ubuntu 21.04 Something that's been grinding my gears since Ubuntu 17.10 is the added delay for hold volume up/down. Some guy at gnome thought he was being super clever but this is abominable. ...
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Using AltGr + Home/PgUp/PgDown etc. for media keys (US International with AltGr Dead Keys)

For a while I have been using the CODE keyboard shortcuts in which you use the Fn key combined with Insert/Home/PgUp/Delete/End/PgDn in order to control media functions. I would like to do something ...
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Troubles with Calculator key on HP notebook

I've got a new notebook HP Omen 15, manufactured in 2020. I has Calculator key, and I cannot get it launching calculator in Ubuntu 20.04. When I press Calculator key, nothing happens. I also cannot ...
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Media player keyboard shortcuts keep breaking

I use keyboard short.cuts to control apps that use the media controls. But frequently after opening/closing apps that use media controls, the keyboard shortcuts stop working (even though they did ...
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Media buttons not working on headphones bluetooth

The pause / next / previous multimedia buttons of my headphones do not respond with any program, I tried to fix it in several ways that I found by Google, such as setting xbindkeys or restarting ...
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Mutlimedia Keys on Ubuntu 20.04 with Spotify

So I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04, and wanted to get my Spotify set up. My problem is that the Pause/Play, Next and Previous keys are not being picked up when I try to bind them in the Keyboard ...
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Hp spectre x360 Mute mic button not working & LED indicators not lighting up on volume buttons [closed]

I'm currently using pop_os 20.04 LTS on my hp spectre x360. My mic mute button does not work even though all other audio buttons do. Also all audio buttons which have an LED indicator(mic mute and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 keyboard media keys do not work

I have a Dell keyboard. It has PlayPause, Next and Previous buttons for media-controlling, but they don't work at all. I tried many recommended solutions, but none of them work. In KeyboardShortcuts ...
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Fn Volume up/down keys not working

I have just installed Kubuntu 20.04. I want to adjust the volume using Fn + F2/F3, but it isn't quite working. It does work for adjusting the brightness of the screen and the key back lights. What ...
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MultiMedia Keys not Recognized in Custom Shortcuts

I'm in the process of getting 20.04 setup after having upgraded from 19.04, and part of it is getting my MM keys to work with spotify. While trying to make the custom shortcuts, I have run into a ...
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How to eneable the media keys?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, and I'm using DasKeyboard Pro 4. The Sleep and Mute keys are working fine, the Volume knob also works fine. the Play/Pause, Next and Precious Track buttons are not working ...
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Media Keys not working in Ubuntu 19.10 with Kodi

I have a NUC set up with Ubuntu 19.10 desktop and try to control it with Harmony Hub over Bluetooth (was the only option that I found in the messy harmony menu). Navigation works well, (even sound ...
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How to disable multimedia keys entirely? 18.04 LTS

I have a fresh vanilla 18.04 LTS install, using gnome-shell 3.28.4. I'm using a wired Apple aluminum keyboard: I would like to use the top-row F-keys as keyboard shortcuts in various end-user ...
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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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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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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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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 ...