Support for multimedia keys

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Tue Jan 27 20:34:20 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 27 of January 2004 21:13, George Staikos wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 January 2004 15:07, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> >  while creating actions for KHotKeys that I plan to ship with next KDE
> > version (I already have some posted at, I
> > wanted to create also actions for handling the keys on those so-called
> > multimedia keyboard (I have such one, not that I actually use the keys as
> > I find them cumbersome, but I thought somebody maybe would want to ;) ).
>    We actually have some of this already in CVS as part of kmilo.  Not all
> hardware actually has these keys map to keyboard events, ironically, so
> it's hard to support them generically through a keyboard-style interface. 
> That's why I created kmilo.  There is a generic XF86 multimedia key plugin
> for kmilo.  Will that conflict with what you have?

 Hmms. Very likely. But I'm not sure I entirely understand what you said. 
There are keyboards with keys that are not handled like keys, so XFree can't 
handle them itself, even if it has/gets keyboard maps for those keyboards? 
That sucks :(.

Lubos Lunak
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