using volume (and other) keyboard buttons

Des Dougan des at
Mon Mar 1 22:14:33 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-29 at 04:00, David T-G wrote:
> Hi, all --
> I have a new e-machines desktop (hey, it was the cheapest thing we could
> find! :-) whose keyboard has extra Windows buttons on it for volume, CD
> control, and various aps.
> Can I map those so that they change my system volume (including mute) and
> perhaps even fire off selected programs (probably via wrappers)?  I
> imagine how I could get the key sequence (though I haven't tired it yet,
> and I don't know if they will map like regular or function keys), but
> then making thoses sequences execute KDE functions is beyond me.

You should also try acme (search on - it has a GUI
interface to map buttons to various functions. Works well.

Des Dougan, Principal
Dougan Consulting Group

Ph: 604-980-2848       Email: des at DouganConsulting dot com

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