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Re: multimedia keys vs. keyboard shortcuts (was: Re: rawhide and cooker compared)



On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 20:22 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
<snip>
> Regarding multimedia keys: There is one odd side affect my all this make
> multimedia keys work that always confuses me; not sure if it's a small
> bug, that's why I'm abusing this discussion for asking if it is.
> 
> I have two machines -- one desktop at work and a notebook at home.
> 
> On the desktop machine with a ordinary keyboard (without multimedia
> keys) I configured keyboard shortcuts to mute (Ctrl + Alt + Left),
> increase volume (Ctrl + Alt + Up) and decrease volume (Ctrl + Alt +
> down) (I think those are the default keyboard shortcuts Gnome used for
> this in the old days, but I'm not really sure; doesn't matter much).
> 
> My notebook has multimedia keys (which work, so you have another reason
> to be happy). But quite often I try to use the keyboard shortcut on my
> notebook as I'm used to them from my machine at work. I of course could
> configure my Gnome session to do what I want the machine to do when I
> hit the keyboard shortcuts -- but then the multimedia keys won't work
> anymore which is also not really ideal :-/
> 
> Is there any way out of this dilemma? Is it worth filing a bug? If yes:
> in Fedora or Gnome ?

There's already a bug (which I filed) and a patch :)
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=494210

You might want to voice your opinion there. I find this a much better
idea in terms of UI than allowing binding the same action to 2 keys
(which is still possible using the custom keybindings[1]).

Cheers

[1]: http://live.gnome.org/ControlCenter/CustomKeybindings


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